Specialized in the Manufacture of
Radiators, Fuel Cells,
and Other Heat Exchangers

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Company History

Progress of our core technology

1936

Toyo Radiator Manufacturing Co., Ltd. established on November 11.

  • Radiator for locomotiveRadiator for locomotive
  • Radiator for army truckRadiator for army truck
  • Radiator for Japanese light truckRadiator for Japanese light truck
  • Radiator for express locomotivesRadiator for express locomotives
  • Radiator for 3-wheeler trucksRadiator for 3-wheeler trucks
  • Radiator for medium duty trucksRadiator for medium duty trucks
1937

Kawasaki Factory (name later changed to Kawasaki Works) begins operation.

1940

Nagoya Factory (now Nagoya Works) begins operation.

1944

Company name changed to
Toyo Cooler Co., Ltd.

Nagoya Factory in the 1940s
First fin die at our Nagoya Factory in 1949

1951

Company name changed to Toyo Radiator Co., Ltd.

1958

Osaka Branch (now Sales/Marketing & Technical Division (Osaka) ) opens.

Company booth at the 4th Tokyo Motor Show held in 1957
Company booth at the 4th Tokyo Motor Show held in 1957

1960

Hatano Factory (now Hatano Works)
begins operation.
Technical Research Center opens.

Hatano Factory soon after it began operation
Hatano Factory soon after it began operation

1961

Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1962

Kawasaki Works operations moved to Hatano Works.

1969

Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Yokaichi Works (now Shiga Works) begins operation.

1970〜1980

 

  • Radiator for highway busesRadiator for highway buses
  • Car heatersCar heaters
  • Water cooled cooling elementsWater cooled cooling elements
1985

Higashiura Factory in Nagoya Works begins operation.

  • Oil cooler for construction machineryOil cooler for construction machinery
  • Evaporator for room air conditioningEvaporator for room air conditioning
  • Radiator for fork liftsRadiator for fork lifts
1986

Hatano Works, circa 1986
Hatano Works, circa 1986

1988

CoPAR Inc. (now T.RAD North America, Inc.) established in Kentucky, USA.

1990

Joint venture TORC Co., Ltd. established in Thailand.

  • Aluminium type radiator for low displacement carsAluminium type radiator for low displacement cars
  • Air cooled charger air cooler with plastic tank for passenger carsAir cooled charger air cooler with plastic tank for passenger cars
1997

Joint venture TATA Toyo Radiator Ltd.
established in India.

The main gate of TATA Toyo Radiator Ltd.
The main gate of TATA Toyo Radiator Ltd.

1999

TOYO RADIATOR (THAILAND) Co., Ltd. (now T.RAD (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) established in Thailand.

2000

T.RAD North America Aluminum Div. begins operation.

  • Recuperator for 50kw micro gas turbineRecuperator for 50kw micro gas turbine
  • EGR CoolerEGR Cooler
  • FRAD(Flexible All Aluminum Radiator)FRAD(Flexible All Aluminium Radiator)
  • Hybrid-Vehicle RadiatorHybrid-Vehicle Radiator
  • Round-type ATF/Warmer & CoolerRound-type ATF/Warmer & Cooler
  • Trapezoid Shape Curved RadiatorTrapezoid Shape Curved Radiator
  • EGR Cooler for Light TruckEGR Cooler for Light Truck
2002

T.RAD (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. established in Guangdong, China.

2004

TOYO RADIATOR Czech s.r.o.
(now T.RAD Czech s.r.o.) established
in Czech Republic.

Groundbreaking ceremony of TOYO RADIATOR Czech s.r.o.
Groundbreaking ceremony of TOYO RADIATOR Czech s.r.o.

2005

Company name changed to T.RAD Co., Ltd. on April 1.
Joint venture Qingdao Toyo Heat Exchanger Co., Ltd. established in Shandong, China.

2008

P.T. T.RAD INDONESIA established in Indonesia.
TRM LLC established in Russia.

2011

TACO/T.RAD R&D Centre established in India.

  • Rectangular-type CVTF/Warmer & CoolerRectangular-type CVTF/Warmer & Cooler
  • Built-in Radiator for ScooterBuilt-in Radiator for Scooter
  • Motor OilCooler for HVMotor OilCooler for HV
2012

T.RAD North America R&D Center established.
T.RAD (Changshu) Co., Ltd. established in Jiangsu, China.
T.RAD (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd. established in Vietnam.

Groundbreaking ceremony of T.RAD (Changshu) Co., Ltd.
Groundbreaking ceremony of T.RAD (Changshu) Co., Ltd.

Opening ceremony of T.RAD (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.
Opening ceremony of T.RAD (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.

2014

T.RAD Co., Ltd. Europe Representative Office established in Germany.

Company History

1936
Toyo Radiator Manufacturing Co., Ltd. established on November 11.
1937
Kawasaki Factory (name later changed to Kawasaki Works) begins operation.
1940
Nagoya Factory (now Nagoya Works) begins operation.
1944
Company name changed to Toyo Cooler Co., Ltd.

First fin die at our Nagoya Factory in 1949
First fin die at our Nagoya Factory in 1949

1951
Company name changed to Toyo Radiator Co., Ltd.
1958
Osaka Branch (now Sales/Marketing & Technical Division (Osaka) ) opens.

Company booth at the 4th Tokyo Motor Show held in 1957
Company booth at the 4th Tokyo Motor Show held in 1957

1960
Hatano Factory (now Hatano Works) begins operation. Technical Research Center opens.

Hatano Factory soon after it began operation
Hatano Factory soon after it began operation

1961
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1962
Kawasaki Works operations moved to Hatano Works.
1969
Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Yokaichi Works (now Shiga Works) begins operation.
1985
Higashiura Factory in Nagoya Works begins operation.
1986

Hatano Works, circa 1986
Hatano Works, circa 1986

1988
CoPAR Inc. (now T.RAD North America, Inc.) established in Kentucky, USA.
1990
Joint venture TORC Co., Ltd. established in Thailand.
1997
Joint venture TATA Toyo Radiator Ltd. established in India.

The main gate of TATA Toyo Radiator Ltd.
The main gate of TATA Toyo Radiator Ltd.

1999
TOYO RADIATOR (THAILAND) Co., Ltd. (now T.RAD (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) established in Thailand.
2000
T.RAD North America Aluminum Div. begins operation.
2002
T.RAD (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. established in Guangdong, China.
2004
TOYO RADIATOR Czech s.r.o.(now T.RAD Czech s.r.o.) established in Czech Republic.

Groundbreaking ceremony of TOYO RADIATOR Czech s.r.o.
Groundbreaking ceremony
of TOYO RADIATOR Czech s.r.o.

2005
Company name changed to T.RAD Co., Ltd. on April 1.
Joint venture Qingdao Toyo Heat Exchanger Co., Ltd. established in Shandong, China.
2008
P.T. T.RAD INDONESIA established in Indonesia.
TRM LLC established in Russia.
2011
TACO/T.RAD R&D Centre established in India.
2012
T.RAD North America R&D Center established.
T.RAD (Changshu) Co., Ltd. established in Jiangsu, China.
T.RAD (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd. established in Vietnam.

Groundbreaking ceremony of T.RAD (Changshu) Co., Ltd.
Groundbreaking ceremony
of T.RAD (Changshu) Co., Ltd.

Opening ceremony of T.RAD (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.
Opening ceremony
of T.RAD (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.

2014
T.RAD Co., Ltd. Europe Representative Office established in Germany.

Progress of our core technology

1940s
  • Radiator for locomotiveRadiator for locomotive
  • Radiator for army truckRadiator for army truck
  • Radiator for Japanese light truckRadiator for Japanese light truck
1960s
  • Radiator for express locomotivesRadiator for express locomotives
  • Radiator for 3-wheeler trucksRadiator for 3-wheeler trucks
  • Radiator for medium duty trucksRadiator for medium duty trucks
1970s
  • Radiator for highway busesRadiator for highway buses
  • Car heatersCar heaters
  • Water cooled cooling elementsWater cooled cooling elements
1980s
  • Oil cooler for construction machineryOil cooler for construction machinery
  • Evaporator for room air conditioningEvaporator for room air conditioning
  • Radiator for fork liftsRadiator for fork lifts
1990s
  • Aluminium type radiator for low displacement carsAluminium type radiator for low displacement cars
  • Air cooled charger air cooler with plastic tank for passenger carsAir cooled charger air cooler with plastic tank for passenger cars
2000s
  • Recuperator for 50kw micro gas turbineRecuperator for 50kw micro gas turbine
  • EGR CoolerEGR Cooler
  • FRAD(Flexible All Aluminum Radiator)FRAD(Flexible All Aluminum Radiator)
  • Hybrid-Vehicle RadiatorHybrid-Vehicle Radiator
  • Round-type ATF/Warmer & CoolerRound-type ATF/Warmer & Cooler
  • Trapezoid Shape Curved RadiatorTrapezoid Shape Curved Radiator
  • EGR Cooler for Light TruckEGR Cooler for Light Truck
2010s
  • Rectangular-type CVTF/Warmer & CoolerRectangular-type CVTF/Warmer & Cooler
  • Built-in Radiator for ScooterBuilt-in Radiator for Scooter
  • Motor OilCooler for HVMotor OilCooler for HV

Origin of Our Company Name

We changed our company name to T.RAD in April 2005.
The "T" of T.RAD refers to the following three concepts.

  1. The "T" from "Toyo," in recognition of our tradition and achievements under our previous name of Toyo Radiator.
  2. The "T" from "Technology," referring to our status as an advanced technology company.
  3. The "T" from "Thermal exchange," which is our core technology.

The "RAD" of T.RAD was taken from the first three letters of "radiator," the word that had long been a part of our company name. "RAD" has also the meaning of "radiant" that is the root word of radiator, signifying our hope of becoming a radiant light in our chosen field by leveraging our industry-leading heat exchange system technologies and making innovative propositions.

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