Company InformationCorporate History

December 1974 -Toyoda Machine Works, Ltd. (now JTEKT) and L. M. Van Moppes & Sons Ltd. (now Saint-Gobain) concluded a joint venture agreement.
April 1975 -Toyoda Van Moppes Ltd. was founded.
-Toyoda Van Moppes began operations at the Inuyama Plant.
1976-Sales of rotary dressers began.
1977-New head office plant was constructed in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture.
- Sales of wear-resistant products adopting PCD began ahead of others in the industry.
1978-Sales of diamond and CBN wheels began.
1979-Tokyo Office opened.
1980-Osaka Office opened.
-Sales of CBN wheels (resin bond) for cam grinding began.
1981-Toyoda Van Moppes exported products.
-Inuyama Plant was integrated into the head office plant, resulting in the establishment of an integrated production system.
1982-Head office plant was extended.
1983-Sales of the DPCGX-R tool grinding machine exclusively for PCD and PCBN cutting tools and the CHMF-I chamfering machine began.
1984-Sales of ultra-precise diamond cutting tools began.
1985-Sales of the Ultra-mate metal wheel began.
1987-Sales of the VA series vitrified wheel began.
1988-Second plant was newly constructed.
-Export of CBN vitrified wheels for cam and crankpin grinding to Europe and the U.S. began.
1992-Hiroshima Office opened.
1994-Fukuoka Office opened.
1996-Sales of ultra-high-speed (160 m/s) CBN vitrified wheels began.
-Toyoda Van Moppes obtained ISO 9001 certification for vitrified wheels.
2000-Initial extension of the second plant was completed.
-Sales of ultra-high-speed (200 m/s) CBN vitrified wheels began.
-Hamamatsu Office opened.
2001-Head office plant obtained ISO 14001 certification.
-Toyoda Van Moppes began recycling CBN vitrified wheels jointly with Universal Superabrasives Inc. (now Saint-Gobain).
2004-Customer Center was newly constructed.
2007-Second extension of the second plant was completed.
2012-Achieved a no-accident record of 4.7 million hours (Type 2).
-Toyoda Van Moppes (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. was established in Hanoi, Vietnam.
-Technical center was extended.
2014-Received the Quality Control Excellence Award from Toyota Motor Corporation.
2015-Celebrated the 40th anniversary.
2016-Achieved a no-accident record of 7 million hours (Type 3).
-Received the Quality Control Excellence Award from Toyota Motor Corporation.
-Started the recycling business of CBN vitrified wheels for Vietnam business expansion.
2017-Received the Distinguished Creativity and Ingenuity Awards from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2 employees)
-Logistics Center was established.
-Received the Quality Control Excellence Award from Toyota Motor Corporation.
2018 -Received the Distinguished Creativity and Ingenuity Awards from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2 employees)
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