Founding President Hidenobu Yoshikawa establishes Takara Chuzo Ltd.
Production of Barber Chairs Begins
Takara Chuzo becomes Takara Chukosho Co., Ltd.
Manual hydraulic adjustable barber chairs are developed.
The sales division of Takara Chukosho Co., Ltd. became independent and was established as Takara Chair Sales Co., Ltd.
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.
The first step in Europe was taken with the establishment of the overseas affiliate Belmont Chairs London Ltd.
Model 808, the world’s first electric barber chair is launched and is a big hit instantly.
Takara Chukosho broadens reach into Beauty and Barber loan programs. Takara Chair Sales was a leader in the move to work with banks.
In a joint partnership with the West German company Wella, Takara branched into hair care products.
Takara Company Canada, Ltd. is established in Toronto.
Takara Compagnie Paris S.A.R.L. Established in Paris, France
The overseas affiliate Takara Company Europe Gmbh was established in Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
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.
In 1969 Takara belmont USA, Inc. headquarters moves to Somerset, NJ where we reside today.
The overseas affiliate Takara Belmont Para America Do Sul was established in Brazil.
Marble Products, manufacturer of sinks and bowls was established in 1974.