WAKO

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1964

Kyusuke Matsuoka, the founder, started manufacturing and selling clothes and capes for hairdressing at our present location.
 

January 1966

Incorporated as a company on January 12

March 1985

Entered into the American Market
Began doing business with the Redken ( the largest manufacturer in the U.S. beauty industry )
Started exporting as Made-in-Japan branded “ Maiko”

January 1987

The Kanie plant was built ( started exporting products to Europe )

October 1998

Established the Catering Wear

October 2003

Changed corporate name from WAKO CLOTHING CO., LTD to WAKO Co., LTD
 

November 2004

Received 34th Annual Award for Distinguished Services to Food Industry Technology
( Materials section )

November 2008

Received 38th Annual Award for Distinguished Services to Food Industry Technology
( International Section )

February 2010

Certified ISO9001:2008

November 2013

Received 43th Annual Award for Distinguished Services to Food Industry Technology
( Materials section )

January 2014

Celebrated WAKO Co.,Ltd 50th Anniversary
[ 記念動画 ]

December 2017

Certified ISO : 2015 business management accreditation

The founder, Kyusuke Matsuoka Profile

Born in Fukuoka, 1918.
Graduated from Tokyo University of Commerce ( formerly Hitotsubashi University )
He met Yoshio Akao from Obunsha when he was at college. He was appointed as a part-time journalist for publication of “ Shinwakoudo “
Soon after he joined Mitsubishi Corporation, dissolution of the financial group happened, and he was quickly put to work at two separate resulting companies.
At that time he dealt in metal lacquerware and “ New Gold” ( the material used in Tokyo Metro’s image of Mercury )

1966

Established WAKO CLOTHING.CO.,LTD ( current WAKO Co.,Ltd ) in Aichi

1992

Traveled and photographed the five continents in the world at age of 70.

2000

Published a photo collection book called “ Birth of Greenland Icebergs” through Kaicho Publishing.
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2002

Published “ Tadayoedo Shizumanu” ( Drifting Without Sinking ) through GENTOSHA INC.
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