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Message from the President

"New eyes for industry"

Tamron - Manufacturer of precise and sophisticated optical products for a broad range of industries.

Since its establishment in 1950, Tamron has consistently emphasized creativity and originality in its activities as a manufacturer of precision optical equipment. This uncompromising stance has guided our relentless challenge to the limits of possibility in every facet of our activities from R&D, production engineering to quality assurance. The same is true today as we adapt to the increasing sophistication and diversity of image technology. We are determined to meet the challenge of creating new products and services by integrating the optical technology that we have accumulated over the years with today's electronic and precision engineering technology, in order to meet the needs of the multimedia era. As always, our goal is to develop attractive products that our customers will enjoy, and to provide our customers with the best possible service at all times. We look forward to your continuing support in the future.

Corporate philosophy

„In search of light.“

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.

Cologne site

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.


Production Facilities


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.

Optical Foshan Co. Ltd.

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.

Service & support