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History of Fuji Seal Group

  • 1897Fujio Seisakusho, the predecessor of Fuji Seal, founded as a manufacturer of wooden faucet for sake keg
  • 1958Manufacture and sale of Shrink Capseals (marks Company's move from wooden products to packaging industry)
  • 1975Fuji Tack, Inc. established (starts manufacture and sale of tack labels)
  • 1975American Fuji Seal, Inc. established to manufacture and sell shrink labels
  • 1979Fuji Seal Verpackungssysteme GmbH. established in West Germany to manufacture and sell shrink labels (merged with Fuji Seal Europe, Ltd. In 1995)
  • 1981Nabari factory starts operations in Japan (integrated shrink label production system)
  • 1986Fuji Seal Europe, Ltd. established in UK for production and sale of shrink labels
  • 1986Tsukuba Factory established in Japan (the Company's main plant in the Kanto region for the integrated production of shrink labels)
  • 1990Fuji Astec, Inc. established in Japan (to strengthen the Group's capabilities in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging equipment)
  • 1993Intersleeve B.V. (present Fuji Seal Europe B.V.) in the Netherlands joined Fuji Seal Group (to strengthen the Group's capabilities in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging equipment)
  • 1995Fuji Ace Co., Ltd. (joint venture) established in Thailand; begins production and sale of shrink labels and other packaging products for the ASEAN market
  • 2001American Fuji Seal, Inc. merged with Owens-Illinois Labels and Carriers, Inc. to start operation as American Fuji Seal, Inc. (to expand production and sale of shrink labels and other packaging products, as well as packaging equipment for the U.S. market)
  • 2001Technical Center established in Japan (to enhance capabilities in product design and development, making optimal use of the Group's strengths in the Japan, U.S., and European markets, and to improve the speed and timing of product proposals)
  • 2002Yuki Factory established in Japan (to bolster production volume in shrink labels, which are predicted to grow strongly)
  • 2002Fuji Buriot S.A. (present Fuji Seal France plant) joined Fuji Seal Group to expand the Group's production and marketing of shrink labels in Europe
  • 2002Fuji Flex Inc. established (begins production and sale of pouches and other flexible packaging products)
  • 2003American Fuji Technical Services, Inc. established in USA to strengthen Group's capabilities in technical support, sale of components, and maintenance services for automatic packaging machinery and related equipment.
  • 2003Shares of Fuji Seal, Inc. listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange. This move was aimed at procuring funds from the capital markets to finance the Group's further growth, as well as facilitating the hiring of qualified personnel.
  • 2004Adopted the Committee System in place of the statutory auditor system to improve corporate governance and increase management transparency
    Adopted the holding company structure (holding company is named Fuji Seal International), for purpose of speeding up management decision-making in all operating regions (Japan, U.S., Europe, ASEAN) and strengthening global management strategy.
  • 2005Fuji Seal Poland Sp.zo.o. established in Poland to increase shrink label production in Europe to meet growing demand in the region.
  • 2007Fuji Tack East, Inc. established in Japan to expand self-adhesive label operations and raise competitiveness.
  • 2008Fuji Seal Packaging de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. established to increase production in response to the expansion of the shrink label market in Mexico.
  • 2009Fuji Seal Iberia S.L.U. established to strengthen marketing and sales promotion in Spain.
  • 2010Fuji Seal B.V. (regional holding company) established in the Netherlands (to hold stocks of Fuji Seal companies in Europe and to manage and support business concerning stockholding)
  • 2010Fuji Seal Southeast Asia, Inc. established in Japan (to meet growing demand in ASEAN countries)
  • 2011PT. Fuji Seal Indonesia established in Indonesia (to meet growing demand in Indonesia)
  • 2011Fuji Seal Vietnam Co., Ltd. established in Vietnam
  • 2012Pago Holding AG joined Fuji Seal Group to accelerate the expansion of self-adhesive label business in the global market