TLV Group Celebrates 70th Anniversary
TLV CO., LTD. - 2020/06/09
The TLV Group is celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2020!
TLV started as a small steam trap manufacturing business operating from a corner of our founder Katsuji Fujiwara’s house in Kakogawa, Japan in 1950. In the beginning, he had one goal: to develop the “world’s No.1 steam trap;” a “trouble-less valve.” Mr. Fujiwara went on to use an abbreviation of this goal, “TLV,” as the company’s official name.
Driven by philosophies of “quality first” and “incomparable originality,” the TLV team developed a range of unique, high quality steam engineering products that were well received in Japan. Building on this popularity, TLV expanded globally, establishing subsidiaries in 12 countries, a network of over 100 distributors in more than 50 countries, and a team of over 700 employees.
Over the years, TLV’s focus has shifted from “products” to “solutions.” Today, TLV not only offers high quality, long lasting products, but also solutions for managing and optimizing condensate discharge locations, steam appliances, and entire steam systems. Our goal is to be recognized as the “world’s No. 1 steam specialist company.”
In the coming months and years, TLV will do all we can to help steam users regroup in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the same time help them to overcome the challenges presented by climate change. We will continue to evolve to meet customers’ requirements, and help customers achieve reduced emissions and environmentally sustainable operations by refining and perfecting our steam system optimization program.
We thank all of our customers, business partners, and associates for your invaluable support over the past 70 years, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you into the future.