・Founder Hajime Watanabe starts up Toko Shokai (Eng. Trans: Toko Co.) in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and begins producing and selling work gloves.
・Founding of Towa Glove Co. inside of Towa Koko Youhin. Production of Cotton and Leather gloves transferred to Towa Glove Co. Headquarters established in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
・Transferred all remaining production departments to Towa Glove Co. Start of production of work vinyl gloves.
・Establishment of the Osaka Sales Office
・Establishment of the Taku Factory in Taku, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Production of sewn gloves for export started.
・Establishment of the Saga Factory in Higashimatsuura (Present: Karatsu), Saga Prefecture, Japan. Production of household and work latex gloves started.
・All Sales Sections absorbed from Towa Koko Youhin.
・Factories achieved JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) certification
・Establishment of the Tokyo Sales Office
・Established the 1st overseas factory in Malaysia (Kai Sik Towa Rubber Products SDN. BHD). Main production is Latex gloves.
・Company name changed to Towa Corporation to create a new corporate image.
・Established the Sapporo Sales Office
・Establishment of the 2nd overseas factory in Shanghai, China. Production of vinyl work gloves started.
・Establishment of the 3rd overseas factory in Mingzhu, China. Production of knitted, latex & vinyl gloves started.
・Established the 1st overseas office in Shanghai (Towa Protective Appliance(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd)
・Towa Corporation becomes the 1st Japanese glove manufacturer to be granted ISO 9002
・Launched the PowerGrab Series
・Invented the MicroFinish grip technology
・Launched the ActivGrip Series
・Established a recycling center for the domestic market
・Released the ActivGrip Advance, the soon to be flagship model of the ActivGrip Series
・Granted ISO 14001
・Established the 2nd overseas office in the U.S.A. (Towa U.S.A. Inc)
・Released the cold weather adept PowerGrab Thermo
・Launched the WithGarden series.
・Launched the ExxoGuard series
・Establishment of the 4th overseas factory in Pabna, Bangladesh.