In 1947, Hajime Watanabe established what became the forerunner of Towa Corporation in Kurume, Japan.
Kurume, located in Southern Japan, has been known throughout the world due to being the birthplace of many rubber products.
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
Company name changed to Towa Corporation to create a new corporate image.
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
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.
Establishment of the 4th overseas factory in Pabna, Bangladesh.
Invented the NanoFinish grip technology
Launched the MagneX series