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1973 January
Spinning off linen supply section from Watakyu Seimoa Group and becoming an independent company as Watakyu Linen
Started to supply linen products and service to Hotels, Japanese style hotels and restaurants
1975 October
Set up Fukuoka sales office for expanding business in Kyusyu area
1977-79
Introduced advanced machinery and expanded factory for establishing business in Hokkaido, Tohoku and Kyusyu area
1979 June
Set up Iwakuni factory for expanding business in Chugoku area
1980-1981
Introduced advanced machinery for optimization and automation in Kanto, Kinki and Kyusyu area
1986 September
Set up Kochi factory for expanding business in Shikoku area
1988 April
Set up Matsuyama factory for expanding business in Shikoku area
1991 December
Set up Otaru factory for expanding business in Hokkaido area
1992 August
Set up Minamikyushu sales office and factory for expanding business in Kyushu area
1995 July
   September
Set up Joyo factory for expanding business in Kinki area(July)
Set up Tokyo factory at Koshigaya for expanding business in Kanto area(September)
1997 July
   July
   December
Set up Shikoku branch at Matsuyama city for expanding business in Shikoku(July)
Set up Oita factory for expanding business in Kyushu area(July)
Set up Karatsu factory for expanding business in Kyushu area(December)
1999 December
Set up Kirishima factory for expanding business in Kyushu area
2000 February
Set up Hokuriku sales office for expanding business in Hokuriku area
2001 July
   December
Combined Chugoku branch and Shikoku branch into Chushikoku branch(July)
Set up Matsudo factory for expanding business in Kanto area(December)
2002 June
   July
   July
Consolidated factories in Kanto area into Matsudo factory(July)
Set up Shikoku branch at Matsuyama city for expanding business in Shikoku area(July)
Absorbed Toyuki Corp. and set as Chugoku branch for expanding business in Chugoku area(July)
2005 September
Relocated Shikoku branch to Saijo city and set up Shikoku factory(September)
2007 May
   July
Relocated Matsuyama factory into Shikoku factory(May)
Added production line at Matsudo factory for expanding business in Kanto area(July)
2009 March
Set up Hyogo sales office and factory for expanding business in Kinki area
2010 October
Set up Kitakyushu sales office and factory for expanding business in Kitakyushu area
2012 December
Set up Aichi factory for expanding business in Nagoya area
2013 February
Set up Kumamoto sales office and Mifune factory for expanding business in Kyushu area
2014 May
   July
Set up Asahikawa factory for expanding business in Hokkaido area(May)
Set up Aira factory for expanding business in Kyushu area(July)
2016 April
   May
   November
Set up Nagoya factory for expanding business in Nagoya area(April)
Set up Sakura factory for expanding business in Kanto area(May)
Set up Oshu local office for expanding business in Tohoku area(November)
2017 January
   January
   January
   May

   August

Set up Oshu factory for expanding business in Tohoku area(January)
Relocated Nagoya branch to Seto city(January)
Acquired 100% of Toyobo living service stock and renamed Toyo living service for expanding business(January)
Absorbed sales rights of linen supply for hotels division from Hokuriku Rinex Corp and set up Kanazawa sales office and Yasuhara factory for expanding business in Chubu area(May)
Added production line and introduced advanced machinery at Kitakyushu factory for expanding business in Kyushu area(August)
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