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1919

Toshimune Tanaka opens a textile export business named Kuramo Shoten in Osaka.

1934

Kuramo Textiles, Inc. is founded in Echizen City (formerly known as Takafu City) to manufacture silk and rayon for export.

1944

The company shares technology with what is now Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd. and founds Hokuriku Electric Cable Co., Ltd. to launch production of enameled copper wire.

1950

The three companies, Kuramo Textiles, Inc., Hokuriku Electric Cable Co., Ltd., and Kuramo, Inc., merge to form Kuramo Shokusan Co., Ltd.

1952

Production of plastic electric wires begins.

1954

The company closes its weaving department and turns to exclusively manufacturing electric wires.

1955

Company wins Director's Award from the Osaka Bureau of International Trade and Industry (for outstanding implementation of industrial standardization at the company's factory).

1958

Corporate name changed to Kuramo Electric Co., Ltd.

1961

Establishes Development Engineering Division (currently having evolved into the Special Products Division)

1965

Company wins Director's Award from the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (for outstanding implementation of industrial standardization at the company's factory).

1974

New factory in Takefu completed to launch production of communication cables.

1977

SAA certification acquired for cords and plugs.

1981

Manufacturing of optical fiber cables begins.

1985

UL/CSA certification acquired for cables and plugs.

1988

UL certification acquired for magnet wires.

1989

Manufacturing and sales of LAN cables begin.

1996

Kuramo (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established.

1997

ISO9001 certification acquired, rand NQAS registered.

1998

Kuramo International, Ltd. established.

2001

ISO14001 certification acquired.

2005

Factory #1 renovated.

2007

Kuramo acquired certificates from the mandatory CCC (China Compulsory Certification) system and GOST-R (Russian National Standards) system.