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Development History

1832Mr. Sahei Kunieda openned “Nankin Store,” manufacturing cotton bedding in Higashi-ku, Nagoya. (March)
1916The company was renamed Kunieda Shouten. Manufacture of absorbent cotton was started.
1935The company was founded formally. Production and sale of absorbent cotton was started at what is now the location of the Nagoya Head Office (Kita-ku, Nagoya). (April)
1948Guohua Medical Materials Co., Ltd. was set up, and Yashiro Kunieda was appointed as the president.
1950Company renamed Kunieda Medical Materials Co., Ltd. (June)
1952Textile of gauze and bandage was started in Nishio, Aichi.
1958Company incorporated as Kunieda Sanitary Goods Co., Ltd. (August)
1961Kansai Kaishinsha Company Limited, a subsidiary of Kunieda Sanitary Goods Co., Ltd. was incorporated in Itami. (December)
1962Tokyo office established. (August)
1963Production and sale of “SUZURAN” sanitary napkin. (January)
1966Sapporo Office established. (June)
1968Kansai Kaishinsha Company Limited changed to Suzuran Company Limited. (October)
1970Automatic refinement and bleaching equipment for gauze and bandages were installed at Nishio factory. Integrated production from nonwoven fabrics to finished products was started. (June)
1971New equipment was introduced to start production of the cotton pads “Newpuff” and “Coolpuff.” (December)
1974Tohoku Plant and Tohoku Office were set up in Fukushima-ken. (December)
1975Fukuoka Kyushu Office was opened. (February)
1979Kunieda Sanitary Goods Co., Ltd. merged with subsidiary Suzuran Company Limited and took the new company name Suzuran Sanitary Goods Co., Ltd. Yashiro Kunieda became Chairman of the Board, and Eiichi Kunieda became President. (July)
1982Introduction of continuous automatic refinement and bleaching equipment for absorbent cotton. (December)
1984Introduction of sterilization equipment and equipment to produce cleaning cotton wipes. (April)
1985Production and sale of gauze with x-ray detectable thread. (September)
1986Tokoname factory was started up (manufacturing gauzes) (July)
1990In 1990 Suzuran Sanitary Goods Co. Ltd. Shanghai was founded. (August)
1991Construction completed on new head office building. (April)
1991Fukuoka Kyushu Factory Kyushu Office was set up. (June)
1991Suzuran Medical Shanghai Inc. was opened. (October)
1992Suzuran Medical Suzhou Inc. was founded. (August)
1997Suzuran Medical Suzhou Inc. was opened. (October)
2000Suzuran Medical Shanghai Inc. acquired certification of ISO 9000. (November)
2002Brand “LilyBell” started sale.
2003Suzuran Medical Suzhou Inc. Suzhou acquired certification of ISO 9000. (February)
2005Suzuran Medical Shanghai Inc. and Suzuran Medical Suzhou Inc. acquired certification of ISO 13485. (April)
2007Factory founded in Indonesia. (July)
2008Eiichi Kunieda became Chairman of the Board, and Yasuhiro Kunieda became President.
2010Indonesia Jakarta factory obtained the certification of ISO 9001.
2011Signed a capital and business tie-up with Osaki Medical.
2012Changzhou Linglan Sanitary Materials Co., Ltd was founded and opened.
2017Factory was founded in Vietnam and put into production.