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Pigeon History

1957 Pigeon Honyuki Honpo (Nursing Bottle Manufacturing) Corporation established in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
1958 Head office relocated to Kanda-Higashimatsushita-cho, Tokyo
1963 Ichikawa Plant opened in Chiba Prefecture; Osaka Office established
1964 Fukuoka Office established
1965 Nagoya and Sapporo offices established
1966 Name changed to Pigeon Corporation
1967 Hiroshima Office established
1968 Sendai Office established
1973 Branch offices reorganized as stores; head office new building in Kanda-Tomiyama-cho, Tokyo, constructed
1978 Pigeon Singapore Pte. Ltd. established in Singapore
1983 Yoichi Nakata appointed President
1985 Corporate identity adopted
1986 Omiya Sales Office renamed Omiya Store
1987 The “Newborn Baby Commemorative Tree-Planting” Campaign launched as part of our corporate identity
1988 Shares registered
1989 Tsukuba Office opened in Ibaraki Prefecture (relocated from Ichikawa); Pigeon Will Corporation established
1990 Thai Pigeon Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture in Thailand
1991 Joso Research Center (now Central Research Center) established in Ibaraki Prefecture
1993 "Pigeon Land" child-minding facility for infants launched at Joso Research Center (now Central Research Center)
1994 Pt. Modern Pigeon Indonesia established as a joint venture in Indonesia
1995 Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1996 Pigeon Industries (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture in Thailand
Hitachiota Logistics Center began operations
1997 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1998 Kanzaki Logistics Center (Hyogo Prefecture) began operations
1999 Pigeon Kids World Corporation established
2000 Seiichi Matsumura appointed President and Chief Operating Officer; Yoichi Nakata appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pigeon Manaka Corporation established
2001 The “Newborn Baby Commemorative Tree-Planting” Campaign conducted for the 15th time
Tsukuba Office acquired ISO14001 certification
2002 PHP Hyogo Corporation joins the Pigeon Group
Pigeon (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established in China
Operation of licensed daycare centers, Pigeon Land Joso and Pigeon Land Yukitani, started
2003 Fukuyo Ibaraki Corporation changed its name to PHP Ibaraki Corporation
Pigeon Kids World Corporation changed its name to Pigeon Hearts Corporation
PHP Hyogo Corporation changed its name by replacing the katakana representation of “PHP” to its romanized form
2004 Tahira Corporation joins the Pigeon Group
Operation of Sanno national child-minding facility (Ota-ku, Tokyo) launched
Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc. in the USA joins the Pigeon Group
Operation of 113 child-minding facilities in hospitals of the National Hospital Organization (independent administrative agency) launched
2005 Privacy Mark certification acquired
2006 Pigeon Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established in China
Tahira Corporation changed its name to Pigeon Tahira Corporation
The “Newborn Baby Commemorative Tree-Planting” Campaign conducted for the 20th time
Head office relocated to Nihonbashi-Hisamatsu-cho, Tokyo, as a result of the integration of all offices
2007 Akio Okoshi appointed President and Chief Operating Officer; Seiichi Matsumura appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;
Yoichi Nakata appointed Executive Advisor and Member of the Board
Recoup brand of anti-aging products launched
2008 Representative office established in India
2009 Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc. acquired sales rights for Soothies brand
Pigeon Industries (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. established in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Pigeon India Pvt. Ltd. established in India
Exclusive sales rights of “Mamas & Papas” (British company) products in Japan acquired
2010 Sales of UK brand “Mamas & Papas” products launched
Sales of Double Heart brand launched in South Korea
Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc. took over “mOmma” business
2011 Pigeon Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. established in Malaysia after a local sales company became our wholly-owned subsidiary
Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc. acquired all of Health Quest Ltd. shares
2012 DoubleHeart Co., Ltd. established in South Korea
2013 Shigeru Yamashita appointed President and Chief Operating Officer; Akio Okoshi appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
2014 Pigeon Corporation absorbed and merged with Pigeon Will Corporation
Lansinoh Laboratórios Do Brazil Ltda. established in Brazil
2015 LANSINOH LABORATORIES BENELUX established in Belgium
2016 LANSINOH LABORATORIES SHANGHAI established in China
2017 PT PIGEON INDONESIA in Indonesia became consolidated subsidiary