Company Information, Corporate Overview : HOWA Corporation

Company Information

Company Information

Corporate Overview

HOWA Corporation, Head office
Company Name HOWA Corporation
Address4-4-18, Kojima Tanokuchi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama-ken. 711-0903.
RepresentativeToyoo Tashiro, Representative Director
EstablishedNovember 1, 1965
Capital10 Million JPY
Annual Sales3,000 Million JPY
Business DescriptionDyeing and washing of jeans and the entire range of textile products
Business Establishments [Head office and plant] 4-4-18, Kojima Tanokuchi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama-ken. Area: 9,466 square meters. [Tamano plant] 3-13-2 Tamahara, Tamano-shi, Okayama-ken. Area: 11,833 square meters.
Affiliate CompaniesKiya Corporation, Hop Corporation, Okayama Beauty Corporation
Main Business Partners [Customers] Edwin Shoji, Domingo Co., Ltd, Doors Co., Ltd. etc.
[Suppliers] Kurimoto Trading Co., Ltd, Wako Co., Ltd., INAX Corporation etc.
[Banks] The Chugoku Bank, The Hiroshima Bank, Tomato Bank, Shoko Chukin Bank etc.

Access Maps

Head office and plant (4-4-18, Kojima Tanokuchi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama-ken)

Tamano plant (3-13-2 Tamahara, Tamano-shi, Okayama-ken)

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1965 HOWA Corporation established by Toyoo Tashiro, the current Representative Director of HOWA Corporation in Kojima region of Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture.
It was founded as an apparel manufacturer. (later it diversified into dyeing and washing)
1978 Developed its indigenous stone wash processing technique.
In addition to creating a huge impact on the industry, company entered into jeans processing in a full fledged manner.
1986 Took a lead in developing chemical washing in Japan, which had started in Europe.
Announced chemical washing in Japan when DC was a boom color in Japan, and increased its eminence in the industry.
1987 Built Tamano Plant in Tamahara region of Tamano city, Okayama prefecture.
With latest facilities such as washing drum etc. in 2,000 tsubo site area, it got a lot of attention at that time as a state-of-the-art factory.
1995 Built Okayama Plant (it was transferred to HOP Corporation later) in Okayama city, Okayama prefecture.
1998 Tamano plant received “International Environment Standard ISO-14001” certification.
2001 Developed anhydrous dyeing with supercritical high-pressure fluid processing equipment.
2002 Head-office plant acquired “International Environment Standard ISO-14001”.
2007 Purchased the plant neighboring the head-office plant and converted it into head-office plant 2.
Plants were consolidated and production system was strengthened further.
2008 Purchased land and building neighboring Tamano plant.
With this faraway plants were consolidated at one place and overall production system was strengthened.
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Business Activities

HOWA is engaged in the planning and production of washing of jeans and other textile goods. Following are the three pillar supporting this business.

1.Sales department
Sales departmentIt is an important section which offers a variety of products to the market through manufacturers in addition to capturing the latest information about the needs of the users. Raw information on real-time basis is surely reflected in the product plan for tomorrow.
2.Planning and development department
Planning and development departmentThis department is engaged in the development of processing technology and planning and development of new products. Its important role is to plan and develop while continuously upgrading its skills to quickly perceive the needs of the time. This results in successive launch of the products that completely changes the history of jeans.
3. Production department
Production departmentIt takes charge of all the management work related to production from the line of the factory production and production management to the quality control including the machinery. This department acts as a brain of HOWA with its formidable technical skills of commercializing an excellent idea.