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1940

Commenced operations for the manufacture and wholesaling of bags in Osaka as “Shinkawaryu Company"

Incorporated Shinkawaryu Co.,Ltd

1950

Incorporated Shinkawaryu Co.,Ltd

 “ACE” trademark

1952

Adopted the “ACE” trademark.

the Toray Nylon ACE Bag

1954

Successfully developed a lineup of bags made of nylon and showcased them at the Toray Nylon ACE Bag exhibition.

Ryusaku Shinkawa

1958

Ryusaku Shinkawa, company founder, took an around-the-world tour to expand the market and observe the world bag industry.

Toray Delacour ACE Bag

1960

Established “ACE Bag Co., Ltd.”(present ACE Luggage Co., Ltd.) as the group manufacturing sector. Market the “Toray Delacour ACE Bag,” a product made of a new synthetic leather.

1963

Changed the corporate name to “ACE Co.,Ltd.

1964

Entered into a license affiliation with Samsonite Corporation (continued till 2004)

Samsonite Debonair

1967

Introduced the first made-in-Japan “Samsonite Debonair” in a nationwide sales launch.

Samsonite Debonair
Madison Bag

1968

Madison Bag sale starting. These school bags have taken the world by storm.

1970

Held an exhibition on “World Travel and Dolls” at the Life and Industry Pavilion of Japan Expo 1970.

Industry Pavilion of Japan Expo 1970

1971

Inaugurated Akabira Works in Akabira City, Hokkaido Prefecture to scaled up the production of suitcases.

Samsonite Debonair

1973

Completed the Tokyo Head Office Building (8floors above the ground and 1basement floor)

World Bag Pavilion

1975

Opened the “World Bag Pavilion” on the 8th floor of the Tokyo Head Office building.

1979

Started bag production in china.

ACE Logo

1990

Adopted the present logo to commemorate of 50th anniversary of the company.

1993

Completed the Osaka head Office Building (9floors above the ground and 2basement floors)

1995

Established ACE Distribution Service Co., Ltd.

ACE GENE

1998

ACE GENE sale starting.

ACE Group (China) Co., Ltd. Head Office Building

2003

Completed the ACE Group (China) Co., Ltd. Head Office Building (16floors above the ground and 1basement floor).

ProtecA

2004

Held promotional event to introduce the new brand “ProtecA”

Acquired ZERO HALLIBURTON

2006

Acquired ZERO HALLIBURTON Inc.

2007

Established (subsidiary company of) ACE Trading Co., Ltd. ISO9001 is acquired.

ACE office Harajuku

2009

Relocated TOKYO head office to Harajuku to wake it a base for the transmission of information to the world.

2010

Established ACE Italia.

2011

Established ACE Hong Kong.
Established Global Project Co., Ltd.

2012

Established Singapore ACE.

2014

Established ACE Malaysia.

ACE office Harajuku

2015

Launched new “Proteca” brand.

2016

“ace.” Debut.

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