Company Information

History

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1917

Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd. founded and its head office and Osaka Plant established in Osaka.

1919 Begins can manufacturing with automatic can-making equipment (can size: 99 mm x 121 mm).
1920 Tokyo Plant established.
1933 Tobata Plant established.
1935 Goes public on Osaka Securities Exchange.
1937 Shimizu Plant established.
1941 Merges with seven other can manufacturers at government's request.
1944

Head office moves to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

1949 Goes public on Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1958

Sendai Plant established.

Begins manufacturing beer cans.

1960 Ibaraki Plant established.
1961 Yokohama Plant established.
1962 Begins manufacturing plastic bottles (for detergents).
1965 Introduces aluminum pull-tab ends.
1967 Kawasaki Plant established.
1969 Begins manufacturing retort pouches.
1970 Begins manufacturing Toyo Seam cans.
1971 Saitama and Takatsuki Plants established.
1972

Chitose Plant established.

Begins manufacturing Lamicon bottles (for mayonnaise).

1973

Hiroshima Plant established.
1974

Kiyama Plant established.

Osaka Plant moves to Izumisano City.

Begins manufacturing DWI cans.

1976

Adopts push-in-tab ends (202 diameter) for carbonated soft drinks.
1977

Ishioka Plant established.

Begins manufacturing DRD cans

1978

Begins manufacturing PET bottles (for soy sauce).

Begins manufacturing welded beverage cans.

1979

Kuki Plant established.

Begins manufacturing welded aerosol cans.

1980 Completion of new head office building (Saiwai Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
1982 Begins manufacturing PET beverage bottles.
1983 Sendai Plant moves to Minato, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City.
1985 Develops Phoenix cans.
1990 Begins manufacturing Stay-On-Tab (SOT) ends.
1991 Begins manufacturing TULC.
1993

Toyohashi Plant established.

Begins manufacturing colorectal cancer test containers.

1994 Begins manufacturing Oxyguard (for cooked rice).
1995

Begins manufacturing Pascal cans.

1996

Begins manufacturing Moisture Guard (pouch with moisture absorption function).

1997

Increases capital to 11,094.6 million yen.

1999

Launches embossed beverage cans.

2000

Shizuoka Plant established.

Integrates Tokyo Plant into Yokohama Plant.

2001

 

Begins manufacturing Oxyblock heat-resistant multilayer PET bottles (for hot beverages).

Begins manufacturing aTULC.

Begins manufacturing aluminum DWI Diamond-cut cans.

2002 Begins manufacturing double-safety full-open ends.
2003

Integrates Tobata Plant into Kiyama Plant.

2005

Begins manufacturing Multiblock bottles (for mayonnaise).

Begins manufacturing pouches with retortable zippers.

2006

Commercializes TULC embossed cans with label.

2008

Develops Aroma Dome cans.

2009

Shiga Plant established.

Commercializes fuel cell cartridges.

Develops hairline finish aerosol cans.

2010

Integrates Takatsuki Plant into Shiga Plant.

Integrates Shimizu Plant into Shizuoka Plant.

Develops TULC with mirror surface label.

Begins manufacturing castings for lithium-ion secondary batteries.

2011 Completion of new head office building (Osaki Forest Building, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
2012

 

Head office moves to Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.

Establishes “Toyo Seikan Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd.” for planned transition to holding company structure.

Develops Oxyguard cups for corn beef.

2013

Becomes a holding company responsible for management of Group companies (“Group Management”) and renamed “Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.”
Transfers all businesses except Group Management to Toyo Seikan Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd. (renamed “Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.”)

Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd. begins manufacturing Fi-Cell formed PET bottles.

2014 Begins manufacturing OXYDEC.
2016 Begins manufacturing RETOBAC.
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