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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
Setting up Fukuoka sales office in order to expand business in Kyusyuarea.
1977-79
Introduced advanced machinery and expanded factory for establishing business in Hokkaido, Tohoku and Kyusyu area.
1979 June
Setting up Iwakuni factory in order to expand business in Chugoku area.
1980-1981
Introduced advanced machinery for optimization and automation in Kanto, Kinki and Kyusyu area.
1986 September
Setting up Kochi factory in order to expand business in Shikoku area.
1988 April
Setting up Matsuyama factory in order to expand business in Shikoku area.
1991 December
Setting up Otaru factory in order to expand business in Hokkaido area.
1992 August
Setting up Minamikyushu sales office in order to expand business in Kyushu area.
1995 July
   September
Setting up Joyo factory in order to expand business in Kinki area.(July)
Setting up Tokyo factory at Koshigaya in order to expand business in Kanto area.(September)
1997 July
   July
   December
Setting up Shikoku branch at Matsuyama in order to expand business in Shikoku area.(July)
Setting up Oita factory in order to expand business in Kyushu area.(July)
Setting up Karatsu factory in order to expand business in Kyushu area.(December)
1999 December
Setting up Kirishima factory in order to expand business in Kyushu area.
2000 February
Setting up Hokuriku sales office in order to expand business in Hokuriku area.
2001 July
   December
Combined Chugoku branch and Shikoku branch into Chushikoku branch.(July)
Setting up Matsudo factory in order to expand business in Kanto area.(December)
2002 June
   July
   July
Consolidated factories in Kanto area into Matsudo factory.(July)
Setting up Shikoku branch at Matsuyama in order to expand 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 in order to expand business in Kanto area.(July)
2009 March
Setting up Hyogo sales office and factory in order to expand business in Kinki area.
2010 October
Setting up Kitakyushu sales office and factor in order to expand business in Kyushu area.
2012 December
Setting up Aichi factory in order to expand business in Nagoya area.
2013 February
Setting up Kumamoto sales office and Mifune factory in order to expand business in Kyushu area.
2014 May
   July
Setting up Asahikawa factory in order to expand business in Hokkaido area.(May)
Setting up Aira factory in order to expand business in Kyushu area.(July)
2016 April
   May
   November
Setting up Nagoya factory in order to expand business in Nagoya area.(April)
Setting up Sakura factory in order to expand business in Kanto area.(May)
Setting up Oshu local office in order to expand business in Tohoku area.(November)
2017 January
   January
   January
   May

   August

Setting up Oshu factory in order to expand 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)
2019 April
Relocated Nagoya branch Kanazawa Sales Office to Hakusan city.
Setting up Hakusan factory in order to expand business in Nagoya area.(April)
2019 November
Relocated Kyushu branch Kagoshima Sales Office to Aira city.(November)
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