We consider the feeling of the ultimate recipient when creating.
Tras contributes to society through various fields such as vehicles, medical care, and manufacturing by taking advantage of the special characteristics and usefulness of advanced composite materials (ACM), carbon materials, and natural fibers. Tras actively engages in "problem-solving work" and is always moving forward to succeed together with our business partners. Our company name, Tras, is derived from the truss structure, in which the joint points of the members are pinned together to form a set of triangles. We believe that this is exactly what we are aiming for with our company name, "Connecting the dots with the lines". As a company that uses carbon fiber and other materials to build structures, we have chosen a name that is easy to remember by associating it with the truss structure used in the construction of the space station. Our logo is not "TRUSS," which stands for truss structure, but "TRAS," which was taken from the name of the company at the time of its founding.
Tras is capable of designing and manufacturing molds (molds, board molds, resin molds) suitable for various shapes and products, calculating strength accurately, reproducing difficult shapes and using autoclaves of our own design to manufacture various carbon products that make the most of our "design power". Tras is committed to the following through our manufacturing. The Tras Declaration.
We manufacture our products with the feeling of the recipient of the product in mind.
We keep our promise to deliver on time.
We challenge new methods while respecting the basics of manufacturing.
We always find areas for improvement and create better products.
We contribute to our customers' profit through good products.
We will engage in manufacturing on new themes without forgetting our playful spirit.
FRP manufacturing business privately founded in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Moved to carbon composite production
Production of CFRP parts for world sports prototype cars
Established Truss Co., Ltd. with a capital of 3 million yen
Manufacture of parts for motorcycle world championships
Developed ski rescue sled with CFRP (trade name “Carbon Akiya”)
slap skate sole making
Delivered "Carbon Akiya" to Nagano Olympic slopes
"Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race" BMW R1100S exterior design production Continued participation until 2005
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology mobility robot PMP2 housing design cooperation production
Participated in the 9th SAMPE Advanced Materials Technology International Conference Exhibition
Opened Mishima Technical Center (Moved main business)
"Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race" [Tras & PIAA Class Winner] BMW K1200R Vehicle Design and Production
Capital increased to 12 million yen
Participated in the 10th Sampe Advanced Materials Technology International Conference Exhibition
Opened Tras Division Europe in Zurich, Switzerland (closed in 2013)
Approval of management innovation plan "Manufacturing and processing of carbon products applying traditional craft techniques"
11th Motegi 7 Hours Endurance Road Race [Tras & PIAA Overall Winner] BMW HP2 SPORT exterior production
Suzuki MotoGP team partner contract
TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK [100% Professional Exhibition] Exhibition of rei with designer Keita Shimizu
Carbon furniture rei decorates the cover of "Nikkei Design November 2009"
"Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race" BMW S1000RR 18th overall
"Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race" Team Tras 15th overall Continue participation until 2017
Tras Prius -150kg lighter Winning the Eco Car Cup
Toyota Motorsport GmbH, LEXUS IS F CCS-R team partner agreement
Adopted subsidies for manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises and small businesses for trial development, etc. [Shizuoka Prefecture 22210940]
Numazu head office carbon meeting lounge La Fabbrica opened
Management innovation plan approved "Development and sales of technology to produce multiple products in one cycle of autoclave molding of composite materials"
Carbon bag cauri adopted for Lexus “F 10th Anniversary” Japan limited car
"Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race" BMW Financial Services 135 15th Overall (World Ranking 38th)
2018 Shizuoka Prefecture CNF Utilization Prototype Development Project Subsidy Adopted "Development of CNF / carbon fiber hybrid resin material"
Joint research agreement with Kanazawa Institute of Technology Innovative Composite Materials Research and Development Center for cellulose nanofibers
Announced "Performance evaluation of CFRP products with CNF added" at the 1st CNF Technology Lecture
Opened Natural Material Composite Division
Public Interest Incorporated Association Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Motor Sports Section Committee Provided Environmental Technology Topic "Natural Fiber Composite Molding"
June 11, 1990
Masanao Nitta, Representative Director
12 million yen
74-4 Shige, Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Main financial institution
Numazu Shinkin Bank Shimizu Bank
About 1750m2 / About 530 tsubo
Total floor area approx. 1280m2 / approx. 387 tsubo
Steel structure, 1-story building (some mezzanine floors) Steel-frame structure, 2-story building
Business consignment contract from each manufacturer using carbon fibers and natural fibers
Manufacturing and sale of own products
Natural material composite molding business consignment contract
Contract development and trial production for automobile manufacturers
Prototype work contract for industrial robots
Research and development related to building materials by multi-layer molding method
Material production for strength test
Development, manufacturing and sales of own products
Suzuki Motor Corporation
Toyota Customizing & Development Co., Ltd.
Toyotsu Automotive Creation Corporation