Corporate Profile

Find the company profile and history of Daiso industries Co., Ltd. here.

  • Company name
    • Daiso Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Representative
    • Seiji Yano, President and Representative Director
  • Address
    • 〒739-8501
        1-4-14 Saijoyoshiyukihigashi, Higashihiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
  • Establishment
    • December 1977
  • Capital
    • 2.7 billion yen
  • Amount of sales
    • 526.2 billion yen (as of the end of February 2021)
  • Number of stores by country/region
    • Domestic  Daiso stores: 3,620 stores (2,820 directly-managed stores, 800 acting branches)
    • Other brands (300-yen SHOP)
      THREEPPY: 77 stores /
      CouCou: 33 stores /
      Plus Heart: 32 stores
      (as of the end of February 2021)
    • Overseas  Daiso stores: 2,272 stores (24 countries and regions)

      Other brands (300-yen SHOP)

      THREEPPY: 11 stores

      (as of the end of February 2021)

  • Number of employees
    • Full-time employees: 476 (as of the end of February 2021)
    • Temporary employees: 22,821 (equivalent to 8 hours per day) (as of the end of February 2021)
  • Main clients
    • AEON, IZUMI, Izumiya, Ito-Yokado, OKUWA, SAN-A, SunLive, Tokyu Store, Tokyu Land, Pan Pacific International Holdings, FUJI, HEIWADO, Maruetsu, Mitsui Fudosan, and other mass-market retailers (in alphabetical order)

History

  • 1972
    March
    • Established Yano Shoten for the purpose of selling household goods
  • 1977
    December
    • Incorporated as Daiso Industries Co., Ltd.
  • 1980
    November
    • Opened Tokyo Sales Office
  • 1981
    October
    • Opened Kyushu Sales Office
  • 1983
    July
    • Increased capital to 50 million yen
  • 1986
    January
    • Opened Osaka Sales Office
  • 1987
    July
    December
    • Constructed a new office building and a new warehouse, and relocated
    • Opened Sapporo Sales Office
    • Commenced development of "100-yen SHOP Daiso"
  • 1990
    August
    • Opened Nagoya Sales Office
  • 1991
    April
    • Opened the first directly-managed store, "Takamatsu Store"
    • Commenced full-scale expansion of "100-yen SHOP Daiso" chain
  • 1994
    November
    • Won the "Excellence Award" of the New Business Grand Prize at Japan New Business Conference
  • 1996
    September
    • Increased capital to 496.6 million yen
  • 1997
    November
    • Won the "Trade Contribution Company Award" of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Awards
  • 2000
    January
    March
    • Won '99 Venture of the Year (Private Equity Category)
    • Increased capital to 900 million yen
  • 2001
    June
    August
    September
    • Increased capital to 2.7 billion yen
    • Expanded into Taiwan
    • Expanded into Korea
  • 2002
    March
    • Expanded into Singapore
    • Won 2002 Zaikai Business Person of the Year Award
  • 2003
    June
    December
    • Expanded into Thailand
    • Expanded into Canada
  • 2004
    March
    July
    December
    • Expanded into UAE (United Arab Emirates)
    • Expanded into Kuwait
    • Expanded into Qatar
    • Expanded into Indonesia
  • 2005
    May
    August
    October
    December
    • Expanded into Bahrain
    • Expanded into Macau
    • Expanded into Seattle (U.S.A)
    • Expanded into New Caledonia
    • Expanded into Oman
  • 2006
    March
    December
    • Expanded into New Zealand
    • Expanded into San Francisco (U.S.A.)
  • 2007
    November
    December
    • Expanded into Romania
    • Expanded into Mauritius
  • 2008
    March
    May
    June
    December
    • Expanded into Saudi Arabia
    • Expanded into Vietnam
    • Expanded into Malaysia
    • Expanded into Lebanon
  • 2009
    January
    April
    • Expanded into Jordan
    • Expanded into the Philippines
  • 2010
    May
    • Expanded into Australia
  • 2011
    September
    • Expanded into Mexico
  • 2012
    March
    June
    July
    December
    • Expanded into Myanmar
    • Expanded into China
    • Started operation of Saitama RDC
    • Started operation of Osaka RDC
    • Expanded into Brazil
  • 2013
    March
    June
    October
    • Started operation of Niigata RDC
    • Started operation of Kyushu RDC
    • Started operation of Nagoya RDC
    • Started operation of Hiroshima RDC
  • 2014
    February
    March
    June
    • Started operation of Hokkaido RDC
    • Started operation of Chiba RDC
    • Expanded into Cambodia
  • 2016
    December
    • Expanded into Mongolia
  • 2017
    October
    • Expanded into Laos
  • 2018
    July
    December
    • Expanded into Israel
    • Expanded into Hawaii (U.S.A.)
  • 2019
    March
    March
    • Formulated new CI
    • Established the 300-yen store, THREEPPY
  • 2020
    February
    May
    November
    • Sales exceeded 500 billion yen
    • Acquired the 300-yen store, CouCou
    • Established an e-commerce site for corporate customers
  • 2021
    March
    May
    • Launched two brands, "Standard Products" and "Natural Coordinate"
    • Established an e-commerce site for consumers.