HISTORY

  • 1950

    1950.5 Fujiwara Manufacturing is founded in Onoe, Kakogawa
    1955.7 Release of the revolutionary A3 thermodynamic steam trap
    1958.9 Fujiwara Manufacturing is reorganized and incorporated as a joint-stock company
  • 1960

    1965.9 Factory relocated to current Head Office/Factory location: Nagasuna, Noguchi, Kakogawa
  • 1970

    1972.1 Fujiwara Manufacturing is relaunched as TLV CO., LTD.
    1972.2 Release of LEX, the world’s first temperature control trap
    1975.7 Release of the ball butterfly valve
    1976.7 Release of the CP condensate recovery pump
    1978.1 Release of the JN series, the world’s first precision ground Free Float® steam trap
  • 1980

    1980.1 Release of the UFO, the world’s first free ball bucket steam trap
    1982.10 Release of the SST type Free Float® steam trap, with a three-point valve seating mechanism
    1983.6 TLV INTERNATIONAL INC. (Intl. Headquarters) established
    1985.1 Launch of the TLV maintenance equipment sales business
    1985.8 TLV CORPORATION (USA) established
    1986.1 Introduction of the CES (Consulting · Engineering · Services) concept
    1986.12 Release of the COSPECT® high-precision pressure-reducing valve with built-in separator & trap
    1987.4 Release of the TrapMan® steam trap computer control system
    1989.7 Katsuji Fujiwara becomes chairman; Yoshiyasu Fujiwara becomes president
    1989.10 TLV EURO ENGINEERING GmbH (Germany) established
  • 1990

    1991.1 Release of the VACUUMIZER® vacuum steam-heating system
    1992.8 Release of GT/GP series PowerTrap® condensate recovery pumps
    1992.10 TLV EURO ENGINEERING UK LTD. (UK) established
    1996.5 TLV PTE LTD (Singapore) established
    1998.9 TLV EURO ENGINEERING FRANCE SARL (France) established
    1999.9 TLV PTY LTD (Australia) established
  • 2000

    2001.10 TLV SHANGHAI CO., LTD. (China) established
    2001.9 TTS LTD. (plant inspection service provider) established
    2002.6 TLV ENGINEERING SDN. BHD. (Malaysia) established
    2003.7 TLV INC. (Korea) established
    2003.9 The SSP Steam Savings Plan is granted a business patent
    2005.11 Release of the LEX3N-TZ temperature control steam trap
    2007.12 TLV ENGINEERING S.A. (Argentina) established
    2008.7 Release of the SteamAqua® steam-fired instantaneous water heater
    2009.1 TLV ENGINEERING, S.A. DE C.V. (Mexico) established
  • 2010

    2010.2 SSOP® (Steam System Optimization Program) is honored at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize*

    *The “Reduction in Steam Losses from 100,000 Steam Traps” project, jointly conducted with Nippon Petroleum Refining Company (now JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Co.), earned TLV the Director-General’s Prize (Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (Japan)) at the FY2009 Energy Conservation Grand Prize.

    2015.2 Held Refining and Petrochemical Top Management Symposium
    2016.2 Release of the iTrapSensor® monitoring sensor
    2018.12 TLV PRIVATE LIMITED (Thailand) established
    2019.5 TLV ENGINEERING FZCO (UAE) established
  • 2020

    2020.1 CES® Survey awarded FY2019 Energy Conservation Grand Prize (Chairman’s Prize, Product/Business Model Category)
    2020.7 Yoshiyasu Fujiwara becomes chairman; Ayako Fujiwara becomes president