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1918. Foundation of the Murakoshi Ironworks

1918

Masaemon Murakoshi founded the Murakoshi Ironworks in Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku.
The manufacture and distribution of screw gets underway.

1935

The business is reorganized into a general partnership entitled Murakoshi Precision Screw Manufacturing.

1938

The Koganei Factory is newly established in Koganei City, Tokyo.

1947

Kazuo Murakoshi is appointed company representative.

1961

The business is reorganized into a shareholder company, Murakoshi Precision Screw Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

1963

The factory becomes JIS-certified.

1965

The Nakoso Factory is established in Iwaki City, Fukushima.

1966

The factory is certified as a small- and medium-sized enterprise streamlining model.

1967

A wood-jointing product - ONIME NUT® - is developed.

1968

The business starts accepting overseas orders and labor-saving machinery is developed for in-house use.

1970

Three business pillars are established: screws, parts and labor-saving machinery.

1975. Company is renamed Murakoshi Industry.

1975

Company is renamed Murakoshi Industry.

1980

Kazuo Murakoshi and Masao Murakoshi are respectively appointed Representative Director/Chairperson and Representative Director/President.

1997

MUNIC (joint venture) established in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

2001

QS9000/ISO9002 certification acquired.

2003

QS9000/ISO9001 (2000) certification acquired.

2004

Iwaki Factory II established in the Onahama coastal industrial park to reinforce production equipment.

2007

ISO14001:2004 certification acquired.

1976. Spin-off company, Murakoshi MFG established.

1976

Split from the wood jointing division of Murakoshi Industry to form Murakoshi MFG. Started full-scale development, manufacture and sale of wood jointing systems.

1978

Established sales office in Canada (Vancouver) to strengthen overseas sales activities. At the same time, established distributers in Canada and America. Entered into sales agreement for Concealed Hinges with Prameta (West Germany) and Salice (Italy).

1980

Entered into technical agreement with Prameta and Salice
Started production of Japanese-made Concealed Hinges

1982

Entered into joint sales/technical agreement with Titus (UK)

1984

Established a factory dedicated to Concealed Hinges in Ichinomiya-cho, Higashi Yatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi

1985

Entered into technical agreement for architectural design and the development/design of machine components with Kairos (Italy). Entered into sales agreement for draw rails with Alfit (Austria).

1986

Completion of Yamanashi Factory Ⅱ

1988

Installed fully automated assembly equipment for MF hinges at Yamanashi Factory

1989

Established Hamamatsu Service Center in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka

1992

Completion of Yamanashi Factory Ⅲ (factory dedicated to die casting)

1993

Established Murakoshi Fine Plating (factory dedicated to surface treatment)

1996

Celebrated 20th anniversary

1997

Obtained ISO 9002 certification (international quality assurance standard)

1998

Completion of new business office and distribution center in Misaka-cho, Yamanashi
Established Murakoshi Asia

2001

Obtained ISO 9001 (international quality assurance standard) certification and certification for ISO 14001 (international environmental management systems)

2003

Completion of new head office building
Established aluminum framing factory in Iwaki City, Fukushima

2005

Participated in Japan Home + Building Show 2005

2006

Participated in Japan Home + Building Show 2006

2007

Participated in Youngsters’ Science Festival Tokyo in Koganei
Participated in Japan Home + Building Show 2007

2008

Start of joint industry and academia project with Tokyo Gakugei University
Participated in Youngsters’ Science Festival Tokyo in Koganei

2009

Opened Murakoshi MFG Showroom in Living Design Center OZONE
Participated in Youngsters’ Science Festival Tokyo in Koganei

2010. Murakoshi Industry and Murakoshi MFG merged.

2010

Murakoshi Industry and Murakoshi MFG merged.
Businesses hived off: business activities of Murakoshi Industry are succeeded by the Fine Components Division of Murakoshi MFG while those of Murakoshi MFG are operated under the Lifestyle Components Division.
Opened Koganei Satellite Showroom in Koganei City, Tokyo

2011

Received award as company "Contributing to the Restoration/Recovery of Japan Following the Great East Japan Earthquake" from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Murakoshi MFG online shop launched
Opened showroom in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Relocated Fukuoka Sales Office
Opened showroom in Fukuoka Sales Office

2012

Installed photovoltaic power generation system at Yamanashi Business Office

2013

Established Murakoshi Asia Corp., Ansan Factory in Ansan, South Korea
Installed photovoltaic power generation system at Yamanashi Ichinomiya Factory I
Installed 3D vibration oscillator testing equipment at Yamanashi Ichinomiya Factory I

2014. Established Murakoshi Holdings

2014

Completed mega solar power generation facility "Green Power Hayakita" in Abira-cho, Hokkaido
Selected as one of "Excellent SMEs and Micro Enterprises Selection 300" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Second photovoltaic power system installed in the Yamanashi Office.
Established Murakoshi Holdings, Masao Murakoshi is appointed to President.

2015

Held 50th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony for Nakoso Factory
Nichiei Shokai (distributor) acquired as a group company and company renamed Murakoshi Nichiei Co., Inc.

2016

Masao Murakoshi is appointed to Chairperson, Yusuke Murakoshi is appointed to President, Masaharu Murakoshi is appointed to Vice President.
Completion of New Factory in Iwaki Minamidai Factory

2018

The 100th Anniversary of Murakoshi Group
Relocated Osaka Sales Office and Hamamatsu Sales Office
Subsidiary MFP Corporation acquired Komoridennka Co., Ltd. (through a surface processing partnership) as a group company and the company renamed MFP Komori.

2020

Showroom opened within the Osaka Office.