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On November 1, 2020, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of our founding. The lifespan of companies is often said to be 30 years. We have developed and grown by providing a range of optical products for 70 years. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to customers and other stakeholders who have supported our development.
The world economy is facing one of its greatest economic crises since WWII due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumer spending and corporate activities have been seriously affected. The environment surrounding us is changing dramatically with accelerating technological innovation. We need to address challenges in the age of coexistence with the coronavirus and deal with global environmental issues. It is important for companies to respond to those changes and challenges.
As we celebrated our 70th anniversary, we reviewed our mission and vision and revised our corporate philosophy and corporate vision towards continued growth in the next 10 years and onwards to our 100th anniversary, while maintaining Tamron's founding spirit. To achieve these goals, we have formulated a code of behavior and conduct and a new framework for our corporate philosophy. We have also created a unified international brand slogan focusing on optical technologies and the future to emphasize that we are a company that is looking ahead.
Tamron will continue to provide excitement and a feeling of security around the world through products using its strong optical technologies and will contribute to creating a fulfilling society by enriching people's minds. We will work to help solve social issues through our business, aiming to become a company that contributes to achieving a sustainable society and that is respected and truly needed.
Our mission is to develop products that offer you extensive creative and technical possibilities.
With its firm commitment to developing high-quality, innovative and technologically advanced products that satisfy customer needs, Tamron secures its leading position in the global optical industry. Our primary objective is to sustain strong corporate growth based on a high level of customer satisfaction achieved by providing superior products at the right price, thus also contributing to the prosperity of our shareholders and employees.
Tamron Europe GmbH has had its company headquarters in the cathedral city of Cologne for many years. The hub of Tamron´s European business is performed just eyeshot away from the Fühlinger lake in northern Cologne. The spheres of activity include sales, export, marketing, service and distribution performed by apx. 40 employees.
Cologne is ideal for an internationally operating enterprise such as Tamron. Apart from the close-by international airports of Cologne-Bonn and Düsseldorf and the Japanese community in nearby Dusseldorf, it is here where the leading photographic trade fair photokina takes place every two years.
Cologne is home and a favorite photo subject at the same time: the cathedral and the Hohenzollern Bridge are often used as a photographic subject for advertising.
Address: 1385, Hasunuma, Omiya, Saitama, Japan
Function: Head office and research and development centre
Equipment: Computers, workstations, LAN/WAN server, high precision measuring instruments, NC machines. Tamron’s head office, equipped with the latest technology, is the nerve centre of the company. The research and development department is equipped with CAD technology, ultra-precise measuring technology and the latest modeling facilities.
Address: 3-2, Shimizu 3-chome, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori 036-8254 JAPAN
Function: Lens production
Equipment: High-precision NC machines, automatic lens production, precision measuring instruments.
Hirosaki is the heart of the production line. Equipped with advanced technology, this is where the mass-production of lenses takes place. The plant manufactures both high-performance optics for digital cameras and all other types of lenses.
Address: 64-1, Shimoshimada, Kitanakano Namioka, Aomori-shi, Aomori 038-1325, Japan
Function: fully-automated lens production
Equipment: Fully automatic centering process facility, automatic lens polishing machines, ultrasound wash facility, multi-coating facility.
The factory in Namioka manufactures the optical elements which are the basis of our products. The plant uses fully-automatic leading technology developed by Tamron to produce diverse components ranging from hybrid aspherical lenses to ultra precise prisms and test glass.
Address: 31-1, Maeda, Hachimandate, Owani-machi, Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori 038-0243 JAPAN
Function: Injection molding facility
Equipment: Instruments for three-dimensional measurement, ultra-precise measuring instruments, and automatic computer control system.
This facility is of strategic importance to Tamron, because key high-precision plastic and metal components are manufactured here. A central computer system controls the latest injection molding technology.
Address: West of Langbao Road City-West Industrial Development Zone Foshan, Guangdong, CHINA
Function: Production of lens elements and camera lenses, injection molding
Equipment: Lens production machinery, precision measuring instruments, injection molding machines, lens assembly.
The latest and most dynamic extension to our production capacity has been set up in China, and includes the complete production line from processing of glass elements, injection molding of components, coatings of lenses to final assembly.