History

1868 - Meiji Era

1883

Founder Denshichi Murata begins manufacturing hand woven carpet in Sumiyoshi, Osaka

1891

Carpet supplied to the Imperial Diet Building (current Diet Building).

1896

Successful production of hand-woven moquette,adopted by Japan National Railways for seat covering in 1899.

1903

Sumiyoshi Factory with full-scale weaving facility established.

Founder
Denshichi Murata
the Imperial
Diet Building
Seat covering for
Japan National Railways
Sumiyoshi Factory
1912 - Taisho Era

1913

Suminoe Textile Joint-Stock Company established.
By introducing technologies and power looms from Germany and England, manufacturing of machine woven moquette begins for the first time in Japan.

1916

Manufacturing of carpets using power looms begins.
Mohair plush produced and adopted for car seating material in first class cars belonging to Japan National Railways and private railways.

1925

Manufactured flags for His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan.

Suminoe Textile Joint-Stock Company
1926 - Beginning of the Showa Era to Showa Era 30’s

1930

Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd. established.

1937

Kawachi Factory established, woolen spinning begins.

1943

Kyoto Factory established, drape production begins.

1947

Amino Factory (currently Tango Textile Co.,Ltd.) established, functions as a carpet factory.

1949

Shares listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto stock exchanges.

1954

First to introduce to Japan the tufting carpet machine from the U.S.

1955

Production and sales of the domestic small car pioneer “Flying Feather” by Suminoe Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd.

1956

Both Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan visit the Suminoe Factory.

1964

Moquette supplied for seats in the 0-type Shinkansen bullet trains.

Hand-woven carpet and hooked rugs
“Flying Feather”
Royal visit
Seats in the 0-type
Shinkansen bullet trains
1965 - Showa Era 40’s to Showa Era 60’s

1968

Hand woven carpets and Tango carpets supplied to the new Palace.

1971

Nara Factory established, Sumiyoshi Factory closed.

1980

Nara Factory begins production of Japan’s first carpet tiles.

1985

Shares of Koken Industrial Co., Inc. (currently RUNON Co., Ltd.) acquired, becomes a subsidiary.

1987

Shiga Factory established.

The new Palace
Nara Factory
Carpet tiles
Shiga Factory
1989 - Beginning of the Heisei Era to Present

1994

Current subsidiary, T.C.H.Suminoe.Co., Ltd. jointly established in Thailand.

1998

TRIPLE FRESH® deodorant treatment technology developed.
SUMINOE Co., Ltd. established.
Kyoto Traditional Art and Craft Factory established, traditional textile technology handed down from the Kyoto Factory.

1999

Suminoe Logistics Co., Ltd. established.

2003

Suminoe Textile of America Corporation (STA) established in the U.S.
Current subsidiary, Suzhou Suminoe Textiles Co., Ltd. established in China.
Current subsidiary, Suzhou Suminoe Koide Automotive Accessories Co., Ltd. jointly established in China.
Current subsidiary, PT.Sinar Suminoe Indonesia is jointly established in Indonesia.

2005

Nara Factory which was a carpet production factory becomes independent and Suminoe Nara Co., Ltd. established.
Sumisho Airbag Systems Co., Ltd. jointly established.
Subsidiary, SPM Automotive Textile Co., Ltd. jointly established in China.

2009

Subsidiary, Suminoe Teijin Techno Co., Ltd. jointly established with Teijin Fibers Limited.(current TEIJIN LIMITED)

2010

Suminoe Textile Shanghai Co., Ltd. established in China.
Subsidiary, Suminoe Teijin Techno Krishna India Pvt. Ltd. jointly established in India.

2011

"ECOS®" Recycled Carpet Tiles New Release.

2013

Consolidate Suminoe Koka Co., Ltd. and Suminoe Nara Co., Ltd., Suminoe Techno Co., Ltd. established.
Suminoe Textile de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. established in Mexico.
PT. Suminoe Surya Techno established in Indonesia.
The 100th anniversary of our incorporation. (The 130th anniversary of our founding.)

2015

Acquired Bondtex, Inc. and made it a consolidated subsidiary.

2018

Suminoe Koide (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in Thailand.

TRIPLE FRESH®
Kyoto Traditional
Art and Craft Factory