Each year of our history has been a building block for the kokoku of today
Takino Rubber Industry Co. established. Bicycle tire factory built in Mukojima, Tokyo.
Kokoku Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. established by the merger of five rubber companies with Takino Rubber at the center.
Kambara Factory established in Shizuoka Prefecture, starting production of industrial rubber components.
Sales office established in Okachimachi, Tokyo.
Akabane Factory established in Kita-ku, Tokyo.
Emphasis shifted from bicycle tires to industrial components.
R&D Center established within Akabane Factory.
Kambara Factory expanded (currently Shizuoka Rubber).
Started extruding hoses at Mukojima Factory.
Headquarters moved from Sumida-ku to Okachimachi, Taito-ku.
Ohama Factory established in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Started move towards high-function component manufacturing.
Utsunomiya Factory established in Tochigi Prefecture.
Tire tube production discontinued.
Full-scale production of medical components started at Ohama Factory.
Diaphragm production started at Akabane Factory.
Osaka Sales Office established.
Headquarters moved from Okachimachi to current location in Kojimachi.
Electro-conductive rubber production started at Akabane Factory.
R&D Center moved to current location in Inamachi, became independent from Akabane Factory.
Distribution Center established in Urawa, Saitama. New factory established at current location in Kambara.
EPDM keyboard contact TF Rubber material production started at Kambara.
Electro-conductive plastic DEP material developed at R&D Center.
Los Angeles Sales Office established.
Chicago Sales Office established. R&D Center became an independent corporation. Kokoku Rubber Technologies Co., Ltd. Electronic Device Research Lab established in Yoga, Tokyo, developing pressure-sensitive electro-conductive rubber material. Nagoya Sales Office
Kokoku Rubber Inc. established in USA.
Kentucky Factory established in Richmond, KY.
Eno Scientific Foundation established under the auspices of Japanese Ministry of Education.
First OEM graphic computer sold under My First Sony brand name.
Hard drive components production started.
Rechargeable battery safety valve production started at Ohama Factory.
Name changed to Kokoku Intech Co., Ltd.
Thai Kokoku Rubber Co., Ltd. established in Thailand.
Singapore Branch established.
Ayutthaya Factory established in Thailand.
Photo copier transfer belt production started at Kambara Factory.
Tochigi Rubber Co., Ltd. established by the acquisition of Takino Rubber.
Shizuoka Rubber Co., Ltd. established by spin-off from Kambara Factory.
Color laser printer intermediate transfer belt production started at Ohama Factory.
Kokoku (Shanghai) Precision Rubber Co., Ltd. established in China.
Ayutthaya No. 2 Factory – dedicated for extrusion process – established in Thailand.
Bangkok Sales Office established in Thailand. New Delhi Branch established in India.
Kokoku Intech India Pvt. Ltd. established in India.
Neemrana Factory established in India.