TOKYO (Oct. 20, 2008) — Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. has been making changes at the company, including the establishment of a sales unit for industrial hose and a merger of two research and development activities.
Tokai established TRI Hose Sales Ltd., which specializes in the sales of industrial hoses. As part of this move TRI Fabrication Service Osaka Ltd., an industrial hose assembly unit, will absorb Tokai Rubber Sales Kita-Nippon Ltd. and Tokai Rubber Sales Nishi-Nippon Ltd. In addition, industrial hose sales units located in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, Japan will be shifted to the new company to develop a nationwide sales network by next May.
Tokai Rubber also merged two of its R&D activities into a single entity, as part of its Vision 2012 project. Constructed Element Technology Research and Development Laboratories and the New Business Research and Development Laboratories have been combined to create New Business Research and Development Laboratories.
The unit has five main operations. The main planning unit will decide on commercialization opportunities and plan the research activities. The other four laboratories will develop and market the specific products.