- Jogan's History -
|1946||Founded as a private company at 636 Nishishindachi-mura.|
|1952||Reorganized as Jogan Towel Factory Ltd.|
|1971||Full automation of towel weaving machines completed.|
|1972||Reorganized as Jogan Towel Inc.|
|1979||Merchandise Center established at 1428-5 Okada, Sennan City.|
|1982||Company name changed to Jogan Co., Ltd.|
|1992||Six new air jet looms added.|
|1997||Full airflow system installed at the head factory, nonstop operations begin.
Eight electronic jacquard-equipped TOYOTA air jets added.
|2002||Akihiko Jogan, Representative Director, becomes President of the Japan Towel Manufacturers Association.|
|2007||Akihiko Jogan becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Kazumasa Semba becomes President and Representative Director.
|2009||The Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry certifies Jogan as a business that utilizes regional industrial resources.
Sweet KI. RA RA, a pearl-kneaded fiber, is released.
|2010||Eco de non-twisted yarn is developed.
Release of Senshu Soorian Takumi Series
|2011||Start of export sales to China.|
|2012||Permanent sales counters start to open in Chengdu, China for products developed by Jogan.
Chinese trademarks obtained for [成願], [JOGAN], [真珠の恵み(Pearl Blessing)], [和心傳 (Washinden)], [sweet KIRARA], and [MOTHER OF ORGANIC].】
|2013||Approval received from the Osakafu Prefectural Federation of Small Business Associations for the Program to Support Trial Production and Development for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises and Small Businesses.|
|2014||New warping machine introduced, two-machine system established.
Introduction of 2 TOYATA JAT810 (made in Japan) air jet looms (latest model) and 2 STAUBLI SX (made in France) electronic Jacquards completed.
|2015||Installed the latest double head automatic sewing machine.
Approval received for the 3rd consecutive year from the Osakafu Prefectural Federation of Small Business Associations for the Program to Support Trial Production and Development for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises and Small Businesses.
Began sales of the Instant Water Absorption series.
|2016||Manufacturing floor automated air-conditioning system updated.
Manufacturing floor energy-saving lighting and power equipment updated.
|2017||Contract with American textile brand COTTON+STEEL.
Development and release of COTTON+STEELxJOGAN, under a collaborative project.
|2018||Instant Water Absorption series gloves are picked up by the media and becomes a hot topic.
Announcement and sales release of the Ultra Light Towel made of woven Japanese paper yarn.
|2019||Release of JOGAN GAUZE, combining Jogan proprietary technology and traits.|
|2020||Responded to COVID-19 emergency with gauze fabrics and gauze masks.|
|2021||Announcement and sales release of two new series of towels, Air Feeling towels that "fly through the sky," and 100% linen towels, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Jogan's founding.
Major construction work is carried out in the factory to strengthen the company's production system and upgrade facilities to increase efficiency.
|2022||Introduction Itema's (Italy) R9500terry Rapier Weaving Machine.
Introduction of STAUBLI SXB/2688 (French) electronic Jacquard.
Licensing contract with designer Akiko Obuchi.