Our Corporate History
Founded to engage in the business of scouring silk "Habutai" fabric (renowned for its softness, sheen and silky hand).
Established Fukui Seiren Kako Co., Ltd. to start a textile dyeing/finishing business.
Established Seiren Shokusan Co., Ltd. (presently Seiren Shoji Co., Ltd.)
Participated in management of Gunsen Co., Ltd.
Established Seiren Electronics Co., Ltd.
Established ALMA JAPAN CORP (presently Seiren ALMA Co., Ltd.)
Renamed Seiren Co., Ltd. Listed both in the First Sections of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
Started the business of planning, manufacturing and selling automotive upholstery materials.
Started the business of selling electrically conductive fabric material "Plat®"
Established Seiren KP Co., Ltd.
Formulated management strategy "Expansion into non-clothing &non-textile fields, Utilization of IT, Direct distribution to customers and globalization"
Established a "short delivery time", "small lot" and "inventory-free" digital production system "Viscotecs@"; Established DEPRO Inc.
Completed the construction of General Life Science Station (TPF Office) including a Viscotecs@ mass-production factory.
Established Saha Seiren Co., Ltd. in Thailand to start full-scale global expansion of automotive upholstery material business.
Developed the world's first patented process of extracting "pure sericin" from silkworm cocoons;
Started selling "Comoace®", a cosmetic containing pure sericin, a silk protein from cocoons.
Established Seiren Produtos Automotivos Ltda.（Brazil）
Started selling house exterior wall covering base sheet material "Lamitect@" (moisture-permeable waterproof)
Released original brand "mash mania" to launch SPA (specialty store retailer of private label apparel) business.
Established Viscotec Automotive Products, LLC（presently Seiren North America, LLC）in North America.
Established Seiren Suzhou Co., Ltd. (China)
Started a "Two Head Offices" system, one each at Tokyo and Fukui; Established Viscotec World Design Center LLC (U.S.A.);
Established Seiren Cosmo Co., Ltd.
Succeeded to the textile business of Kanebo, Ltd. to launch it as KB Seiren, Ltd. ;
Established an integrated production system covering all processes in-house from fibers to finished products;
Started selling "QUOLE", new leather material surpassing genuine leather.
Established a new facility "R & D Center" within the premises of the General Life Science Station.
Established three (3) new facilities - FM Center, LN Center and SV Center - within the premises of the General Life Science Station.
Established Seiren Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (China)
Started selling Viscotecs@ for non-textile use; Started selling a weed proofing sheet "Grass Guard";
Opened Seiren EU Office (France).
Established SEIREN INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED (India);
Established PT. SEIREN INDONESIA (Indonesia);
Completed the construction of an integrated production factory for clothing materials in Saha Seiren Co., Ltd. (Thailand); Opened Seiren Detroit Office.
Opened Seiren Hong Kong Office; Established Seiren Shanghai Co., Ltd. (China);
Established Seiren Viscotec Mexico S.A.de C.V. in Mexico.
Split up Alma Japan Corp. into Seiren Sewtech Co., Ltd. and Seiren Alma Co., Ltd.:
Established Seiren Hebei Co., Ltd. (China);
Developed the world's first personal order system "Visoctecs make your brand@"
Participated in an artificial satellite project
Started selling a flexible conductive material "Metaflex".
Acquired the ownership of KST World Corp. (presently Seiren KST Corp.)