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.

1940

 

1945

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

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

1948

Started manufacturing garden tables and chairs.

Started manufacturing garden tables and chairs

1950

 

1950

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

1958

Oppama Plant established.

Oppama Plant established.

1960

 

1962

First Okamura Fair held.

First Okamura Fair held.
 

1964

Junior desk and seating production and sales began.

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.

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

1970

 

1970

Fuji Plant completed.

Fuji Plant completed.
 

1974

Takahata (Yamagata) Plant completed.

Takahata (Yamagata) Plant completed.
 

1974

Hotel New Otani Showroom opened.

Hotel New Otani Showroom opened

1980

 

1982

Export of Rotary Rack technology to the United States.

Export of Rotary Rack technology to the United States.
 

1984

D-10 office automation furniture introduced.

D-10 office automation furniture introduces.
 

1986

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

ntroduced Type-28, a fully plastic engineered chair.

1990

 

1990

Tsukuba Plant completed.

Tsukuba Plant completed.
 

1991

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

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

1997

Nakai Plant completed.

Nakai Plant completed.

2000

 

2002

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

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

2002

Launch the Contessa ergonomic mesh chair.

Lauched the Contessa ergonomic mesh chair.
 

2008

Chicago Showroom opened. Participated in NeoCon 2008.

1997
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