Japan

1921

Founding President Hidenobu Yoshikawa establishes Takara Chuzo Ltd.

Japan

1931

Production of Barber Chairs Begins

Japan

1938

Takara Chuzo becomes Takara Chukosho Co., Ltd.

Japan

1950

Manual hydraulic adjustable barber chairs are developed.

Japan

1951

The sales division of Takara Chukosho Co., Ltd. became independent and was established as Takara Chair Sales Co., Ltd.

United States

1956

Takara Company New York Inc. was established in New York City as an overseas subsidiary company. It was the first overseas step for Takara Chukosho.

United Kingdom

1959

The first step in Europe was taken with the establishment of the overseas affiliate Belmont Chairs London Ltd.

Global

1962

Model 808, the world’s first electric barber chair is launched and is a big hit instantly.

Global

1963

Takara Chukosho broadens reach into Beauty and Barber loan programs. Takara Chair Sales was a leader in the move to work with banks.

Germany

1966

In a joint partnership with the West German company Wella, Takara branched into hair care products.

Canada

1966

Takara Company Canada, Ltd. is established in Toronto.

France

1967

Takara Compagnie Paris S.A.R.L. Established in Paris, France

Germany

1969

The overseas affiliate Takara Company Europe Gmbh was established in Frankfurt, Germany.

Global

1969

Takara Chukosho and Takara Chair Sales merged (manufacturing and sales). The Japanese brand name Takara was joined with the international brand name Belmont to form Takara Belmont Co., Ltd.

United States

1969

Koken, Incorporated out of St. Louis, Missouri is acquired and Takara Belmont begins production of dental and medical equipment. Presently known as Koken Manufacturing Co., Inc.

United States

1969

In 1969 Takara belmont USA, Inc. headquarters moves to Somerset, NJ where we reside today.

Brazil

1972

The overseas affiliate Takara Belmont Para America Do Sul was established in Brazil.

United States

1974

Marble Products, manufacturer of sinks and bowls was established in 1974.