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Founding

Year History Major Events

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

February 1972
The Sapporo Olympic

1973

Jul

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

1974

Oct

We implement an automatic press welder

February 1976
The Lockheed Incident comes to light

1978

Oct

We begin producing Zippertubing for automobiles

May 1978
Narita International Airport opens

1979

Jan

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

July 1979
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

1981

Aug

We begin producing Noise Seal

1982

 

We celebrate our 10th anniversary

1983

Jan

We implement our first extrusion processing machine

December 1980
becomes the biggest producer of automobiles in the world

1984

 

Our earnings reach ¥300 million

August 1985 Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes on Osutaka Ridge