Koseki Inc.

Koseki Inc. is a Tohoku based trading company specialized in medical equipment, audio-visual and IT equipment, camera equipment and event video production.

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History of Koseki
More than '70 years passed since the first Koseki shop was born. It has grown from a small shop to a company with offices in every prefecture in the Tohoku region. Here is a timeline of key events in the history of Koseki Inc.

1946
  • On January 1, Shosuke Koseki opened his first shop Koseki Shoten.
  • Mainly sold cameras, photo equipment and X-ray film.
1947
  • The company mainly was selling roll film, photographic plates and photo paper.
1948
  • Shosuke Koseki became first CEO of the company.
  • Increased capital to 500,000 yen. Establishment of Koseki Shoten Limited.
1952
  • Camera equipment sales were mainly focusing on Fujifilm and Minolta cameras.
1953
  • The Tuberculosis Control Law increased the demand for X-ray film, which lead to the expansion of the management.
1954
  • 10th anniversary. Annual sales exceeded 100 million yen.
1956
  • New office installed in Fukushima and Morioka.
1959
  • New office installed in Aomori.
1960
  • Became distributor of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd X-ray film.
1961
  • Became distributor of ELMO Co., Ltd.
1962
  • Sony TR transistor radio, tape recorder became an Explosive-selling line.
  • Expansion of selling Pacoroll Automatic Delveloping Machine to hospitals.
1963
  • Official company logo created.
  • Success in selling Fuji photographic paper to camera shops and film developing labs.
1964
  • Building of Head Office (current Head Office building) completed.
1966
  • 20th anniversary. Annual sales exceeded 1 billion yen.
1967
  • Installment of Wholesale Department.
  • New office installed in Koriyama and Iwaki.
1969
  • Licence to sell pharmaceutical products aquired.
  • Installment of Fujicolor Miyagi Genzosho, a film developing factory in Miyagi. (capital 5 milion yen)
1970
  • Sales office opened in Akita.
1973
  • Cooperation started with Asia Roentgen Co., Ltd. (now Asia Co., Ltd.)
1976
  • Celebration of 30th anniversary.
  • Selling Canon made fundus cameras.
1979
  • Annual sales exceeded 5 billion yen.
1982
  • Tadao Koseki named new CEO.
1983
  • Started selling FCR (Fuji Computed Radiography) FC-101
1984
  • Sales of Fuji DRI-CHEM 1000.
1986
  • 0th anniversary. Installment of video-system rental department started (now Promotion Services Department).
1989
  • Company name changed to Koseki Co., Ltd.
  • Annual sales exceeded 10 billion yen
1991
  • New branch office installed in Hachinohe.
  • Became distributor of Hitachi Medical Corporation.
1992
  • Became exclusive distributor in Tohoku of electronic endoscopes and other medical equipment made by Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd. (now FUJIFILM Medical Co., Ltd. )
1996
  • 50th anniversary ceremony.
1999
  • Became distributor of GE Yokogawa Medical Systems Inc.(now GE Healthcare Japan)
2002
  • ISO9001:2000 edition certification acquired.
  • Announcement of new mission and vision.
2005
  • Became eligible for 1 billion yen syndicate loan.
2006
  • 60th Anniversary Exhibition opened.
2007
  • Privacy Mark certification acquired.
  • Issued 200 million yen worth privately placed bond.
2008
  • Tadao Koseki stepped down as CEO.
  • Masatake Koseki named new CEO.
2011
  • Became 100% parent company of ASIA Co., Ltd.
  • Acquisition of the second main office building.
2014
  • Promotion Services Department moved to Oroshi-machi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai.
  • New Tokyo office installed in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
  • ISO9001:2008 edition certification acquired.
2015
  • Start of the Mid-term strategy plan VISION75
2016
  • 70th anniversary Exhibition opened

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Koseki Inc.
TEL 022(272)2211 / FAX 022(272)2222
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Aoba-ku, Tsutsumidoriamamiya cho, 2 -26

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