ERECTA


History

History of ERECTA

1950s It all started in the 1950s with the FURUSATO Restaurant.

  • Japanese style restaurant
    "Furusato".

1957
The founder Ko Yanagiya moved from Gifu prefecture to Tokyo City, Meguro Ward a several hundred years old Gassho-style house and transformed it into a Japanese style restaurant.

1960s Ko Yanagiya met for the first time Erecta shelving.

  • Standard Erecta shelving

  • Super Erecta shelving

1964
A Japanese style restaurant "FURUSATO" was opened in Hawaii, at Waikiki Grand Hotel.
Ko Yanagiya met the first version of Erecta shelving, the Standard Erecta.
1966
Erecta Shelving Japan Co., Ltd. was founded. The wire shelving started to be imported from the InterMetro Company, U.S.A and launched in Japan.
1968
InterMetro developed the "Super Erecta ® " shelving.

1970s Erecta products expanded at the same time with the so-called Japanese post-war economic miracle.

  • Erecta Service Cart

  • Nestainer

  • Rubbermaid Brute Containers

1970
The "Erecta Service Cart" (also called "room temperature" cart) was developed and launched.
1971
The "Super Erecta" started to be produced in Japan and a new era began.
1973
The Nestainer® stackable storage racks were launched.
1975
The Osaka Sales Office was opened to boost sales in the Kansai area.
1976
Erecta Company signed a distribution rights agreement with Rubbermaid from the U.S.A.

1980s Erecta's business expanded from manufacturing to an integrated distribution system.

  • Erecta Kogyo Co., Ltd

  • FRP type Service Cart

  • Thermoport

1981
Erecta assimilated Kawai Giken Company (later known as Erecta Kogyo Co., Ltd.)The plating process started within the newly opened company.
Sapporo Sales Office opened.
1982
Erecta Shelving Japan Co., Ltd. changed its name to the actual name, Erecta International Corporation.
Kawai Giken Company (later known as Erecta Kogyo Co., Ltd.) started the fully automated coating process line.
1984
Kawai Giken Company started the welding process internally to keep up with the sales increase.
1985
The "FRP type Service Cart" was developed and launched.
Nagoya Sales Office opened.
1986
Kawai Giken Company became Erecta Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Fukuoka Sales Office opened.
Super Erecta Shelving and Rubbermaid's Brute Container received the "Good Design" Award.
1987
Erecta Kogyo Co.,Ltd. invested in large automatic welding machines.
Kofu Logistics Center opened.
1988
Erecta signed a distribution rights agreement with the German Rieber Company and the product series named "Thermoport" started to be promoted in Japan.
Erecta sold 2,000,000 shelving units.

1990s Erecta expanded towards the home-use shelving systems.

  • "Hot & Cold" Service Cart

  • Home Erecta

  • Nesting Tray Carts

1990
Erecta established a new large coating line.
Erecta fully established its integrated production system.
Sendai Sales Office opened.
1993
The "Hot & Cold" Service Cart was developed and launched.
1994
Headquarter moved to Tokyo City, Meguro Ward. A sales office opened within the old Gassho-style house.
Home-use Erecta shelving was developed and launched as "Home Erecta."
1997
Erecta started to import and promote "STARSYS" carts and cabinets for Hospital usage from InterMetro, U.S.A.
Super Erecta Shelving and Rubbermaid Brute Container received "Long Life Design" Award.
1998
Erecta developed and launched "Nesting Tray Carts," a cart used for the removal of trays and dishes after meals.

2000s Erecta approached its first century establishment.

  • ERGOSERV

  • PT FLEX

  • Kofu Factory (Production and Distribution Centers)

  • Vollrath Double-Wall
    Insurated-Bowls

  • Super Erecta shelving PRO

  • Thermo Future Box

2000
Headquarter moved to Shibuya Cross Tower in Tokyo City, Shibuya Ward.
"ERGOSERV" and "ERGOSERT" re-heating systems were imported and launched in Japan from the French Company called Socamel.
2001
A "Test Kitchen" facility was opened in Tokyo City, Setagaya Ward.
2002
Erecta Kofu Distribution Center was opened.
Erecta International Corporation obtained ISO9001 certification.
Food pan & tray storage and transport "PT Flex" system were developed and launched.
2003
Headquarter and sales offices obtained ISO14001 certification.
ERECTA Shanghai Int'l Corporation was established in China, Shanghai.
2007
In order to assist the customer in regard to the cool and chill systems, a consultant room was established.
2008
Erecta Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Erecta International Corporation merged. Erecta Kogyo became Kofu Factory.
2009
"Double Wall Insulated" products were imported from Vollrath,U.S.A and launched in Japan.
2011
Headquarter moved to Tokyo City, Meguro Ward, Nakameguro GT Tower Building.
The "Super Erecta PRO" was launched.
2013
"Thermo Future Box" products started to be imported from the German Company called Barth and launched in Japan.