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COMPANY HISTORY

1941 Yamani’s founder Harukichi Nakazawa commenced manufacturing apparel
belts as a private concern
1948 Harukichi Nakazawa’s business was reorganized into a joint-stock company
and renamed Yamani Seisakusho Ltd.
1950 Yamani Seisakusho Ltd. was renamed Yamani, Inc.
Established Head Office at Niban-cho, Taito-ku, Tokyo
1960 Constructed headquarter building at Misuji, Taito-ku, Tokyo
1966 Contracted Technical Assistance License Agreement with Hickok (U.S.A)
Established Hickok Japan, Ltd.
1969 Established wholly owned subsidiary, Yamani Manufacturing Co., Inc.
(now Monoro Inc.), at Kinshi-cho, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
1974 Constructed new headquarter building at Misuji, Taito-ku, Tokyo
1976 Established Osaka Business Office (now Osaka Branch)
1980 Increased the capital to 90,000,000 Yen
1983 Constructed Apparel Belts Manufacturing Factory at Kamisato-cho,
Kodama-gun, Saitama Prefecture
Commenced a handbag business
1984 Moved Yamani Manufacturing Co., Inc. to Kamisato-cho, Kodama-gun,
Saitama Prefecture
Established Yamani Metalworking Industries Co., Inc.
Established Forum Co., Ltd.
1986 Commenced a golf bag business
1988 Established Kronus, Inc.
1991 Forum Co., Ltd. opened Fukuoka Business Office
(now Yamani’s Fukuoka Business Office)
1994 Merged Hickok Japan Ltd. with Forum Co., Ltd
1996 Established Protex, Corp.
1997 Moved Head Office to Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo
1998 Merged Forum Co., Ltd, Kronus, Inc. and Protex, Corp. with Yamani, Inc.
Merged Yamani Metalworking Industries Co., Inc. with Yamani Manufacturing Co., Inc.
2007 Yamani Metalworking Industries Co., Inc. changed company name to Monoro Inc.
2009 Relocated Head Office to Motoasakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo
2018 Relocated Head Office to Misuji, Taito-Ku, Tokyo