worksbell

Company Profile

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Company Profile

Company name
Works Bell, Inc.
Representative Director
Akio Miyashita
Head Office
154-0002
Manufacturing Plant
Nagano Plant
Customer Center
8507 Tamagawa, Chino-shi, Nagano-ken 391-0011
Tel: +81(0)266-70-1477 (10:00-18:00 except for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Establishment
February 12, 1983
Capital
10 million yen
Fiscal year ends
May 31
Business purpose
Manufacture and sales of automotive parts
Major Brands
WORKSBELL, Universal Hub Kit, Aluminum Boss Kit,

Ball locking system RAPFIX
Number of employees
13
Major quoted banks
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation / The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. / Shiba Credit Union
Key quotations
AUTOBACS SEVEN Co., Ltd.
Takama Competition Products Co., Ltd.

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8507 Tamagawa, Chino-shi, Nagano-ken 391-0011
WB Customer Center
Tel: +81(0)266-70-1477 (10:00-18:00 except for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

Trademarks and Designs

Trademarks and Designs

US Pat. 7441479. / US Pat. 7621200. / U.S. Trademark 3428513 / Registered in Thailand 191103691 / Philippine Registered Trademark 4/2017/00006067 / Registered in Malaysia 2017073101 / Registered in India 3734654

Utility models and patents

1988.05.24
No. 1731287: Handle-bosses for Automobiles
No. 2605094: Automotive Steering Wheel and Switch
1999.08.06
No. 2963409: Variable Length Handlebars for Automobiles
No. 3042093: 24-Hole Boss Spacer
1997.07.23
No. 3044956: Crushable Boss
1997.10.29
No. 3054252: Ventilation Structure of Headlight Housings
1998.09.09
No. 3054891: Jumper member for airbag cancellation
1998.09.30
No. 3077427: Silencer.
No. 3079587: Full harness seat belt
No. 3105371: Vehicle Anti-Theft Cap
2004.09.01
No. 3112336: Seat Position Sensor
No. 3120204: Aids for Removing a Steering Wheel
No. 3120342: Shift Switch Kit
No. 3704481: Steering Wheel Connection Fittings

History

1991
Employed by Autobacs Seven, Inc. as a credit boss.
1993
Began production of forged wheel spacers.
Expansion of a plant dedicated for bosses in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture.
Began production of pad-type steering auto-cruise switch kits.
1994
Head office moved to Nozawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
Finished 2nd in the N class of the JFWDA sponsored by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.
ShopZeek opened in our headquarters.
1996
Received the Grand Prix at the TOKYO INTER NATIONAL RV SHOW ’96, sponsored by the Tokyo International Trade Fair Association.
Wins the overall X-class championship at the Japan 4WD Association JFWDA.
1997
Adopted by FET Corporation for Nardi.
1998
Started handling the products of Newell, the world’s largest camping manufacturer, as an exclusive distributor in Japan.
Applied to the Department of Transportation as a “Vehicle Inspection Compliant Product” for the Steering Boss. The application was accepted.
1999
The head office retail division is renamed Shop Bell-tech.
2001
May Release of “Ball Lock System RAPFIX”.
2002
June A color model was added to the “Ball Lock System RAPFIX”.
October Shigeto Miyashita is appointed Chairman of the Board and President. Senior Managing Director Masato Miyashita was appointed as President and Representative Director.
November: Operations of the Tokyo Head Office and Nagano Plant are integrated.
2003
March Released “RAPFIX Key Lock System”, an optional part for the RAPFIX Ball Lock System.
April Head office moved to Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Shop Bell-tech moved to Chino City, Nagano Prefecture.
2004
August “Ball Lock System RAPFIX” and “RAPFIX Key Lock System” won the “Daily Automotive Newspaper Products Award 2004” in the Functional Products Division.
Shop Bell-tech is reopened as “Works Bell Management Shop”.
2005
March Formed a business alliance with Night-Pager (Keihin Seimitsu Seisakusho Co., Ltd.).
April Formed a business alliance with Martell Ltd.
June Release of our first product, the Paddle Shifter Kit, jointly developed with Nightpager.
July Release of Super Paddle Shift, our first product developed in collaboration with Martell Ltd.
2006
April Release of the second product jointly developed with Nightpager, the Ball Lock System Rafix GTC.
May SEMA Admissions.