Nichibei

Company

History

January 1941Kagaya Shoji established to design and manufacture builders’ hardware
July 1948Kagaya Co., Ltd. established (Capital: 1 million yen)
March 1952Kaga Kosan Co., Ltd. established (Capital: 2 million yen)
June 1952Tokyo Factory opened in Toyosu, Tokyo
August 1954Nichi-Bei Blind Manufacturing Co., Ltd. established (Capital: 13 million yen)
May 1958Kagaya Co., Ltd. and Kaga Kosan Co., Ltd. merged to become Nichi-Bei Blind Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Capital: 16 million)
October 1960Raised capital to 20 million yen
February 1961Hiroshima Factory opened
July 1961Raised capital to 30 million yen
January 1963Raised capital to 60 million yen
June 1963Okinawa Nichibei Blind Co., Ltd established
November 1963Nihonbashi Nichibei Building completed; headquarters moved to this building
January 1964Raised capital to 100 million yen
December 1966Entered into a technical partnership with US-based Louver Drape
December 1966Construction of Sagami Factory started at Nairiku Industrial Park, Kanagawa
January 1967Entered into a technical partnership with US-based Walter Kiddy
June 1967Established NICHIBEI PARTITION CO., LTD. with Mitsui & Co., Mitsubishi Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation (Capital of 20 million yen)
October 1967The first phase of construction of the Sagami Factory completed
April 1968The second phase of construction of the Sagami Factory completed
June 1968Nichi-Bei Blind Co., Ltd. established (Capital: 100 million yen)
March 1970Raised capital of Nichi-Bei Blind Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to 170 million yen
June 1970His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu visit the Sagami Factory
January 1972Entered into a business alliance with Kurogane Kosakusho Ltd
March 1972Raised capital of Nichi-Bei Blind Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to 340 million yen
January 1974Entered into a technical partnership with US-based Kaiser Gypsum
August 1975Sagami Factory became a certified manufacturer of products with a Japanese Industry Standards (JIS) label
November 1976Hiroshima Factory became a certified manufacturer of products with a Japanese Industry Standards (JIS) label
October 1977Tohoku Factory opened
January 1978Hokuriku Factory opened
March 1978Entered into a business alliance with Netherlands-based Verosol (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
June 1978Kinki Factory opened
August 1978Kyusyu Factory opened
October 1978Entered into a business alliance with Netherland-based Alpack (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
April 1979Hokkaido Factory opened
June 1979Entered into a business alliance with Philippines-based Varifold (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
August 1980Kanazawa Factory opened
January 1981Nichibei Co., Ltd created as a result of a merger between Nichi-Bei Blind Manufacturing Co., Ltd., NICHIBEI PARTITION CO., LTD., and Nichi-Bei Blind Co., Ltd. (Capital: 460 million yen)
September 1981Entered into a business alliance with Canada-based Vertican Group (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
September 1981Entered into a business alliance with Taiwan-based Partner Enterprise (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
February 1982Saitama Factory opened
September 1983Nagoya Factory opened
May 1984Established a quality assurance system
July 1984Entered into a business alliance with Malaysia-based Modern Interior (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
October 1984Entered into a business alliance with Indonesia-based Panca (an overseas knockdown assembly plant)
April 1985Established a joint venture in Canada
March 1986Tokyo Factory opened
September 1986Taiwan Factory opened
October 1990Okinawa Factory opened
January 1991Celebrated 50th anniversary
January 1991Verosol Nichibei Europe established in the Netherlands
November 1993Nichibei Service Co., Ltd. established
January 1994Verosol Nichibei Europe dissolved
July 1995Chubu Factory opened
December 1995Nichibei Trading Co., Ltd. established
September 1996Production Division received the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Chairman’s Award
November 1996Nichibei Chemicals Co., Ltd established
April 1997Nichibei Kyogi Co., Ltd established
August 1998Hokkaido Nichibei Co., Ltd. established
January 1999Production Division of Nichibei Co., Ltd. received ISO 9001 certification
April 1999Nichibei Kyogi Co., Ltd dissolved and merged into Nichibei Chemicals Co., Ltd.
May 2000Nichibei Planning Co., Ltd. established
June 2000Production Division of Nichibei Co., Ltd. received ISO14001 certification
October 2000Arpeggio Center Lace Style vertical blind received the Good Design Award
January 2001Celebrated 60th anniversary
October 2001Production Division received the METI Kanto Bureau Chief Award for Factories Making an Outstanding Contribution to the Environment
October 2001Sereno, Unique and Uni-Touch Venetian blinds received the Good Design Award
April 2002Production Division achieved zero emissions
October 2002Claire wood blind and Sophy roller shade received the Good Design Award
November 2004Production Division received Recognition of TQM Achievement of Japan Quality Recognition Award
September 2005Production Division received the METI Minister Award for Factories Making an Outstanding Contribution to the Environment
March 2008Nichibei Planning Co., Ltd merged into Nichibei Co., Ltd.
April 2009Nichibei Harmony Co., Ltd. established
January 2011Celebrated 70th anniversary
June 2011Sophy One Cord Type roller shade received the US Best Technological Innovation Award
October 2012Tochigi factory opened and integrated Saitama factory
August 2015Hiroshima Factory relocated
October 2020Arpeggio Back Lace Style vertical blind received the Good Design Award
January 2021Celebrated 80th anniversary
May 2021Registered as a Kanagawa SDGs Partner
October 2021Smart-Cord Operating System received the Good Design Award
November 2021Acquired FSC® CoC Certification
July 2022R&D facility for oversized window covering products opened
January 2023Hokkaido Nichibei sales offices merged into Kita-Nihon Branch