History

For over 70 years, we have continued to change to meet the needs of the times

We have accumulated a wealth of experience based on the guiding principal of “No evolution without a spirit of challenge”. TAKEMOTO will continue to evolve.

1950 – 1979

Founding of the company, transition from a glass container business to plastic container business

TAKEMOTO Co., Ltd. was originally founded in March 1950 in Taito-ku, Tokyo, as a glass bottle recycling company. The company opened its first “showroom” in Kappabashi market street during 1960, In the following years, the company transitioned from glass related business to plastic, aiming to expand the market for its signature product: “Standard bottles”.

1950

Founded in March in Matsuba-cho, Taito-ku (modern day Matsugaya, Taito-ku)

1953

Takemoto Yohki Co., Ltd. established on May 19

1960

Storefront opened at Asakusa Kappabashi Dougu Street

1963

First blow-molded plastic product launched

1965

First injection-molded product launched

1972

Ueno Sales Office opened

1979

New headquarters building established in Matsugaya, Taito-ku, headquarters moved

1989 – 1999

Business expansion, transitioning from trading company to manufacturer

Establishment of sales offices in Osaka and Fukuoka for domestic market expansion. After the establishment of a printing facility in Yoshikawa-machi, the company also initiated in-house production of plastic bottles, becoming a manufacturing firm. Its production capacity was later strengthened by the establishment of the Yuki Factory in Yuki, Ibaraki prefecture.

1982

Osaka Sales Office established in Osaka

1984

Printing facility established at Yoshikawa-machi, Saitama prefecture (modern day Yoshikawa City)

1986

First injection blow-molding product available

1988

Fukuoka Sales Office established in Fukuoka

1989

Completion of the first stage of construction of Yuki Factory

1990

Completion of the second stage of construction of Yuki Factory

1993

Completion of the third stage of construction of Yuki Factory

1996

Tokai Sales Office established in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture

Shanghai Takemoto Packages Co., Ltd. established in China

1997

Jay Pla Factory established in Hokkaido

1998

Completion of the fourth stage of construction of Yuki Factory

1999

Kyoei-Plasco Co., Ltd. established

2000 – 2009

Strengthening Japanese domestic production capacity and initiating global expansion

Various new options such as printing, decoration, extrusion tubes, pumps, color pellets, and aluminum press molding are added as new offerings as a “Customized Bottle Factory”. New sales offices and production sites established in China, and a sales subsidiary founded in the U.S.A. opened the door to international markets.

2000

Tokai Sales Office relocated to Nagoya city and was renamed as Nagoya Sales Office

Merger with Uniprint Co., Ltd. leading to the establishment of the Yuki Print Plant

2003

Yoshikawa Factory established in Yoshikawa, Saitama prefecture

2004

Takemoto Yohki (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. established in China

2005

Takemoto Packaging Inc. established in the U.S.A.

Jay Tom Co., Ltd. established for taking over tube related business acquired from TOYAMA YOSEISYA Co., Ltd.

New headquarters building completed in Tokyo

2009

Acquisition of Jay Tom Co., Ltd., Jay-Tom Factory established

Plasco factory established in Kamifurano, Hokkaido

2010 – 2019

Becoming a publicly listed company; domestic and overseas business expansion

The company was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2014, and listed on the Frist Section in 2017. New overseas locations in Thailand, The Netherlands, China (Guangzhou), and India further accelerated the speed of overseas expansion. In Japan, new factories have been built and existing factories have been relocated, further strengthening sales activities in international markets and enhancing supply capacity.

2011

Osaka Blow Co., Ltd. established in Osaka

Acquisition of Osaka Blow Co., Ltd., Osaka Blow Factory established

2012

Hokkaido Sales Office established in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.

2013

Thailand Representative Office established in Thailand

Acquisition of Jay Pla Co., Jay Pla Factory established

Acquisition of Plasco Co., Ltd., Plasco Factory established

2014

Takemoto Yohki Co., Ltd. listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

2015

Jay-Tom Factory relocated to Tateyama, Toyama prefecture

Takemoto Netherlands B.V. established in the Netherlands

2016

Takemoto Packaging (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established

Yuki Print Plant integrated into Yuki Factory

TAKEMOTO YOHKI INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED established in India

Okayama Factory established in Okayama Osaka Blow Factory closed; personnel and equipment transferred to the newly established Okayama Factory

2017

Yuki Factory acquired FSSC 22000 for Food Packaging Material Manufacturing certification (except for print / decoration)

Takemoto Yohki Co., Ltd listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

2018

Commercial production started in India TAKEMOTO YOHKI INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED’s Sanand Factory

2020 –

Opening of TOGETHER LAB

2020

TOGETHER LAB opened in Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo