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Nakano Spring History

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High quality and trust built up over 140 years history
since the founding of our company

Nakano Spring’s business started with manufacturing springs for rickshaws, then progressed to making springs for automobiles, then supplying OEM. Our history since our founding is shown below.

Evolution of the business

The Beginning
From Blacksmith to Manufacturer of Rickshaw Springs

A Meiji-era rickshaw preserved at Meiji-Mura Museum in Inuyama City, Aichi. A leaf spring is used in the wheel section (currently in storage and not displayed).

Manufacture of Automobile Springs

Nakano Spring Works was established at Nishi-Shibaura, Tokyo in 1927 and began manufacture of bumpers and wheel-shafts as well as springs for automobiles. Multi-leaf springs for military tanks along with leaf springs for domestic and foreign (American) automobiles were produced. Exports to Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and African markets started.

(left) Head Office at Shibaura in 1935

Head Office at Shibaura in 1935

Our No.2 factory premises in 1931. Later became NHK Spring Co., Ltd.

Company Catalogue issued in 1953.

OEM Products and NSK Brand Products

The company name was changed to Nakano Spring Company Limited in 1948, and in 1964 the new Akishima Plant (approx. 9,000m2) was completed. With better quality and improved production technology, a wide range of OEM and NSK brand products were introduced. The technology and know-how gained has been handed down to this day.

New Product Development

In addition to the production of multi-leaf springs, production facilities to manufacture parabolic leaf springs were installed in 2006 and this added a whole new dimension to the product line-up. An efficient production system was implemented making it possible to offer a wide range of products while enabling small volume orders to be accepted and also reduce the delivery lead time.

Towards the Future
Aiming for Still Higher Quality

The Production Administration at Akishima Plant was established to monitor design and production quality control. In addition, ISO certification and factory expansion contributed towards improving quality and production technology. We continue to strive to further develop our business and offer better customer service and to achieve higher level of customer satisfaction.