"Itoman contributes to customers' wonderful daily lives through pursuing our employees' happiness."
This year marked the 140th anniversary, and we have decided to renew our management principles.
During these changing times, we have asked ourselves, "what's our goal?" To find the answer, we looked back our history and thought about what our roles are in the community. It took two years to put our thoughts together, and we finally decided upon a new set of management principles. Our mission is to bring this vision to reality and contribute to the local community by creating positions of employment. By achieving the satisfaction of our employees, we will raise the quality of our service to our customers.
Itoman aims to achieve steady growth for the next 10 years. Our core products include: quality paper for professional and personal use and gifts We have launched new medical products, and we soon plan to expand our areas of business to agriculture. We plan to fulfill the various demands from corporations while continuing to develop these four business areas. We would like to meet customers' demands by making a constant effort to review our ideas while producing new and original consumer products which meet the needs of their daily lives.
Throughout the country, the decreasing birth rate and aging population continue to accelerate and are changing Japan's social structure. With the willpower to confront these unprecedented problems and build better, enriched lives for people, we'd like to share this burden and contribute to the local society. As always, we thank you for your long time reliance, and with this responsibility we will begin new challenges. May your daily lives be full of joy and excitement.
President of ITOMAN Co., Ltd
"We" ...employees (including executive officers, stockholders)
"Employee"...I (not us)
"Customers"...both business enterprises and users of their services
If every employee who works for Itoman feels happiness, we think it makes our customers and coworkers happy, too.
In this respect, these feelings will contribute to making every customer's daily lives wonderful.
|Company name||ITOMAN Co., Ltd|
|Address||681 Kinseicho Shimobun, Shikokuchuo, Ehime, Japan 799-0111|
Founded in 1877
ITOMAN Seishi Paper Co., Ltd. established in September, 1961
The company name changed to ITOMAN Co., Ltd.
|Capital||240 million yen|
|Number of employees||
The number of employees:165 (As of the end of August, 2016)
Including 5 Executives: (Full-time:3, Part-time:2)
|Operations||Manufacture and sales of sanitary paper (household paper), mainly made from recycled paper pulp|
ITOMAN Retail Co., Ltd
Ehime Pulp Cooperative
AINET Co., Ltd
SUBARU Co., Ltd
|Main Products||Toilet Paper/Tissue Paper/Paper towels/Chirigami toilet tissue/Gift items based on household paper/Toilet seat paper/Tea bags/Others|
|ISO certification||ISO certificationAcquired Environmental Management System (2004〜)|
|The founder, Masasuke Ito, starts manufacturing of handmade Japanese paper|
|ITOMAN Seishi Co., Ltd. is established and sheet forming of toilet paper begins by installing the No.1 paper machine|
Due to the increase in demand, No.2 paper machine is installed and manufacturing capacity tripled
Sankyo Shiki Industry Co., Ltd. is established and Toshitsugu Ito takes office as Representative Director
|1966||Installment of a newly produced No.3 paper machine.|
|Certification as a JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) mill|
|1969||Wins Small and Medium Enterprise Director-General Award and becomes rationalized prime factory. Newly produced No.5 paper machine is installed.|
Newly produced No.6 paper machine is installed
Company name is changed from Sankyo Shiki Industry Co., Ltd. to ITOMAN Industry Co., Ltd
|Begins purchase of recycled paper pulp along with the completion of Ehime Pulp Cooperative|
|No.7 Paper machine, the largest in the household paper industry, is installed and modern, fully air-conditioned finishing factory is completed|
|Tissue paper processing machine is installed and production of carton tissue begins|
Company name is changed to ITOMAN Co., Ltd. and ITOMAN Industry Co., Ltd. and the Trademark is renewed.(top photo)
No.2 machine is scrapped and a new high-speed No.2 paper machine is installed(photo below)
|1984||No.7 machine scrapped and a new high-speed No.7 paper machine is installed|
|1985||Manufacture of embossed toilet paper begins|
|Sales of tea bag and toilet sheet paper begins along with the establishment of Subaru Co., Ltd.|
|Computerization in many areas and rationalization of distribution is promoted along with the establishment of AINET Co., Ltd.|
|Production of CORESELF (coreless toilet paper) begins|
No.3 machine is scrapped and a new high-speed No.3 machine is installed
Sales of paper towels (soft type) begins(top photo)
Sales of paper towels (hard type) begins
Production of “Monalis” (Main materials: milk carton pulp) begins(photo below)
|1998||Wins Environmental-friendly Business Prize from Governor of Hyogo Pref.|
|Production of printed products begins|
|2001||ITOMAN and ITOMAN Industry are merged|
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification (Screening and registration)
Management principle is renewed and the new theme of the company is decided as “Recycle & Happy Life”
Shunichiro Ito takes office as President
Product Development Office is established
Renovation of tissue paper manufacturing line at Kinsei Mill (top photo)
Launch of gift business (production of Christmas products for the first time) (photo below)
|Operation at Shimogashiwa Mill begins|
|2007||Future Business Promotion Committee is inaugurated|
Tokyo Branch Office is established
Joins Zakka (Sundries) EXPO GIFTEX (photo)
|2009||Elected as one of the 1,400 best job-creating companies by the Ministry of Trade, Economy, and Industry.|
Environmental philosophy is renewed.
Sales and Distribution Division are united and renamed Marketing Headquarters
Photovoltaic (PV) power generation system is installed at Kinsei Mill
Marketing Headquarters moves to Osaka Sales Office along with relocation of Osaka Office
Tokyo Branch Office is relocated and promoted to Tokyo Sales Office
Renewal of Monalis brand (photo below).
Elected as one of "The 50 Best Companies in Which Ehime Takes Pride" by Ehime prefecture.
|ITOMAN is certified as Excellent Cycloid Type Office by Ehime Pref.
Launch of medical business. (Sales of sheets for taking stool samples begins)
ITOMAN RETAIL Co., Ltd. is established(top photo)
Renewal of Itoman brand. (photo below)
ITOMAN wins “The first EHIME FURUSATO Environmental Grand Prize” from Japan Committee for Economic Development in Ehime(top photo)
Sales of Japan Feeling brand launched. (middle photo)
Sales of Kokoemi brand launched. (photo below)
Carry out the Management philosophy and CI update(photo top)
Renamed the title of the enterprise location from “place of business” to “office”
Yokohama DC opened
Sales of 200m long toilet paper rolls begin. (photo below)
|Itoman receives the Energy Management Factory & Building Excellence award presented by the Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry.|