History

History

August 1952 Company begins as spring division within Maruho Trading in Osaka
August 17,1954 Company established at current location as Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo, with capital of 500,000yen and eight employees.
January 1965 Established a new factory, located in Kyoto Prefecture, in the Yoshikawa Town of Kameoka City. (First Period Construction Work) The transfer of manufacturing operations to this location was initiated, and production volume increased rapidly.
April 1970 Maruho becomes the first spring company to receive investment from the Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment and Consultation Co.,Ltd. (Corporate bond : 20million yen)
November 1972 Maruho receives an award as an outstanding company from the Japanese Tax Office.
April 1973 Fukuoka Sales Office opened.
March 1974 Tokyo Sales Office opened. Sales activities in areas north of the Kanto region were enhanced.
August 1974 Osaka Sales Office opened due to the expansion of business.
February 1975 Higashihomme Factory newly established as Kameoka Spring Co.,Ltd.
August 1977 Official approval obtained to produce equipment for use in the medical care field. (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
October 1978 Operation of Maruho total System begans.
July 1980 Kameoka Factory recognized for its outstanding level of business operations (from the Kyoto Labor Standards Association)
May 1984 30 Years History published
October 1987 Himeji Branch Office opened.
October 1989 Maruho received the Kyoto Labor Standards Bureau Director‘s Award and the Special Effort Award.
July 1990 Maruho received the Kyoto Labor Standards Bureau Progress Award.
December 1994 Himeji Branch Office expanded and became Himeji Sales Office.
January 1995 Maruho begins MIPS promotion activities.
October 1997 Received Kyoto Prefecture‘s award for Superior Technology in Small and Medium Enterprises and Superior Technology Expert awards (four employees).
April 1999 ISO9002 certification obtained.
April 2000 Mnet24 is initiated.
May 2001 Mnet Express initiated.
June 2001 ISO14001 certification obtained.
December 2001 Designated as Kyoto Prefecture‘s model factory for small and medium enterprises.
December 2002 Maruho listed as one of the 103 “Venture City” Booming Kyoto Businesses (compiled by Nikkei Inc.).
May 2004 50th anniversary commemorative trip (to the Ibusuki area).
April 2005 Patent on a torque transmission tube and endoscope patent obtained.
December 2005 Authorization of a business for medical device repairs obtained (Classification added).
August 2007 Work on Shinkoetsu Factory in Sonbe-cho, Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture is compiled and the factory begins operation.
March 2008 55th anniversary commemorative trip (to the Fukushima and Sendai area)
August 2008 Osaka Sales Office moved.
January 2010 Received the Kyoto Prefecture Small and Medium Size Company Technology Grand Prize Award. “Compliance Action Standards” booklet is issued.
May 2011 Tokyo Sales Office moved.
Construction of the 11th period building of Kameoka Factory.
May 2013 “BCP (Business Continuity Plan)” booklet is issued.
November 2013 60th anniversary commemorative.
December 2013 Became a subsidiary of Maruho Co.,Ltd.
June 2014 Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations,Inc., Jointly established in the USA. With Maruho Co.,Ltd.
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