Tamron Co., Ltd. (株式会社タムロン, Kabushiki-gaisha Tamuron) is a Japanese company manufacturing photographic lenses, optical components, and commercial/industrial-use optics. Tamron Headquarters is located in Saitama City in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan.
The name of the company came from the surname of Uhyoue Tamura who was instrumental in developing Tamron's optical technologies. It was only on the company's 20th anniversary that the name was changed to Tamron (from Taisei Optical).
Sony Corporation maintains a 12.06% share hold in Tamron, making it the second-largest shareholder below New Well Co., Ltd (ニューウェル株式会社) with 18.78% (as of June 30, 2018). In the fiscal year ending 31 December 2017, net sales totaled 60.496 billion yen and operating income was 4.24 billion yen, up 79.8% from 2016. At that time, the consolidated company had 4,640 employees and five production plants: in Hirosaki, Namioka, and Owani in Japan, and one in China and Viet Nam, respectively. Subsidiary companies were located in the U.S., Germany, France, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Moscow, and Haryana, India.