THK (company)

THK Co., Ltd. (THK株式会社, THK Kabushiki-gaisha) is a major Japanese company which manufactures machinery components.[2] The company is known for linear motion guides, ball spline, ball screws and link balls.[4] THK is reported to have 38 subsidiary companies, 13,000 employees and in 2017 had gross revenues of just over US$2.5 billion.[5] THK is credited with developing the world's first linear motion guide, which is one of the company's important product ever since.[6]


The company is also active in the field of robotics. In 2017 the company introduced a service robot named ARISA, a guide robot that will work in the subway stations of Tokyo.[7]


  1. ^ "Company Profile". THK. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "About the company". Financial Times. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Mohammed, Shaukat (March 27, 2018). "THK to set up unit in AP". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "THK Co., Ltd. - Financial Statements". D&B Hoovers. Dun & Bradstreet. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Mallett, Kent (October 19, 2018). "THK encourages students to consider manufacturing career". Newark Advocate. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Babe, Ann (January 8, 2019). "Tokyo's Talking Subway Robots". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved April 18, 2019.

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