Zenno's history from its establishment in 1915 to the present
Zenno & Co., Ltd. (called Zenno Shoten back then) was established at 1-7 Isogamidori in Kobe. It was located in the area where the G33 Hotel Sunroute Sopra Kobe and Kongou Building are located today. It is Zenno's birthplace.
Shutaro Zenno founded Zenno Shoten in Kobe, and started export of waste yarn and carded products and sales of railroad cars.
Kuhachizo Zenno, the eldest son of the founder, succeeded the family business.
The office moved to Sannomiya, Ikuta-ku, Kobe, and the factory and warehouse moved to Naruo, Nishinomiya after war damage.
The company was incorporated as a private limited company.
The Osaka branch opened at the location of the company's present headquarters.
The company was reorganized into a joint-stock company.
The Chemical Fiber department was newly established to start domestic sales of raw materials of chemical and synthetic fibers. The company also started sales of imported cotton.
The company's headquarters moved to its present location.
The Nonwoven department was newly established to start sales primarily of raw materials for nonwoven fabrics and nonwoven fabric products.
The Interior division was newly established to start sales primarily of raw material of fibers,spinning yarns,and final products.
Susumu Zenno, the eldest son of the second president, became the third president.
The company was renamed as Zenno and Co., Ltd.
Siam Zenno Co., Ltd. was established in Bangkok, Thailand.
Susumu Zenno, the third president was promoted as chairman, and Ryo Zenno was inaugurated as fourth president.
Zenno (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. was established in Tianjin, China.
PT. Zenno Trading Indonesia was established in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The number of sales departments was changed to 4.
◆ Global Fiber Sales
◆ Functional Products Sales Dept
◆ Machinery Products Dept
◆ Material Solution Dept