Premier Supplier Spotlight: Kuriyama of America, Inc.
In order to provide TIPCO customers with top quality products, we rely on the expertise of our valued suppliers. That’s why we only partner with industry leaders, like Kuriyama. TIPCO and Kuriyama have been affiliated since 1991. In nearly 30 years, we have come to rely on the quality and reliability of Kuriyama’s manufacturing process, just as they rely on us as a leading distribution partner in the Mid-Atlantic region.
“Both companies make a conscientious effort to continually find ways to add value for our customers and our co-workers,”
said John Kohls, National Sales Manager for Kuriyama.
Kuriyama's roots date back to 1939 in Japan. At that time, the company was originally named Kuriyama Rubber Company and was founded as a supplier of industrial rubber products. Its global operations began with establishment of the American subsidiary, Kuriyama of America, Inc. in 1968. The company celebrated its 50thanniversary in 2018. Since then, Kuriyama has expanded from a single distribution center to eight subsidiaries and six distribution centers internationally. The company provides a complete line of thermoplastic, rubber and metal hose products for use in industrial and commercial applications. Kuriyama’s leading brands include:
- Tigerflex™: Thermoplastic Industrial Hoses
- Kuri Tec®: Thermoplastic Hose/Tubing
- Alfagomma®: Industrial Rubber Hoses
- Piranha®: Sewer & Jetting/Lateral Line Hoses
When we asked Jeff Reynolds, Kuriyama’s Regional Sales Rep from Eastern Rubber and Plastics, to comment on our partnership, he only had positive things to say:
“My favorite part of working with the TIPCO team is seeing their commitment to, and appreciation of, their customers. Kuriyama’s values are synchronized with TIPCO’s.”
We look forward to growing our business in tandem with Kuriyama for many years to come.