ABOUT US

YAMATO CO., LTD. creates new value with ultimate possibilities
in adhesives and put forward new products.

YAMATO has created variety products based on our policy "Joining things together"
means finding something new, not merely adding one plus one equals two.

Since YAMATO developed the first started production and sales of glass-bottled
long-life starch paste in 1899, YAMATO has kept challenging to create new value
with ultimate possibilities in adhesives and put forward new products
for more than 100 years history of YAMATO.
YAMATO has solicited customers' patronage with wide range of stationery products
used at home, schools, and offices, along with art craft and industrial materials.
YAMATO is fully aware that global environment conservation is a common issue for all
humanity, so YAMATO has kept and will keep supporting environmental protection and
achieve further improvements in the environmental performance of YAMATO.

As the leading company of adhesion and viscosity, YAMATO keeps joining people to
people, companies to companies, and culture to culture.
YAMATO will put forward our products supporting pleasant daily life at home, schools and offices.

Company Profile

Corporate Name
YAMATO CO.,LTD.
Head Office
9-10 Ohdenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8571
TEL +81-3-3662-7031
FAX +81-3-3662-8817
Foundation
August 14,1899
President
Yutaka Hasegawa
Capital
¥50,000,000
Businesses
&Products
Retail Division
  1. 1. Manufacture and sale of stationery products (Main brands : Arabic Yamato (Liquid Glue), Yamato Nori (Starch Paste), Kokei Arabic (Glue Stick), RepleⅡNatural (Glue Stick), Memoc Roll Tape (Self-Stick Paper/Film Tape), Yamato Tape Nori (Glue Tape), Tack Mate (Double Sided Adhesive Tape), Memoc (Sticky Note), Vinyl Tape, Non Slip (Fingertip Moistener), Air Shower Non-Freon (Air-Duster), etc.)
  2. 2. Manufacture and sale of hobby products
    (Main brands : Washi Nori (Japanese-Paper Craft Glue), Charlie Glue (Craft Glue), Glass Deco, Glitter Glue, Colorix (Water-Soluble Crayon), Paper Quilling, etc.)
  3. 3. Sale of 3M Japan Ltd. products
  4. 4. Sale of Fellows Japan K.K. products
Industry Division
  1. 5. Manufacturing processing, and sales of industrial adhesive tapes and other industrial materials
  2. 6. Processing of automobile and electronics parts with adhesion technologies

Access to Head Office

9-10 Nihonbashiodenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo-to 103-0011, Japan
9-10 Ohdenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku,Tokyo 103-8571
TEL +81-3-3662-7031
FAX +81-3-3662-8817
  • ・Tokyo Metro Subway Hibiya Line :
    3-minute walk from Kodemmacho Station
  • ・Toei Subway Shinjyuku Line :
    5-minute walk from Bakuroyokoyama Station
  • ・JR Soubu line (rapid) :
    5-minute walk from Bakurocho Station
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History

  • 1899
    ヤマト糊

    Started production and sales of "YAMATO PASTE-GLUE" in Sumida-Ku, Tokyo. Founded the “Yamato Nori Honpo”, predecessor of Yamato CO., LTD.
    As a first-ever long-life starch paste in Japan, Yamato Paste Glues became widely accepted in the marketplace.

  • 1923
    Introduced Ms. Sumiko Kurishima, a popular actress, as a model for an advertisement of Yamato.

    Introduced Ms. Sumiko Kurishima, a popular actress, as a model for an advertisement of Yamato.

  • 1948

    Moved Head Office to Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Changed the corporate name to “YAMATO GLUE INDUSTRY”.

  • 1950

    Obtained patent for the “Reiko” method, chemical processing and manufacturing strong adhesive and not deteriorated starch paste without heat.

  • 1952
    便利なチューブ容器入り

    Started selling of tube type starch glue, which is convenient to carry.

  • 1955

    Started largely automated production lines.

  • 1958

    Changed a container of Yamato Starch Paste Glue from glass to plastic. Precursor of plastic container.

  • 1960

    YAMATO has entered into an alliance with 3M USA and started selling Scotch tapes and other 3M products.

  • 1970

    Changed the corporate name to “Yamato CO.,LTD.”

  • 1975
    アラビックヤマト

    Started sales of "ARABIC YAMATO", liquid glue.

  • 1983

    Opened new Head Office.

  • 1985

    Established Hiroshima Assembly Plant.

  • 1986

    Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL CORP.( Y.I.C. ) in Michigan, U.S.A. Began producing automotive masking materials for TOYOTA, FORD, MAZDA, HONDA, etc.

  • 1990

    Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL THAILAND CORP., LTD.

  • 1995

    Y.I.C. moved to new facility in Woodhaven, MI.
    Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

  • 1996

    Founded YAMATO INDUSTRY THAILAND CORP., LTD.

  • 1997

    Founded YAMATO TOKYO DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

  • 1998

    Established Nagano Factory.
    Joined in "GREEN PURCHASE NETWORK", global environmental conservation activities.

  • 1999

    Establish Order Reception Center and Yamato Labo Center.
    Received certification for ISO 9002 in Y.I.C.

  • 2000

    Sumio Hasegawa becomes Chairman.
    Yutaka Hasegawa becomes President.

  • 2001

    Established processing plant in Y.I.D.T.
    Founded YAMATO SHIKI DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

  • 2002
    glassdeco Glass Deco

    “Glass Deco” received the second Japan Hobby Industry Award. (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Manufacturing Industries Bureau Award)

    Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL CORP.,ISTANBUL ( Y.I.C.I. ) in Turkey. Glass Deco

  • 2004

    Founded YAMATO CO., LTD. SHANGHAI OFFICE in China.

  • 2005.1

    Reorganized YAMATO INTERNATIONAL CORP., ISTANBUL (Y.I.C.I.) into YAMATO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE (Y.I.E.), a Turkish Corporation.

  • 2005.2

    Business activities of YAMATO INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE PTE., LTD. has been taken over by YAMATO INDUSTRY THAILAND CORP., LTD.

  • 2005.7

    Founded YAMATO CO., LTD. TIANJIN LIAISON OFFICE in China.

  • 2005.8

    Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE BELGIUM BRANCH (Y.I.E.B.) in Belgium.

  • 2009.7
    memoc roll tape film type Image from the awarded period.

    Memoc Roll Tape film type received the 18th Japan Stationery Award (Functionality category) in ISOT (International Stationery & Office Products Fair Tokyo). Image from the awarded period.

  • 2009.10
    Arabic Yamato

    Liquid Glue "Arabic Yamato" received Good Design Long Life Award.
    →http://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/35998

  • 2010.7

    Consolidated Y.I.T.C. and Y.I.D.T. of Thailand and becomes YAMATO INDUSTRY (THAILAND) CORP., LTD. (Y.I.T.).

  • 2012.4

    Business activities of YAMATO INTERNA ITIONAL EUROPE BELGIUM BRANCH (Y.I.E.B.) has been taken over by YAMATO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE (Y.I.E.).

  • 2013.4

    Business activities of YAMATO CO.,LTD. TIANJIN LIAISON OFFICE in China has been taken over by YAMATO CO., LTD. SHANGHAI OFFICE in China.

  • 2017.8
    ※ヤマト糊の画像です。 Yamato Nori (Starch Paste Bottle Type)

    Founded YMT INTERNATIONAL MEXICANA S.A. de C.V.
    Y.I.T. expanded its Factory space.
    Yamato Nori received TOP AWARD ASIA. Yamato Nori (Starch Paste Bottle Type)

  • 2017.10
    Tape n Fusen

    Sticky Notes "Tape'n'Fusen" is awarded "Good Design Award 2017 Best 100".
    In addition, Sticky Notes "Tape'n'Fusen" is awarded "2017 Good Design Special Award [Design of Production Development] in November.

  • 2018.1

    Established processing plant in .Y.I.M.