CORPORATE HISTORY

Our History

1918
Ichikawa Brothers Trading Company is established in Osaka
1923
Manufacture and sale of vacuum bottles begins; the elephant adopted as trademark
1948
Kyowa Manufacturing Co., Ltd., is established
1953
Corporate name changed to Kyowa Vacuum Bottle Co., Inc.
1961
Name changed to Zojirushi Corporation
1970
Head Office building and Shiga Plant are completed; new electric rice warmer is launched
1980
Sale of electric air pots commenced
1981
Stainless steel dual-layer vacuum bottles are launched
1986
Zojirushi lists shares on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange; corporate identity activities are launched; Union Zojirushi Co., Ltd., is established in Thailand
1987
Zojirushi America Corporation is established
1995
Zojirushi-Simatelex Co., Ltd., and Zojirushi Hong Kong Co., Ltd., are established
2001
Mimamori Hotline service is launched
2002
Zojirushi Taiwan Corporation is established
2003
Zojirushi Shanghai Corporation is established
2008
Zojirushi celebrates its 90th anniversary; Vacuum Bottles & Air Pots Pavilion is established
2014
Zojirushi SE Asia Corporation Ltd. is established in Thailand
2018
Zojirushi marks the 100th anniversary of its establishment; listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange