Tadano introduces Japan's first hydraulic truck crane, the OC-2, with a 2-ton lifting capacity.
|1919||Company founder Masuo Tadano starts a small welding company that will eventually grow to become Tadano.|
|1948||Tadano Iron Works Co., Ltd. is established in Takamatsu, Japan by Masuo Tadano, who serves as the first company president.|
|1950||Invents railroad track maintenance machine, obtains patent and begins its production for delivery to Japan National Railways.|
|1954||Starts development of hydraulic industrial machines.|
|1957||Exhibits the fully hydraulic OC-5 truck crane at the Cargo-Handling Machine Exhibition in Osaka.|
|1959||Relocates head office and main plant to present location in Takamatsu City, Japan.|
|1960||Delivers company's first hydraulic crane exports (four OC-5 truck cranes) to Indonesia.|
|1962||Lists Company's shares on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.|
|1963||Constructs the company's new head office building in Takamatsu, Japan.
Introduces the TM loader cranes series.
|1964||Introduces the TS truck crane series (mounted on conventional trucks).|
|1966||Introduces the TL truck crane series (mounted on specially designed carriers).|
|1970||Introduces Japan's first hydraulic rough terrain crane, the TR-150, with a 15-ton lifting capacity.|
|1971||Introduces the TG truck crane series.|
Develops the AML, Japan's first moment load indicator (a safety device for preventing crane overload).
Lists Company's shares on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
|1973||Establishes the company's first overseas subsidiary, Tadano International (Europe) B.V. in the Netherlands.|
|1980||Constructs and beings production at Shido Plant in Sanuki City, Japan. Shido later becomes the primary production plant for Tadano's rough terrain cranes and remains so to date.|
|1983||Introduces Tadano's first aerial work platforms (the AT-136TE and AT-140TE, insulated for electrical development applications).|
|1984||Establishes the Beijing Representative Office in China.|
|1987||Constructs the Tadano Ryogoku Building, the company's sales headquarters in Tokyo.|
Changes corporate name to Tadano Ltd.
Acquires Shikoku Metal Working Co., Ltd. (currently Tadano Ilec Ltd.).
|1990||Acquires FAUN AG (currently Tadano Faun GmbH), a German crane and specialized vehicle manufacturer. Begins full-scale all terrain crane development and production.|
Begins Moai Statue Restoration Project at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island (Tadano's part in the project is completed in August 1993).
Establishes Tadano Faun GmbH, a sales and marketing company for its German operations.
|1992||Introduces the AR all terrain crane series.|
|1993||Establishes Tadano America Corporation in Texas, USA. Begins full-scale sales of mobile cranes in the North American market.|
|1994||Introduces the Super Deck aerial work platform series.|
Introduces the CREVO rough terrain crane series.
Introduces the BT bridge checker series.
|1996||Establishes Tadano-Multico (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd. (currently Tadano Asia Pte Ltd.) in Singapore.|
|1997||Constructs the Technical Research Center in Takamatsu, Japan.|
Introduces the AR-5500M, the largest-capacity all terrain crane made anywhere in Japan, with a 550-ton lifting capacity.
Receives an award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry for the development of high-performance aerial work platforms using fuzzy control.
|1999||Introduces the loader crane Z-series.|
|2000||Acquires Kyowa Kogyo, Inc. (currently Tadano IMES Ltd.).|
Establishes BQ-Tadano (Beijing) Crane Co., Ltd., China's first joint company for the manufacture of construction cranes. BQ-Tadano becomes the key manufacturing and sales location in China for Tadano's truck cranes.
Establishes the Tadano Middle East Representative Office in Dubai, UAE.
|2004||Introduces ATF all terrain crane global series (ATF 110G-5, ATF 160G-5).|
|2007||Constructs and beings production at the Tadotsu Plant in Tadotsu-cho, Kagawa Prefecture in order to expand production of loader cranes.|
Acquires US-based telescopic crawler crane manufacturer SpanDeck Inc. (currently Tadano Mantis Corporation). Begins production and sales of telescopic boom crawler cranes.
Establishes Tadano Faun Staholbau GmbH in Germany.
Constructs and begins production at the Chiba Plant in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Introduces the loader crane Zest series (AE360, AE300).
Establishes the Tadano Group Mid-Term Management Plan (08-10).
Establishes the "Lifting your dreams" branding message.
Establishes JTL-Tadano Hebei, a joint venture company for producing mobile crane parts in China.
Establishes Tadano Oceania Pty Ltd in Australia.
Establishes Tadano Brasil Equipamentos de Elevacao Ltda. in Brazil.
Establishes the Tadano Group Mid-Term Management Plan (11-13).
Establishes Tadano (Beijing) Ltd. in China.
Establishes Tadano (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand for making loader cranes designed for developing country markets.
Establishes Tadano India Pvt. Ltd. in India.
Faun GmbH and Tadano Faun GmbH merge (post-merger company name: Tadano Faun GmbH).
|2013||Introduces the GR-1600XL (GR-1450EX), a rough terrain crane that boasts the highest lifting capacity in class worldwide.|
|2014||Establishes Tadano Panama S.A. in Panama.
Establishes the Tadano Group Mid-Term Management Plan (14-16).
|2016||Establishes Tadano France SAS in France.
Aquires Cranes UK Ltd, a distributor in the United Kingdom (currently Tadano UK Ltd).
Introduces the rough terrain crane Generation 4 (G4) series (GR-700N-2, GR-250N-4, GRGR-160N-4).
|2017||Establishes Tadano Italthai Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
Establishes the Tadano Group Mid-Term Management Plan (17-19).
|2018||Acquires Waterland Trading B.V. in the Netherlands (currently Tadano Nederland B.V.) and Waterland Trading B.V.B.A. in Belgium (currently Tadano Belgium B.V.B.A.) .
Establishes Tadano Chile SpA and begins operations in Chile.
Establishes Tadano Escorts India Pvt. Ltd. in India.
|2019||Acquires Demag Mobile Cranes Business from Terex Corporation.
Establishes the Tadano Bangkok Representative Office in Thailand.
Constructs and begins production at the Kozai Plant in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.