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FUJITAKA CO., LTD.


Corporate Summary

Company Name

FUJITAKA Co., Ltd.

Head Office

3-5-16 Bekku-cho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture 794-0026

Tokyo Office

FUJITAKA Building, 7-12-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

Representative

Akira Fujitaka

Founded

1919

Capital Stock

¥20 million

No. of Employees

197 (including 24 apprentices & 19 part-timers)

Group sales

¥3.8 billion (FY2019)

Business Profile

Standards / manufacture / sale of towels

Affiliates

Doshin Senko Co., Ltd. (yarn dyeing, bleaching, and post-processing etc.)
2-1-7 Minamihoraicho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture 794-0043
TEL 0898-32-3860 / FAX 0898-32-1785

Directly managed store

FUJITAKA TOWEL GINZA (sale of Fujitaka goods etc.)
FUJITAKA Building 1F, 7-12-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL 03-6278-8852

 

Company History

  • 1919

“Fujitaka Towel” founded (1919)

  • 1929

“Fujitaka Shoten Joint Stock Company” established

  • 1952

Patent acquired for the horizontal-weave towel

  • 1963

Production of toweling blankets begins

  • 1967

“Fujitaka Co., Ltd.” established

  • 1972

Technology & design partnership with VOSSEN (a German company) and launch of production of the first licensed products in the industry

  • 1990

First manufacturer in Imabari to introduce an automatic sample warping machine

  • 1991

Distribution center completed

  • 1992

Introduction of CI

  • 1993

Completion of head office building
Introduction of TQC

  • 1994

Completion of Doshin Senko’s yarn dyeing plant/completion of integrated production

  • 1996

Acquisition of patent (No.3094324) for “removing the upper yarn”
Introduction of the Toyota Sewn Products Management System (TSS)

  • 2005

Launch of the world’s first full color towel - the “Five-colored Weave”

  • 2008

Acquisition of patent (No.4085097) for the “Five-colored Weave”

  • 2012

Received the Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award (METI) for the Five-colored Weave

  • 2015

Introduction of new dryers / diversification of textures

  • 2016
    • Achieving the delivery of large lots in a short space of time
    • Introduction of a single-process starching machine / making it possible to weave yarn that previously could not be woven
    • Introduction of filtered soft water sterilizer / reduction in color imperfections and improvements in quality
  • 2017

Introduction of the latest Rapier loom [R9500T] / enabling short delivery times thanks to the versatile loom

  • 2018

The “Yagi Store Main Office” Museum opened
The directly managed store
“FUJITAKA TOWEL GINZA” opened in Ginza

  • 2019

100 years since the company was founded


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