Company Information

Message from the President

Creating “New Eyes for Industry” that assure a sense of excitement, trust and security

Thank you very much for visiting the Tamron website.

In line with our brand message of “Tamron makes contributions to society by creating New Eyes for Industry,” the Tamron group has created and offered various “New Eyes for Industry” products distinctive of Tamron, based on which we have conducted business in wide-ranging fields to make contributions to the general public.

In the market for interchangeable lenses for cameras, our company is widely known as Tamron of high-power zoom lenses and macro lenses. Based on our thorough commitment in unique ways to visual images and original technologies, Tamron has consistently kept up offering truly innovative products.
Tamron has drawn on its superior technological capabilities centering around optics to develop and offer excellent-quality products of outstanding performance in newer areas as well, such as the lens units of surveillance cameras and vehicle-mounted cameras, among other applications. In this way, Tamron makes contributions to progress in wide-ranging industries.

The Tamron group will continue to focus on further improving our technical capabilities as a manufacturer of precision optical products, and on tackling fresh challenges towards advanced “New Eyes for Industry” that assure a sense of excitement, trust and security to our customers. While working towards expanding our business areas, we will practice CSR-focused management without fail, towards the goal of becoming a corporate group that makes a wide variety of contributions to society at large.
We at Tamron group will be united in our efforts to continue meeting in good faith the expectations of all of our stakeholders. We would like to cordially ask you for your continued invaluable support.

Shiro Ajisaka, President & CEO

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.

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