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2015


November
2nd plant completed in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
October
Chinese plant “Cosmo Beauty Co., Ltd. China Factory” completed.
September
Tokyo Head Office relocated from Ikebukuro to Narimasu. Tokyo Laboratory opened in the Tokyo Head Office.
March
Ogawa Warehouse in Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama completed. Rebranding of our Corporate Philosophy.

2014


July
Takashi Yamazoe became the 5th Representative Director and President. Shigeki Nishikawa became the Executive Chairman of the Board.
June
Osaka Office and Osaka Laboratory relocated to Konohana-ku Shimaya 6-chome. Adopted two head office system to establish Tokyo Head Office and Osaka Head Office.

2010


October
The third period expansion of Kanto Factory completed. New plant with cosmetic GMP standard built. Tokyo Head Office relocated.

2009


April
Tokyo Sales Office and Kanto Factory renamed to Medicos Co., Ltd.
March
Shigeki Nishikawa became the 4th Representative Director and President.

2007


July
Mokuken Co., Ltd. merged with Cosmo Beauty Co., Ltd. to consolidate management resources and inaugurated as Cosmo Beauty Co., Ltd.

Mokuken Co., Ltd. history

Cosmo Beauty Co., Ltd. history

April
Corporate head office relocated from Konohana-ku, Osaka to Higashiikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo.

2006


June
Tokyo Sales Office established in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

2005


February
Yoshiharu Yamakawa became the 2nd Representative Director and President.

2004


May
Tokyo Sales Office and Kanto Factory expanded.
804.1 m2 of clean control area with the same environment as medicine manufacturing established.
March
Shimaya International Trading Company Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai, China.

2001


October
Mokuken Co., Ltd. Shanghai Office established.
October
Tokyo Sales Office and Kanto Factory built and relocated to Namegawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama (inside Higashimatsuyama Industrial Estate).

1999


November
Main Factory established next to Mokuken Co., Ltd. in Konohana-ku Shimaya.

1997


September
Vina Cosmo Co., Ltd. established in Ho Chi Minh with full investment from Mokuken Co., Ltd.

1996


April
Mokuken Co., Ltd. opened their business office in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

1992


May
New head office built to integrate the office and Kansai manufacturing plant. Trade name Mokuken Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. changed to Mokuken Co., Ltd.
May
New head office and manufacturing department relocated.

1991


July
Cosmo Beauty LLC converted to Cosmo Beauty Co., Ltd.

1989


June
Tokyo Sales Office and Kanto Factory built in Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama.

1986


December
Cosmetics Department inaugurated within Mokuken Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. in Oyodo Kita-ku, Osaka. Cosmo Beauty LLC established.

1983


November
New Tokyo Sales Office established in Daimon Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.
January
Hirokazu Ao became the 2nd Representative Director and President after the passing of Kenji Ao in December 1982.

1976


August
2nd plant built in Hanaten Jyoto-ku, Osaka.

1974


July
Tokyo Sales Office established in Funado Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.

1969


July
Mokuken Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. established in Miyakojima-ku, Osaka.

1965


June
Manufacturing Department inaugurated in Hanaten Jyoto-ku, Osaka.

1949


March
The 1st President, Kenji Ao established Mokuken Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. as a manufacturer and retail sales for industrial detergents.
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