The company’s name is changed to Tamron Co. Ltd. The name comes from 1959. It is derived from Uhyoue Tamura, a great designer of optical components, who laid the foundations of the company’s technical expertise.
The Adaptall system with “quick focus” mechanism and macro options is introduced.
The SP (Super Performance) line of products is introduced. The series is a line of high performance lenses featuring high design specifications.
Tamron Industries, Inc. USA in New York is established.
The AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 LD Super II Macro (Model 371D) receives EISA Photo Award "Lens of the Year" 2000-2001.
Tamron celebrates its 50 th birthday.
Headquarters achieves ISO9001 certification.
The Hirosaki production facilities achieves ISO14001 certification.
The AF 28-200 XR Super Zoom (Model A03) receives the “TIPA/Best Lens in Europe 2001-2002” award.
The RF645 receives the Camera Grand Prize 2001 Journalists Club Special Prize, TIPA „Best Professional Photo Product in Europe" 2001/2002 and EISA „European Professional Camera of the Year“ 2001/2002 awards.
Tamron Optical (Foshan) Co., Ltd. achieves the ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification.
Headquarters achieves ISO14001 certification.
The AF 28-300mm Ultra Zoom XR (Model A06) receives EISA Photo Award "Lens of the Year" 2002-2003 award.
The Di-lens generation (lenses for use with digital SLRs ) is introduced.
The SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical ( IF) Macro receives EISA Photo Award "Lens of the Year" 2003/2004 and the CAPA 2003/2004 Lens „Grand Prix" in Japan awards.
The production facilities of Namioka and Owani achieve ISO14001 through their integration in the Hirosaki plant.
The production facilities of Namioka and Owani achieve ISO9001 through their integration in the Hirosaki plant.
The 18-200mm F/3,5-6,3 XR Di II LD Aspherical ( IF) Macro (Model A14) receives TIPA „Best Lens in Europe" 2005/2006 award.
The 28-300mm F/3,5-6,3 XR Di LD [ IF] Macro receives 2004 “Nikkei Superior Products and Services Business Daily Awards for Superiority" award.
The new production facilities for injected molding are completed near headquarters in Omiya.
Tamron Optical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is founded.
TAMRON receives EISA Photo Award "Lens of the Year" 2006-2007 for its SP AF 17-50mm F/2,8 XR Di II LD ASPHERICAL [ IF] 2006-2007
Tamron introduces the world’s first 13,9x zoom at the Photokina (18-250mm - Model A18) for digital SLRs.
TAMRON receives EISA Photo Award "Lens of the Year" 2007-2008 for its 18-250mmF/3,5-6,3 Di-II.
TAMRON receives EISA Photo Award "Lens of the Year" 2008-2009 for its VC 28-300mm - the 10th time!
TAMRON receives EISA Photo Award "Travel Lens of the Year" 2009-2010 for its VC 18-270mm - the 11th time!