From the President

Our Customers and Our Employees are…

  • the most important people in our business
  • not dependent upon us, we are dependent upon them
  • not an interruption to our work day, they are the purpose of it
  • not outsiders to our business, they are the most important part of it
  • people who bring us their needs—it is our job to satisfy those needs and to do so profitably for them

Our Commitment Statement epitomizes our Tsuchiya North America companies at their core. Essentially, it is our customers and employees who are the most important people in our business. We value their knowledge, experience, and feedback—all important hallmarks of the Toyota Production System. Ultimately, they enable us to become a learning organization through relentless reflection (hansei) and continuous improvement (kaizen). As a current or potential customer of TASUS, you won’t be disappointed with the performance of our team.

They will provide you with innovation, quality, and customer service beyond reproach. And, they will develop a relationship with you and your company that is a true, long-term partnership. The wide range of products provided by our global companies, coupled with the talents of our innovative design and engineering teams, will do all that is possible to meet your product and market needs. I look forward to a long-lived, mutually fruitful relationship.

– Melanie Walker


History of TASUS Corporation

In 1950 our parent company was founded. Tsuchiya Co. Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan, is a key supplier to many of the world’s leading manufacturers, including: Toyota Motor Corporation, Sanyo Electric, Kubota Corporation, and Hino Motors. In the late 1980’s, TASUS Corporation began its operations in Bloomington, Indiana, with the primary objective to supply automotive sub-components to the Midwest market. Shortly after, Craft Originators (est. 1931) was purchased and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tsuchiya and enlarged its product line when assigned printing work from TASUS Corporation.

With Craft’s extensive experience in printing and specialized design and manufacture of nameplates, graphic overlays, and labels, TASUS printing equipment was moved to the Hamilton, Ontario, facility to allow room for greater expansion into injection molding and assembly processes. In its efforts for continuous improvement and overall efficiency, Tsuchiya has brought Craft under the TASUS umbrella to produce and deliver innovative, high-quality graphic identifications and functional converted components for mid to high volume automotive and transportation market customers.

Tsuchiya Group continues to expand in North America including a manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas to better serve our market in the southwest; and Florence, Alabama to provide much-needed injection molding production to the southeast. North America trading and research and development functions are within the headquarters and technical center located in Bloomington, Indiana.