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1897   “Yamamura Shoten” starts mining and sale of silica sand at foot of Mt. Rokko.
1914   Company founded as “Yamamura Glass Works” in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture.
1922   Research into and development of bottle-making machinery started and semi-automatic machinery introduced.
1928   Fully automatic bottle-making system (Lynch-type) is introduced.
1946   Operation resumes after the war. Semi-automatic production of alcoholic beverage bottles using crucible kilns started.
1955 January Company incorporated as “Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd.”
1960 October Manufacturing plant for plastic containers constructed and production started.
December

Machinery division (now Engineering Company) established.

1961 January Tokyo Plant established in Sagamihara (Kanagawa Prefecture), operations started.
1962 February Nissho Co., Ltd. (now Seisho Co., Ltd.) established in Tokyo.
1967 September Yamamura Warehouse Co., Ltd., established in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture.
1970 May Company listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange (First Section) and Osaka Securities Exchange (First Section).
1973   Company enters recycling business.
1980 May Harima Plant established in Kakogunharumacho (Hyogo Prefecture), operations started.
1983 April Yamamura Glass Works Co., Ltd., established in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture.
1987 July

New Glass Research Center opened in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture.

October Kansai Plant (plastics) established in Kakogunharumacho (Hyogo Prefecture), operations started.
1989 April Company merges with Hiroshima Glass Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1990   Kawashima Plant (plastics) established, operations started.
December New Glass Development Plant (currently: Naruohama Plant) established in Nishinomiya (Hyogo Prefecture), operations started.
1991 June San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corp. established in the Philippines.
1995 October Utsunomiya Plant (plastics) established in Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefecture), operations started.
1996 April San Miguel Yamamura Glass Vietnam Co., Ltd. established in British Virgin Islands.
1998 October Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd, and Nippon Glass Co., Ltd., merge to form Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd.
2000   Engineering, recycling and new glass divisions split off internally and transferred to company system.
December Amagasaki Plant (new glass) established in Amagasaki (Hyogo Prefecture), operations started.
Glass and plastics divisions split off internally and transferred to company system.
2004 February Zhancheng (Suzhou) Plastic Co., Ltd., established in China.
2008 January Capital participation in San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Co., Ltd. and San Miguel Yamamura Packaging International Co., Ltd.
May Yamamura International (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., opened.
2009 June Headquarters transferred to Amagasaki (Hyogo Prefecture), two headquarters system implemented.
October Yamamura International (Thailand) Co., Ltd., established in Thailand.
2010 May PT. San Miguel Yamamura Utama Indoplas established in
Indonesia.
July

Yamamura Photonics Co., Ltd., made into a subsidiary.

2013 July

Acquired majority ownership in Yamamura Glass Qinhuangdao Co., Ltd. (YGQ).