FOUNDING

設立当初

1972 

May
Kohyei TRADING Co., Ltd. and The Zippertubing Co. (USA) merger, and ZIPPERTUBING (JAPAN) LTD. is established with ¥1 million yen in capital.
Atsuhide Tsuchihashi becomes the company's first president 
Walter A. Plummer is named chairman of the board of directors
Oct
We begin producing Zippertubing at our Shijo-nawate factory in Osaka

Major Events

February
The Sapporo Olympic

1973 

Jul
We move our Shijo-nawate factory in Osaka to Suma-ward in Kobe

Major Events

1974 

Oct
We implement an automatic press welder

Major Events  1976

February
The Lockheed Incident comes to light

1978 

Oct
We begin producing Zippertubing for automobiles

Major Events

May
Narita International Airport opens

1979 

Jan
To cope with growing sales of Zippertubing for automobiles, we implement 3 roller welders

Major Events

July
The Sony Walkman goes on sale

1980 

Oct
We begin producing Shield Mesh
Dec
We relocate from our Suma-ward production plant in Kobe to a production plant in Nagata-ward

Major Events

1981 

Aug
We begin producing Noise Seal

Major Events

1982 

 
We celebrate our 10th anniversary

Major Events

1983 

Jan
We implement our first extrusion processing machine

Major Events  1980

December
becomes the biggest producer of automobiles in the world

1984 

 
Our earnings reach ¥300 million

Major Events1985

August
Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes on Osutaka Ridge