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.
Establishment - 1980s
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|
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|
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
|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)|
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|
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
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.
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
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
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)|
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
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|
Got MARUWA Building in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and established Tokyo Branch
|2012||Acquired all stock of Yamagiwa Corporation|
|2014||A new building in Iwaki Plant (MARUWA QUARTZ) started operation|
|2015||Split company MARUWA CERAMIC CO., LTD. as manufacturing subsidiary|
Established MARUWA YAMAGIWA Sdn Bhd. in Malaysia which is showroom/shop of furniture and lighting equipment.