History of Sanwa Shutter

1956

April Established Sanwa Shutter Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (President: Manji Takayama), a predecessor of this company, in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.

1959

October Established Sanwa Shutter Co., Ltd. with branches in Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

1961

May Established Sanwa Shoji Co., Ltd.

1963

April Merged three Group companies and established Sanwa Shutter Corporation. Relocated headquarters to Tokyo.

1974

August Entered into technical tie-up with Overhead Door Corporation(U.S.A.).
October Relocated the headquarters to Shinjuku, Tokyo.

1981

May Toshitaka Takayama becomes President and Manji Takayama Corporate Advisor.

1983

March Deployed nationwide 24-hour service.

1986

October Established Sanwa Shutter (H.K.) Ltd. in Hong Kong.

1988

September Established An-Ho Metal Industrial Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.

1991

April Completed the Techno Center building.

1992

October Established Sun Metal Co., Ltd. in Thailand.

1996

July Established Sanwa USA Inc. and acquired Overhead Door Corporation. Secured the lion's share of the U.S. garage door and shutter markets.
November Established PT. Sanwamas Metal Industry in Indonesia.

2000

April Introduced the intra-company system, streamlining internal organization so we can directly respond to the market.

2002

July Established Customer Service Center.

2003

October Acquired Novoferm, Europe's second-largest manufacturer of doors and shutters. With this acquisition, Sanwa Shutter established a presence in Europe, as well as Japan and the United States.

2004

January Established Sanwa Shutter Design (Shanghai) Corporation in Shanghai.
April Established an internal office on Corporate Social Responsibilities to oversee risk management, legal compliance and environment-friendly policies.

2005

September Entered into comprehensive business alliance with Hochiki, a leading fire detection and disaster-prevention equipment company in Japan.
December Established Novoferm(Shanghai) Co., Ltd. a joint venture with Thyssenkrupp Elevators in Shanghai to manufacture and sell elevator doors and hinge doors.

2006

April Sanwa Shutter celebrated its 50th anniversary.
April Established Shanghai Baosteel-Sanwa Door Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Baosteel Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Baosteel, in Shanghai to manufacture and sell overhead doors, rolling shutters and sheet shutters. Completed base of quadruple core structure: Japan, U.S.A., Europe and Asia (China).

2007

October The Sanwa Group adopts holding company system.
Sanwa Shutter Corporation changed its trade name to “Sanwa Holdings Corporation”, and the operating company succeeded the trade name “Sanwa Shutter Corporation”.

2008

January Sanwa Holdings agreed to establish a joint-venture company, VINA-SANWA, with the Vietnamese construction and trading company Vinaconex Corporation.
March Sanwa Holdings acquired 100% of the shares of Hayashi Industries Co., Ltd., a steel door manufactureing company.

2009

December Overhead Door Corporation, our consolidated subsidiary, acquired the door businesses of Wayne Dalton Corporation.

2010

February Established domestic direct sales contract with Efaflex Co.,Ltd.(Germany).

2011

November Sanwa group test center acquired the International standard (ISO/IEC17025).

2012

January Established contract about OEM with LIXIL Co.,Ltd. and offered service at the same time.
November Introduced sales support tool iPad.

2013

April Updated the home page completely.

2014

July Received the 8th kid design prize for「the specification of prevention for finger smash of apartment house door」

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