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  • 1918
  • Ichikawa Brothers Trading Company is established in Osaka
  • 1948
  • Kyowa Manufacturing Co., Ltd., is established, manufacture and sale of vacuum bottles begins
  • 1953
  • Corporate name changed to Kyowa Vacuum Bottle Co., Inc.
  • 1961
  • Name changed to Zojirushi Corporation; elephant adopted as trademark
  • 1964
  • Japan's first automated bottle production equipment is developed, mass production of vacuum bottle interior glass begins
  • 1968
  • Osaka Factory is opened
  • 1970
  • Head Office building and Shiga Plant are completed; new electric rice warmer is launched
  • 1973
  • Air Pot is launched, Zojirushi receives high acclaim for this push button-type beverage dispenser
  • 1980
  • Sale of electric air pots commenced
  • 1981
  • Stainless steel dual-layer vacuum pipes are launched
  • 1983
  • Micom electric rice cooker/warmer is introduced
  • 1985
  • Tokyo Main Office is completed
  • 1986
  • Zojirushi lists shares on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange; corporate identity is introduced; Union Zojirushi Co., Ltd., in Thailand, is established
  • 1987
  • Zojirushi America Corporation is established
  • 1993
  • Minuet computer system is launched
  • 1995
  • Zojirushi-Simatelex Co., Ltd., and Zojirushi Hong Kong Co., Ltd., are established
  • 1999
  • Zojirushi television commercial wins ACC Grand Prix prize
  • 2001
  • Mimamori Hotline service is launched
  • 2002
  • Zojirushi Taiwan Corporation, in Taiwan, is established
  • 2003
  • Zojirushi Shanghai Corporation is established
  • 2008
  • Zojirushi celebrates 90th anniversary; Vacuum Bottles & Air Pots Pavilion is established