||TPM (1st group).
||Mr. Kunihiko Oguchi named president.
||"Ion plated oil control piston ring"
||Electromagnetic shielding material, "Pyramid, ferrite
for high-frequency radio waves" released.
||Technical tie-up with Dana-Albarus for Brazil VW piston
||Piston ring department obtained QS9000 certificate.
||RIKEN's 50th anniversary.
RIKEN and Dana to study a technological alliance, European joint
venture for piston rings.
1.) North America- Continue Allied Ring Corporation Venture
2.) Europe - Study the feasibility of setting up manufacturing and
sales joint ventures.
3.) South America - Maximize current technical tie-up and study
the feasibility of setting up a joint venture.
4.) Asia - Study technological alliance.
||RIKEN's piston ring manufacturing facilities
in Kashiwazaki, Japan and Kumagaya, Japan received ISO14000 certificates.