About AOYOSHI CO., LTD.
Founded in 1955, we are a manufacturer, planner, and distributor of tableware and household goods, headquartered in Tsubame City, a center of metal processing in Japan.
Our company was founded as a manufacturer of metal tableware for export. In 1985, with the high yen rate, it became difficult to manage the company solely by exporting, and we switched our business to focus on household goods. At the same time, we began to develop tableware for welfare use.
The reason for the development of welfare equipment is that the eldest daughter of Chairman Aoyagi (then president) has a disability and cannot use a spoon well. Chairman Aoyagi had been thinking of making easy-to-use spoons without business, but the strong yen prompted him to start a business.
In the beginning, the spoon was an amateurish idea, but the announcement of the "shape memory polymer cutlery" jointly developed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. led to its introduction on TV and in newspapers, which dramatically raised its awareness.
Currently, we are promoting joint research with Nihon Dental University, Niigata University, and other universities, hospitals, and facilities to develop products.
We will continue to develop easy-to-use tableware for people with disabilities and the elderly in this town.
- Corporate Name
- AOYOSHI CO., LTD.
- 5143 Koike, Tsubame, Niigata-Pref., 959-1276, Japan
- Shuji Aoyagi
- Planning, manufacturing, wholesale and selling of household goods and welfare goods.
- Number of Employees
- 34(December 30, 2014)