Okamura has greatly benefited from diversification into new areas and markets. By growing in this way we have been able to accumulate ever greater manufacturing know-how which has given us a competitive advantage. In addition, we have actively sought and implemented the most effective management techniques available, and we pioneered the use of computerized management information systems in Japan.
Okamura founded in Yokohama City, taking the name of its location in Okamura Town.
Started manufacturing garden tables and chairs.
Began production of torque converters for trains, cars, and industrial vehicles.
Jointly developed Japan's first post-war aircraft, the N-52, with the University of Japan.
Began production of the Type-36 office desk, an early form of today's modern work station.
Developed Japan's first front-wheel-drive automatic, the Mikasa.
Produced the gondola LowBoy for retail outlets in US armed forces bases in Japan.
Oppama Plant established.
First Okamura Fair held.
Junior desk and seating production and sales began.
Began sales of Japan's first colored desks and chairs, the Type-33 and the Type-21.
Fuji Plant completed.
Takahata (Yamagata) Plant completed.
Hotel New Otani Showroom opened.
Export of Rotary Rack technology to the United States.
D-10 office automation furniture introduced.
Launched Type-28, a chair made wholly from plastic.
Tsukuba Plant completed.
Introduced the F Series total design package for desks, chairs, storage and partitions.
Nakai Plant completed.
Exhibited for the first time at ORGATEC 2002, Europe's largest office furniture show.
Launch the Contessa ergonomic mesh chair.
Chicago Showroom opened. Participated in NeoCon 2008.