European President hails the introduction of GT4 Winner

Despite the changing business environment Tsubaki has a very clear mission: to be a solution provider by offering a better Total Cost of Ownership for the final customer through significantly superior fatigue strength and lifetime of our chain.

There's a trend in engineering for some manufacturers to opt for low cost countries but Tsubaki made a big decision and a big investment to build the most advanced chain plant and technical centre in Japan. Our Kyotanabe facility is now the world's leading facility for the manufacture of premier chains.

The BS/DIN standard GT4 Winner chain has been developed and produced in the Kyotanabe factory in Japan, with all engineering, materials and parts fully under the control of Tsubaki. We are very confident that the Total Cost of Ownership, taking into consideration production cost, maintenance cost, production downtime and other factors, will show significant advantage to customers.

GT4 Winner has very unique features for the European market which are proprietary to Tsubaki: "Solid Bush with Oil Grooves inside" providing significantly longer wear life. "Ring Coin Connecting Link" for higher fatigue strength. In addition, consideration for the environment is achieved through the reduction of CO2 output to the atmosphere.

Over the past few weeks, our sales & marketing staff have been travelling across Europe introducing the new product with key partners. In France, Tsubaki started the Roadshow in Paris, followed by Lyon and Poitiers. In Germany, our distributors were invited to Stuttgart and Köln and for the Benelux, the Roadshows were organised at the Tsubaki headquarters in Dordrecht. Two hundred distributors visited the Roadshows in South Africa and in the United Kingdom we also held two roadshows that were visited by roughly 75 distributors. Next on the agenda are the Roadshows in Spain and several local country introductions to key industries across Europe.

I'm very proud to be the President of Tsubaki in Europe at the occasion of such a significant & landmark European product launch.

Masaya Ushida

President

Tsubakimoto Europe B.V.

– 2010 April 27