Founding father of Tadano Masuo Tadano started as a steel fabricator in 1919 at Fujitsuka-cho, Takamatsu City, Japan. In 1948, he founded Tadano Ltd. and setup the first manufacturing plant of cargo handling equipments, follow that started manufacturing of industrial equipments. In 1955, Tadano introduced first hydraulic truck crane with the capacity of 2 tonnage for the Japanese market. In 1960, Tadano successfully manufactured an export model of hydraulic truck crane and exported it to Indonesia and list shares in the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Tadano acquires Faun of Germany in 1990 from Orenstien & Koppel. Tadano starts marketing crane carries under the Faun brand in Europe in 1992.