From foundation to 1960s
Founded as Utahashi Pharmaceutical Office at Minami-Shinagawa, Tokyo and started to manufacture adhesive plasters, ointments and other plasters.
||December||Founded Utahashi Pharmaceutical Office Co., Ltd., started to manufacture analgesic patch|
||September||25 plaster manufacturers nationwide were integrated through corporate development, and the trade name was changed to Nichiban Industry Co., Ltd., and both Tokyo and Osaka factories were established.|
||September||Started production of cellophane adhesive tape (registered trademark "CELLOTAPE" in Japan), paper adhesive tape, and other industrial adhesive tapes by expanding the research department and production facilities.|
||June||The trade name was changed to Nichiban Medical Industry Co., Ltd.
Launched "Self adhesive cellulose tape” commercially.
Started to sell OQ adhesive plasters.
The state-of-the-art production facilities at both the Tokyo and Osaka factories have been developed and expanded, and the company name has been changed to the current Nichiban Co., Ltd.
|October||Listed shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.|
||November||Double-sided tape "NICETACK™" released|
||January||Installed Anjo Factory.|
||April||Listed shares on the first section of both Tokyo and Osaka stock exchange markets.|
||June||Established Saitama Factory and relocated Tokyo Factory to Saitama Factory.|
||May||Launched OQBAN ™, an emergency adhesive plaster with pad.|
||May||TAIHO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. invested.|
Launched vegetable binding machine, ”Tabanera™” and Vegetable binding tape, “Tabanera™Tape”.
||June||Nichiban Labeler "Sho-Han™" and "Sho-Han™" labels released.|
||September||Launched taping tape "Nichiban Sports Tape".|
||June||Adhesive memo "Point memo™” released.|
|December||Opened Central Research Laboratory.|
Renewed sports-related products such as taping tapes under the “battlewin™ brand
||March||Opened Training Center Kobayashi Memorial Hall|
||September||70th anniversary ceremony held.
21C vision, medium-term plan, corporate philosophy, corporate mark color, new company song announced.
||July||Subsidiary, Nichiban Medico Co., Ltd. founded|
Launched analgesic anti-inflammatory patch, “ROIHI-TSUBOKO™”.
||March||Changed financial year end from November to March.|
Nichiban Plast Co., Ltd. and Nichiban Medico Co., Ltd. merged to form Nichiban Medical Co., Ltd.
Nichiban Print Co., Ltd. and Nichiban Create Co., Ltd. merged to form Nichiban Print Co., Ltd.
||October||Head Quarters moved to Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.|
||November||Releases the SB-100 "Cell Bind™, a back-stitched binding machine.|
||December||Saitama Factory ISO9001 registered.|
Launched emergency adhesive plaster, “CARELEAVES ™”.
|December||Osaka Factory ISO9001 registered.|
||February||Released label printing software "Label Mate™”.|
|March||Anjo Factory ISO9001 registered.|
||September||Published "Nichiban 80 Year History" as a commemorative project for the 80th anniversary of the foundation (September 1998).|
||February||Anjo Factory ISO14001 registered.|
|November||Osaka Factory ISO14001 regisered.|
||January||Company-wide (excluding branches and offices) ISO9001 registered.|
|February||Saitama Office ISO14001 registered.|
||February||Launched “NICETACK ™ Tesa ® Power Strip”|
|September||Head Quarters ISO14001 registered.|
||August||ISO14001 company-wide integration (excluding sales branches)|
||April||Medical Product Development Center opened|
|June||Completed ISO9001 Nichiban Group registration|
||November||"Self adhesive cellulose tape" obtained biomass mark certification|
||September||Completed ISO14001 Nichiban Group registration|
||September||Launched "ROIHI-FELBION ™”|
||January||Tape cutter "Linear Beauty™" released|
|March||Launched "CARELEAVES™ POWER & FIT"|
|October||Environmental Contribution Activities "1st Tape Core Eco Campaign” carried out|
||February||“CATHEREEPLUS ™” launched|
|June||Tape glue "tenori™" released|
Launched "CARELEAVES™ HC™”
||October||“CATHEREEPLUS ™I.V. SLIT” launched|
|November||"Self adhesive cellulose tape 3in. Boxed" won “Good Design Long Life Design Award”|
|July||Representative Office opened in Bangkok, Thailand|
||January||“Kitchen Sundry Brand Dear Kitchen™released.
“Dear Kitchen™ Waza-ari™Tape” launched
|February||Stationary Brand “Petit joie™released.
“Petit joie™ Mending tape””Petit joie™ Masking tape” launched
|August||“Cloth adhesive tape compal ™” launched|
||March||Attraction binding machine “Tometatsu ™” launched
Scar care tape after surgery “Atofine™” launched
“CARELEAVES™HC ™Water proof type” launched
|November||Daito Chemical Co., Ltd.|
||July||Established NICHIBAN(THAILAND)CO.,LTD. in Bangkok, Thailand|
|August||Partially completed the Advanced Technology Building, relocated the Central Research Laboratory, Changed its name to Advanced Application Research Laboratory|
||January||Completed Advanced Technology Building, relocated Osaka Factory, changed name to Medical Anjo Factory|
|September||“ROIHI ™Cream Felbi” launched|
|September||“Self adhesive cellulose tape Tape dispenser with 1in. <Type to cut straight>” launched|
|October||"Self adhesive cellulose tape Tape dispenser with 1in." <Type to cut straight> wins “Good Design Long Life Design Award”|
|October||100th anniversary ceremony held. New corporate philosophy / corporate message, new medium-term management plan, next-generation vision announced|
||January||Representative Office opened in Dusseldorf, Germany|
||October||Established NICHIBAN EUROPE GmbH in Dusseldorf, Germany|