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President & CEO
KATSUTOSHI NAKANO

Company Profile

Company Name TOFLE CO., INC.
President & CEO Katsutoshi Nakano
Founded March 14, 1959
Established January 12, 1962
Head Office 1-6-16, Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0053 JAPANgoogle map
Phone +81-(0)6-7660-1020 (main)
Capital 98,000,000yen
No. of Employees Approx. 215
Group Companies
In Japan

TOFLE OMEGA FLEX CO., INC.

MITSUWA WELDTECH CO., INC.

TOFLE International CO., INC.

TF Solar CO., INC.

Overseas

TOFLE FLEXIBLE METAL HOSE (SHANGHAI) CO., INC.

Uniko Metal Flex & Joint Co., Ltd.

Polyhose TOFLE Pvt. Ltd.

PT. HIDROFLEX INDONESIA

Overseas partners
  • FBI Group (Indonesia)
  • Polyhose (India)

History

1959

Yoshiro Misumida founded Tokyo Flex Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a general spiral tube manufacturer.

1962

Tokyo Flex Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was established.

Developed flexible tubes made of stainless steel.

1970

Developed automatic high-speed spiral tube manufacturing machines.

1972

Started exporting flexible tubes to U.S. gas companies as soon as it acquired AGA certification.

1974

Changed the company name to TOFLE CO., INC.

1975

Developed oil-free large-diameter omega (Ω) type, automatic high-speed spiral tube manufacturing machines and automatic high-speed braid machines for large-diameters.

1977

Technically cooperated with U.S. Titeflex Corporation.
Started manufacturing Titeflex’s PTFE Hoses by the knockdown system.
Omega (Ω) tubes received Japanese Award for Contributions to Invention.

1980

Started constructing Shiga Factory.
Concluded a cross-license with BOA Switzerland.

1981

Started selling UFO Tubes.

Developed Multi-ply Bellows.

1983

Developed Omega 2ply Bellows.

1984

Constructed Technical Center in Shiga First Factory.

1985

Developed Excellent Tubes.

1986

Yoshiro Misumida assumed the position of Chairman.

Yoshiyuki Tashiro assumed the position of President & CEO.

Developed Soft Tubes.

1988

Started selling USF Tubes.

1991

Developed 2ply Omega Versa Joint.

1993

Authorized by Japanese National Railways for Omega Bellows.
Acquired certification for flexible tubes applicable to Fire Service Act.

Acquired Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association’s certification.

Developed Omega 2ply Bellows for high pressure.

1995

Developed Super Annular®

Developed Super Bellow®

1996

Formed a business partnership with Flexible Components, and started manufacturing and selling PTFE tubes.

1997

Started selling Chemfluor Fluoropolymer Tubing.

1999

Adopted TLCT for Japanese rockets.

2000

Katsutoshi Nakano assumed the position of President & CEO.

2001

Acquired ISO9001 certification.

2002

TOFLE FLEXIBLE METAL HOSE (SHANGHAI) CO., INC. was established.

Started selling silicone hoses.

2003

Acquired Fire Service Act’s rating of Fire Protect.

2004

Formed a business partnership with Aflex.
Extended the Technical Center in Shiga First Factory and opened Development/Quality Control Center.

Started selling Corroflon.

Started selling Bioflex.

Started selling Hyperline.

2007

Acquired ISO14001 certification.

Developed Omega Bellows for large-diameters (~900A).

2010

Redesigned the logo mark.

Opened Shanghai Sales Division of TOFLE FLEXIBLE METAL HOSE (SHANGHAI) CO., INC.

Opened Shanghai Office.

Opened Guanzhou Office.

Started selling Pharmaline

Started selling Pharmalex.

Started selling Bioflon.

2011

Completed the new factory in Shanghai.

Completed ISO10380’s demonstration test.

Established a joint venture with Uniko Metal Flex & Joint Co., Ltd.

Started MITSUWA WELDTECH CO., INC.

Started selling THP Hoses for high pressure.

2012

Issued JIMGA’s independent guidelines.

Started selling SS-Type Corroline.

2013

Started solar business.

Started selling Bioflex Ultra.

2014

TOFLE OMEGA FLEX CO., INC. started production in Hagi City.

MITSUWA WELDTECH CO., INC. was relocated to Shiga.

2015

TOFLE OMEGAFLEX CO., INC. was commended as a “contributor for creating Vitality and energy” in Hagi City.

Started selling insulating flexible tubes.

2016

Formed a business partnership with Polyhose India Pvt. Ltd.

2017

Polyhose TOFLE Pvt. Ltd. started production.

2018

The Ceremony to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Foundation was held.

Started selling HP Hoses.

Developed Hoses for Hydrogen Stations.

2019

Awarded by minister of International Affairs and Communication for creating and developing home land.

ISO10380 and PED certification certified by BV, Marine Classification.