History

History

February 1927
KASHIYAMA TRADING established
September 1947
KASHIYAMA TRADING CO., LTD. established
November 1948
KASHIYAMA TRADING CO., LTD. the name is changed to KASHIYAMA CO., LTD.
April 1962
ONWARD SALES CO., LTD. established (previously, OAK CO., LTD. and currently, ONWARD TRADING CO., LTD.)
April 1963
O & K CO., LTD. established
July 1964
Company stock reclassified and listed on the first sections of the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya stock exchanges
September 1966
Head Office relocated in Chuo-ku, Tokyo
September 1972
ONWARD KASHIYAMA U.S.A. INC. established
February 1973
ONWARD KASHIYAMA FRANCE S.A. established
February 1974
ONWARD KASHIYAMA ITALIA S.p.A. established (currently, ONWARD ITALIA S.p.A.)
August 1986
ONWARD LIFE DESIGN NETWORK CO., LTD. established
ONWARD CREATIVE CENTER CO., LTD. established
October 1986
J. PRESS INC. acquired
February 1988
ONWARD KASHIYAMA HONG KONG LTD. established
September 1988
Name changed to ONWARD KASHIYAMA CO., LTD. (currently, ONWARD HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)
December 1989
ONWARD KASHIYAMA U.K. LTD. established
January 1990
GIBO’ S.p.A. acquired (its name was changed to GIBO’ CO. S.p.A. in April 1994, ONWARD LUXURY GROUP S.p.A. in June 2013)
July 1990
CHACOTT CO., LTD. acquired
February 1991
ONWARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE completed
May 1992
ONWARD AGANA BEACH HOTEL (Guam) opened (currently, ONWARD BEACH RESORT)
May 1994
BUS STOP CO., LTD. established (merged with ONWARD GLOBAL FASHION CO., LTD. in September 2015. Surviving company is ONWARD GLOBAL FASHION CO., LTD.)
June 1995
SHANGHAI ONWARD FASHION CO., LTD. established
May 1997
ONWARD RETAIL L.L.C. established (currently, ONWARD U.S.A. L.L.C.)
June 1997
ONWARD KASHIYAMA KOREA CO., LTD. established
March 1998
DONNA KARAN JAPAN K.K. acquired (merged with ONWARD KASHIYAMA CO., LTD. in May 2013)
December 2001
ONWARD FASHION TRADING (Shanghai) CO., LTD. established
April 2003
OAK CO., LTD. (currently, ONWARD TRADING CO., LTD.) became a wholly owned subsidiary through an exchange of shares
January 2004
ERIKA s.r.l. acquired
March 2004
CHACOTT CO., LTD. became a wholly owned subsidiary through an exchange of shares
May 2005
PROJECT SLOANE LTD. (Joseph Group) acquired
July 2005
IRIS S.p.A. acquired (merged with ONWARD LUXURY GROUP S.p.A. in June 2013)
October 2006
MANGILAO GOLF CLUB acquired (currently, ONWARD MANGILAO GOLF CLUB)
December 2006
ONWARD TALOFOFO GOLF CLUB opened
April 2007
ONWARD FASHION TRADING (Shanghai) CO., LTD. increased its capital and the name is changed to ONWARD FASHION TRADING (China) CO., LTD.
May 2007
FRASSINETI s.r.l. acquired
June 2007
J. DIRECTION CO., LTD. established
September 2007
Accompanying the transition to a pure holding company form of corporate group organization, the company name is changed to ONWARD HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
October 2008
CREATIVE YOKO CO., LTD. acquired
October 2008
VIOLINE S.à.r.L. (JiL Sander Group) acquired (merged with ONWARD LUXURY GROUP S.p.A. in October 2014)
March 2009
O.P.S. CO., LTD. established
December 2009
ISLAND. CO., LTD. acquired
June 2010
ONWARD KASHIYAMA SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. established
August 2011
ONWARD KASHIYAMA VIETNAM LTD. established
April 2012
BIRZ ASSOCIATION LTD. acquired
May 2012
ONWARD TRADING (Shanghai) CO., LTD. established
December 2012
CHARLES & KEITH JAPAN CO., LTD. established
February 2013
SAKULA INC. acquired
June 2013
ONWARD LUXURY GROUP S.p.A. established
March 2014
ONWARD GLOBAL FASHION CO., LTD. established
November 2014
Completed Onward Park Building (Head office, Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
March 2015
Consolidated Tokyo Sales Division and Kanto Branch into Tokyo Branch
September 2015
Established ONWARD J BRIDGE CO., LTD. (a joint venture together with LAOX CO., LTD.)