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OUR HISTORY


For KOKUYO, creativity means solving the small problems people encounter in their work and daily lives, one by one, through the use of creative ideas. In the process, new values are generated which contribute to the creation of a better society. However, this approach is not just about generating new ideas. KOKUYO’s long history of more than 100 years is also a history of constantly pushing forward the boundaries of this creativity, not only in the design of our products, but also in the way they are manufactured, transported and sold, as well as the way the business itself is run. KOKUYO’s long history is its strength and will contribute to the forging of its future.

1905

1905

KOKUYO was founded in 1905 by Zentaro Kuro-da which marked the beginning of retail outlets specializing in the sale of Zentaro Japansese-style account book ledger
1917

1917

The trademark was determined to be “KOKUYO”
1960-1965

1960-1965

In 1960 KOKUYO introduced the document filling cabinet and in 1965 released steel desk and office chairs
1969

1969

Osaka head office completed this year , work area were left open to viewing , to show the public how this steel furniture company was being transformed into a full-product office furniture company.
1982

1982

Tokyo showroom is completed
1993-1997

1993-1997

In 1993 , marked the commencement of KOKUYO’s steel manufacturing plant in Mie’s prefecture .The following year in 1994 , Shibayama’s materials manufactured plant started it operation , In 1997 , KOKUYO’s opened its first manufacturing plant outside Japan in Malaysia
1997

1997

Product AGATA/A is awarded IF Germany Design Award
2004

2004

KOKUYO’s first office & showroom in Bangkok
2005

2005

100 ANNIVERSARY / NEW COMPANY LOGO
2008-2010

2008-2010

In 2008, KOKUYO was one of the sponsored for Beijing’s Olympics and in 2010 , participated in the Shanghai Expo under the Japanese industrial hall.
2008-2012

2008-2012

The Eco-Live office , an environmentally friendly office , opens in Tokyo Shinagawa , In 2012 opening of Shanghai Flagship showroom , first ever showroom and LIVE office in Singapore and Opening of Jakarta Showroom
2017

2017

KOKUYO’s opening of Live Showroom in Bangkok
2018

2018

KOKUYO 1st Press Conference in Bangkok