140 years history of OIKE Co., Ltd.

1876

Founded a gold and silver yarn
sales business
in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Founder: Tetsutaro Oike

1933

Moved to Nishi-iru,
Nishinotoin Bukkoji-dori,
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
(current address of the Head Office)

A street view in Kyoto around 1935

1947

Founded OIKE Shoten Co., Ltd.

1958

Founded OIKE & Co., Ltd.
(changed the company name)

Production line around that time

Gold and silver yarn twisting machine

1960

Opened the production plant
in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
(Kamitoba plant)
(Concentrated plants as
a core production base)

1973

Established sales offices in Tokyo,
Kiryu and Ichinomiya
(Tokyo OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.,
Kiryu OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.,
Ichinomiya OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.)

1974

Established an independent
company
to serve as
an export division
(OIKE Tsusan Co., Ltd.)

Kamitoba plant around that time

Kiryu OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.

1978

Established a production
company in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
(Fushimi Vapor Deposition
Kogyo Co., Ltd.)

1980

Established a production plant
in Kurayoshi City, Tottori
(Kurayoshi OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.)

1981

Moved the Kamitoba
plant to Minami-ku, Kyoto

1983

Established a sales and
marketing company in Kyoto
(Kyoto OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.)

1985

Opened the Nishijin
sales office
(metallic yarn business)
Opened a liaison office
in Paris, France

1989

Established a transfer
foil division
(Kansai Transfer Foil Division)

1992

Established an
independent company
as the R&D division
(OIKE Kaihatsu Kenkyujo Co., Ltd.)

1993

Set up the Kamitoba plant
as an independent company
(Kansai OIKE Kogyo Co., Ltd.)

Oike Tec Co., Ltd

1994

Established an independent
sales company
in Nishijin, Kyoto
(OIKE Kashoku Sangyo Co., Ltd.)
Established
an independent company
for transfer foil business
(Keihan OIKE Transfer Co., Ltd.)

1998

Established a company
(without production plant)
related to fabric and foil powder
(Oike Tec Co., Ltd)

1999

Established an
integrated company
as a sales division
(OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.)

2000

Established
a new development
division for R&D
(Frontier Center)

2002

OIKE Group acquired capital
in NIPO SAS based in France

2003

Integrated OIKE Sangyo Co., Ltd.,
reorganized into a company
comprising three divisions
(Electronic Information Materials Division,
Life Materials Division,
Production Materials Division)

2005

Established a liaison office
in China (Shanghai)
Established an independent company
for transfer foil business
(Oike Imaging, Inc.)
Established an independent company
for packaging materials business
(Oike Pack Materials, Inc.)

2006

Established an independent company
for wet coating business
(Oike Fine Coating, Inc.)

2014

Opened the Kamitoba Business
Establishment Nishikan
of the Kamitoba business facility
in Minami-ku, Kyoto
Established an independent
company for sales
of metallic transfer foil
(LePont International Inc.)

Kamitoba Business Establishment Nishikan

2015

Established
OIKE Advanced Film Co., Ltd.
Established LePont Europe SAS
(former name: NIPO SAS)

2019

Established
OIKE Holdings Co., Ltd.
Transitioned to
a holding company system