- Representative Director:
- Kentaro Ohyama
- Plan, development, manufacture and sales of home-use products
- Number of employees:
- 3,013 (As of January 2017)
- Total number of employees:
- 11,028 (As of January 2017)
- 112.0 billion-yen (2016 prediction)
- Group Sales:
- 346.0 billion-yen (2016 prediction)
- Business content:
- Developing, manufacturing, and selling household items
- Main financing banks:
- The 77 Bank Ltd.
Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.
Development Bank of Japan Inc
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
- Corporate Philosophies:
- (a) Keep pace with an ever-changing market and consumer demands by establishing mechanisms to create profit in any given environment or era.
- (b) Contribute to society by always being mindful of the relationship between our Company, society and people by reinvesting profit in the Company and thereby improving the lives and lifestyles of our employees, our customers and the people who use our products.
- (c) Create a business environment where improvement of the Company leads to better employees, and improvement of the employees leads to a better Company.
- (d) Focus on our customers. The Customer Comes First is the foundation of our mission statement.
- (e) Have high aspirations, be aware of incompleteness, be full of vitality, and strive always to create a growing, innovative organization. PAGE TOP
Message from chairman
We operate with the motto of 'easy living', and we want to provide that to our customers as well through our products. Our most famous product that does this is the clear plastic storage case. We focused on the fact that storage until then did not show what was being stored inside, and strove to fix that inconvenience. Since then, we have deployed the product to the United States and Europe as well, where it took off just as it did in Japan, redefining the standard for home storage.
We are able to actualize our flexible production structure and efficient distribution through our unique Maker/Vendor system. Our Chinese facility acts as our mother factory as it supplies our endeavors in Japan and overseas. With advancing automation technologies, this facility is able to supply products from several materials, and for several categories. Our domestic conglomerate we use our unique Maker/Vendor platform to provide user-friendly products.
Our LED division has expanded its network to overseas as well and is striving to spread LED lighting to the rest of the world as well. With Japan's aging population, we are developing furniture that not only facilitates the aging, but to their caretakers as well. We have created a great synergy between all of our facilities by utilizing each of their strengths in full and providing easy living to the entire world.
Until now, we have been providing a 'home solution' to make everyday life easy, but we want to start trying to provide a 'Japan Solution'. By responding quickly to the changing times and exert all of our company's strength. By doing so, we will be able to excavate more and more markets, leading to us being able to 'serve the community by maintaining steady growth' as stated in our corporate principles.
- 1958 Apr
- Morisuke Ohyama establishes the OHYAMA blow industry.
- 1964 Jul
- Kentaro Ohyama nominated to the representative.
- 1971 Apr
- OHYAMA blow industrial incorporated.
- 1972 Jul
- The Sendai factory (present Ogawara factory) established.
- 1981 Jan
- Gardening products sale started.
- 1986 Apr
- Ohyama Co., Ltd. incorporated.
- 1987 Jan
- Pets products sale started.
- The Sanda factory established.
- 1988 Jan
- Storage products sale started.
- Iris Korea Co,.Ltd. incorporated in Seoul, Korea.
- 1989 Feb
- Household products sale started.
- Stationery sale started.
- 1990 Apr
- The Tosu factory established.
- 1991 Mar
- Iris Plaza Co., Ltd. incorporated in Sendai.
- Change the name of company to IRIS OHYAMA, INC.
- 1992 Mar
- The Kakuda I.T.P established.
- 1992 Jun
- Iris U.S.A.Inc. incorporated.
- 1993 Mar
- Sendai Headoffice building completed.
- 1994 Nov
- The Hokkaido factory established.The Stockton factory of Iris U.S.A. Inc. established.
- 1996 Mar
- Dalian Irisohyama Trade & Industry Co., Ltd. incorporated in Dalian, China
- The Wisconsin factory of IRIS U.S.A. INC. established.
- 1997 Mar
- The Fujioyama factory established.
- Dalian Iris Wood Products Co., Ltd. incorporated in Dalian, China.
- 1998 Aug
- Iris Ohyama Europe B.V. incorporated in the Netherlands.
- 2000 Oct
- Dalian Iris Home Products Co., Ltd. incorporated in Dalian, China.
- 2001 Jan
- The Maibara factory established.
- Iris Chitose Co., Ltd. incorporated in Sendai.
- 2002 Nov
- The Texas factory of Iris U.S.A. Inc. established.
- 2003 Mar
- The Saitama factory established.
Distribution center of Iris Korea Co., Ltd. established in Gumpo, Korea.
- Dalian Iris Development Co., Ltd. incorporated in Dalian, China.
- 2004 Dec
- Simple Style shop in Sendai opened.
- 2005 Dec
- Iris Fine Products Co., Ltd. incorporated in Sendai.
- 2006 Jan
- Distribution center of Dalian Iris Group established in Dalian, China.
- Dalian Iris Wooden Products Co., Ltd. incorporated in Dalian, China.
- Iris Showa Co., Ltd. incorporated in Sendai.
- 2007 Oct
- Iris Fine Products Co.,Ltd. becomes enrolles in a project of the Deoxidant.
- Iris Shinyo Inc. incorporated in Sendai.
- 2008 Feb
- Iris Soko Inc. incorporated in Sendai.
- Dalian Iris International Trade Co., Ltd. incorporated in Dalian, China.
- Iris group Made Daisin Co., Ltd. its subsidiary.
- 2009 Jul
- Affiliated Daisin and IRIS Plaza
- Yantai IRIS Pet Co. Ltd. Established
- 2010 Jul
- Iris group made Houtoku its subsidiary
- Iris Home products(suzhou)Co.,Ltd. established
- 2012 Aug
- Aoba Buillding opend in Sendai.
- 2013 Apr
- Butai Aguri Innovation Co.,Ltd. incorporated in Sendai.
- Osaka R&D Center opened in Sinsaibashi.
- Iris Foods Co.,Ltd. incorprated in Sendai.
- 2014 Apr
- Iris group made Uniliving Co.,Ltd. its subsidiary.
- 2016 May
- Iris Home products(guangzhou)Co.,Ltd. established.