The founder, Shinichiro Teramoto, is the current president’s grandfather. He was born in Wakayama Prefecture and founded the company at the age of 20. The industry of household goods has been developing prosperously in Wakayama Prefecture since long time ago, and the founder Shinichiro Teramoto, who grew up in that place, also decided to start up his own business with the ambition to manufacture products that can be truly useful to the world and make customers satisfied.

Processed products, brooms and shikimono (things like carpets, mattings and rugs, etc.) made of palm fiber are main household necessities. Palms (hemp palms) belong to palmae family and there are many of them growing in Wakayama Prefecture. The dark brown fiber collected from trees is the best material for processing, because it’s hard to rot and excellent in elasticity. Local industries have close relationship with palms (hemp palms). The founder, Shinichiro Teramoto, also took his first step starting with producing and selling processed products made of palms (hemp palms).

Palm (hemp palm) tree
Palm (hemp palm) tree

Very early Teramoto knew how to capture changes of the new era, and started to carry out business for construction sites and building maintenance. It didn’t go well at first, but the company finally managed to survive with the determination that it would make great efforts until success. Increasing orders from customers came gradually. The sales department working in the front line received many requirements from customers, and this made product development more and more perfected. Fortunately, nowadays cleaning tools and entryway mats produced by Teramoto are regarded as standard in this industry and are widely used.

1927Shinichiro Teramoto started to manufacture and sell cleaning tools. (Osaka)
1952Rinkichi Teramoto started to manufacture and sell cleaning tools. (Tokyo)
1960The company was founded and restructured to a corporate organization (Osaka)
1976Merged Teramoto Osaka Plant and Teramoto Tokyo Plant, and renamed the company as Teramoto Co., Ltd.
1990Established Narita Factory in Takomachi, Katori-gun, Chiba Prefecture. In December the next year, established Narita Logistics Center in the same place.
1992Moved present-day Tokyo Headquarters to a new building in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture.
1996Moved the office building of the headquarters to Nishi-ku, Osaka.
2000Moved part of the factory in Osakafuka and the logistics center to Ichikawacho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture.
2003Yao Factory obtained ISO14001 certification.
2005Yao Factory obtained ISO9001 certification. (First factory in the industry that obtained this certification)
2006Released MISEL series and tidy series products.
2007Released Smoking Site series products.
2010Narita Factory obtained ISO9001 certification.
2011Narita site (Narita Factory and Narita Logistics Center) obtained ISO14001 certification.
2012Released OPPO series products.
2015OPPO Atelier & Lab. opened.
2016Established Shenzhen Teramoto Trading Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen, China.