history

  • ○…Related to our organizational changes, plant establishment, etc.
  • ●…Related to our products
  • ◆…Related to our group
1917 Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd. (currently Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd.) founded with the Head Office and Osaka Factory established in the City of 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
1934 Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd. founded
1935 Toyo Seikan listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange
1937 Shimizu Plant established
1941 Toyo Seikan merged with seven 7 can manufacturers at the government’s request to form Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd. (currently Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.)
1943 Tokan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (currently Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.) founded
1944 Head office relocated to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
1949 Toyo Seikan listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd. listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange
1950 Tokan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. changed its name to Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Ferro Enamels (Japan) Limited (currently Tokan Material Technology Co., Ltd.) founded
1953 Shimada Glass Co., Ltd. (currently Toyo Glass Co., Ltd.) joined the Toyo Seikan Group
Toyo Aerosol Industry Co. Ltd. founded
1954 Imperial Crown Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Closures Co., Ltd.) joined the Toyo Seikan Group
Shimada Glass Co., Ltd. changed its name to Toyo Glass Co., Ltd.
1958 Sendai Plant established
Begins manufacturing beer cans
1959 Imperial Crown Co., Ltd. changed its name to Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Closure Co., Ltd.)
1960 Ibaraki Plant established
1961 Yokohama Plant established
1962 Begins manufacturing plastic bottles (for detergents)
Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd. changed its Japanese name from Toyo Earozooru to Toyo Eazooru
1965 Introduces aluminum pull-tab ends
1967 Kawasaki Plant established
Toyo Glass Co., Ltd. changed its Japanese name (the word “Glass” was spelled in katakana but English name unchanged)
1969 Begins manufacturing retort pouches
Crown Seal Company Limited (currently Crown Seal Public Co., Ltd.) joined the Toyo Seikan Group
1970 Begins manufacturing Toyo Seam cans
1971 Saitama Plant and Takatsuki Plant established
1972 Chitose Plant established
Begins manufacturing Lamicon bottles (for mayonnaise)
1973 Hiroshima Plant established
1974 Kiyama Plant established
Osaka Plant relocated 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
Crown Seal Company Limited (currently Crown Seal Public Co., Ltd.) listed on Thai Stock Exchange
1978 Begins manufacturing PET bottles (for soy sauce)
Begins manufacturing welded beverage cans
1979 Kuki Plant established
Begins manufacturing welded aerosol can
1980 New head office building (Saiwai Building) completed
1982 Begins manufacturing PET beverage bottles
1983 Sendai Plant relocated from Saiwai-cho, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City to Minato, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City
1985 Develops Phoenix cans
1988 Bangkok Can Manufacturing Co., Ltd. founded
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)
Crown Seal Company Limited changed its name to Crown Seal Public Co., Ltd.
1995 Manufacturing of Pascal can started
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
Tokyo Plant closed and integrated 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 Tobata Plant closed and integrated into Kiyama Plant
Tokan Packaging System Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Tokan Package Co., Ltd.) founded
Ferro Enamels (Japan) Limited changed its name to Tokan Material Technology Co., Ltd.
2005 Begins manufacturing Multiblock bottles (for mayonnaise)
Begins manufacturing pouches with retortable zippers
Tokan Packaging System Co., Ltd. changed its name to Nippon Tokan Package Co., Ltd.
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 Takatsuki Plant closed and integrated into Shiga Plant
Shimizu Plant closed and integrated into Shizuoka Plant
Develops TULC with mirror surface label
Begins manufacturing castings for lithium-ion secondary batteries
2011 New head office building (Osaki Forest Building) completed
Stolle Machinery Company, LLC joined the Toyo Seikan Group
2012 Head office relocated to Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Develops Oxyguard cups for corn beef
2013 Transferred to a holding company structure and company name changed to Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.
Toyo Seikan Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd., succeeded all businesses except for the Company’s operations of the Group management and administration through an absorption-type company split, and trade name was changed to Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.
Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd. changed its name to Nippon Closures Co., Ltd.
2017 The 100th anniversary of founding
Mebius Packaging Co., Ltd. established
2018 Mebius Packaging Co., Ltd. succeeded operations related to plastic bottles and caps mainly for non-beverage products which were carved out from Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd., Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Nippon Closures Co., Ltd. in an absorption-type company split

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