About Us

Belt Pioneer

Bando, A Pioneer of Industrial Belts in Japan

Bando has grown to become a global supplier of power transmission belts and conveyor belts, based on our rubber and elastomer processing technologies.
Our history of pioneering spirit dates back to the Meiji Era in Japan. Power transmission belts became increasingly important as production machinery switched from manual to power drives with advances in industrialization.
Transmission belts at that time were made of expensive leather, and were mostly imported. An engineer named Naosaburo Bando thought that if a cotton belt could be economically produced it would contribute greatly to domestic industry. He became committed to the production and spread of cotton belts, and formed a company with the backing of Mitsuzo Enami. These two men were responsible for the founding of Bando, with the challenge of spreading cotton belt use in domestic industries.
Early on, Bando saw the potential of manufacturing rubber belts, and has successively introduced new industrial belts since that time.

Inventor of the "Bando Cotton Belt," the product at the time of Bando's foundation
Naosaburo Bando
1852-1909
Founder of the Bando Group
Mitsuzo Enami
1879-1951

The History of Globalization

2012
May BANDO MANUFACTURING (VIETNAM) CO.,LTD. established in Vietnam
2010
July BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. Moscow Representative Office established
2008
November BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. South America Representative Office established
2005
June BANDO MANUFACTURING (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. established in China
2003
December BANDO (INDIA) PVT. LTD. established in India
January BANDO KOCKAYA BELT MANUFACTURING (ISTANBUL), INC. established in Turkey (present name: BANDO BELT MANUFACTURING (TURKEY), INC.)
2002
May BANDO (SHANGHAI) INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD. established in China (present name: BANDO MANUFACTURING (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.)
1998
September BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (TIANJIN) CO., LTD. established in China (present name: BANDO BELT (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.)
1995
March BANDO SAKATA LTD. established in Hong Kong (present name: BANDO SIIX LTD.)
1990
November BANDO (U.S.A.), INC. established in America (present name: BANDO USA, INC.)
1988
August BANDO JUNG KONG, LTD. established in Korea
July DONGIL BANDO CO., LTD. established in Korea (present name: BANDO KOREA CO., LTD.)
May PENGELUARAN GETAH BANDO (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. established in Malaysia
1987
November P.T. BANDO INDONESIA established in Indonesia
September BANDO IBERICA, S.A. established in Spain
August BANDO MANUFACTURING OF AMERICA, INC. established in Kentucky, U.S.A. (present name: BANDO USA, INC.)
April SIAMESE-BANDO RUBBER INDUSTRY LTD. established in Thailand (present name: BANDO MANUFACTURING (THAILAND) LTD.)
1985
April SANWU BANDO INC. in established in Taiwan
1980
August BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. established in Singapore (present name: BANDO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. )
1978
November Equity participation in KEE FATT INDUSTRIES, SDN. BHD. in Malaysia
July Equity participation in PHILIPPINE BELT MANUFACTURING CORPORATION in the Philippines
June BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (EUROPE) GmbH established in Germany (present name: BANDO EUROPE GmbH)

BANDO AMERICAN INC. established in Chicago, U.S.A. (present name: BANDO USA, INC.)
1969
June Liaison Office established in Dusseldorf, Germany
January Liaison Office established in Chicago, U.S.A.