Corporate History

1970 May

Shin-Nippon Wex Co., Ltd. was established under a joint venture between Hirose Shokai Company Group and Toyota Tsusho Co. of the Toyota Motors Group.

1971 August Built the first Plant in Nagoya
1973 May Opened Osaka Branch
1976 August Established Sanyo Wex Co., Ltd. in Okayama-ken
1978 April Built the Uniform Processing Plant in Nagoya
1979 April Added Hotel Linen Processing Plant in Nagoya
1981 April Opened Toyohashi Branch
1982 July Established Tokyo Headquarters
1983 August Built Shichijyo Office
1984 January Opened Fukuoka Office
1985 July

Built Hotel Linen Processing Plant(Tsutsumi plant) in Nagoya

Opened Keiji Office in Shiga-ken
1988 October Built Uniform & Hotel Linen Processing
Plant in Noda-shi
(50km away from Central Tokyo)
1989 May Established Kansai Uniform & Hotel Linen Processing Plant in Osaka through acquisition of Seiwa Sangyo
(presently Seiwa Wex Company)
1990 January Opened Yokohama Branch
September Opened office in Chiba
1991 July Built Toyohashi Plant
1992 January Built Tsutsumi Dormitory
April Opened Sapporo Branch
July Joined the NPS Reseach Institute Established the WPS "Kaizen" Promoting Dept.
October Opened Hachioji Office
November Built Kyoto Plant
December

Built Company Cottage in Kaida (Nagano Pref.)

1994 April

Built New Head office Building and Kiba Uniform Processing Plant in Nagoya

September Took over Aoi Linen Service Company, an institutional linen supplier in Hamamatsu
1998 February Expanded Osaka Plant (Seiwa Wex)
March Expanded Tokyo Plant in Noda-shi
April Opened Nishikanto Office
2000 February Certified ISO9002
October Moved Osaka Branch
2001 July

Built Koto Office (plant)

November

Established Yokohama Line Supply Processing Plant through acquisition of Nippon Cleaning, a subsidiary of NYK.

Took over Hakone Laundry(presently Hakone Wex)
2002 March Completed switch to ISO standards 2000 version
(issued December 2000)
July Integrated Nishikanto Office to Yokohama Branch
December Certified ISO14001
2003 June

Moved Tokyo Headquarters to current location

2004 January Built Shichijyo Plant in Nagoya
April Integrated Ritto Office to Kyoto Branch Re-built Kyoto Plant and Branch Office
2005 February Built Hakone Plant (Hakone Wex)
October Certified RAL (German Quality Certification-RAL-GZ992-1,RAL-GZ992-3) from the German Quality Assurance Association for Professional Linen Care
2007 August

Established Chiba Wex Co., Ltd.
Through acquisition of Kurabo Linen Supply Co.

2008 December

Built Matsudo linen and uniform processing Plant (Chiba Wex)

2009 January Opened Sendai Branch
October Moved Fukuoka Office
2010 May

Built the Osaka Plant No.2 (Seiwa Wex)

June Moved and Built a new Plant (Sanyo Wex)
November Certified RAL in Matsudo Plant(Chiba Wex)
(German Quality Certification-RAL-GZ992-2)
2011 June Appointed new Chairman & President
2012 March Certified ISO22000 in Tokyo Plant,Matsudo Plant
December

Built Gifu Plant

2013 March Established Toda Plant,Togane Plant,Utsunomiya Office,Kanagawa Depot Through acquisition of business from Nippon Wex Co.,Ltd.
2014 May Moved Sapporo Branch
November

Moved Osaka Branch

2015 April Opened Okinawa Branch
October

Expanded Tokyo Plant in Noda-shi

2016 December Asset World Wex Co., Ltd. was established in Thailand