Kuriyama of America Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Kuriyama of America, Inc. was first incorporated in 1968 in Chicago, IL. In 2018, we will turn 50!
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial hose and fittings, Kuriyama of America has been serving multiple markets for the past 50 years, including: oil and gas, pneumatic transfer, food and beverage, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, agricultural, wastewater, and more.
Currently, Kuriyama of America consists of eight subsidiaries and six distribution centers and provides its customers with one of the most diverse product lines in the industry.
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Below is a chronology of the major events in the historical development of Kuriyama of America, Inc.
Kuriyama Rubber Co., Ltd. opened a representative office in New York.
Kuriyama of America, Inc. is incorporated in Chicago, Illinois as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuriyama Rubber Co., Ltd.
KOA moves to 546 Crossen Ave. in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Tigerflex Corporation was established as a joint venture with Kuriyama under the “Tigerflex” brand name.
KOA opens a southeastern sales and shipping agency in Georgia.
KOA opens an eastern sales and shipping agency in New Jersey.
KOA moves to 1221 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Kuriyama Canada, Inc. is established in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, as a manufacturer of thermoplastic hose and tubing products.
KOA opens a southwestern branch office and warehouse in Houston, Texas.
Accuflex Industrial Hose Ltd., a manufacturer of thermoplastic hose and tubing products, is acquired in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Kuri Tec Corporation was established as a distribution facility in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
KOA opens its western branch office and warehouse in Santa Fe Springs, California.
Accuflex Industrial Hose, Ltd., located in Canton, Michigan, is acquired from Accuflex Inc., Ontario, Canada.
Newly expanded KOA warehouse and office facilities were completed.
Kuri Tec Corporation relocates to Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Hose Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of metal hose products, is acquired in Williamsport, Indiana.
Kuri Tec Manufacturing, Inc. was established in Williamsport, Indiana, as a manufacturer of thermoplastic hose and tubing products.
ALFAGOMMA America, Inc. was established in Burlington, Iowa, as a joint venture with ALFAGOMMA S.p.A
Accuflex Industrial Hose Ltd., (Canadian facility) moved from #50 Malcolm Road into their new facility at 760 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
KOA moves to its present location at 360 E. State Parkway in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Piranha Hose Products, a manufacturer of plastic hose products, is acquired in Cadillac, Michigan.
Kuriyama de México was established in Apodaca (Monterrey), NL, México.
KOA relocated its Western Warehouse facility from 11920 Altamar Place to 10749 Shoemaker Avenue Santa Fe Springs, CA.
Accuflex Industrial Hose, Ltd., relocated from its previous location in Canton, MI to its new location in Bellville, MI.
Hose Technology Inc. was merged into Kuri Tec Manufacturing.
Accuflex Industrial Hose, LTD., relocated from its previous location in Belleville, MI to its new location in Romulus, MI.
KOA relocated its Southwestern Warehouse facility from 8919 Market Street to 531 Portwall Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX.
Fortney Sales Company, moved to a new location at 4221 Cantrell Rd NW Acworth, GA from 1580 Big Shanty Drive NW Kennesaw, GA.
Kuriyama Holdings announces the acquisition of the Tipsa Group of companies, including Inquisa in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A new building expansion joined Hose Tec and KTM with a common roof structure and 12 dock doors for efficient material handling/distribution.
KOA relocated its Southwestern Warehouse facility from 531 Portwall Street, Suite 100 to 200 Portwall Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX.
New Piranha warehouse and production floor expansion.