- Company Profile
- Company Name: Hagihara & Co., Ltd,
- Founded: Aug, 1892
- Headquarters: 884 Nishibara, Nishiachi-cho, Kurashiki-City, Okayama, Japan
- President: Shinji Ikeura
- Vice President: Hideyasu Hagihara
- Capital: US$535,000
- Employees: 180 (as of Jan, 2017)
Business OutlineWe are manufacturer for home furnishing products.Hagihara offers high quality rush products such as Tatami, also high quality home furnishings and high-end home furnishings which is imported from Europe and Asia.Hagihara continuously strives to provide you, with the best values, selection and service in the furniture industry.
|1892||Started business mainly by manufacturing figured mats of rush grass fox export to the United States. Designed and equipped hand looms.|
|Taisho to Showa Period||Changed to domestic demand-led operation as a result of limitations on exports due to the First World War.Current tatami carpets for common household use devised during this time and extended the market across the country and expanded business to Hokkaido,Okinawa,Taiwan,Korea,and Manchuria.|
|1948||Established Hagihara Shoten Company with Fuichi Hagihara as the President.
Second generation Fuichi Hagihara succeeded President following the death of Fuichi Hagihara.Succeded in automating various figured mat looms and implemented modern mass production.
|1951||Reorganized into Hagihara Shoten Co., Ltd.|
|1954||Started full-scale export of figured mats and expanded business to Okinawa,the United States,and Europe.Export destinations extending all over the world excluding nonmarket economies.|
|1961||Constructed the Mizushima Plant and started operation to manufacture polyethylene yarns as the warp for figured mats.|
|1962||Established HAGIHARA INDUSTRIES INC.|
|1964||Changed name of Hagihara Shoten Co.,Ltd to Hagihara & Co., Ltd.|
|1968||Established a Plant for rush products in Hokubo-cho in Okayama Prefecture.|
|1969||Established the Okayama Figured Mat Center.|
|1972||Established Kyushu Hagihara Ltd.
Concluded a rush product distributorship agreement for the whole of China through the JIANGSU HOLLY Corporation. Obtained permission from the PRC government as the only company to handle Chinese-made rush products among Japanese firms.
|1977||Inaugurated President Fuichi Hagihara.|
|1979||Established Jiangsu Rush Product Co.,Ltd.in Suzhou,China.|
|1983||Completed the head office showroom.|
|1991||Established Hagihara Three-I & Co., Ltd.
Established Hagihara Trading Co.,Ltd. Hagihara Three-I & Co., Ltd. Established
|1994||Completed Hokubo Distribution Center.|
|1997||Completed Hagihara Distribution Center.|
|2003||Established Suzhou Hagihara Holly Rush Co.,Ltd.
Completed the new office building of Hagihara Three-i& Co.,Ltd.
|2010||Merged the three companies of Hagihara&Co.,Ltd.Hagihara Three-i&Co.,Ltd.and Hagihara Trading Co.,Ltd.
Inaugurated President Kouichi Hida.
|2011||Established Seoul Branch.|
|2013||Inaugurated President Shinji Ikeura.|