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Corporate History

1914 Shinnosuke Kawamoto, the first president, founded a family store.
1931 Kawamoto Shinnosuke Store Ltd. established in Kawara-machi, Higashi-ku (now Chuo-ku), Osaka.
1943 Company name changed to Kawamoto Bandage Material Co.,Ltd.
1969 Launched ”Mekkin K-Pine” Sterilized Gauze.
1975 Launched “BEMSHEETS” Neurosurgical Pads.
1996 Company name changed to Kawamoto Corporation, which absorbs affiliated Kawamoto Shoji Co., Ltd. and Kawamoto Isen Shoji Co., Ltd.
2001 Listed on Second Section, Osaka Securities Exchange.
2002 Entired company obtains ISO 9001 (year 2003 revision) certification, an international standard for quality management systems.
2003 Listed on Second Section, Tokyo Securities Exchange.
2006 Launched‘MOUTH PURE’ Series Oral Care products.
2007 Entired company obtains ISO 13485 (year 2003 revision) certification, an international standard for quality management systems.
2009 Launched‘ENDORACTOR’ Compressed Sponge for Laparoscopic Surgery.
2010 Obtained certification for compliance with CE marking
2011 Launched‘KAIMEN’ Absorbent Sponges for Laparoscopic Surgery.
2012 Launched ’ENDOSUPPORT’ Laparoscopic Sponge for Protection of Organs, ‘GG absortec plus’ Absorbent Gauze for Laparoscopic Surgery.
2013 Launched ’BEMSHEETSTMXR’ Neurosurgical Sponge.
2014 Launched ’BEMSHEETSTMXD’ Neurosurgical Sponge.
2016 Became a consolidated subsidiary of AIR WATER INC.
2017 ZHEJIANG KAWAMOTO HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS CO., LTD. becames a subsidiary.

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