History of MOTOHIRO

History of MOTOHIRO

1921. MOTOHIRO is founded in Simogyo-ku, Kyoto, by Motohiro Riichi as a silk material trader
1951.3 MOTOHIRO SHOTEN CO., LTD. is established (capital: one million yen) 11 Osaka office is opened in Chuo-ku, Osaka
11 Osaka office is opened in Chuo-ku, Osaka
1965.2 Riichi Motohiro assumes the office of chairperson, and Osamu Motohiro assumes the president
1968.3 New Head office and warehouse (about 2,310 square meters) are constructed in Shimotoba, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto (current location), where previous head office and Jyujyo warehouse are merged
1970.12 The 50th anniversary of foundation and the 20th anniversary of Establishment Ceremonial events are conducted
1971.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office
1974.7 MOTOHIRO building is completed in Simogyo-ku, Kyoto as building for rent office space
1981.12 The 60th anniversary of foundation Ceremonial events are conducted
1984.11 About 1,650 square meters of land is acquired in Shimotoba, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto next to the head office (in total: about 3960 square meters)
1988.12 MOTOHIRO LIMITED. is established. The sales of Yarn and Insurance agency business of Tokio Marine Fire Insurance Co., Ltd are started
1989.12 Capital is increased to 24 million yen
1991.3 Restaurant business is started and franchise contract is concluded with Aleph Inc. by Tsuyomi Motohiro (Current Executive Director) as a representative
1992.12 New head office building are constructed in Shimotoba Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.
1994.1 Shanghai office is opened in Shanghai, China.
1996.5 MOSHI International is established in Hong Kong
1998.9 Shanghai Yuan Da Wool Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China.
2000.11 About 1,320 square meters of land is acquired in Kawaramachi Marutamachi, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
2001.1 MOTOHIRO SHOTEN CO., LTD. is renamed “MOTOHIRO & CO., LTD.”. Osamu Motohiro assumes the office of chairperson, and Tetsuya Motohiro assumes the president
2001.3 A part of trade rights is transferred from SKI CORPORATION Co. Ltd.
2001.4 Lifestyle business for the sales of SKI YARN is started. Tokyo office, Sapporo office and Fukuoka office are opened.
2001.5 About 495 square meters of land is acquired in Uji, Makishima. The 80th anniversary of foundation Ceremonial events are conducted at Miyako Hotel in Kyoto
2002.10 Franchise contract is concluded with The Monogatari Corporation
2003.5 The Wool Division is started. Sydney office is opened in Sydney, Australia.
2004.6 Jiangyin Xingiao Sewage Disposal Co., Ltd. is established in Jiangyin, China.
2004.10 Shanghai Yuan Da Wool Co., Ltd. Jiangyin mill is established in Jiangyin, China. (relocated from Shanghai). Shanghai office of Shanghai Yuan Da Wool Co., Ltd. is relocated.
2004.10 Jiangyin Shenghai Industrial Co., Ltd. (Top making mill) and Jiangyin Fengyuan Carbonizing Co., Ltd. (Carbonizing mill) are established in Jiangyin, China.
2005.10 Tokyo office is relocated in Tokyo and headquarters of Lifestyle business is transferred to Tokyo.
2005.11 Qingya Spinning & Weaving Co., Ltd. is established Changshu, China
2006.1 The Plastic Division is started in Osaka Office (separated from the Textile Division)
2006.3 MOTOHIRO LIMITED. is renamed “MOTOHIRO HOLDINGS LIMITED.”
2007.1 Jiangyin Shenglong Textile Treatment Co., Ltd. is established in Jiangyin, China (divested in 2010.11)
2007.3 MOTOHIRO HOLDINGS LIMITED. is renamed “MOTOHIRO HOLDINGS CORPORATION”
2007.6 Jiangyin Yuan Da Wool Co., Ltd. is established in Jiangyin, China
2007.8 Yuan Yuan (Shanghai) trading Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China
2010.2 MOTOHIRO (THAILAND) CO., LTD. is established (closed in 2011.11).
2011.4 Osaka office is relocated at Midosuji Honmachi bldg.
2011.10 The 90th anniversary of foundation Ceremonial events are conducted at Hotel Okura in Kyoto.
2012.6 The 100% stock of Jiangyin Yuan Da Wool Co., Ltd. is acquired from from G. Schneider SA
2014.8 The construction of a New Head office building is complited

History of Restaurant Business

1991.3 Restaurant business is started by Tsuyomi Motohiro (Current Executive Director) as a representative
1991.12 A Hamburger Steak Restaurant “BIKKURI DONKEY” Fushimi is opened
1993.1 BIKKURI DONKEY Takatsuki is opened
1994.11 BIKKURI DONKEY Kawaramachi is opened
1995.4 BIKKURI DONKEY Hirakata is opened
1996.3 The first Pasta Restaurant “Youmenya Pietro” Sanjo, Kawaramachi is opened (closed in 2000.9)
4 BIKKURI DONKEY Yamashina is opened
9 The first cosmetic store“THE BODY SHOP”Otsu Seibu is opened (closed in 2001.4)
1997.4 BIKKURI DONKEY Otsu is opened
1998.7 BIKKURI DONKEY Kusatsu is opened
1999.4 The first Cofee shop “DOUTOR COFFEE SHOP”Sanjo, Kawaramachi is opened (closed in 2000.9)
12 BIKKURI DONKEY Muko is opened
2000.12 BIKKURI DONKEY Kawaramachi Sanjyo is opened
2001.2 Our original Pork Cutlet bowl Restaurant “KATSUDON GEN” Ujiogura is opened. BIKKURI DONKEY Ujimakishima is opened
2002.1 BIKKURI DONKEY Senbongojyo is opened
2002.10 Franchise contract is concluded with The Monogatari Corporation.
2003.6 MARUGEN RAMEN Nijyooji is opened
2003.12 BIKKURI DONKEY Rakusai is opened
2006.3 KATSUDON GEN Kawaramachi Marutamachi is opened
2007.12 MARUGEN RAMEN Kadoma is opened
2009.6 MARUGEN RAMEN Yao is opened
2010.3 MARUGEN RAMEN Hirakata is opened
2011.7 MARUGEN RAMEN Kusatsu is opened
2011.8 BIKKURI DONKEY Americamura is opened
2011.12 MARUGEN RAMEN Katsura is opened
2014.3 MARUGEN RAMEN Kyoto minami-inter is opened
2015.2 KATSUDON GEN Nagaokakyo is opened
2015.12 Marumo Bakery Fukakusa is opened
2016.3 MARUGEN RAMEN Kawachi-Amami is opened

Awards

1971.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office
1976.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the second time)
1981.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the third time)
1986.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the fourth time)
1991.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the fifth time)
1994.4 The President Osamu Motohiro receives Industry Achievement Award in Osaka
1996.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the sixth time)
2001.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the seventh time)
2006.4 Japan SME rating “aa” is provided by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
2006.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the eighth time)
2007.4 Japan SME rating “aa” is provided by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
2008.4 Japan SME rating “a” is provided by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
2011.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the ninth time)
2017.11 An excellent company for a report on business income is awarded by the superintendent of Simogyo taxation office (the tenth time)