Historia

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1925

Mannen Stamp Pad is developed and sold.

In these early days, a stamp pad had to be inked each time it was used. The Mannen stamp pad introduced continuous stamp use without ink replenishing. It was a groundbreaking product, but was not quickly accepted by the public. The company decided to give away the stamp pads as gifts to the police, local government offices, banks, and other public institutions. Their use verified the effectiveness of the new product and sales finally took off. Subsequently, the company, whose name means "orca flag," was thinking of putting the image of a rising sun on its emblem, but this was reserved for Japan's national flag and was not considered appropriate, so the orca flag became the company's emblem.

1930

“Orca flag” was established as the symbol mark.

1941

The company is reorganized and Shachihata Kogyo Co., Ltd. is established.

1954

K-1 released.

1959

Chemi pet(K-2) released.

1964

Kinzo Funahashi becomes chairman and Takaji Funahashi takes over as president.

Artline 30/70/90 released.

1965

The Xstamper is released.

More than a decade after the idea, finally a porous rubber that absorbed ink is found through trial and error, resulting in a stamper that does not require a stamp pad. The Xstamper has sold well for over 40 years since.

1966

Artline 200 released.

1968

Shachihata inc. USA was established

1969

Artline 300 released.

1970

Shachihata exhibits at the Osaka Expo.

A commemorative stamp using the Xstamper is placed in various corporate pavilions at the world exposition held in Osaka, and visitors line up to use them.

1972

Artline 500 released.

1977

Takaji Funahashi becomes chairman and Shinkichiro Funahashi takes over as president.

1982

Artline paint marker released.

1989

Shachihata exhibits at the World Design Exposition.

Using the slogan "Designing for Life," Shachihata exhibits at the World Design Expo held in Nagoya. Shachihata is seen as a company that brings out highly creative new products featuring good design.

1992

Implementing a corporate identity symbol

1993

Malaysia factory was established in Malaysia.

1998

Shachihata (Europe) Ltd. was established.

Artline India was established in India.

1999

Shachihata Kogyo Co., Ltd. is merged with Shachihata Shoji Co., Ltd. and the company name is changed to Shachihata Co., Ltd.

Artline International S.A.de C.V. was established.

2004

Shachihata Changzhou factory was established in China.

2005

Shachihata exhibits at the World Expo Aichi, Japan.

Shachihata exhibits at the World Exposition held in Aichi, Japan, helping to raise ecological awareness through experiential workshops. Shachihata continues to participate in community activities focusing on the environment.

2006

Shinkichiro Funahashi becomes chairman and Masayoshi Funahashi takes over as president.

2012

EK-670 (Highlighter) released.

2014

Artline StiX released.

2015

Xstamper QuiX released.

2016

Artline SUPREME released.

2018

Artline Decorire released.