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1920s

The company was founded in 1923 as "Kamoi Fly Paper Manufacturing" by Toshiro Kamoi.
The product name is "Kamoi’s Fly Catch" and "Sunrise" as a trademark.

1923

Original posterOriginal poster
Founder : Toshiro KamoiFounder : Toshiro Kamoi
The first Fly Catch Paper made in Japan Kamoi's Fly Catch Paper The first Fly Catch Paper made in Japan Kamoi's Fly Catch Paper

We have started exporting to Korea, Manchuria, Taiwan, southern regions, North and South America.

1924

Employee work scene that wearing kimono (Japanese traditional wear)Employee work scene that wearing kimono (Japanese traditional wear)
Founding MembersFounding Members

1930s

Head office building completed.
Ribbon type Fly Trap has been developed and newly released under the name of Kamoi's Fly Ribbon.

1930

Kamoi's Fly RibbonKamoi's Fly Ribbon
Head Office and FactoryHead Office and Factory

It was named "Kirimetsu" what being inspired by a word that meant destroy in Japanese.The liquid insecticide "Kirimetsu", which is with pyrethrin, has been released.Caused big boom under the trademark "furious ruiner".

1933

Vintage promotion posterVintage promotion poster
It was named It was named
Photo of promotional teamsPhoto of promotional teams

1940s

Daitoa Industry Co., Ltd. was established.

1942

Advertising billboard with enameled used in retail stores
The company was renamed to current name "Kamoi Kakoshi Co., Ltd.".

1946

Advertising billboard with wood used in retail stores.Advertising billboard with wood used in retail stores.
The stores with many billboards were proof of the popular store in the local town.The stores with many billboards were proof of the popular store in the local town.

1950s

In addition to the lineup of "Fly Paper", "Fly Ribbon", and "Kirimetsu", we started manufacturing new product "BHC" for insecticide solution. "Kamoi's four major products" had been completed.

1952

Funny Mask for kids for advertisementFunny Mask for kids for advertisement
Apron with Kamoi's advertisement that was indispensable for handling cargo at that time.Apron with Kamoi's advertisement that was indispensable for handling cargo at that time.
Kamoi's four major productsKamoi's four major products
Matches in the Fly Catch Ribbon's tubeMatches in the Fly Catch Ribbon's tube

1957

Established welfare facility "Seaside House" for employees.

1960s

1961

Tomii factory completed. Started manufacturing paper adhesive tape.
(Released 1962.1)

In the mid-1950s, the government announced some plans to manufacture domestic cars for the development of the automotive industry, accelerating automobile production.
At that time, the popularity of domestic automobiles exploded, and it became big boom in Japan, which was in the period of high economic growth.

1962

Since growing demand for automotive-relative products, we have started to selling our first Washi adhesive tape 'No.110'.Since growing demand for automotive-relative products, we have started to selling our first Washi adhesive tape 'No.110'.

In the mid-1950s, wooden box packaging was the mainstream, but in the 1960s, cardboard packaging rapidly spread, and the status of cardboard was dramatically improved.

1964

Our lineup of adhesive tape that were based on washi and kraft paper.Our lineup of adhesive tape that were based on washi and kraft paper.

Katashima Factory (currently Head Office Factory) completed on July.
Established company policy "程 -Hodo- ".

1965

'程 -hodo-' means ' take action every time with not forgetting humble feelings.''程 -hodo-' means ' take action every time with not forgetting humble feelings.'

1968

Company dormitory completed.
Received an award as an excellent company.
Held 45th anniversary ceremony.

1970s

Head office and factory moved to Katashima factory and integrated (October).

1971

Head office Head office and factory with an area of approximately 26400 m2Head office Head office and factory with an area of approximately 26400 m2

Established a new company "Showa Development Co., Ltd."
Started operation of the parking lot "Kamoi Motor Pool" using the former head office site.

1972

'Kamoi Motor Pool', parking lot in front of the Kurashiki station, where 200 cars can be parked in.'Kamoi Motor Pool', parking lot in front of the Kurashiki station, where 200 cars can be parked in.

New release of "Cloth Adhesive Tape" Rayon fiber based (September).

1976

Cloth adhesive tape is still now popular product as a tape for painting and packaging.Cloth adhesive tape is still now popular product as a tape for painting and packaging.

TV advertisement of our product that starring Shofukutei Tsurube who is one of the most famous comedians in Japan and won the CM award.

1978

Even now, it is sometimes introduced on TV as a nostalgic commercial.Even now, it is sometimes introduced on TV as a nostalgic commercial.

1980s

New release of "Ratcher," Adhesive mouse trap.

1980

A house-type mouse trap for easy disposal.A house-type mouse trap for easy disposal.

The completion of the Kasumigaseki Building in 1968 marks the beginning of a skyscraper.
After the completion of Ikebukuro Sunshine60 in 1978, the development of numerous skyscrapers started and demands for masking tape increases as sealing demands increased.
In that time, newly released Washi adhesive tape "No.3303" for sealing in response to rising demands. No.3303 is still now one of the standard models of us.

1981

Long-Selling Product Sealing Tape No.3303.3303Long-Selling Product Sealing Tape No.3303.3303

1987

Opened Tokyo sales office (July).
New release of "Tiger tape" OPP based tape.

Established "THAI-KAMO Co., Ltd." in Thailand.
The division of Kamoi's Fly Catch Ribbon, moved to Thai kamo Factory (October).
Peak of economic bubble in Japan (~1990).

1988

THAI-KAMO is in Bangplee Industrial Estate.THAI-KAMO is in Bangplee Industrial Estate.

THAI-KAMO has started production.
New release of "Hyouten", refrigerant item.

1989

It was popular in the refrigeration field as non-wet ice.It was popular in the refrigeration field as non-wet ice.

1990s

1990

Opened new welfare facility "Seaside House" for employees.

Yakage Factory completed (October).
Launched system of employee stock ownership.
Economic bubble in Japan began to collapse.

1991

Scene inside of the factoryScene inside of the factory
Factory equipped with the latest equipmentFactory equipped with the latest equipment

1993

New release of "Heat resistant tape" Crepe paper based.

1994

Merged with "Showa Development Co., Ltd."

1998

A subsidiary, THAI-KAMO Co., Ltd. overcame the Asian currency crisis, and recorded double highs in both sales and profits.

1999

Obtain ISO 9001 certification (December 22nd).

2000s

2000

Established R&D department at the Yakage Factory.
At the same time, we built a multi-level storage warehouse as well.
Due to business expansion, Tokyo office was changed to branch office (February 15th).

The popular character Rat Man of "Gegege no Kitaro" is used for the package.
New release of "Rat Man's Mouse Trap".

2001

Rat Man's Mouse TrapRat Man's Mouse Trap

We held the No.1 campaign to commemorate the 80th anniversaries.
Received a courtesy letter from the Kurashiki tax office as an excellent reporting corporation.
New release "Kabuki", new washi masking tape for automotive industry (October).

2003

80th anniversaries No.1 campaign80th anniversaries No.1 campaign
Kabuki washi masking tape for automotive industry.Kabuki washi masking tape for automotive industry.
Honorable certificateHonorable certificate

New release of "Dr. fruit fly" for catching flies (March), and "Mushitori Jyozu", for horticultural insect trap sheet (April).

2004

Dr. fruit flyDr. fruit fly
Mushitori JyozuMushitori Jyozu

New released of insect-catching racket (June).
Obtain ISO14001 certification (October).
Received the Okayama prefectural governor's prize (November).

2005

Insect-catching racketInsect-catching racket

2006

Completion of sewer construction (February) and installation of gateway system at the Yakage Factory (June).

2007

Opened Osaka sales office (December).

Announcement of "mt" masking tape for stationery and ornaments at the gift show (February).
"mt" for sales started (March).
Received Good Design Award.

2008

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2010s

Published "Adhesive Technology -87 years company history of Kamoi Kakoshi-".

2010

Adhesive TechnologyAdhesive Technology

Released the charity tape for reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and donated a part of the proceeds as donation.

2011

Charity tape '3303HG' and '3303NEO'Charity tape '3303HG' and '3303NEO'

Renovated the former 3rd glue stirring factory of the head office to the museum.

2012

MuseumMuseum

Held a fly memorial service for the 90th anniversary.
Headquarters second warehouse completed.
Completed the R&D building at the Yakage factory.

2013

A fly memorial service for the 90th anniversaryA fly memorial service for the 90th anniversary

2014

Received "Okayama IT Management Award" Excellence Award.

Opened directly managed store "mt lab." in Taito-ku, Tokyo.

2017

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