JIPM launched the PM award system in 1964, to "strengthen the improvement of enterprise constitutions and contribute to the development of industry, by promoting the modernization of plant maintenance and the development of plant maintenance technologies."

The TPM Excellent Awards, in which the results of plants' TPM activities are judged and honored, have been awarded to some 2,000 plants since the awards' inception. These awards play a valuable role in JIPM's assessment operations for the development of Japan's industrial sector.

  • TPM and the TPM logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance in Japan and other countries.
  • The rights of information, system, policies, concepts, know-how, and assessment criteria of TPM Awards are all reserved to Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance regardless of whether such rights have legal status or not.
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South Korea