|Greetings gPursuing to be the company that can contribute to society through continuous effort and passionh|
|Company Name||Yoshino Gypsum Co.,Ltd|
|Date Founded||March 2, 1937|
|Head Office||3-3-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 (Shin Tokyo Bldg.)
Phone: 03(3216)0951 (switchboard)@Fax: 03(3214)5094
|Main business field||Manufacture and sell products that use gypsum as the raw material.
|Domestic Production Trends of Gypsum Boards
(Unit: hundred million m2)
|(Statistics reported by Gypsum Board
Association of Japan)
|1901||Started mining gypsum at Yoshino Mine in Yamagata Prefecture.|
|1922||Started production of gypsum board.|
|1937||Incorporated as Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1948||Provided public guidance in board manufacturing technology to Nitto Gypsum Co., Ltd. and Osaka Fireproof Board Co., Ltd.|
|1955||Technical cooperation with Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., a gypsum manufacturer in the United States.|
|1959||Established Tohoku Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. and completed the Akita Plant.|
|1961||Completion of the Takasago Plant of Ryoka Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Takasago Paper Mill became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yoshino Gypsum.|
|1962||Completion of the Minamata Plant of Chisso Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Completion of the Ube Plant of Ube Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1963||Completion of the Hokkaido Plant of Sumiko Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1967||Completion of the Enokicho Plant of Niigata Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Completion of the Onahama Plant of Ryoka Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1968||Completion of the Miyako Plant of Rasa Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Provided transfer of technology to Rigips Baustoffwerke GmbH, a West Germany manufacturer.|
|1971||Completion of the Higashiko Plant of Niigata Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1973||Completion of the Iwaki Plant of Onahama Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1974||Completion of the Naoshima Plant of Naoshima Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.|
|1977||Technical cooperation with National Gypsum Company, a gypsum manufacturer in the United States.|
|1979||Provided transfer of technology to CSR Limited, a leading building products company in Australia.|
|1980||80th anniversary of the company's founding was celebrated.|
|1981||Business cooperation with Nissan Kenzai Co., Ltd.|
|1982||Business cooperation with Taki Kenzai Co., Ltd.|
|1984||Establishment of Yoshino Gypsum DD Center.|
|1987||50th anniversary of the companyfs incorporation. Completion of the Chiba II Plant of Toyoichi.|
|1988||Tsuneo Sudo retired as president and became chairman; Eiichiro Sudo succeeded his position as president.|
|1990||90th anniversary of the company's founding was celebrated. The "Yoshino Gypsum 90-year Chronicle" was published.|
|1992||Established Noshiro Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Established Sohma Gypsum Co. as a joint venture with Nitto Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.
|1993||Technical cooperation with BPB plc, an Europe's largest gypsum products manufacturer.
Kita-kyushu Plant was commissioned with the state-of-the art technology.
|1994||Computerized online system brought online by our Information Systems Division (Central Computing Center).|
|1995||Gypsum rock import agreement was concluded with Dampier Salt, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, Western Australia's natural crude gypsum producer.|
|1996||Commenced a plant establishment project in Shikoku Island (Imabara City) to provide cutting edge board factory to the West Japan regional market.|
|1997||Started selling board products of Nitto Gypsum Board Co., Ltd. through our network based on the Tiger brand.|
|1999||Yoshino Gypsum Group received certification for the international quality management principles, ISO 9001, 9002.|
|2000||President Eiichiro Sudo was awarded with the gBlue Ribbon Medalh for his contribution to the construction material industry. A memorable celebration of receiving award for the 100th anniversary, three generations of Yoshino Gypsum.
Takasago Seishi Co., Ltd., a sister company that provides gBoard Linersh to Yoshino Group, started operating their most advanced machine.
Mikawa Plant received certification for the international environment management principles, ISO 14001.
|2001||Constructed and completed the world's top laboratory facility "Total Quality Testing Center" in the Chiba II Plant.|
|2002||Completion of gYoshino Gypsum Toranomon Buildingh, our broadcast center for spreading the latest technical information.|
|2003||ISO 9000:2000 transition has been completed.|
|2005||President Eiichiro Sudo was awarded with the gOrder of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbonh for his lifelong achievement in promoting the gypsum board industry.|
|2007||Inherited the business of Nihon Boka Light Kogyo Co., Ltd., which was renamed to NBL Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group.
Opened the gKita-Kyushu Training Centerh.
Completion of the gChiba III Planth that is equipped with a world-class production capacity.
|2008||Opened the gMikawa Training Centerh.|
|2009||Established Nihon Solaton Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group, and started the manufacturing of rock wool decorated sound insulation board gSOLATONh|
|2010||A memorial celebration was held for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company's founding.
Completion of a new plant of Nihon Solaton Co., Ltd.
OAcquired Duracrete sales and import business from Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
|2011||Opened the gKobe Training Centerh.|
|2012||Opened the gSendai Training Centerh.|
|2014||Eiichiro Sudo retired as president and became chairman; Eisaku Sudo succeeded his position as president.
Established Sankei Yoshino Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group, and started manufacturing and selling calcined gypsum.
Established TIGEREX Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group, and started manufacturing and selling ceramic products.
For music studios, cinemas and machinery rooms
For partition walls in hotels, condos and apartments