1888〜 1960〜 1980〜 2000〜


1980 The Non-Textile Business Development Group (later changed to New Business Development Department) was set up.
1980 Color 7, a spectrophotometer, was developed.
1981 Aukitchen, an automatic liquid mixing and dispensing equipment, was developed.
1981 A gravure system for building material was developed.
1981 Started marketing Rafics, an energy-saving system.
1981 A linen material for clothing was developed and marketed.
1982 The Non-Textile Business Development Group began marketing filters and related products for bio studies.
1983 Fermalino, a process to improve the quality of wool fabrics, was developed.
1983 Aramis International Co., Ltd. was established.
1984 Uprise Co.,Ltd. was associated. (〜2010)
1984 Established a department for precision filtration.
1984 Commenced frame lamination business.
1985 Information Systems Development Department was upgraded to become a division.
1986 Commenced impregnation processing business.
1986 Started marketing precision measuring instruments.
1986 The New Business Promotion Department began marketing fluorocarbon resin processed products.
1986 Started marketing CAD systems.
1987 Set up Assets Promotion Project (A.P.P.) (now Estate Promotion Department)
1987 A.P.P. initiated flower business. (〜2010)
1987 Echo Giken Co., Ltd. was established.
1987 The Hong Kong Office was established.
1987 Set up Electronic Equipment Development Department (now Electronic Application System Department).
1988 A new head office building was constructed.
1988 Establishment of management policies.
1988 The name “Kurabo” was made another official company name.
1988 The centennial anniversary was celebrated on March 9.
1988 Started marketing human resources development systems.
1988 An automatic color tone monitoring equipment called TA was developed for cloths with patterns.
1988 Kurabo Techno System Ltd. was established.
1988 Started marketing reagents for bio studies and biochemical materials.
1988 Aupier, a color design system, was developed.
1988 Started marketing cell culture kits and culture mediums.
1989 The Gunma Plant was completed, began marketing inorganic building materials.
1989 K.M.E. Garments Co.,Ltd. was established in Thailand. (〜2003)
1989 Started marketing bio equipment.


1990 Nucleic acid isolation systems, was sold.
1990 Thai Textile Development And Finishing Co.,Ltd. was established in Thailand.
1991 Developed a comprehensive CAD drawing management system.
1991 “Neuro CCM” computer color matching system was developed.
1991 Set up Biomedical Department.
1991 Set up Human Power Development Department.
1992 Developed Aukitchen-VS, automatic powder dispensing device.
1992 Completed the annex building.
1992 Investment in Zhejiang Weinabang Fashion Co.,Ltd.
(Now Tongxiang kurabo fashion Co.,Ltd.)in China.
1992 San-ei (Zhuhai) Textiles Co.,Ltd. (now Kurabo Denim <Zhuha> Co.,Ltd.) was established in China.
1993 Phoenix Kurabo Ltd. was established in China. (〜2006)
1993 Launched washed up cotton “Sen・Ren・Men” project.
1993 Developed a new technology of Shape Stabilizing Process.
1993 Dusseldorf office was opened (moved from Hamburg). (〜2000)
1994 Anjo Apparel Products Center was established.
1994 Completed the Kamogata Plant.
1994 Set up internal committees for Product Liability countermeasures and environment.
1994 Completed Kurabo Neyagawa Building.
1994 P.T. Akurabenitama was established in Indnesia.
1995 Siam Kurabo Co., Ltd. was established in Thailand.
1996 Completed the Tokushima Plant.
1996 KRK (HK) Ltd. (now Kurabo Denim <HK> LTD.) was established in China.
1998 Kurabo’s Ethical Code was set down.