In the half-century or more since its founding in 1951, Kitahara Shiki has continued to grow, supported by the solid trust of its customers. Active in the post-war period during which Japan developed into an economic power, Kitahara is proud to have contributed in some measure to Japan's economic advances in the field of packaging and distribution.
Kitahara now has leading-edge factory facilities in three locations (Yokohama, Ibaraki, Yamagata), answering diverse market needs as a leading consolidated maker of packing materials. In response to growth of the domestic market and globalization of the economy, Kitahara acted in 1995 to establish a plant in Ayutthaya in Thailand, a major leap forward toward internationalization of its operations. A second step in that direction took place in 2001, with the creation of our Hong Kong Office and establishment of a company in Zhongshan, Guandong Province. The following year saw establishment of another company in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, and 2007 witnessed creation of the Chonburi Factory as a second operational base in Thailand.
As society undergoes major transformations, industry has seen recycling and environmental protection emerge as global trends. Kitahara creates the environmentally-friendly materials and recyclable products that a new society demands. In protecting the natural resources that are humanity's only means of survival, we engage actively in development of new packaging materials. With its sights set on the future, Kitahara continues to develop corporate activities on a global scale.
Kitahara has announced the so-called "three kindnesses" as our corporate ideals: kindness to goods for packaging, kindness to human beings, kindness toward the earth. Our goal is operations that promote ongoing growth and prosperity.