Furuya Chronicle: Always open up the state of art
Since it was founded in 1918 (7th year of Taisho Period) as the pioneer of button manufacturing in Japan, Furuya Industry Co., Ltd. has always been ahead of the times and working on technological innovation and cutting-edge product manufacturing.
Pioneer spirit to cut roads without paths. This is the driving force of Furuya Industry Co., Ltd. that has not changed since its founding.
[Early days] Button manufacturing pioneer
|1918||Paying attention to the westernization of the Japanese people, Jusaburo Furuya founded the Furuya Button Factory in Kokubun Town, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City, as the pioneer of button manufacturing in Japan.|
|1923||Started manufacturing hook buttons made from ivory nuts (coconut seeds).|
|1927||The factory relocated to the current location near the place of origin of Jusaburo Furuya (Fukuzumi, Sasayama-cho, Taki-gun).|
|1942||Was designated as a Navy Military factory and started manufacturing Navy dress buttons.|
[Development period] Plastic mold business is blooming
|1948||In preparation for the golden age of plastics, the material for hooks and buttons was changed into plastic (thermosetting resin), and a direct pressure molding machine for plastic was introduced.|
|1955||Started manufacturing polyester shirt buttons.|
|1959||Introduced an injection molding machine and started manufacturing all-plastic hook and button. After that, we developed business in the injection molding field more and more actively.|
|1961||Started manufacturing plastic heels for chemical shoes.|
|1965||Reorganized into a corporate organization with a capital of 15 million yen and established the company name as Furuya Industry Co., Ltd. Jusaburo Furuya was appointed as President.|
|1970||Jusaburo Furuya became Chairman of the Board, and Toshitsugu Furuya was appointed President.|
Plastic hooks for raincoats
First injection molding machine introduced
Heels for Chemical shoe
[Innovation period] Technology to support the Japanese apparel scene
|1975||Started manufacturing parts for apparel products.|
|1977||Developed the world's first fully-adherent non-breaking injected sole for golf shoes.|
|1979||Built 2nd factory along with the introduction of the first multi-material injection molding machine.|
|1980||Started manufacturing 2-color molded products for golf & sports shoes soles, and apparel related parts.|
|1982||Jusaburo Furuya becomes a part-time director.
Built and relocated into new company building (2-story administration building, 3rd factory).
Developed a composite material of rubber and plastic. Expanded applications to various products from various industries, such as bags, office furniture, and watch bands.
[Breakthrough Epoch] Challenge new possibilities for plastics
|1989||Established a joint venture, "Marito Capital Taiwan Co., Ltd." with Morito Co., Ltd. in Taichung, Taiwan.
Built a 2-story state-of-the-art factory and completed catering facilities, as a commemorative project for the 70th anniversary of our founding.
|1990||Toshinobu Furuya was appointed as President. Doubled the capital to 30 million yen.|
|1995||Thositsugu Furuya was reappointed as president, due to the death of the current president.|
|1996||Introduction of the first DSI injection molding machine.|
|1997||Contributing to the G-Shock boom.|
|1999||Installed clean room along with participating into medical industry.|
|2000||Acquired ISO 9001 quality management system certification.|
|2001||Acquired ISO 14001 environmental management system certification.|
|2003||Toshitami Furuya was appointed president.
Started accepting Vietnamese trainees.
|2004||Established Furuya Hong Kong Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong.|
|2005||Increased the capital to 45 million yen due to the investment of Osaka. Small-and-Medium Enterprise Investment Development Co., Ltd.|
|2007||Opened Tokyo Sales Office.|
|2008||Recruiting Vietnamese engineers.|
|2009||Full-scale start of in-house die manufacturing.
Clean room expansion.
|2010||Dissolved and withdrew from joint venture "Taiwan Marito Capital Co., Ltd."
Closed Hong Kong Furuya Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
Established FURUYA INDUSTRIES (THAILAND) in Ayutthaya, Thailand
Introduced LSR (liquid silicone) compound molding machine.
Adopted support subsidy for MONOZUKURI Product Development in Small-and-Medium Enterprises, 2009.
|2011||Started production in FURUYA INDUSTRIES (THAILAND) factory.
Thailand factory suffered total damage due to the great flood in Thailand.
|2013||Adopted support subsidy for Monozukuri Product Development in Small-and-Medium Enterprises, 2012.|
|2014||Adopted subsidies for Monozukuri, commerce and service innovation projects in small-and-medium enterprises & small businesses, revised in 2013.|
|2015||Established child-care facility “Cactus House” in office site.
Adopted subsidy for innovation in Monozukuri Commerce and Services revised in 2014.
|2016||Completed 2nd factory in FURUYA INDUSTRIES (THAILAND).
Completed LSR (Liquid Silicone) factory inside the company.
Adopted support subsidy for new development of Monozukuri, Commerce and Services, revised in 2015.
|2017||Adopted subsidy for new manufacturing/commerce/service development support in 2016|
|2018||Hyogo Work-Life Balance Company Commendation Award Winner
revised manufacturing, commerce, service management power improvement support subsidy in 2017
|2019||Technical Center Completion.
Myanmarese trainee Acceptance Start.
Manufacturing/Commerce/Service Productivity Improvement Promotion Subsidy in 2018
|2020||Acquired IATF16949：2016 quality management system certification.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency:Business continuity strengthening plan certification
Continued certification as a company promoting harmony between work and life in Hyogo
First DSI injection molding machine
Mook published within
the G-Shock boom