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Inoac Group History
Inoac Group History
  • 1926INOUE RUBBER CO.,LTD (IRC) began as a  manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes.
    INOUE RUBBER CO.,LTD (IRC) began as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes.

  • 1933
    Began exporting IRC brand tires and tubes. Began overseas operations.

  • 1954
    MTP KASEI CO.,LTD (MTP) was established as a manufacturer of Polyurethane foam.

  • 1955Started manufacturing PU foam for the first time in ASIA.
    Started manufacturing PU foam for the first time in ASIA.

  • 1957Entering into the automotive components business TOYOTA ToyoAce adopted urethane insulation for the first time in Japan.
    Entering into the automotive components business TOYOTA ToyoAce adopted urethane insulation for the first time in Japan.

  • 1959Began selling Color Foam brand polyether-based foam. Began selling Color Foam mattresses, entering the bedding field.
    Began selling Color Foam brand polyether-based foam. Began selling Color Foam mattresses, entering the bedding field.

  • 1959
    Established Associated Rubber Industries, INOAC Group’s first overseas joint venture in Sri Lanka, beginning overseas operations.

  • 1961Established Anjo Plant in Anjo, Aichi to meet the rapidly growing demand for polyurethane foam. Began building production bases around Japan.
    Established Anjo Plant in Anjo, Aichi to meet the rapidly growing demand for polyurethane foam. Began building production bases around Japan.

  • 1966
    Established an office in the United States planning to export tires and tubes to North America. Expanded overseas business bases.

  • 1969
    Established Inoue Rubber (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. as a joint venture in Thailand to produce motorcycle tires and tubes.

  • 1972
    Established a joint venture in Indonesia (currently P.T. IRC INOAC Indonesia) to manufacture polyurethane foams.

  • 1973Established Hukla Japan Inc., a joint venture with Hukla GmbH of Germany and Matsuzakaya Japan to manufacture and sell sophisticated furniture. Entered the furniture business.
    Established Hukla Japan Inc., a joint venture with Hukla GmbH of Germany and Matsuzakaya Japan to manufacture and sell sophisticated furniture. Entered the furniture business.

  • 1975Commenced the production of cosmetic containers, beginning the cosmetic container business in earnest.
    Commenced the production of cosmetic containers, beginning the cosmetic container business in earnest.

  • 1980
    INOUE MTP CO.,LTD was established as a result of merging the industrial rubber and plastic business of IRC and MTP.

  • 1985Established a joint venture in Canada (currently Intertec Systems LLP. ) our first joint venture in North America, beginning preparations to locally produce automotive interior products. Began operation in North America in earnest.
    Established a joint venture in Canada (currently Intertec Systems LLP. ) our first joint venture in North America, beginning preparations to locally produce automotive interior products. Began operation in North America in earnest.

  • 1990Renewed company name to INOAC CORPORATION.
    Renewed company name to INOAC CORPORATION.

  • 1991
    Established INOAC Technical Center, Co., Ltd., a comprehensive research institute in Hadano, Kanagawa

  • 1994
    Integrated the living and lifestyle goods businesses to establish a new, comprehensive planning and sales company INOAC Living Co., Ltd.

  • 1994
    Established Pochet INOAC in France and Shanghai Inoue Xin Yi Plastics Co., Ltd. in China, joint ventures to manufacture cosmetic containers. Began operations in China in earnest.

  • 1997
    Established INOUE RUBBER VIETNAM CO.,LTD

  • 1999
    Introduced YES system, an environment-friendly polyurethane foam manufacturing system at the Yana Plant, for the first time in Japan

  • 2005
    Established INOAC VIETNAM CO.,LTD

  • 2007
    Established Taketoyo Plant in Aichi to manufacture PORON®, microcellular polymer sheets.

  • 2008
    Established Inoac Housing & Construction Materials Co., Ltd. to deal with housing materials and piping materials for infrastructure.

  • 2013
    Commenced production of FOLEC®, environment-friendly clean foam sheet.

  • 2013
    Established INOAC POLYMER VIETNAM CO.,LTD

  • 2014
    Commenced production of PURECELL®, the thinnest foam in the world.

  • 2016
    Established INOAC LIVING VIETNAM CO.,LTD to develop and sell consumer product in Vietnam.