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 120 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.
- Corporate Name
- YAMATO CO.,LTD.
- Head Office
9-10 Ohdenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8571
- August 14,1899
- Yutaka Hasegawa
- Retail Division
- 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. 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. Sale of 3M Japan Ltd. products
- 4. Sale of Fellows Japan K.K. products
- Industry Division
- 5. Manufacturing processing, and sales of industrial adhesive tapes and other industrial materials
- 6. Processing of automobile and electronics parts with adhesion technologies
Access to Head Office
- ・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
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.
Introduced Ms. Sumiko Kurishima, a popular actress, as a model for an advertisement of Yamato.
Moved Head Office to Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Changed the corporate name to “YAMATO GLUE INDUSTRY”.
Obtained patent for the “Reiko” method, chemical processing and manufacturing strong adhesive and not deteriorated starch paste without heat.
Started selling of tube type starch glue, which is convenient to carry.
Started largely automated production lines.
Changed a container of Yamato Starch Paste Glue from glass to plastic. Precursor of plastic container.
YAMATO has entered into an alliance with 3M USA and started selling Scotch tapes and other 3M products.
Changed the corporate name to “Yamato CO.,LTD.”
Started sales of "ARABIC YAMATO", liquid glue.
Opened new Head Office.
Established Hiroshima Assembly Plant.
Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL CORP.( Y.I.C. ) in Michigan, U.S.A. Began producing automotive masking materials for TOYOTA, FORD, MAZDA, HONDA, etc.
Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL THAILAND CORP., LTD.
Y.I.C. moved to new facility in Woodhaven, MI.
Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
Founded YAMATO INDUSTRY THAILAND CORP., LTD.
Founded YAMATO TOKYO DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Established Nagano Factory.
Joined in "GREEN PURCHASE NETWORK", global environmental conservation activities.
Establish Order Reception Center and Yamato Labo Center.
Received certification for ISO 9002 in Y.I.C.
Sumio Hasegawa becomes Chairman.
Yutaka Hasegawa becomes President.
Established processing plant in Y.I.D.T.
Founded YAMATO SHIKI DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
“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
Founded YAMATO CO., LTD. SHANGHAI OFFICE in China.
Reorganized YAMATO INTERNATIONAL CORP., ISTANBUL (Y.I.C.I.) into YAMATO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE (Y.I.E.), a Turkish Corporation.
Business activities of YAMATO INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE PTE., LTD. has been taken over by YAMATO INDUSTRY THAILAND CORP., LTD.
Founded YAMATO CO., LTD. TIANJIN LIAISON OFFICE in China.
Founded YAMATO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE BELGIUM BRANCH (Y.I.E.B.) in Belgium.
2009.7Image 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.
Liquid Glue "Arabic Yamato" received Good Design Long Life Award.
Consolidated Y.I.T.C. and Y.I.D.T. of Thailand and becomes YAMATO INDUSTRY (THAILAND) CORP., LTD. (Y.I.T.).
Business activities of YAMATO INTERNA ITIONAL EUROPE BELGIUM BRANCH (Y.I.E.B.) has been taken over by YAMATO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE (Y.I.E.).
Business activities of YAMATO CO.,LTD. TIANJIN LIAISON OFFICE in China has been taken over by YAMATO CO., LTD. SHANGHAI OFFICE in China.
2017.8Yamato 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)
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.
Established processing plant in .Y.I.M.