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MAHLE Filter Systems Japan

MAHLE Filter Systems Japan Corporation and affiliate

FoundedFebruary 1912
ReorganizedJuly 1945
Subscribed CapitalJPY3.75 billion
PresidentTakahisa Yamashita, President & Representative Director
No. of Employees788
Business SectorSystems supplier to the automotive industry (Main products: filter systems and modules)

Locations in Japan

Head Office
1-9-12 Kita-otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Tokyo 170-0004
Tel: +81 3-6735-8400

Saitama Office
591 Shimo-akasaka, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1155
Tel: +81 49-266-7612

Technical Center
591 Shimo-akasaka, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1155
Tel: +81 49-266-7701

Saitama Plant
591 Shimo-akasaka, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1155
Tel: +81 49-266-7770

Tochigi Plant
24-1 Matsuyama-cho, Mooka, Tochigi 321-4346
Tel: +81 285-83-3002

Ibaraki Plant
1179 Takamori, Sakuragawa, Ibaraki 309-1246
Tel: +81 296-58-5151

Kyushu Plant
MAHLE Filter Systems Kyushu Corp.
4200-29 Kami-tonno, Nogata, Fukuoka 822-0003
Tel: +81 949-27-7171

Clients (in alphabetical order)

  • Aichi Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
  • Calsonic Kansei Corp.
  • Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Fanuc Ltd.
  • Fujifilm Corp.
  • Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Hino Motors, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
  • Iseki & Co., Ltd.
  • Isuzu Motors Ltd.
  • Jatco Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Keihin Corp.
  • Koganei Corp.
  • Komatsu Ltd.
  • Kubota Corp.
  • Mazda Motor Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
  • Nissan Kohki Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Shatai Co., Ltd.
  • Nitto Denko Co., Ltd.
  • Organo Corp.
  • Ricoh Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Suzuki Motor Corp.
  • Toto Ltd.
  • Toyota Industries Corp.
  • Toyota Motor Corp.
  • UD Trucks Corp.
  • Unicarriers Corp.
  • Univance Corp.

Major Banks (in alphabetical order)

  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Development Bank of Japan, Inc.
  • The Joyo Bank, Ltd.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Saitama Resona Bank Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Sales Figures






JPY38.8 billion

JPY41.5 billion

JPY40.0 billion

JPY41.3 billion

JPY33.0 billion



Company established

1931First air cleaner delivered to Ford Japan
1945Company incorporated; Capital JPY190,000
1963Saitama Plant and Technical Center completed
1971Tochigi Plant completed
1973Production of carbon canister begins
1975Ibaraki Plant completed
1979Production of plastic air cleaner begins
1981Joint-venture company in Thailand established with Siam Motors
1982Production of world's first plastic head cover begins
1987Tennex established in Tennessee, USA
1990Registered as over-the-counter company at Tokyo Stocks and Securities Association.
1992Tennex UK established in Salisbury, UK
1995Received ISO9001 certification
1996Tennex Philippines established. Company name changed from Tsuchiya Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to Tennex Corporation
2000Received ISO14001 certification
2001Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. transferred its 33.3% share of company stock to MAHLE Filtersysteme GmbH

Company name changed to MAHLE Tennex Corporation.
Tennex Korea established in South Korea


Company name changed to MAHLE Filter Systems Japan Corporation. MAHLE Japan Ltd. acquires 100% share. Removal from JASDAQ listing. Received ISO/TS16949 certification.

As of January 2014

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