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Org/BusinessEvents related to organizational changes and the establishment of facilities of the Company

ProductsEvents related to products of the Company

GroupEvents related to group companies and the Group’s structure

1917

Org/BusinessToyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd. (currently Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd.) founded with the Head Office and Osaka Factory established in the City of Osaka

1919

ProductsBegins can manufacturing with automatic can-making equipment (can size: 99 mm x 121 mm)

1920

Org/BusinessTokyo Plant established

1933

Org/BusinessTobata Plant established

1934

GroupToyo Kohan Co., Ltd. founded

1935

Org/BusinessToyo Seikan listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange

1937

Org/BusinessShimizu Plant established

1941

Org/BusinessToyo 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

GroupTokan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (currently Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.) founded

1944

Org/BusinessHead office relocated to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

1949

Org/BusinessToyo Seikan listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

GroupToyo Kohan Co., Ltd. listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange

1950

GroupTokan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. changed its name to Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.

GroupFerro Enamels (Japan) Limited (currently Tokan Material Technology Co., Ltd.) founded

1953

GroupShimada Glass Co., Ltd. (currently Toyo Glass Co., Ltd.) joined the Toyo Seikan Group

GroupToyo Aerosol Industry Co. Ltd. founded

1954

GroupImperial Crown Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Closures Co., Ltd.) joined the Toyo Seikan Group

GroupShimada Glass Co., Ltd. changed its name to Toyo Glass Co., Ltd.

1958

Org/BusinessSendai Plant established

ProductsBegins manufacturing beer cans

1959

GroupImperial Crown Co., Ltd. changed its name to Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Closure Co., Ltd.)

1960

Org/BusinessIbaraki Plant established

1961

Org/BusinessYokohama Plant established

1962

ProductsBegins manufacturing plastic bottles (for detergents)

1965

ProductsIntroduces aluminum pull-tab ends

1967

Org/BusinessKawasaki Plant established

1969

ProductsBegins manufacturing retort pouches

GroupCrown Seal Company Limited (currently Crown Seal Public Co., Ltd.) joined the Toyo Seikan Group

1970

ProductsBegins manufacturing Toyo Seam cans

1971

Org/BusinessSaitama Plant and Takatsuki Plant established

1972

Org/BusinessChitose Plant established

ProductsBegins manufacturing Lamicon bottles (for mayonnaise)

1973

Org/BusinessHiroshima Plant established

1974

Org/BusinessOsaka Plant relocated to Izumisano City

Org/BusinessKiyama Plant established

ProductsBegins manufacturing DWI cans

1976

ProductsAdopts push-in-tab ends (202 diameter) for carbonated soft drinks

1977

Org/BusinessIshioka Plant established

ProductsBegins manufacturing DRD cans

GroupCrown Seal Company Limited (currently Crown Seal Public Co., Ltd.) listed on Thai Stock Exchange

1978

ProductsBegins manufacturing PET bottles (for soy sauce)

ProductsBegins manufacturing welded beverage cans

1979

Org/BusinessKuki Plant established

ProductsBegins manufacturing welded aerosol can

1980

Org/BusinessNew head office building (Saiwai Building) completed

1982

ProductsBegins manufacturing PET beverage bottles

1983

Org/BusinessSendai Plant relocated from Saiwai-cho, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City to Minato, Miyagino-ku, Sendai City

1985

ProductsDevelops Phoenix cans

1988

GroupBangkok Can Manufacturing Co., Ltd. founded

1990

ProductsBegins manufacturing Stay-On-Tab (SOT) ends

1991

ProductsBegins manufacturing TULC

1993

Org/BusinessToyohashi Plant established

ProductsBegins manufacturing colorectal cancer test containers

1994

ProductsBegins manufacturing Oxyguard (for cooked rice)

GroupCrown Seal Company Limited changed its name to Crown Seal Public Co., Ltd.

1995

ProductsManufacturing of Pascal can started

1996

ProductsBegins manufacturing Moisture Guard (pouch with moisture absorption function)

1997

Org/BusinessIncreases capital to 11,094.6 million yen

1999

ProductsLaunches embossed beverage cans

2000

Org/BusinessShizuoka Plant established

Org/BusinessTokyo Plant closed and integrated into Yokohama Plant

2001

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

ProductsBegins manufacturing aluminum DWI Diamond-cut cans

ProductsBegins manufacturing aTULC

2002

ProductsBegins manufacturing double-safety full-open ends

2003

Org/BusinessTobata Plant closed and integrated into Kiyama Plant

GroupTokan Packaging System Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Tokan Package Co., Ltd.) founded

GroupFerro Enamels (Japan) Limited changed its name to Tokan Material Technology Co., Ltd.

2005

ProductsBegins manufacturing Multiblock bottles (for mayonnaise)

ProductsBegins manufacturing pouches with retortable zippers

GroupTokan Packaging System Co., Ltd. changed its name to Nippon Tokan Package Co., Ltd.

2006

ProductsCommercializes TULC embossed cans with label

2008

ProductsDevelops Aroma Dome cans

2009

Org/BusinessShiga Plant established

ProductsCommercializes fuel cell cartridges

ProductsDevelops hairline finish aerosol cans

2010

Org/BusinessTakatsuki Plant closed and integrated into Shiga Plant

Org/BusinessShimizu Plant closed and integrated into Shizuoka Plant

ProductsDevelops TULC with mirror surface label

ProductsBegins manufacturing castings for lithium-ion secondary batteries

2011

Org/BusinessNew head office building (Osaki Forest Building) completed

GroupStolle Machinery Company, LLC joined the Toyo Seikan Group

2012

Org/BusinessHead office relocated to Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

ProductsDevelops Oxyguard cups for corn beef

2013

Org/BusinessTransferred to a holding company structure and company name changed to Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.

GroupToyo Seikan Spin-off Preparation Co., Ltd. was established through a company split to succeed all operations of Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. except for the Group’s management and administrative functions, and changed its name to Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.

GroupJapan Crown Cork Co., Ltd. changed its name to Nippon Closures Co., Ltd.

2017

Org/BusinessThe 100th anniversary of founding

GroupMebius Packaging Co., Ltd. established

2018

GroupMebius 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

GroupToyo Kohan Co., Ltd. was delisted from the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the Company completed a tender offer to acquire all shares in Toyo Kohan. (The Company turned Toyo Kohan into a wholly-owned subsidiary in August 2018.)

Org/BusinessEvents related to organizational changes and the establishment of facilities of the Company

ProductsEvents related to products of the Company

GroupEvents related to group companies and the Group’s structure

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