|Background of the dawn of the Japanese glass industry|
|1873||Daijō-daijin （Prime Minister）Sanetomi Sanjo vassal Sanshinosuke Murai and Masatsune Niwa established Kogyosha on the banks of the Meguro River in Shinagawa,Tokyo, and tried to manufacture flat glass but gave up|
|1876||The Ministry of Public Works purchased the entire factory of Kogyosha. and made it the Shinagawa Glass Factory under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Works.|
|1883||Since the government-run business is not suitable for active management, the policy is to lend the entire factory to the private sector.|
|1884||Katsuzo Nishimura and Masakuni Inaba start the business by borrowing all the factories and equipment of the government-run Shinagawa Glass Works.|
|1900||Takijiro Iwaki took over Shinagawa Glass's factory and tried to manufacture flat glass, but it was unsuccessful and closed the following year in 1901.|
|1907||Toshiya Iwasaki founded Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. in Amagasaki|
|Iwaki Glass Co. Ltd. history|
|1883||Established by the late Takijiro Iwaki, and started operations as Japan’s first privately owned western glass manufacturer|
Began research on the Part-de-Veil technique and succeeded in developing it for the first time in Japan.
Sotoichi Koshiba, Yuzo Shimizu and Yuhei Ogawa worked as artists at the Iwaki Glass Crafts Department.
|1937||Iwaki Glass Co., Ltd. was established with a capital of 400,000 yen.|
|1952||Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. made capital investment.|
|1964||Corning Glass Works Corporation of the United States, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. and Iwaki Glass Co. Ltd. signed an agreement related to the acquisition of shares and technical support for the manufacture of borosilicate glass.|
|1965||Corning Glass Works made capital investment.|
A new manufacturing plant was built in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture and began production of glass for sealed beam lamps.
Production of Pyrex® glass products began
Stock was listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Capital was increased to 6.78 billion yen.
|Toshiba Glass Co. Ltd. history|
Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd. (the predecessor of Toshiba) borrowed this factory and opened the Shinagawa Glass Factory,which produced and produced bulb bulbs until 1890.
This is the beginning of Toshiba Glass Business (Toshiba Glass roots)
|1902||Closed Shinagawa Glass Factory and opened FukagawaFactory to increase production of bulb bulbs in earnest|
|1927||Started mass production of tubes with Danner machine at Oi factory.|
|1939||Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd. and Shibaura Seisakusho Co., Ltd. merge to establish Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.|
|1942||Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. constructed OigawaFactory (current ATG Head Office Factory)|
|1950||Toshiba's glass business was divided by the law of deconcentration. Teikoku Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Shizuoka),Showa Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Niigata), Tokyo Electric Glass Co., Ltd., Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. Glass Division Company|
|1959||Renamed Teikoku Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. as Toshiba Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd.|
|1961||Changed the name of Tokyo Electric Glass Co., Ltd. to Toshiba Electric Glass Co., Ltd.|
|1978||Established Toshiba Glass Co., Ltd. through integration of Toshiba Group glass companies|
Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd. has started the trial production of bulb bulbs by renting a factory in Shinagawa Glass, which was inherited by Iwaki Glass founder Takijiro Iwaki. This is the beginning of Toshiba Glass.
Iwaki Glass and Toshiba Glass,, which have supported the period from the dawn of Japan's glass industry to the period of high economic growth, have merged about 100 years after their founding, and have continued to move to new growth in the 21st century.
|ＡＧＣ Techno Glass Co., Ltd. history|
|1999||Merged with Toshiba Glass Co., Ltd. and changed company name to Asahi Techno Glass Corporation.|
|2005||By exchanging the stocks, it became a wholly-owned company of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Delisted from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange|
|2007||Changed company name to AGC Techno Glass Co., Ltd.|
|2013||Merged wholly-owned subsidiary, IWAKI Houseware Co.,Ltd.|