Tiger Corporation History
The start of Tiger Corporation’s history was our founder wanting everyone to be able to enjoy the warmth of a cup of hot tea just like mom made, at any time they like.
The first trademark
In 1923, An oval-shaped water bottle
Company founder Takenori Kikuchi founded Kikuchi Manufacturing Company in Osaka City and started the manufacture and sales of Tiger brand vacuum bottles.
The Head Ofﬁce and factory were combined and moved to Taisho Ward, Osaka. The Tokyo Ofﬁce was established.
The company name was changed to Tiger Vacuum Bottle Ind., Co., Ltd.
The Head Ofﬁce and factory were moved to Joto Ward, Osaka, and the production system was enhanced.
Tiger was the ﬁrst factory in the industry to be designated as a Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) accredited factory by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI) (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry [METI]).
A new, integrated factory was completed in Kadoma City, Osaka (the current location).
Tiger was designated as a quality control model factory by the Osaka Prefectural Government.
Tiger installed an automated vacuum bottle manufacturing system. The automated vacuum bottle factory and product warehouse were completed.
On the 45th anniversary of the founding of the company, Takenori Kikuchi was appointed chairman and Yoshito Kikuchi was appointed president.
Tiger established Tiger Products Co., Ltd. (Head Ofﬁce in Osaka) and Tiger Bussan Co., Ltd. (Head Ofﬁce in Fukuoka). The Tokyo Ofﬁce and Distribution Center were completed. The Hokkaido Sales Ofﬁce was opened. Tiger completed a new building (Building No.2)
Tiger completed a new building (Building No.2) and a new factory. The Tiger Products Co., Ltd. Tohoku Sales Ofﬁce was opened. The Tiger Bussan Co., Ltd. Hiroshima Sales Ofﬁce was opened.
Tiger completed a new Head Ofﬁce building (Building No.3) and factory.
The Head Ofﬁce Distribution Center was completed.
Tiger celebrated its 60th anniversary. The company name was changed to Tiger Vacuum Bottle Co., Ltd. The Kadoma Vacuum Bottle Center was completed.
A CAD system was installed. The Tosu Distribution Center was completed.
The stainless steel vacuum bottle metal pressing factory was completed at the Kadoma Vacuum Bottle Center.
The Tiger Production Control System (TOPICS) was installed.
An online sales and distribution system (TOPS) was installed.
Tiger established Tiger Vacuum Bottle, Taiwan Co., Ltd., a joint venture company in Taiwan.
Tiger merged Tiger Bussan Co., Ltd. and Tiger Products Co., Ltd. to create a nationally uniﬁed sales division, and established Tiger Hanbai (H.K.) Co., Limited.
The molding plant building was completed at the Head Ofﬁce site.
The Eastern Japan Distribution Center was completed. Shanghai Tiger-born Electronic & Electrical Appliance Limited, a joint venture company, was established in Shanghai.
Tiger merged with and absorbed Tiger Products Co., Ltd. Yoshisato Kikuchi was appointed president.
The Head Ofﬁce Factory received ISO 9001 certiﬁcation.
Japan Tiger Corporation of U.S.A was established in America.
Tiger merged with and absorbed Tiger S Net. Tiger established Tiger Technical Services.
TIGER VIETNAM Co., Ltd. was established in Vietnam.
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