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Tomoegawa was established over 100 years ago.

Company History

June, 1914
June, 1914

First president Genzaburo Inoue founded Tomoegawa Paper Factory along the Tomoegawa river in Shimizu city, Shizuoka prefecture, and started research and manufacturing of prototypes of electric insulating paper and telecommunication paper. This place is currently called ‘Shimizu Works’.

August, 1917

Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd. founded.

September, 1933
September, 1933

Mochimune Works (currently called Shizuoka Works) established in Shizuoka city to develop specialty paper and start manufacturing general paper.

August, 1945

Absorbed Shingu Mokuzai Pulp Corporation and renamed into Shingu Works. In-house production of craft pulp started.

November, 1949
November, 1949

Engineering laboratory established in Mochimune Works, to carry out overall research in paper and pulp field

September, 1958

Paper-making factory founded in the Mochimune Works and established continuous manufacturing system from pulp to paper.

October, 1961

Listed on the first section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.

March, 1972

Renamed Paper Technology Laboratory into Technical Laboratory and accelerated new business development other than paper

November, 1978
November, 1978

TOMOEGAWA(U.S.A.) INC. founded in the State of Illinois, U.S.A. and started producing toner in October 1981.

May, 1984
May, 1984

Tomoegawa Europe B. V. founded in Amsterdam, Holland and started selling toner and processed paper products

July, 1988

Toner manufacturing department in Mochimune Works became an independent division, Chemical-products Factory.

August, 1989

Factory dedicated for electronic parts materials and magnetic recording products established in the Shimizu Works.

May, 1992

Factory dedicated for adhesive tape for LCD established in Mochimune Works.

June, 1995

Shingu Works closed.

March, 1999

ISO 9001 certification acquired for all divisions and products.

February, 2001

ISO 14001 certification acquired for all production locations. February, 2001 New processing location for office supply products opened in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. September, 2001 Analysis center established in Shizuoka Works. October, 2001 Factory for optical film processing and adhesive tape for electronics products established in Shizuoka Works.

September, 2004


March, 2005

Founded Tomoegawa Holding Huizhou Inc., to control business activities in China. April, 2005 Delisted the Osaka Stock Exchages

July, 2005
July, 2005

Founded Tomoegawa Imaging Technology (Huizhou) Co., Ltd. the company for toner manufacturing and sales, in Huizhou city, Guang Dong Province, China. The manufacturing plant was completed in April, 2006

December, 2005

Founded Tomoegawa Fine Coating Ltd., the company for development and production of optical films in Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture. The registered name was changed to TFC Co. Ltd. in June 2006.

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