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1888
In January, Tomikichi Muramatsu, the founder of Maruai Corporation, started selling handmade washi as a wholesaler in Ichikawadaimon-cho.
1931
The private firm was reorganized into Muramatsu Aisaku Shoten LLC, which expanded the market to the Chubu and Kanto regions, including Tokyo.
1947
In May, Muramatsu Aisaku Shoten LLC was reorganized into Muramatsu Aisaku Shoten Corporation.
1950
Additional equipment for paper production (such as offset and letterpress printing machines and a double envelope-making machine) was installed in order to ensure distribution routes from Hokkaido to the Kansai region.
1953
The factories of Muramatsu Aisaku Shoten Corporation were unified to build an integrated paper manufacturing plant at the current location (1850 Ichikawadaimon-cho)
1957
The corporate name was changed to Maruai Corporation.
1960
In May, a new office was established in Tokyo (3 Kikukawa-cho, Sumida-ku, Tokyo). A rotary gravure printing machine was installed to increase production of congratulatory items.
1967
The plant was approved as a Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) designated factory.
1968
In January, Aipoli Corporation, an affiliated company, was established. High-pressure polyethylene production was launched.
1973
Lamination film production was launched.
1984
The corporate identity (CI) was introduced.
1988
Maruai Corporation celebrated its 100th year in business.
1992
Congratulatory item and rotary envelope factories were completed. The production lines were unified.
1993
A new distribution center, including an automated high-rise warehouse, was completed, becoming the basis of Maruai's new era in logistics.
1996
In November, new company premises were completed. The distribution center and factories (at 2603 Ichikawamisato-cho) unified the production, logistics and management processes.
2000
In August, a new anti-static product factory was completed. In December, the semiconductor-related factories acquired ISO 9002.
2001
In March, the sales office of Maruai Corporation in Kofu was integrated with Maruai Sanki Co.,Ltd. In June, Aipoli Corporation was integrated with Maruai Corporation.
2002
In November, a new flexible packaging factory and warehouse were completed. In December, the headquarters and factory acquired ISO 14001.
2003
In March, Maruai Corporation launched a semiconductor business in China. In December, the semiconductor-related factories acquired ISO 9001 (2000 edition).
2004
In December, the Tokyo Office was moved to Asakusabashi, Daito-ku.
2005
In January, the flexible packaging-related factories acquired ISO 9001.
2007
In June, a flexible packaging material factory was completed.
2008
In May, Maruai Corporation acquired FSC and PEFC forest certification.
2009
In January, Maruai Corporation launched a semiconductor business in Thailand.
2010
Digital picking systems were introduced.
2011
In March, the Tokyo Office was moved to Shinohashi, Koto-ku.
2013
Maruai Corporation celebrated its 125th year in business.