Showa originated as a small Japanese company founded in 1954 by Akeo Tanaka. Fifty years later, it has become a major international player in professional hand protection.
Showa leads the market in its country with almost 50% of gloves worn by professionals and individual consumers.
The secret of its durability is doubtless that it has always relied on its own strengths to develop its infrastructure. Control over each step in the chain, from design through to marketing, gives it an expertise that is particularly recognized by its customers.
1960 Establishment of Himeji factory ( Himeji ,Japan)
1972 Establishment of Nibuno factory (Himeji, Japan)
1989 Establishment of Shorubber factory (Perlis, Malaysia)
1997 Establishment of Showa USA (Seattle , USA)
2000 Establishment of Showa Europe (Paris, France)
2002 Establishment of Penang R&D centre (Penang, Malaysia)
2003 Establishment of Showa Gloves Vietnam Co.,Ltd (Binh Duong, Vietnam)
2004 Construction of new Himeji Head office and R&D centre (Himeji, Japan)
2007 Acquisition of Best Glove Inc which is US second biggest glove manufacturer
2009 Rename Showa Best Glove, Inc. after the Merger of Showa USA and Best Glove (Seattle and Menlo,USA)
2009 Rename Showa Best Glove SAS after the Sales Consolidation of Showa Europe and Best Europe (Paris,France)