History

1900
Onishi Hiromatsu began creating small wooden match boxes in the local area.
Dec.1923
Founded Nittosha Onishi Match Manufacturing
Apr.1948
Changed organization name to Nittosha Match Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Capital: 1,500,000 yen)
Nov.1955
Permission to display Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)
Nov.1956
Began the manufacture of order matches
Apr.1965
Established print/paper articles department (Nitto Shiko Co., Ltd.)
Jan.1969
Established (Ltd.) Nagoya Nittosha
Mar.1969
Company name change to Nittosha Co., Ltd.
Mar.1970
Increase of capitol to 36,000,000 yen
Aug.1973
Memorial ceremony for the 50th anniversary held in Hong Kong
Nov.1973
Began production of book matches
Sep.1975
Established Tokyo Nittosha Co., Ltd. and Nitto Shoji Co., Ltd. (Currently Kyushu West Japan Nittosha Co., Ltd)
Jul.1977
Lighter department established
Aug.1980
Himeji Tennis Club established (Currently Noah Indoor Stage Co., Ltd.)
Aug.1982
Established integrated production system for pocket tissues
Oct.1982
Established Osaka Nittosha Co., Ltd.
Dec.1983
Memorial ceremony for the 60th anniversary held at the head office factory
Feb.1984
Changed organization name of Nitton Shoji Co., Ltd. to West Japan Nittosha Co., Ltd.
Feb.1986
Established Kyushu Nittosha Co., Ltd.
Sep.1989
Established integrated production system for wet paper towels.
Apr.1991
Introduced manufacturing equipment for memo notes. Begun production and sales of stick and general notes.
Mar.1993
Absorbed Manufacturing Group Co., Ltd. (Currently Kolin Co., Ltd.) and Asahirinsun Co., Ltd.
Nov.1994
Memorial ceremony for the 70th anniversary held in Hong Kong
May.1998
Introduced the N-memo print machine
Sep.1998
Change the name of Himeji Tennis Club to Noah Indoor Stage Co., Ltd.
Apr.2001
Introduced oil-absorbent paper manufacturing machine
Apr.2001
President Onishi Akira awarded the Yellow Ribbon Medal
Jun.2003
Began sales of the N-lighter (import lighters)
Aug.2003
Memorial ceremony for the 80th anniversary held in Hawaii
Jul.2005
Tissue factory acquired ISO9001/2000 quality management certification
Dec.2005
Tissue factory acquired ISO14001/2004 environmental management certification
Dec.2005
Completed expansion work for the wet paper towel factory
Jul.2007
Sequential renovation of the wet paper towel factory based on HACCP (hygiene management technique for food)
Aug.2007
Moved Osaka Nittosha from the Fukushima office building to building no. 2 in front of Osaka station
Feb.2008
Introduced full color banner printing at the head office factory
Apr.2008
Switched the JIS standard at match factories to the new JIS standard
Jun.2008
Memorial ceremony for the 85th anniversary held in Hong Kong
Jul.2008
I aim at the health code of the food factory class by the refresh construction of the hand towel factory
Dec.2008
Held the "85 year Meeting of Gratitude" inviting OBs at Himeji Castle Hotel
Mar.2009
Published the "Gratitude -85 Years of Progress-"85 year anniversary book. Delivered to the relevant parties
Aug.2009
Began sales of the "N Mask" advertisement mask
Nov.2009
Nitto Shoji Co., Ltd. chairman Onishi Nitto is awarded the Yellow Ribbon Medal
Jan.2010
Held a management presentation in 2010 at the Himeji Castle Hotel
Mar.2010
Additionally introduced the full-color banner printing machine
Sep.2010
Established Kyushu West Japan Nittosha Co., Ltd.
Oct.2010
Cooperated with data collection for Fuji Television's "FNN Super News" series
Jun.2011
Began sales of the "N Fan", a paper fan for advertising
Jul.2011
Began sales of the frozen wet towel "Mo Kootemasu (Already Frozen)"
Oct.2011
Began selling "N Hand Warmer", a hand warmer for advertising
Apr.2013
Moves Tokyo Nittosha to the Ginza Salice building in Ginza 3-chome
Jun.2013
Memorial ceremony for the 90th anniversary held in Singapore