Tsubakimoto Chain

Who we are

Tsubakimoto Chain Co. is the world's premiere manufacturer and developer of power transmission products, with strong market positions in premium-quality chains (ANSI (RS), (BS) British standard, and DIN German standard roller chain, engineering chain, conveyor chain, motorcycle chain, various special application chains), power transmission units and components (including reducers, linear actuators, clutches), and automotive timing chain drive systems used to drive camshafts in auto engines. Tsubakimoto Chain is also a leader in the development and production of factory automation systems, physical distribution systems, and electronic control devices. We also supply steel and plastic cable carriers (Cableveyors) to global customers together with Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH. Tsubakimoto Chain operates factories worldwide and its network of sales subsidiaries and affiliates markets its products in more than 70 nations.

The four pillars of the Tsubaki Group are as follows.


Tsubakimoto Chain, the world leader in high-end chain functionality and quality, supplies chains that are used in a wide range of industries. Tsubakimoto Chain's mainstay Kyotanabe Plant is an advanced chain manufacturing base that boasts world-class facilities and productivity. Products include:

-Drive Chains: RS Roller Chain, Lambda® Roller Chain, Low Noise Roller Chain, High-Tech Corrosion-Resistant Chain

-Conveyor Chains: Conveyor Chain, Attachment Chain, Top Chain (steel, plastic), Free-Flow Chain, Module Conveyor Belt, Sprocket

-Cable and Hose Protection and Guidance Products: Steel Cableveyor, Plastic Cableveyor


Tsubaki provides customers that require precision and high-speed operation with a wide range of power transmission equipment, bolstering the comprehensive strength of the Tsubakimoto Chain Group.

-Reducers and Variable Speed Drives: Gear Motor / Hypoid Motor, Croise Motor / Emerworm, Helical Power Drive, Troi Drive, DISCO Variable Speed Drive

-Motion Control Units: Power Cylinder, Lini Power Jack, Shock Damper

-Clutches / Couplings / Torque Limiters: Power Lock, Flexible Coupling, Rigid Coupling, Cam Clutch, Torque Limiter/Torq Guard, Shock Relay/Shock Monitor, Sprockets, Pin Gear Drive Units


Drawing on the strengths of its portfolio of conveyance, storage, and picking systems for customers in the distribution, manufacturing, newspaper, pharmaceutical, and other industries, Tsubakimoto Chain has built a solid market position by providing innovative solutions to customer challenges.

-Sorting Systems: Linisort / Navisort / Mailsort, Fashionsort / Multi-Sorter

-Conveyance Systems: Autran / Autran Vanguard, AGV / ADS (Auto Dolly Super), Free Curve / New Traverser, Hybrid Traverser, MINOMI Conveyor

-Storage and Picking Systems: Pack-U-Veyor / Power Column, Labo Stocker, Space Freezer

-Other Systems: Factory Automation (FA) Systems, Bulk Handling Systems, Scrap Metal Conveyance, Coolant Processing Equipment, Equipment Monitoring Systems, Maintenance Service


Tsubakimoto Chain is a system supplier that provides the world's automakers with timing chain drive systems, which are key engine components. With our complete technical development and quality control systems, we meet the needs of automakers for high quality.

-Automotive Timing Drive Systems: Timing Chain (Roller Chain, Silent Chain), Tensioner, Lever / Guide / Sprocket, Timing Belt / Pulley, Auto Tensioner

-General Industrial: Timing Belts, JIS Timing Belt, Ultra PX Belt, Urethane Timing Belt, Long Belt, Flexible 530 Belt, Pulley / Lock Pulley

Our values

We will provide the best value to customers around the world by capitalizing on our technical strengths in power transmission products and materials handling systems in order to remain a leading company in the global markets for our products.

Our presence around the world