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1948

1952
  Established Gondola Kogyosho in Oshima,Koto-ku, Tokyo. Started the production of snaps.
Converted the company name to Gondola Kogyosho Co., Ltd. Obtained many patents since the company's inception and succeeded in mass producing snaps and covered buttons, which became extremely popular through Japanese market.
1964

1965
  Converted the company name from Gondola Kogyosho Co., Ltd. to Gondola Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Built a new plant in Tsuchiura and transferred production to the new facility.
Osaka business office opened in the same year.
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  The sales section was separated and became independent; Gondola Shoji Co., Ltd. was established(opened).
------We consecutively developed and marketed Gondola rings, silk snaps, buckles, furnituVarious snap fastenerss, original cloth belts, hanging-links, miracle buttons, magnetiMetal & covered buckles
Opened Gifu sales office. Osaka business office upgraded to a branch office.
The Gondola Group celebrated its 35th anniversary. Gondola Shoji Co., Ltd, Celebrated its 15th year.
IBM S/38 was introduced. On-line network began operations.
Host machine was updated to IBM AS/400
Completed the main office building at Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Gondola Kogyo Co., Ltd. completed the new Tsuchiura plant.
Gondola Group held the 50th Anniversary Party of its foundation.
IBM AS/400 was Replaced
Brand new official website was put up
Shanghai branch office in China was opened
Basic system was updated
Shanghai Gondola Garment Accesory Co., Ltd. in China was established
Jinshan Factory was built
IBM Sy.stem i5 was introduced
Sales control system was updated
Debut of the company web site.
Cloud computing was introduced for the sales control system
Salesforce & Fujitsu gloviaOM were introduced
Snap fastener sample book was updated to “Navigation for snap fasteners”
Acquired OEKO-TEX certification; the first specialized manufacturer of snap fasteners in Japan to be awarded
Developed Silk Slim Edge, an ultra-thin and light new product, and promoted sales
Promoted marketing in the Middle East, e.g. UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc.
Reinforced the production line of snap fasteners for medical health care
The main office building met energy saving and ecology standards (the lighting of all floors was converted to LED)
Core company network was updated. Wireless and mobile environment was developed
Consecutively developed and marketed new products such as Light Disc Snap, Light Disc S、Coin Snap
Promoted marketing in Thailand, Vietnam, and other ASEAN countries
Joined the Japan Muslim Fashion Association as a corporate member(First as a manufacturer of clothing accessories in Japan)
Exhibited in JFW-IFF (Japan’s largest fashion business exhibition)
3D printers were introduced for better product development and trial manufacture
     
     
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