History

  • Edo Period - Establishment
  • Establishment - 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s

Before Establishment

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MARUWA's origin comes from ceramic artist family which has history since Edo period (beginning of 1800s).
In Taisho Period (in 1910s-20s), the family has started manufacturing dishes for Japanese cuisine. Yoshiro Kanbe has established MARUWA Limited Partnership Company in 1946 in order to sell the ceramic porcelain products (in Seto-city, Aichi). The products were manufactured and exported.
In 1960s, MARUWA has shifted the business to electronic components area (speciality ceramics for communication equipments, ceramics for chip resisters) which market needs were growing rapidly.
Pioneer spirit has been a very important base of MARUWA Group's philosophy, as well as long cultivated ceramic technologies.

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Establishment - 1980s

The office building at establishment

Products (ceramic substrates and others) at establishment

RF Components <Microwave Dielectric Ceramics>

Plants in Malaysia

1973
Established Maruwa Ceramic Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshiki Kanbe) in Sobokai-cho, Seto-city, Aichi
1974
Began production of ceramic substrates for chip registors
1981
Constructed Yamanota plant in Yamanota-cho, Seto-city, Aichi
1983
Began production of ceramics for mechanical parts, such as slider ceramics and valves
1984
Constructed Toki plant in Tsurusato-cho, Toki-city, Gifu
1985
Began export of ceramic substrates for chip resisters
1989

Began production of dielectric ceramics. Went into high frequency components market

Established Taiwan Maruwa Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary in Taipei, Taiwan

Established Maruwa (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a production subsidiary in Melaka, Malaysia

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1990s

RF Components <Voltage Controlled Oscillators>

The subsidiary for sales <Maruwa Europe>

EMC Components <Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors>

1992
Sei Kanbe was appointed President
1993
Established Maruwa Korea Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary in Anyang, Korea
1994
Established Maruwa Ceramic GmbH., a sales subsidiary in Germany (Currently, Maruwa Electronics GmbH)
1995

Registered stocks in the over-the-counter market of Japan Security Business Association (JASDAQ)

Started manufacturing VCO (high frequency components)

1997
Moved the headquarters to Owariasahi-city, Aichi
1998

Established MARUWA KCK CO., LTD., a production subsidiary in Joetsu-city, Niigata

Listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange

Established Maruwa Europe Ltd., a sales subsidiary in Kent, U.K

1999

Established Maruwa America Corp., a sales subsidiary in California, U.S.A.

Began production of EMC components, such as multilayered ceramic capacitors

Changed the company name to MARUWA CO., LTD.

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2000s

Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

Listed on London Stock Exchange

The contest hosted by Fundación Maruwa Fomento de Baile Español

Donated the land for "Village of Firefly"

Quartz Glass

LED Modules

Ferrite Magnets

Seto Domitory used own LED lighting

2000

Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange

Established MARUWA ELECTRONICS (HK) CO., LIMITED., a sales subsidiary in Hong Kong

Listed on London Stock Exchange and Singapore Stock Exchange

2001

Supported activity of "Association of Village of Firefly in Jokoji", and donated the land around the Village ( about 16,000 m2) to Seto-city

Established Fundación Maruwa Fomento de Baile Español

2002

Established Maruwa (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary in Shanghai, China

Sponsored 1st CAF Flamenco Contest, for finding young dancers

Fukuda Dormitory has received the Design Award in Joetsu-City

2003

Started Quartz Glass business (used for manufacturing semiconductors)

Established MARUWA TFG CO., LTD., a manufacturing subsidiary of quartz glass

2004
Established MARUWA QUARTZ CO., LTD., a manufacturing subsidiary of quartz glass (merged MARUWA TFG in 2006)
2005

MARUWA KCK CO., LTD., a production subsidiary, was merged by a parent company

Established MARUWA Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Established MARUWA SHOMEI in Kawagoe-city, Saitama and started manufacturing LED lighting and modules

Sponsored "Fire and Flamenco" by Yoko Komatsubara Flamenco Company at Aichi Expo

Established MARUWA Electronic (India) Pvt. Ltd., a production subsidiary in Chennai, India

2006

Established Maruwa Electronics (Beijing) Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary in Beijing, China

Acquired all stock of Hokko Denshi Co., Ltd. from NEC TOKIN Corporation

Started manufacturing Power Inductors

2007

MARUWA (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. won Chief Minister Award in Melaka, Malaysia as the excellent company which accomplish social responsibility

Seto Dormitory won 15th Aichi Prefecture Machinami Architecture Prize and Good lighting Award 2007

2008

Miharu Plant (MARUWA QUARTZ) won Good Design Award 2008

1st MARUWA Christmas Concert has been held

2011
Got MARUWA Building in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and established Tokyo Branch
2012
Acquired all stock of Yamagiwa Corporation
2013
Established Maruwa America Corp.(San Jose Office), a sales subsidiary in California, U.S.
2014
A new building in Iwaki Plant (MARUWA QUARTZ) started operation
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