Tamron has been one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of high-quality optics for many industries for over 60 years.
Leading The Way Since 1950
Using its proprietary technologies, Tamron has created a wide selection of one-of-a-kind interchangeable lenses.
Tamron has been one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of high-quality optics for many industries for 60 years. Tamron is a global manufacturer of optical equipment that offers premium-quality products for many different industries. Tamron’s high-power zoom lenses come out of a factory that is well known for delivering on its world-class capabilities, and is widely respected for its unwavering policy of delivering products of excellent quality that meet with total customer satisfaction.
International standards in both environmental and social obligations.
Tamron leverages its expertise in optics to make far-reaching environmental and social contributions. ISO (International Organization for Standardisation) standards include the ISO 9000 family of standards relating to quality system management, and the ISO 14000 series for certification of environmental management systems.
ISO 9001 Quality Control Policy: Provide customer satisfaction by delivering high-quality products. Tamron’s manufacturing processes are certified to demanding ISO 9001 standards, an internationally recognised proof of the most thorough quality control.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Philosophy: Tamron has been assertively addressing concerns about the earth’s environment through the reduction of environmental load in business operations based on the ISO 14001. Specifically, Tamron has promoted the “Green Procurement” policy for abrogating harmful substances from the beginning and reinforcing positive environmental programs. We have addressed such issues as energy savings and waste reduction and recycling for reducing environmental loads generated from the manufacture of our products. Since 2004 Tamron has issued Environmental Reports to introduce its socially responsible philosophy and practices for environmental preservation. Furthermore, each Tamron employee is fully committed to the preservation of the global environment at every level and for each facet of company activities. Tamron seeks to act in accordance with ISO 14001 fundamentals:
Compliance with legislation relevant to environmental conservation
Conservation and protection of natural resources
Prevention of environmental contamination
Continued promotion of an environmental conservation program
Promotion of design philosophy and development of environmentally friendly products to contribute to environmental protection
Promotion of environmental education
Disclosure of environment-related information to the public
2016-17 EISA Award marks the 18th year Tamron has won an EISA Award, and the 11th consecutive year since 2006.
2009-2010 AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model B003)
2010-2011 SP70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005)
2011-2012 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008)
2012-2013 SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)
2013-2014 SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
2014-2015 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
2015-2016 SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
2016-2017 SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016)
2017-2018 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022)
2017-2018 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
Over 60 Years of Milestones
Our companies entire 60 year history including incredible milestones and achievements.
2014 Milestones & Achievements
Several new lenses are released:
14-150mm F/3.5–5.8 Di III (Model C001)
28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)
16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)
2013 Milestones & Achievements
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) released.
2012 Milestones & Achievements
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) and Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) released.
2011 Milestones & Achievements
18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008), the world's lightest, smallest 15x zoom lens, with Tamron's first PZD autofocus, is released. The lens is awarded Lens of The Year at Camera GP 2011 in Japan.
SP 70-300mm VC USD (Model A005) awarded Best Entry Level Lens at the TIPA Awards 2011.
2010 Milestones & Achievements
Tamron celebrates its 60th anniversary.
SP 70-300mm VC USD (Model A005) receives the award for European Zoom Lens 2010-2011.
2009 Milestones & Achievements
TAMRON CO., LTD. India Liaison Office opened in Haryana, India.
TAMRON Europe GmbH. Moscow Representative Office opened in Moscow, Russia.
Acquires certification of ISO/TS16949, a quality management system for the automotive industry.
AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B003) receives the European Travel Lens of the Year 2009-2010, the American Photo Editor's Choice Awards 2009 Lens of the Year and the Gold Prize in the Interchangeable Lens Segment, Digital Camera Grand Prix, Visual Grand Prix 2009.
2008 Milestones & Achievements
AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC (Model A20) receives the European Consumer Lens of the Year '08-'09.
2007 Milestones & Achievements
Third phase of construction plan completed at Tamron Optical (Foshan) Co., Ltd. (Foshan, China).
AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II (Model A18) receives the European Consumer Lens of the Year '07-'08 and Good Design Award 2007 in Japan.
2006 Milestones & Achievements
Stock listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II (Model A16) receives the European Consumer Lens of the Year '07-'08 and Good Design Award 2006 in Japan.
2005 Milestones & Achievements
Head Office transferred to Hasunuma, Miuma-ku, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture.
Construction completed on a new metal mold factory at the Omiya Head Office.
Tamron Optical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai, China.
AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 (Model A061) receives '04 Nikkei Excellent Product Service Award Nikkei Industrial Newspaper Award in Japan.
AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 (Model A14) ultra high-power zoom lens receives TIPA Award / Best Consumer Lens of the Year 2005 in Europe.
2004 Milestones & Achievements
Namioka Plant and Owani Plant obtain ISO 9001 certification.
2003 Milestones & Achievements
Namioka Plant and Owani Plant obtain ISO 14001 certification.
SP AF28-75mm (Model A09) receives the European Lens of the Year '03-'04 ,Good Design Award 2003 and CAPA Lens Award 2003-2004 in Japan.
2002 Milestones & Achievements
AF28-200mm F/3.5-6.3 (Model A06) receives the European Lens of the Year '02-'03, Good Design Award 2002 and CAPA Lens Award 2002 -2003 in Japan.
2001 Milestones & Achievements
Foshan Plant obtains ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.
Head Office obtains ISO 14001 certification.
AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 (Model A03) receives the Best Lens in Europe '01-'02.
Bronica RF645 receives Camera Press Club's Grand Prix Special Award, '01-'02 Best Professional Photo Product Award, and the European Professional Camera of the Year '01-'02.
2000 Milestones & Achievements
All operations of Tamron Fine Giken Co., Ltd. taken over by Tamron.
TAMRON France EURL established in France.
Head Office obtains ISO 9001 certification.
Hirosaki Plant obtains ISO 14001 certification.
AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 (Model 371D) receives the European Lens of the Year '00-'01 for the second consecutive year.
RF645 rangefinder camera in 645 medium format introduced.
AF24-135mm F/3.5-5.6 (Model 290D) wide-angle, high-power zoom lens introduced as the 50th Anniversary Model.