KING JIM is the manufacturer of information management products, offering its core products of "Files" and "Electronic products" for office use.
KING JIM was funded in 1927. It has started to sell "patented address book" and "seal impression book", and initially, the company was named as "Meikandou" which was originated from the both products.
In 1961, the company name was changed to "KING JIM", because the founder was wishing to be the king of office products. Afterwards, "G File" (currently called KING FILE G) which was launched in 1964 has become the standard file for offices in Japan due to its excellent design and high functionality.
And in 1988, KING JIM has launched the label printer "TEPRA". At first, it was sold with the aim of indicating titles on the spine paper of files. After that, "TEPRA" has been used in the various situations such as factories, shops and offices. About 30 years since the product release, the cumulative sales are beyond 10 million units. Now, "TEPRA" is the long seller products and it has become synonymous of "label printer".
In 2017, KING JIM launched the new brand "HITOTOKI" by which we would offer the stationery that make people feel more comfortable in casual days.
Please take a look at our state-of-the-art stationeries which are developed based on our management philosophy of "Developing original products and creating new culture to contribute to society".
The birth of KING JIM
Mr. Eitarou Miyamoto who is the founder of KING JIM has started business as the inventor of "patented address book" and "seal impression book". And in 1927, he has set up "Meikandou" which was the predecessor organization of KING JIM. Mr. Eitarou Miyamoto was always saying that "We have no pleasure if we do the same things as others do". KING JIM which has started business with "Name Directory" invented by him has launched unique products which were never seen before and KING JIM is still making new innovations even now.
|1927||Company founder Eitaro Miyamoto launches a patented address book and seal impression book.|
|1948||MEIKANDO CO., LTD. is established.
The company produces and launches loose-leaf notebooks, binders, and files.
|1953||The Osaka branch (current sales office) opens.|
|1961||The company name is changed to KING JIM CO., LTD.
The Nagoya branch (current sales office) opens.
|1964||The KING FILE G is launched.|
|1981||The Fukuoka branch (current sales office) opens.|
|1984||The Tokyo Distribution Center opens.|
|1987||The company's shares are listed on the over-the-counter section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|1988||The TEPRA label printer is launched.|
|1993||Cumulative sales of KING FILE G reaches 100 million units.
Cumulative sales of TEPRA reaches 1 million units.
|1996||P.T. KING JIM INDONESIA is established in Indonesia.|
|1998||KING JIM (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. is established in Malaysia.|
|2001||The company's shares are listed on Section 2 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The company acquires NAGASHIMA & CO., LTD.
|2002||SHANGHAI KING JIM MAKINO TRADING CO., LTD. is established in China.|
|2003||Cumulative sales of TEPRA reach 5 million units.
The company acquires GODO CO., LTD.
|2005||The company's shares are listed on Section 1 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|2007||KING JIM (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd. is established in Vietnam.|
|2008||The company acquires ASCA COMPANY, LTD.
The POMERA digital memo is launched.
|2011||The SHOTNOTE is launched.|
|2012||KING JIM (HK)CO.,LIMITED is established in Hong Kong.|
|2013||Smart phone application program making service "appsta" beginning.|
|2014||The company acquires BON FURNITURE CO., LTD.|
|2017||The Stationery series "HITOTOKI" is launched.|
|2018||TEPRA cumulative sales were beyond 10 million units.|