The corporation was founded at Shirotori-cho, Okawa-gun,
Kagawa Prefecture. Began manufacturing formal gloves.
|1962||Began research into athletic gloves.|
incorporated with capital of 5 million yen.
Began developing golf gloves and started selling them
to major golf stores nationwide.
Begin to pay attention to the golf markets outside Japan
and started to export golf gloves through trading
companies. Introduced the latest tanning technologies
from Europe and began joint development projects with
Abandoned the dress glove business and decided to
specialize in athletic gloves.
Installed a trading division. Began exoirting golf gloves to
proline golf in the US. In the Japanese market,
Kasco’s bowling gloves, developed with advice from pro
bowlers, became hot sellers.
Coined a new brand name,”KASCO,”out of
“Kamatari Sports Company,” which has been used as
the brand name of the corporation ever since.
Outgrew OEM manufacturing in the Japanese market.
To launch the marketing of Kasco’s own brand,
founded Kasco Jaoan Corporation in Tokyo.
To expand the athletic glove business, began developing and
marketing gloves for baseball batting, horse riding, and tennis.
Established a distribution networks of professional golf stores
located on golf courses in the US.
Rennamed Kasco Jaoan Corporation as
“Kasco Tokyo Hanabai(sales) Corporation.”
Launched a bag business division to begin the menufacturing
and marketing of caddie bags, Boston bags, etc.
Began marketing the corporation’s golf ball, “RS-1”.
Built a new golf ball plant, featuring the latest equipment,
at Shido-cho, Okawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
(called “Shido, Sanuki City” today). Founded Kasco Kansai
Hanbai(sales)Corporation and Kasco Osaka Corportion
in Osaka, as the bases of the Kasco distribution network
in western Japan.
Renamed Kasco Tokyo Hanbai(sales)Corporation as
“Kasco Tokyo Corporation.”
Began marketing the “DC432,” the world’s first-ever solid
three-piece golf ball. Founded Kasco Hokkaido Corporation.
At the same time, expanded the marketing beases of the
corporation to cover Sendai, Chiba, Nagoya, and the
Fouonded a new marketing base in Saitama.
Expanded the golf ball plant at Shido, Kagawa Prefecture
for increased prodaction.
Began building an online distribution system covering
the whole of Jaoan.
Established a new manufacturing line for the assembly of
golf clubs and began OEM production, as a preparatory
step to joining the golf club market.
At the same time, enhanced the research and development
facilities of the corporation. Outside Japan,
founded”Kamatari Thailand Co.,Ltd.,” a gloves and bags
plant, in Thailand. Also founded”Taiwan Kasco Corp.,”
a local distribution company, in Taiwan.
Founded “Kasco Golf (Thailand) Ltd.,” a local distribution
company, in Thailand. Completed the construction of
a plant dedicated to golf clubs, featuring full molding
facilities(known as the Shido Headquarters Plant today).
Launched the development of original Kasco golf clubs.
Began marketing ”Lcd,” the first Kasco golf club,
produced by the corporation’s own, integreated internal
producution system. Acquired Kasco Hanbai (sales)
Corporation, in order tobild up a system for integrated
manufacturing and marketing and thus expand the market
share of the Kasco brand. Renamed itself as
“Kasco Corporation.” At the same time, moved its
headquarters from Shido-cho, Okawa-gun,
Kagawa Prefecture to Shido-cho, Okawa-gun
(today this is Shido, Sanuki Ciry) in the same prefacture.
Successfully developed a new golf club material,
“Super Hyten,” and began to marketing golf clubs made
using the new material. Developed and began marketing
the first-ever golf shoes made using lasts (shoe models)
developed by Kasco itself.
Began marketing “Rokets,” the world’s first solid
four-piece golf balls.
Developed ”Three-piece Shaft,” with revolutionary features,
Founded a new marketing base in Nagano.
Began marketing ”Power Tornado-U,” a utility golf club that
became a hot seller.The club received many awards,
including the “Club of the Year” and many more.
Began marketing “Silicon Power,” the world’s first golf ball
featuring silicon as a material.
Acquired “Kasco Hokkaido Corporation” and turned it into
the Sapporo Branch of Kasco.
Began marketing “E340” and “PRO285,” clubs made
using a new enhanced version of “Super Hyten,”
an alloy developed by Kasco itself. The corporation
improved its forging technology used to create the alloy
and thus strengthened it further.
Began marketing the “Dual Mode Series” of golf balls,
whose flying and stopping characteristics drastically
change depending on whether the clubs used are longer
or shorter than No.7 iron clubs, Began marketing “Itility,”
a new category of golf clubs merging utility and iron clubs.
Began marketing “D-MASX460,” a new driver designed in
accordance with “MAX theory,” devised to maximize
the head speed, swing ease, meet ratio, and restitution.
Began marketing “Silicon KIRA ball,” a golf ball with
a revolutionary high-luminance cover and high light
reflection levels, The ball emits outstanding radiance.
Began marketing “D-MAX450,” a new “MAX theory”
druver designed in compliance with the “SLE rules.”
Began marketing “Power TOrnado FG,” a new utility club
made using wrought fourth-generation “Super Hyten”.
Added new colors to the “KIRA Series,” renowned and
appreciated for its “easily visible luminance.”
The KIRA lineup by now included yellow, lime,
orange and pink.
Signed a licensee agreement with
AMER SPORTS JAPAN, INC. for their Wilson Golf business.
Released the 5th Power Tornado Utility Club,
“POWER TORNADO ZAN”.
|2009||50th anniversay of the founding.|
|2010||Kasgo became a consolidated subsidiary of Mamiya-OP Co., Ltd.|
“KIRA KLENOT” superlative shine and flight ball, and
“POWER TORNADO UTILITY 06” back to basics concept club
had been launched.
|2012||30th anniversay of the golf ball manufacturing.|
“POWER TORNADO 7” and ”DOLPHIN WEDGE” imparting outstanding
follow-through capabilitied club, and “KIRA JET 40･50” ”KIRA SWEET”
micri-balloon technology ball had been lanched.
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