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Year
Main event
1907
Masunosuke Uchida started the business of trading used jute bags.
1938
Masuzo Uchida opened “Uchida Masuzo Shoten.”
1947
Masuzo Uchida established Nihon Matai Co., Ltd.
1948
Started sales of jute bags and jute products.
1951
Started wholesale business of rice, flour, foodstuffs, etc.
1953
Started production and sales of kraft paper bags.
1956
Acquired Bushu Seitai Co., Ltd. and started production focused on packaging products and containers.
1957
Changed company name to Nihon Matai Co., Ltd. written in katakana.
1962
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1963
Started production of polyethylene heavy duty bags.
1965
Opened Hyogo Plant.
1969
Purchased Akutagawa Plant from Dainippon Cellophane Co., Ltd. and turned it into the Osaka Plant.
1971
Constructed Gunma Plant. Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Constructed the Adachi Rice Milling Plant.
1974
Upgraded Osaka Sales Office to Osaka Branch.
1978
Relocated Saitama Plant to Kukishobu Industrial Park.
1979
Relocated Osaka Plant to Furutaka Industrial Park and renamed it the Shiga Plant.
1982
Established Kanto Shiko Co., Ltd. (currently, Matai Shiko Co., Ltd.).
1988
Established Matai Tohoku Co., Ltd.
1989
New headquarters building completed.
Acquired Tohoku Asahi Danboru Co., Ltd.
1992
Constructed Ichikawa Matai Mansion and Shobu Matai Mansion.
1995
Established Matai Flexible Container Bag Co., Ltd. (currently, MATAI (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.).
Relocated Adachi Rice Milling Plant to Kawaguchi City and renamed it the Tokyo Plant.
1997
Acquired Tachikawa Danboru Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1998
Received ISO 9001 certification.
2002
Received ISO 14001 certification.
2003
Spun off foodstuffs business, taken over by Shinmei Matai Co., Ltd.
2004
Established joint venture companies, Jiangsu Zhongjin Matai Medicinal Packaging Co., Ltd. and two affiliated companies in China.
2005
Changed “Wholesale Business” of Nihon Matai on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to “Chemicals.”
2006
Spun off corrugated cardboard business, taken over by Matai Shiko Co., Ltd.
2009
Became Rengo’s wholly owned subsidiary.
Delisted from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2010
Absorbed and merged with Nikko Resin Co., Ltd.
2015
Merged with Morishita Co., Ltd.

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