Takuji Hasegawa establishes Marucho Meriyasu (Marucho Knits), specializing in menswear. His wife, Kaoru, produced the garments while Takuji made the rounds of wholesalers with a bicycle-drawn cart.
Installation of 10 circular knitting machines and launch of integrated operations, from production of textiles through fabrication and wholesaling of garments.
Company incorporated as Marucho Textiles Inc.
Establishment of factory in Onjuku, Chiba Prefecture.
Naoki Hasegawa assumes office as second president. Company name changed to MARUCHO Inc.
Tokyo headquarters completed in Ryogoku, Sumida-ku.
Launch of OEM for overseas collection brands. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa joins company, involved in manufacturing.
Closure of Onjuku Factory.
Launch of OEM for domestic collection brands.
Launch of OEM for domestic boutiques.
Strengthening of differentiated proposals tailored to customer needs
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa assumes office as third president. Launch of in-house Quality Control Conference, “a conference focusing on failure case examples.”
Focuses on strengthening of pattern technology to meet diversifying product requirements. Establishment of MARUCHO-WORKS consolidated network of local factories.
Launch of SMART FACTORY project.
Launch of overseas OEM project.
Start of SMART FACTORY operations for multiple-item small lot and customized orders.
Launch of GOODPEOPLE / GOODSTITCHING / GOODPRODUCT in-house original design manufacturing (ODM) brand; organization of solo trade exhibit.
Start of new SMART FACTORY operations.