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History

History

1945

Okamura founded in Yokohama City, taking the name of its location in Okamura Town.

1948

Started manufacturing garden tables and chairs.

1950

Began production of torque converters for trains, cars, and industrial vehicles.

1953

Jointly developed Japan's first post-war aircraft, the N-52, with the University of Japan.

1955

Began production of the Type-36 office desk, an early form of today's modern work station.

1957

Developed Japan's first front-wheel-drive automatic, the Mikasa.

1957

Produced the gondola LowBoy for retail outlets in US armed forces bases in Japan.

1958

Oppama Plant established.

1962

First Okamura Fair held.

1964

Junior desk and seating production and sales began.

1969

Began sales of Japan's first colored desks and chairs, the Type-33 and the Type-21.

1970

Fuji Plant completed.

1974

Takahata (Yamagata) Plant completed.

1974

Hotel New Otani Showroom opened.

1982

Export of Rotary Rack technology to the United States.

1984

D-10 office automation furniture introduced.

1986

Launched Type-28, a chair made wholly from plastic.

1990

Tsukuba Plant completed.

1991

Introduced the F Series total design package for desks, chairs, storage and partitions.

1997

Nakai Plant completed.

2002

Exhibited for the first time at ORGATEC 2002, Europe's largest office furniture show.

2008

Chicago Showroom opened. Participated in NeoCon 2008.

2009

Okamura Museum opened.

2011

"Copresence Work New Workplace for Social Networking Age" published.

2014

Okamura Future Studio = KiZUKi LABO opened.

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