YUKEN had its beginning in 1929 as an auto repair facility, started by Mr. Uichi Yuki. It grew into a machine tool builder in 1931. Hydraulic honing machines followed in 1940. The manufacturing of this equipment brought about the development of hydraulic vane pumps and control valves, which established a base for the manufacturing of hydraulic equipment.A Company by the name of Yuatsukiki Kenkyujo was formed in 1952, with $12,000.00 capitalization. In 1956 this company was reorganized as YUKEN KOGYO Co. Ltd. with $60,000.00 capitalization. A sales office was established in Osaka, Japan in 1959 followed by a factory in Fujisawa in 1960. In 1961 YUKEN Machinery Co. Ltd. was formed.
1962 saw the company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with $2,000,000.00 capitalization. In 1964 the main office was moved to its present location in Fujisawa. A sales office was established in Tokyo in 1967. A manufacturing joint-venture commenced operations in 1969 under the name Taiwan Hydraulics Mfg. Co., Ltd.The stock of YUKEN was added to the Osaka Stock Exchange in 1969 with $9,100,000.00 capitalization. In forty (40) years YUKEN went from an auto repair shop to a publicly traded company.Since then YUKEN has continued to expand its line of hydraulic products as well as certain types of machinery dependent on hydraulic power. Currently, YUKEN has offices throughout Japan, and has expanded considerably with offices, plants and affiliated business relationships in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India and now the United States and Canada.YUKEN Kogyo Co. Ltd. is publicly traded on two (2) stock exchanges. They employ eight hundred (800) people and have sales exceeding ¥20,000,000,000.YUKEN has enjoyed a very successful and innovative past. Its future is directed toward significant growth and achievements in the Fluid Power Industry.
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