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1922

Nohmura Tent Company established in Osaka, Japan by Kaneshige Nohmura.

1922
1946

Nohmura Sewing Factory is established in Osaka, Japan by Ryotaro Nohmura.

1946
1947

Corporate name changed to Taiyo Kogyo Corporation.

1947
1955

Birdair is established by Walter Bird in Buffalo, NY.

1955
1967

Taiyo Kogyo New York office is established in U.S.A.

1967
1970

Taiyo Kogyo Corporation introduced membrane structures to world visitors at EXPO’70 (Osaka Expo), changing perceptions on the possibilities of large scale tensile membrane architecture.

1970
1984

Launch of Shade Structures Pacific and architectural umbrella line.

1984
1988

Completion of Tokyo Dome.

1988
1992

Birdair Inc. and Helios Industries consolidate operations as Birdair Inc. in Amherst near Buffalo, NY.

1992
1992

Taiyo Kogyo Corporation acquires balance of common stock and 100% controlling interest in Birdair Inc.

1992
1997

Birdair Inc. acquires Stromeyer & Wagner GmbH. to serve the European market.

1997
2000

Taiyo Kogyo (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand.

2000
2001

Birdair Inc. acquires Shade Structures Pacific, renaming the company to Shade Structures Birdair, making it an integral part of the international group.

2001
2001

Hirakata Factory (Japan) receives ISO9002 certification.

2001
2002

Mizuho Factory (Japan) receives ISO9002 certification.

2002
2002

Formation of Shanghai Taiyokogyo Co. Ltd. in China.

2002
2003

THAI TAIYO TENT CO.,LTD is established in Thailand.

2002
2003

Taiyo Kogyo Corporation acquires 100% controlling interest in SHADE STRUCTURES BIRDAIR Pty.LTD, renaming the company TAIYO MEMBRANE CORPORATION, INC.

2003
2003

TAIYO BIRDAIR CORPORATION is established in U.S.A.

2003
2004

TAIYO MEMBRANE CORPORATION, INC establishes TAIYO MEMBRANE CORPORATION-MIDDLE EAST LLC in Dubai, UAE.

2004
2004

TAIYO EUROPE GmbH is established in Germany.

2004
2005

INTERNATIONAL TAIYO TRADING PTE. LTD is established in Singapore.

2005
2006

MakMax HD, LLC is established in U.S.A.

2006
2013

Taiyo Kogyo(Cambodia) Co.,LTD is established in Cambodia.

2013
2013

PT.Taiyo Kogyo Indonesia is established in Indonesia.

2013