|1962||July||Fukuyama Pearl Paper Manufacturing Corporation established. Headquarters established in Kasumi-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima. Foamed PS thermoforming launched.|
|1968||March||Headquarters moved to the present site in Akebono-cho, Fukuyama-shi due to growth in business.|
|1971||January||Manufacturing of wooden-look containers launched.|
|1972||April||Fukuyama Distribution Center established.|
|1975||September||General packaging supply retail chain store "Modern Pack" established in Fukuyama-shi.|
|1976||June||First Pearl Fair (currently FPCO Fair) exhibition held, featuring the company's products.|
|1979||July||FP Logistics Corporation established to reinforce delivery system.|
View of headquarter offices and Dai-Ichi thermoforming plant
|1980||January||Fukuyama Distribution Center established to streamline and increase the efficiency of distribution.
Problems with the disposal of trays leads to early launch of tray collection program.
|1981||June||Manufacturing and selling of color food containers commences in response to the trend of treating food receptacles as merchandise.|
|1982||March||Design-located-molding technology developed for manufacturing of high-quality food containers.|
|1983||April||Tokyo Branch established.|
|October||Large-scale host computer installed to launch EDI (electronic data interchange) system for placing and receiving orders. Foamed PS microwaveable containers developed.|
|1984||May||Founder Yasuhiro Komatsu elected chairman of the Polystyrene Thermoforming Industry Association (Japan).|
|1985||January||Tokyo Distribution Center established.|
|February||Pearl Fair held for the first time in Tokyo. Osaka Branch established in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka (relocated to Toyonaka-shi, Osaka in May 1996).|
|June||Pearl Fair held for the first time in Osaka.|
|1987||January||Fully integrated production of solid food containers, from sheet production to thermoforming, launched.|
|April||FP Trading Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, established.|
|September||Kasaoka Plant in Okayama established to drastically reduce man-hours.|
|December||Use of CFC-utilizing foamed PS discontinued.|
|1988||March||Technology-sharing agreement formed with Holden Limited, South Africa, through Keyes Fiber, U.S.A.
Kanto Distribution Center established.
|December||Founder Yasuhiro Komatsu attends an FPI (Foodservice & Packaging Institute, Inc.) general conference held in Washington, delivering a speech on global environment issues.|
|1989||January||CI introduced. Corporate name changed to FP Corporation.|
|July||Chubu Distribution Center established.|
|November||Company is listed on the Hiroshima Stock Exchange.|
Selling of color food containers commences
Company is newly listed on the Hiroshima Stock Exchange
|1990||September||FP Corporation starts its recycling program.|
|December||Tohoku Distribution Center established.|
|1991||February||Listed in the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.|
|May||Kyushu Distribution Center established.|
|1992||March||Start selling Eco Tray.|
|July||First municipal tray recollection movement commences through joint venture with Tottori City.|
|December||Technology-sharing agreement formed with Linpac Plastics International, U.K.|
|1993||February||Fukuyama Recycling Plant in Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima goes into operation.|
|March||Received Chairman's Award in the Clean Japan Center-sponsored Award Program for Companies Contributing to the Reuse of Resources.|
|1994||October||Kansai Distribution Center established.|
|1995||April||All distribution operations transferred to FP Logistics Corporation.|
|1996||April||22nd annual FPCO Fair 96 held in Tokyo.|
|June||Tokai Distribution Center established.|
|October||Received the Minister of International Trade and Industry Award from the Recycling Promotion Council in the Award Program for Achievement in Promoting Recycling.|
|November||Developed Crystar, a transparent container made from a new type of material.|
|1997||January||Company website set up.|
|May||Founder Yasuhiro Komatsu awarded Medal with Blue Ribbon.|
|August||HMR Top Seminar held.|
|December||Developed Exstar container using new type of material and established Fukuyama Plantin in Fukuyama-shi to facilitate fully integrated production.|
|1998||August||Automatic material-screening machine installed at Recycling Plants.|
|October||New warehouse completed for Fukuyama Distribution Center.|
|1999||February||Founder Yasuhiro Komatsu awarded the 19th Mainichi Business Leaders Award.|
|April||Commenced catalog sales through FPCO Modern Pack Co., Ltd.
Three factories at two sites (Kasaoka Plant, Fukuyama Plant, Fukuyama Recycling Plant) receive ISO14001 certification.
|October||Received the Prime Minister's Award from the Recycling Promotion Council in the Award Program for Achievement in Promoting Recycling.
Developed Histar container using a new type of material.
Eco Tray released, a world first
The 19th Mainichi Business Leaders Award
The Prime Minister's Award
|2000||January||Established Ducks Shikoku Co. headquarters and plant in Kochi.
Established MAPS (Modified Atmosphere Packaging System) Design Center in Fukuyama-shi and commenced experiments.
|March||Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|March||Kanto Tsukuba Plant in Shimotsuma-shi, Ibaraki begins operations.|
|May||Internet and CD-ROM based mail-order sales commenced by FPCO Modern Pack Co., Ltd.
Eco Tray registered as a trademark (No. 4387266).
|July||Kanto Shimodate Plant begins operations in Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki.|
|October||Kinki Kameoka Plant begins operations in Kameoka-shi, Kyoto.|
|November||Kanto Recycling Plant begins operations in Yachiyo-machi, Ibaraki.|
|2001||May||Exclusive domestic sales agreement formed with Enterline Co. Ltd., Korea, for Enterpack (automatic one-touch heat sealing machines).|
|September||Specialized sorting equipment for transparent lids installed at Fukuyama Recycling Plant.|
|November||Fukuyama/Tokyo double head office system started, with Tokyo Branch upgraded to Tokyo Headquarters.
Kitchen Studio opened at Tokyo Headquarters.
|2002||February||Sponsored and initiated reorganization procedures for two reconstructed corporations, Chupa Co., Ltd. and Packdor Co.|
|2003||February||Kanto Recycling Plant receives ISO14001 certification.|
|March||Eco Tray recognized as an Eco product by Okayama Prefecture.
Reorganization of Packdor Co. (now FPCO Yamagata, Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary) completed.
|May||Eco Tray recognized as a waste recycling product by Saga Prefecture.|
|June||Eco Tray recognized as a waste recycling product by Gifu Prefecture.|
|July||Yamagata Plant begins operations in Sagae-shi, Yamagata.
East Japan Hub Center completed (current name: Kanto Daiichi Center）.
|October||Eco Tray recognized as a product using recycled resources by Miyagi Prefecture.|
|November||FP Corporation recycling method receives the Business Activities Division Award at the Wastech Award 2003.
Recycling plants receive their 200,000th visitor.
|2004||March||Eastern Japan Sample Center in Bando-shi, Ibaraki and Western Japan Sample Center in Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima established.
Eco Tray registered as a recycled product in the Recycled Product Registration System in Hiroshima Prefecture.
|May||Tohoku Distribution Center in Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi annexed to Yamagata Plant in Sagae-shi, Yamagata.|
|December||Ready-made foods store “Cook Labo” established on second floor of Tokyo Headquarters for research and development of containers and foods used for takeout meals.
Tray-to-Tray registered as a trademark in categories #20 and #40 (No. 4322974).
|2005||April||CO2 Management Committee established.|
|May||Eco Tray registered as a trademark in category #40 (No. 4864115).
Reorganization of Chupa Co., Ltd. (now FP CHUPA Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary) completed.
|August||Kasaoka Plant recognized as Eco Business by Okayama Prefecture.|
|September||Presented with the Global 100 Eco-Tech Award by the Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition and Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan.
Listed in the First Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
|November||Kasaoka Plant receives ISO9001 certification.|
|2006||March||Kanto Shimodate Plant receives ISO9001 certification.
Volume of trays recovered reaches 550 tons per month.
|April||5-year Environmental Operation Plan commences.|
|June||Kinki Kameoka Plant receives ISO9001 certification.
Sample Reception Center begins operations.
|August||FP Logistics Corporation receives "Green Management Approval".
Special case subsidiary Ducks Saga Co. established.
|September||Ducks Shikoku Co. receives Presidents Award from the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (JEED).|
|October||Hiroshima Ai Pack Co. established with the goal of being certified as Workplace Offering Type A Continuous Employment Support in accordance with the Act for Supporting the Independence of Persons with Disabilities. (Acquired by FPCO Ai Pack Co. in Jan. 2009)|
|December||Founded Komatsu Ikueikai scholarship.
Hiroshima Ai Pack Co. (now FPCO Ai Pack Co.) becomes the first private company in the country to be designated as a welfare service business for persons with disabilities.
|2007||February||Kanto Shimodate Daini Plant begins operations in Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki.|
|March||Fukuyama Ai Pack Co. established with the goal of being certified as Workplace Offering Type A Continuous Employment Support. (Name changed to FPCO Ai Pack Co. in April)|
|April||Received the Award for Excellence in the products section of the prize of minister of the environment of containers and packaging 3R.|
|August||FPCO Ai Pack Co. Saga Plant begins operations in Kanzaki-shi, Saga.
FPCO Yachiyo Center (current name: Kanto Daini Center) begins operations.
|September||FPCO Ai Pack Co. Gifu Plant in Wanouchi-cho, Gifu begins operations.
FPCO Ai Pack Co. Ibaraki Plant in Yachiyo-machi, Ibaraki begins operations.
Chubu Plant Ⅱ completed in Yachiyo-cho, Gifu.
|October||FPCO Ai Pack Co. Nishinomiya Plant, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo, begins operations.
FPCO Ai Pack Co. Yamagata Plant in Sagae-shi, Yamagata begins operations.
|November||Founded Komatsu Shogaku scholarship.|
|December||New head office building completed in Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima.|
|2008||August||Received the Chugoku New Office Promotion Award at the 21st Best of New Offices Awards hosted by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Company and the New Office Promotion Association.
Ibaraki Screening Center commences operations for sorting transparent containers.
|October||Kyushu Daini Plant completed in Yoshinogari-cho, Saga.|
|November||Hokkaido Distribution Center completed in Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido.|
|2009||January||Fukuyama Sorting Plant commences operations in Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima.|
|March||FPCO Ai Pack Co.'s Hokkaido Plant begins operations in Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido.
Honored with the first-ever Fukuyama Environment Award in the Business Category.
Received the Heartful Ribbon Mark from the Japan Association of Employers of Persons with Severe Disabilities for excelling in the employment of disabled persons.
|May||West Kanto Picking Center begins operations in Machida-shi, Tokyo.|
|June||FP CHUPA Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary, acquires packaging division from Taiyo-Kogyo Corp.
Received the 11th Kigyoka Prize.
|September||New washing line introduced at Fukuyama Recycling Plant.|
|October||Acquired Nippon Pearl Containers Co. from Toyama Yoseisha Co.|
Recycling plants receive their 200,000th visitor
Business Activities Division Award at the Wastech Award
The Award for Excellence in the products section of the prize of minister of the environment of containers and packaging 3R
The 21st Best of New Offices Awards hosted by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Company
Type A Continuous Employment Support
|2010||March||Renewed website （URL:http://www.fpco.jp）.
Eco Tray certified as a recycled product by Ibaraki Prefecture.
|April||Packing materials and other production supply business transferred from Yuka Shoji Co., Ltd.
Tokai Sorting Plant begins operations in Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka.
|June||The Shin-Fukuyama Picking Center opens.
ALRight Inc. (currently FPCO ALRight Co. Ltd.), a manufacturer and printer of films and cardboard boxes, becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
|September||Saga Sorting Plant begins operations in Kanzaki-shi, Saga.|
|October||International Package Co., Ltd. (currently FPCO International Package Co., Ltd.), becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Yamagata Sorting Plant begins operations in Sagae-shi, Yamagata.
Hokkaido Sorting Plant begins operations in Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido.
Recycling plants receive their 300,000th visitor.
|November||PET mechanical recycling plant installed at Chubu Recycling Plant.|
|December||Dia Foods Co., Ltd. (currently FPCO Dia Foods Co., Ltd.), becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Japan Hi-pack Co., Ltd. (currently FPCO Chikusei Co.), becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
|2011||February||The FPCO Tray to Tray (TM) recycling method received the Gold Prize at Eco Mark Awards 2010 (sponsored by Japan Environment Association).
Founder Yasuhiro Komatsu received the Ninth Shibusawa Eiichi Award.
Certified as "Eco-First Company" by Ministry of the Environment.
I-Logic Co. Chubu Picking Center and Chubu Dai-Ni Distribution Center begin operations in Wanouchi-cho, Gifu.
Recycled PET flake manufactured by the PET mechanical recycling plant at Chubu Recycling Plant received FDA-NOL.
|September||FPCO Ai Pack Co.'s Hiroshima Plant received award for excellent workers with disabilities from the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers|
|October||Eco Tray recognized as a recycled product by Yamagata Prefecture.|
|December||FP Corporation and FP Logistics Corporation received eco-ship modal shift excellence company award from Maritime Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.|
|2012||February||Eco Tray is recognized as a recycled product by Hokkaido Prefecture.|
|April||Kanto Yachiyo Plant and I-Logic Co.,Ltd. Kanto Picking Center are completed in Yachiyo-machi, Ibaraki.|
|May||Recycled PET container "FPCO ECO APET", which received Eco Mark certification from the Japan Environment Association, is released.|
|June||PET mechanical recycling plant No. 2 is installed at Chubu Recycling Plant.|
|November||The world's first bi-axially oriented PET container product is released.|
|2013||April||Ishida Shouten Co., Ltd. (currently FPCO Ishida Co., Ltd.), changes from an affiliate not accounted for by the equity method into a consolidated subsidiary.
Acquired the naming rights for commercial building "FP Corp. RiM".
The Osaka branch is relocated to Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka.
Kyushu Daini Distribution Center begins operations in Kanzaki-shi, Saga.
Kansai Daiichi Distribution Center begins operations in Kobe-shi, Hyogo.
|November||Yasuhiro Komatsu, founder of the company, is honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.
Construction on Hachioji Distribution Center begins in Hachiojo-shi, Tokyo.
Nishinihon PET Bottle Recycle Co., Ltd., which recycles resins from used PET products, is reorganized into a consolidated subsidiary.
Fukuyama Cross Dock Center begins operations in Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima.
Miyako Himo Co. (currently FP Miyako Himo Co.) becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
|November||FP Modern Pack Co.,Ltd. merges with FP Trading Co., Ltd.
The Hachioji Distribution Center begins operations in Hachioji-shi, Tokyo.
FPCO Comprehensive Research Institute and Human Resources Development and Training Center (Fukuyama, Hiroshima) are completed.
FP Corporation is selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry under the Diversity Management Selection 100.
FP Corporation is selected as one of the Competitive IT Strategy Companies by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The FPCO Comprehensive Research Institute wins a prize from the Director-General of the Chugoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry in the 28th Nikkei New Office Award organized by Nikkei Inc. and the New Office Promotion Association.
|September||Expansion of the Hachioji Distribution Center is finished.|
|November||FP Corporation wins a prize of excellence in the category of product and technology development in the Sixth Monozukuri Nippon Grand Awards organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.|
|December||The number of participants in plant tours reaches 400,000.|
The Chubu Eco PET Plant begins operation as a base of integrated production covering processes from recycling of PET bottles to production of the Eco APET containers.
FP Corporation’s founder Yasuhiro Komatsu is recognized as an honorary citizen of Fukuyama City.
|June||FP Corporation is selected as one of the Competitive IT Strategy Companies by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for two consecutive years.|
|July||Ueda Hoso Co. (currently FPCO UEDA Co.) becomes a consolidated subsidiary of FP Corporation.|
Four special subsidiary companies (Ducks, Ducks Shikoku, Ducks Saga and Ibaraki Pigeon recycle) marge and become FPCO Ducks.
Business transfer from FPCO Ai Pack Hokkaido Plant to FPCO Ducks takes place.
Pico House No. 1, a company dormitory, completed in Chikusei, Ibaragi.
|April||Pico House No. 2, a company dormitory, completed in Anpachi, Gifu.|
|October||The Kanto Eco PET Plant begins operation|
The Gold Prize at Eco Mark Awards 2010
Certified as "Eco-First Company"
The PET mechanical recycling plant at Chubu Recycling Plant
Fukuyama Cross Dock Center