Company History

1923
The late Takenori Kikuchi founded the original firm, Kikuchi Manufacturing Company in Osaka and started the manufacture of TIGER brand vacuum bottles.
1952
Its head office and factory moved to Taisho-ku, Osaka. The Tokyo office was established.
1953
Its company name was changed to Tiger Vacuum Bottle Ind, Co., Ltd.
1955
Its head office and factory moved to Joto-ku, Osaka in order to meet the remarkably increasing demand for vacuum bottles.
1958
Tiger is honored to be the first manufacturer of the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) factory in the vacuum bottle industry.
1963
Tiger constructed a new factory in Kadoma, Osaka, which was at that time the largest in the field.
1966
Tiger was appointed as a model factory of quality control by the Government.
1967
Tiger introduced the automated vacuum bottle manufacturing system, which was the first in the vacuum bottle industry.
1968
The late Takenori Kikuchi was selected as Chairman and Yoshito Kikuchi promoted to President.
1970
Tiger established its own sales company, Tiger Products Co., Ltd. and Nobuo Shirae was appointed President.
1971
Tiger constructed a new head office, a new factory and an integrated mass production system and started to produce rice warmers.
1978
Tiger completed expansion of its head office with Building 3 and completed Ikoma Ground.
1982
Tiger completed the head office distribution center.
1983
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the company name was changed to Tiger Vacuum Bottle Co., Ltd. and a new corporate system including its new symbol mark, logo and slogan was introduced.
Tiger constructed Tiger Vacuum Bottle Center where stainless steel vacuum bottles are manufactured by means of a fully automatic vacuumized system.
1986
Tiger incorporated the use of a CAD system. Tosu distribution center was completed.
1987
Tiger constructed a metal pressing factory for stainless steel vacuum bottles at Tiger Vacuum Center.
1988
The company incorporated the use of the Tiger production control system (TOPICS).
1989
Tiger incorporated the use of an online sales and distribution system (TOPS).
1990
Tiger established Tiger Vacuum Bottle, Taiwan Co., Ltd., a joint stock manufacturing company in Taiwan.
1991
Tiger established Tiger Hanbai( H.K.) Co., Ltd., its own sales company in Hong Kong.
1995
Tiger constructed a second major factory and warehouse at the site of its head office.
1997
Tiger constructed an eastern distinct distribution center in Tochigi prefecture to cover eastern Japan.
Tiger established Shanghai Tiger-born electronic & electrical Appliance Co., Ltd., a joint stock manufacturing company in China.
1999
Tiger Corporation merged its sales company Tiger Products Co., Ltd. Yoshisato Kikuchi is promoted to New president.
2001
The HO Plant is granted ISO9001 accreditation.
2002
JAPAN TIGER CORPORATION OF U.S.A. was established.
2012
TIGER VIETNAM Co., Ltd. was established in Vietnam.

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