History of EXCEL RIM
Takasago Tekko K.K.
The Shiga Factory of Takasago Tekko K.K. was established after succeeding the operations of Kuriyama Manufacturing Inc. (Otsu City) which manufactured steel hinges.
The Shiga Factory changed its name to the Otsu Aircraft Factory and started component processing for aircraft.
The Factory moved its site completely to Yagura, Kusatsu-cho. (Present Location)
The Factory changed its name to the Kusatsu Factory after the War and started manufacturing operations for bicycles and their components.
The Chain Department was established in the Shimura Factory and started trial production of chains for bicycles with the purpose of increasing the quality of chains.
The Kusatsu Factory started manufacturing and sales of rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
Takasago Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Kusatsu Factory of Takasago K.K. was separated and Takasago Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was established.
The company ceased production of rim for bicycles and concentrated mainly on rims for motorcycles.
The company started production and sales of aluminum rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
The company was appointed as "J.I.S.-Indicating Factory" for aluminum rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
The company started production of steel tubes.
A new plant for aluminum rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles was completed.
The new molding plant was completed for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
The company started production and sales of colored rims for two (2) wheeled vehicles.
The company started production and sales of wheeled for four (4) wheeled vehicles.
Takasago RK Excel Co., Ltd.
Takasago Chain Co., Ltd. was merged with Takasago Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to establish Takasago RK EXCEL Co., Ltd.
RK Excel Co., Ltd.
Takasago RK EXCEL CO., LTD. was merged with Takatetsu Instrument Development Co., Ltd. to newly establish RK EXCEL Co., Ltd.
Shiga Factory acquired ISO9001 certification. (Motorcycle rims)
The company outsourced production of iron rims Union Auto Parts Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
The whole company acquired ISO14001 certification.
Excel Rim Sdn. Bhd., the joint company in Malaysia, started production of aluminum rims.
EXCEL RIM Co., Ltd.
EXCEL RIM Co., Ltd. was established and took over Rim business.
The head office was transferred to 3-20-1, Higashi-Yagura, Kusatsu City, Shiga.