|Always aiming at a richer life|
|History of HARIO|
|Oct. 1921||Founded Hiromu Shibata Works at Kanda-Nishikicho, Tokyo.Started production and sales physical- and chemical-use glass products.|
||Reorganized Hiromu Shibata Works to an unlimited partnership.|
||Constructed a plant and a glass-melting furnace at Ueno Hanzanocho, Taito Ward, Tokyo to start research of glass melting.||
Founder: Hiromu Shibata
|Mar. 1943||Hiromu Shibata Works was merged with Tadashi Shibata Works to organize an unlimited partnership named Shibata Works.|
||Shibata Works was reorganized into Shibata Chemical and Machinery Co., Ltd.|
||Standard production of Hiromu-brand beakers, flasks, laboratory dishes and coolers.|
||Succeeded in melting "HARIO GLASS" as a result of many-years research.|
||Constructed a glass-melting furnace at Shirakawa, Koto Ward, Tokyo, the location of the current Headquarters. Constructed the Fukagawa Plant for integrated production.|
|Jun. 1955||Constructed the industry-first tanking furnace for HARIO Glass, 1st-grade hard glass inside the new plant.||
of Shibata Works
|Nov. 1957||Reorganized the Fukagawa Plant into Shibata Hario Glass Co.,Ltd.|
|Sept. 1961||Qualified as a JIS-indication-authorized plant (for glass products for chemical analysis, and glass-tube/rots).|
|Feb. 1962||Completed the Hario Building.|
|May. 1962||Installed the industry-first automatic glass-tube-forming machine.|
|Dec. 1963||Installed the industry-first automatic below-forming machine.|
|Apr. 1964||Separated the heat-resistant glassware division to establish Hario Co., Ltd. (former Hario Sales Co., Ltd).|
|Jan. 1968||Succeeded in development of ¡§HARIO-32 Glass,¡¨ 1st-grade hard glass, and started mass-production.|
|Apr. 1968||Acquired 27,000 m2 of land at 1371 Morokawa, Sanwacho, Sarushima Country, Ibaraki Prefecture to construct the Koga Plant.|
|Jan. 1971||Completed the Koga Plant.|
|Mar.1971||The Koga Plant started full-fledge operations.|
a ceremony celebrating the completion of the Koga
Plant and the 50th anniversary of foundation.
of Hiromu Shibata Works
in development the "direct-current-passage glass-melting furnace"
with own unique technologies.
Started production using this furnace.
*Feb. 1977: Won the Japanese Invention Grand Prix.
*Mar. 1983: Won the Award of Director General, Science and Technology Agency.
|Aug. 1980||Branched out into the head lens for the automobile.|
|Jun. 1983||Moved the Headquarters to Nihonbashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, and increased capital to 40 million yen.|
|Oct. 1983||Completed the word's first computer-controlled multi-product small-lot-sized production line for glass products in the Koga Plant, and start fll-fledged production.|
|Oct. 1985||Separated the koga Plant to establish "Shibata Glass Co., Ltd." With 300 million yen of capital.|
|Sep. 1987||Increased capital of HARIO Co., Ltd to 100 million yen.|
|Jan. 1992||Signed an agreement with Vetrie, Italy for licensing the electric melting technology for the borax-boric-acid glass.|
a Glass Instrument Factory at Shenyang, China.
Hario Co., Ltd. Moved to Shirakawa, Koto Ward, Tokyo, the place of its origin.
|Sep. 1997||Increased capital to 400 million yen.|
|Jul. 1998||Opened its homepage.|
|Apr. 1999||Hario Co., Ltd was merged with Shibata Glass Co., Ltd. to organize "Hario Glass Co., Ltd." and increased its capital to 450 million yen.|
|Sep. 1999||Established Hario Distribution Center.|
the Headquarters to Nihonbashi Tomizawa-cho, Chuo
|HARIO's network is ever extending globally|
|HARIO GLASS focuses on friendly relationships with people, and this policy is matreialized as international collaboration in overseas activities. We have exported a variety of products, such as heat-resistant glassware, and physical- and chemical-use glass products, to the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia, and now, people in 18 countries are using our products. In addition, we have also assisted construction of glass plants and transferred glass-related technologies. Our hope for global activities are ever extending worldwide steadily.|
Outlines of the company
Company name: Hario Glass Co., Ltd.
Head Office:9-3 Tomizawa-cho, NihonBashi,
Chuo-Ku TOKYO 103-0006 Japan
Tel: 03-3642-0101 (Main) Fax: 03-5620-1414
Koga Plant: 1371 Morokawa, Sanwa-cho
Foundation: October 1921
Establishment: April 1999
Capital: 450 million yen
President: Yasuhiro Shibata
Business lines: Planning, production and sales of heat-resistant glassware, and home-use products
Development and production of glass materials of physical- and chemical-use glass products and heat-resistant glassware, the head lens for the automobile, and glass materials for industrial- and medical-use products
Osaka Office: 2-6-5 Higashitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0044
Tel: 06-6356-2141 (Main) Fax: 06-6356-2171
Fukuoka Office: 1-3-14 Yutaka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City 812-0042
Tel: 092-411-8282 (Main) Fax: 092-411-8286