Imai Towel CO., LTD

Company Info

Main Office1847 Hinokuchi-ko, Namikata-cho, Imabari, Ehime 799-2102, Japan
Founded1899 (Meiji 32)
EstablishedJanuary 11, 1951 (Showa 29)
Capital10 million JPY
President and Representative DirectorHideki Imai
Board of DirectorsShota Imai, Hiroshi Tasaka
Number of employees86
Affiliated companiesImai Enterprise Co.
BanksIyo Bank, Namihama Branch; Hiroshima Bank, Imabari Branch; Kochi Bank, Imabari Branch; Hyakujushi Bank, Imabari Branch; Kagawa Bank, Imabari Branch; Shikoku Bank, Imabari Branch
Main clients(in no particular order) Nishikawa Corporation, Marushin Co., Showa Nishikawa Corporation, Romance Kosugi Co., Nakachu Corporation, Ohara Corporation, Kawabe Corporation, etc.
Main suppliers(in no particular order) Kondo Spinning Mills Ltd, Shinatomo Co., Yutaka Sangyo Co.


1899 (Meiji 32)Founding of the Sataro Imai factory as a weaving factory for striped fabrics
1918 (Taisho 7)Conversion to a towel weaving factory
1943 (Showa 18)As a result of wartime enterprise development, the company merged with other companies and continues as an excellent business
1945 (Showa 20)Imai Towel Factory was established as a stand-alone company after the dissolution of the joint venture
1951 (Showa 26)With the expansion of the business, the company was reorganized as a stock company and renamed Imai Towel Co.
1960 (Showa 35)Due to a sharp increase in orders, an adjoining site is acquired and a third factory is built
1962 (Showa 37)Expansion and renovation of the finishing plant to accommodate the increased number of products produced
1989 (Heisei 1)1989 Construction of a new factory at the head office Shigeki Imai is appointed Chairman Tetsutaro Imai is appointed Representative Director
December 1989 (Heisei 1)Construction of the second phase of the new head office factory
June 1991 (Heisei 3)Abolition of old head office factory and transfer to new factory
January 1992 (Heisei 4)ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) for trainees from China
February 1995 (Heisei 7)Capital increased to 10,000,000 yen
January 2003 (Heisei 15)Tetsutaro Imai appointed Chairman of the Board Hideki Imai appointed Representative Director
September 2004 (Heisei 16)Opening of Fil+usine shop in Tomigaya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
January 2005 (Heisei 17)Exhibition at Maison & Objet, France
April 2006 (Heisei 18)Hideki Imai becomes Director of Shikoku Towel Industrial Association
October 2007 (Heisei 19)Opening of ecute Tachikawa at JR East Tachikawa Station
March 2010 (Heisei 22)Hideki Imai appointed Chairman of Shikoku Towel Youth Section
March 2014 (Heisei 26)Exhibited at Maison & Objet Asia held at Marina Bay Centre, Singapore from March 10 to 13
May 2014 (Heisei 26)Fil+usine moves to Meguro Ward, Tokyo
July 2016 (Heisei 28)Opening of Fil+usine gransta in gransta, Tokyo Station
July 2017 (Heisei 29)Opening of Fil+usine Chofu PARCO
March 2018 (Heisei 30)Tokyo office opened in Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
October 2018 (Heisei 30)Opening of Fil+usine Tomigaya in Tomigaya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
2019 (Reiwa 1)Establishment's 120th anniversary
2021 (Reiwa 3)Company 70th anniversary