Thursday, May 19, 2022
CENTURY CORPORATION


Vision/Mission

" Achieving the customers' needs " is our mission and the driving force for moving us towards the future.

- Frontier Spirit, Speed & Creativity are Our Identities -

Since our company was established in January 1987, we have been intending to be a creative enterprise that can speedily correspond to the epoch trend with the pioneering spirit that never yields to any difficulties.

Our current scope of business includes a series of disaster prevention equipment such as advanced Earthquake early warning systems (EEW), Lithium power storage devices, Earthquake vibration sensing breakers, and now Multi-function drone for disaster relief, designed circuit boards to game maker companies, all kinds of computer/mobile devices, even portable Sterilization deodorant machines and hobby-related products ... etc.

"Development department" utilizes the technology of electrical circuit design from upstream to downstream.

"Trading Department" makes our territory not only limited to domestic but also expand to Southeast Asia and Western countries worldwide.

"Retail department" functions as an antenna which collects the voices from the valuable consumers. All these three divisions together create a solid foundation for our business.

We will continue our company spirit of the time when it was established and always self-reproof about the social responsibility to protect human life, lifestyle, property, the infrastructure of the country and contribute to society at the same time!

Our all employees, the company and the interested parties will contain the same goal to continue challenging to the future for social prosperity!

 

Business Description

Advanced earthquake early warning receiving terminal, also includes the emergency power supply equipments, disaster prevention-related equipments, as well as the PC peripheral manufacturing and sales, the development of mobile-related peripheral equipments, manufacturing, sales, import and export trading

 

Location:

CHINA, VIETNAM, SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN

 

Background

 

year month day

History

January 1987

Century Corporation was establisded in Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo for the purpose of importing, exporting and selling electric ,electronic devices and the parts.

June, 1988

Acquired export agency right from Sharp Corporation for full-scale export of semiconductor parts to Southeast Asia, the United States, and Europe.

November 1991

In anticipation of the expansion of the personal computer market, the head office was relocated to the city of sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, near Akihabara, which is the leading edge area of the personal computers.

1991 same month

Started manufacturing and selling additional memory modules for PCs under the original brand.

April 1992

With the expansion of business, the warehouse was newly established in Taito-ku, Tokyo and the head office was relocatied to 3-chome Ueno.

April 1994

Logistics Center was established in Kashiwa City, Chiba for business expansion.

July 1995

Released the pin number converter "SIMM converter" and the monitor switching machine "MES-600DX" for DOS / V-Macintosh, then entered into production and sales of peripheral devices for personal computers.

October 1995

Acquired the authorized distributor right from Apple Computer, Inc., USA.

December 1995

Started to supply custom-designed OEM PCs for the arcade game industry, such as photo booth.

October 1997

Merged with Cyber Co., Ltd. to enter the retail business sector in advance. At the same time, we acquired the retail shops “Akibakan Main Shop”, “Akihakan Annex”, “Akibakan New Shop”, “Mac Academy” and “Akibatei”.

February 1998

The headquarters was relocatied to 2-chome Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo to expand the head office function

March 1998

In order to strengthen the retail business in Hokkaido and Tohoku regions, we had an agreement with Dome Co., Ltd. to acquire all sales and opened a Sapporo sales office. Accompanying this, we acquired the retail store “DO-ME”.

March 1999

In order to strengthen the sales and management systems of the retail department, "Mac Academy" was integrated into the "Akibakan new shop", and entered the Internet business through the web sale system of this shop

January 2000

A third-party allocation of new shares is processed

October 2000

In order to strengthen the function of logistics, "Logistics Division" is started, also moved to the Large logistics center in Kashiwa City, Chiba.

The same month of 2000

Implement Stock split (free delivery)

February 2001

Implement Stock split (free delivery)

August 2001

Develop a mobile phone charger "strongest power theory Hercules" (electronic goods) as a convenience store for the items, sales start.

June 2002

In response to the changes of the market (Akihabara area),  the "TOPGUN" was started (retail sales of aircraft-related goods)

January 2003

In response to the changes of the market (Akihabara area),  the "BACK DROP" of Akibakan was started (retail sales of WWE · TNA Wrestling-related goods)

September 2003

"China Office" was  established for strengthening production control and extension of the market.

November 2003

Used PC business was started in "Akibakan" located in Akihabara.

August 2004

"Century Direct" was started to strengthen WEB business.

September 2004

"Taiwan office" was established for strengthening production control and expansion of the market.

March 2005

"Kashiwa logistics Center" was relocated to Toyofuta, Kashiwa, Chiba for business expansion.

August 2005

Start production of the sales items for convenience store in Vietnam  

November 2005

Join as a member of the mobile phone emergency charger Manufacturers Association (MEIA).

April 2008

Join as a member of Japan Fire Alarms Manufacturer's accociation

October 2008

Acquisition of treasury stock

October 2008

The logistics warehouse of the sales department for Sapporo office "DO-ME" was relocated to Nishi-ku, Sapporo for business expansion

December 2008

Start production and promotion about residential disaster prevention alarms.

January 2010

DO-MU shop and warehouse Relocation

April 2010

Akibakan shop Relocation

August 2010

Japan Meteorological Agency forecast work permission obtained(Earthquake motion forecast) "Permit No. 164"

August 2010

Join as a member of the earthquake early warning users council

October 2010

Acquisition of treasury stock

February 2011

China (Shenzhen) Office Relocation

June 2013

Okinawa office established

 

Products/Services

Disaster prevention solutions

Earthquake Preparedness Supplies

Emergency power supply

  • Blackout guard

PC Solutions

HDD / SSD Related Products

Monitor Related Products

Expansion interface

keyboard

USB Memory

Supply and other peripherals

plus one series

RAZOKU Series

Multiple Type
Copy / clone featured

KORE DO DAI SERIES

DUPLICATOR

ACCESORIES

Business products

Mobile / Life Solutions

cell Phone charger

Mobile Accessories

AV-related products

speaker

Earphones

Otherwise

Miscellaneous goods

 

New Products

Thunderbolt3 Portable NVMe SSD 2TB (CPNVTB3-2000)

PHISON Inc. E12 M2 NVMe SSD (2TB) Thunderbolt3 with built-in Portable NVMe SSD Announcing a new! (July 18, 2019)

Supported OS:

MacOS10.13 later Win10 Win8.1 Win7

Connection method:

Thunderbolt3 Type-C connector

Thunderbolt3 Portable NVMe SSD 1TB (CPNVTB3-1000)

PHISON Inc. E12 M2 NVMe SSD (1TB) Thunderbolt3 with built-in Portable NVMe SSD Announcing a new! (July 18, 2019)

Supported OS:

MacOS10.13 later Win10 Win8.1 Win7

Connection method:

Thunderbolt3 Type-C connector

Thunderbolt3 Portable NVMe SSD 512GB (CPNVTB3-512)

PHISON Inc. E12 M2 NVMe SSD (512GB) Thunderbolt3 with built-in Portable NVMe SSD Announcing a new! (July 18, 2019)

Supported OS:

MacOS10.13 later Win10 Win8.1 Win7

Connection method:

Thunderbolt3 Type-C connector

MicroUSB cable 1m 2.1A (DS-SCW-170)

Charging and data transfer is possible MicroUSB cable (July 17, 2019)

MicroUSB

Type-C tough cable 1m (CTC-JD30)

Strong in bending break-! Type-C Tough cable! (July 17, 2019)

USB Type-C

USB charging

Lightning tough cable 2m (T2L-JD24)

Strong Lightning Tough cable 2m to bending disconnection, (July 17, 2019)

LightningUSB charging

MicroUSB tough cable 2m & Type-C adapter (T2CM-JD24)

Strong in bending break-! Tough cable can also be used to be Type-C MicroUSB! (July 17, 2019)

MicroUSB USB Type-C

USB charging

Lightning tough cable 1m (CTL-JD24)

Strong Lightning Tough cable 1m to bending disconnection, (July 17, 2019)

Lightning USB charging


Markets

 CHINA, JAPAN, South KOREA, TAIWAN, VIETNAM

 

Industry

Advanced use earthquake early warning receiving terminal, and including the emergency power supply equipment disaster prevention-related equipment, as well as the computer, the development of mobile-related peripheral equipment, production, sales and import and export

 

Location

Head Office

2-28-5 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016 Japan

PC Equipment Sales Dept. :
TEL : 81-3-5818-7045 FAX : 81-3-5818-7385

Trading and Overseas Marketing Dept. :
TEL : 81-3-5818-7051 FAX : 81-3-5818-3560

Planning & Developing Division : 
TEL : 81-3-5818-7051 FAX : 81-3-5818-3560

Consumer Electronics Product Division :
TEL : 81-3-5818-7065 FAX : 81-3-5818-3565

Administration Division :
TEL : 81-3-5818-7709 FAX : 81-3-5818-7233

Quality Control Division :
TEL : 81-3-5818-7049 FAX : 81-3-5818-3565

EEW(Earthquake Early Warning) Control Center :
TEL : 81-570-007-817 FAX : 81-3-5818-3565

Planning & Developing Division office

Yonejyu Nagano Building 1F, 2-29-3 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016 Japan

TEL : 81-3-5816-4681 FAX : 81-3-5816-4686

Logistics Center

249-329 Toyofuta Kashiwa-shi Chiba 277-0872 Japan

: TEL: 81-4-7142-7275 the FAX: 81-4-7142-7285

Okinawa Office

BELL THE OKINAWA Building 602 1-19-1 Matsuo, Naha-shi, Okinawa 900-0014 Japan

: TEL: 81-98-951-3972 the FAX: 81-98-951-3973

Overseas office

Taipei (Taiwan) Office

3D29, No.5, Sec.5, Sinyi Rd., Sinyi Dist., Taipei City 11011, Taiwan (Taipei World Trade Center)

TEL : 886-2-8780-5590 FAX : 886-2-8780-5570

Shenzhen (China) office

2-907 Yaran'ge, Yaranju, Qianjin Road, Xin'an Street, Baoan-area, Shenzhen City, GuangDong, China, 518102

TEL : 86-755-2785-2591 FAX : 86-755-2785-2570

Seoul (Korea) Office

Room421 Seoul Technopark, 232 Gongreung-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, 139-743, Korea

Akibakan

Super Building 5F / 6F, 1-11-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021 Japan

Akibakan Sales Dept. (5F/6F) :
TEL : 81-3-3255-8700 FAX : 81-3-3255-8282

TOPGUN (5F) :
TEL : 81-3-5289-9611 FAX : 81-3-3255-8282

BACKDROP (5F) :
TEL : 81-3-3255-8701 FAX : 81-3-3255-8282

TOP-GUN / BonBelta Narita Store

BonBelta Narita 5F, 2-1-10 Akasaka, Narita-shi, Chiba 286-8521 Japan

TEL : 81-476-37-6900 FAX : 81-476-85-6960

DO-MU

1-1-4, Kitarokujohigashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0906 Japan

DO-MU Sales Dept. :
TEL : 81-11-271-2721 FAX : 81-11-271-2722

 

Company Goals & Objectives

Century logo was created by one of our company founders, Mr. Hirohisa Kagawa (deceased) who is also the first president of Century. 

The logo shows the idea of three generations.

We have crossed the past, present and future, three generations.

Be thankful, learn, and get lessons from the past.

Be diligent, honest, and work hard for the present.

Do our best to achieve the goals toward the bright future.

Every employee of our company will hold in mind about the three-generations concept of our logo. 

Let us be a company which could make contribution to the society.

As human beings, let us become useful persons and live our life now with passion.  

 

Management

President and CEO Kazunari Shozen

 


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