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Milestone
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History
1905

Zentaro Kuroda started a “Kuroda Ledger Cover shop” for contracting them manufacturing of Japanese

account ledgers.
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1917

The trademark was determined to be “KOKUYO”

1960-1965

Entry into the office furniture business. First steel product: Filling cabinet

1969

“Live Showroom”, the entire building was accessible to the public, was implemented in the Osaka’s head

office.
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1988

Office-related research/information journal ECĺFFO is issued. the name ECIFFO is OFFICE written backwards.

1971

In 1993 , marked the commencement of KOKUYO’s steel manufacturing plant in Mie’s prefecture .The following year

in 1994 , Shibayama’s materials manufactured plant started it operation , In 1997 , KOKUYO’s opened its first manufacturing plant outside Japan in Malaysia.
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2000

KOKUYO International (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. was founded

2011

Renewed under the name of WORKSITE as ECIFFO’s successor, the magazine continues to provide

information to this day.
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2008-2012

Opened eco-friendly office "Eco Live" in Tokyo. In 2012, the first "LIVE office and showroom" was established in

Singapore, and followed by opening in Shanghai and Jakarta, expanding business in Asia.
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2018

Opened ASEAN flagship showroom in Malaysia