History

The development of our company since our foundation in 1965 is shown below. Please take a look at our history.

1965 Started manufacture and sale of strollers in Sakai-shi, Osaka
1970 Started manufacture and sale of Japan's first silver cars
1985 Started manufacture and sale of shopping carts
October
1987
Incorporated under the company name of KOWA CO., LTD. in Saiwai-dori, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi
December
1994
Head office building completed in Shorinji-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi
November
1997
Kanto Sales Office established in Ageo-shi, Saitama
May
1998
Production plant built in Kaisan-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi
March
2000
Kanto Sales Office relocated to Kitamoto-shi, Saitama
May
2000
New head office building constructed and head office relocated to Kaisan-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi
December
2000
Capital increased to ¥39,500,000
November
2001
Completed Dejimahama Logistics Center
March
2002
An affiliated company, Kowa Manufacturing (H.K.) Co., Ltd. incorporated in Hong Kong
March
2003
Plant built in Dongguan, Guangdong, China
December
2003
Kanto Sales Office relocated to Saitama-shi, Saitama
January
2004
Dongguan Plant in China acquired ISO9001:2000
March
2005
Dongguan Plant in China became SG Registered Plant of silver cars
May
2005
Hideaki Tamada became Director, President and Eiichi Tamada became Director, Chairman
October
2005
Merged with Hopeway, Co., Ltd. a wholesaler of care goods.
April
2006
Showroom opened in Head Office
August
2006
2nd Plant in China completed
February
2007
Full operation of 2nd Plant in China
August
2007
Dongguan Plant of China became SG Registered Plant of shopping carts and walking cars
October
2007
Announced a new brand, TacaoF
November
2007
Joined the Association of Care Goods Providers
December
2007
Became a supporting member of the National Welfare Equipment Professional Consultants Association
February
2009
Capital increased to ¥73,250,000
September
2009
Kyushu Local Office opened in Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka
November
2009
Dongguan Plant of China upgraded from ISO9001:2000 to ISO9001:2008
January
2010
Dongguan Plant of China acquired ISO 13485:2003
March
2010
Kyushu Local Office relocated to Onojo-shi, Fukuoka and upgraded to Kyushu Sales Office
November
2010
Became a member of the Osaka Pharmaceutical Products Wholesalers Association
December
2010
KOWA CO., LTD. acquired ISO9001:2008
December
2010
Established employee stock ownership of KOWA CO., LTD.
February
2011
Capital increased to ¥79,000,000 by allocation of new shares to a third party
April
2011
Became a member of the National Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturers' Association
April
2011
Became a member of the Japan DIY Industry Association
June
2011
Capital increased to ¥95,094,325 by allocation of new shares to a third party
September
2011
The sales company, GUANGZHOU TACAOF TRADING CO., LTD. incorporated in China
October
2011
Capital increased to ¥96,545,075 by allocation of new shares to a third party
November
2011
Kanto Sales Office relocated to Saitama-shi, Saitama
November
2011
Kowa Manufacturing (H.K.) CO., Ltd. relocated
December
2011
DONGGUAN KOWA MANUFACTURING CO ., LTD relocated
March
2012
Capital increased to ¥106,295,075 by allocation of new shares to a third party
May
2014
Tokai Sales Office opened in Inazawa-shi, Aichi
May
2018
Kowa Maintenance Center relocated to Izumiotsu-shi, Osaka

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