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1877: Tozaemon Kamihata inaugurated Koi carp cultivation.
1946: Tokichi Kamihata opened Koi carp wholesale shop in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture.
1961: Shigezo Kamihata established Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. and started Nishikigoi cultivation.
1964: Kamihata Sanshoku-improved variety of Nishikigoi-was awarded with the championship prize at the All Japan Nishikigoi Contest, which ushered in a new phase in the relevant world.
1968: The division of Fish Food wholesale was separated from Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. which formed Kyorin Co., Ltd.
1973: Yamasaki Koi Farm completed with the overall area 33,000m2, consisting of 50 ponds.
1979: Kyorin Food Industries Ltd. was established as the fish food production devision of Kyorin Co., Ltd.
The principal factory completed in Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture.
1983: Kamihata Co., Ltd. was established as general controller of the 3 constituent companies of the Kamihata group and responsible for overseas projects promotion.
1984: Kanto Factory of Kyorin Food Industries Ltd. completed in Kujukuri-cho, Chiba Prefecture.
1985: Import Center of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. completed in Himeji Ctiy, Hyogo Prefecture with full facilities for stocking direct-imported tropical fish, small live animals, aquarium plants, etc. from all over the world.
International operation office of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. completed in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, equipped wiht the latest OA machines and live-fish export faclilties.
This acts also as so-called Export Center of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd.
1986: The 2nd facility expansion work of principle factory of Kyorin Food Industries Ltd. completed in Kasai City (Annual production capacity has increased to 10,000 tons.).
1988: A greenhouse for Nishikigoi completed at Yamasaki Koi Farm of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd.
1989: Kamihata Tokyo Branch completed.
1990: Kyushu Factory of Kyorin Food Industries Ltd. completed in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
1991: A joint venture "Kyorin Feed Hong Kong" established in Hong Kong (Production of frozen tropical fish food).
1992: Twin screw extruder was equipped at main factory of Kyorin Food Industries Ltd. With the expansion of Kyushu factory the annual gross production capacity increased to 20,000 tons.
1993: Expansion work of Himeji Branch of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. has completed, with full facilities for stocking direct imported marine fish as tropical fish, small live animals and aquarium plants.
The total number of tanks is about 1,000.
The dormitory in Himeji has completed.
1994: Expansion work of Tokyo Branch of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. has completed.
Installation of marine fish divisions at Himeji Branch.
The new building of Kyorin Tokyo Office and the dormitory in Chiba has completed.
1995: Kyorin Food Industries, Ltd. automated Kyushu Factory fish-breeding food production line.
Kansai Distribution Center of Kyorin Co., Ltd. completed with the overall area 9,240m2.
1996: Kyorin Food Industries, Ltd. expansion of extruder machinery installations at Kanto Factory.
Kamihata Fish Industries builiding of Himeji Branch Office and establishment of Goldfish and Turtle Divisions.
1997: Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. becomes general import agent for American brands Marineland, CORALIFE and ESU in Japan.
Kamihata Fish Industries, Ltd. transfer of Nishikigoi Export Division from Tokyo Branch Office to Yamasaki Koi Farm.
1998: Kyorin Food Industries, Ltd. expansion of hatchling feed production line.
Kamihata Fish Industries,Ltd. installation of Marine Fish, Goldfish and Turtle Divisions and completion of Aquatic Plant Stockroom at Tokyo Branch.
1999: Kyorin Group (China) Ltd. installation of freeze-dried food production line.
A joint venture "Kamihata China" established in Shenzhen, China.
2000: Flake food production line was equipped at the Kyoshu factory of Kyorin Food Industried Ltd.
The dormitory in Yamasaki has complered.
A 2nd greenhouse for Nishikigoi completed at Yamasaki Koi Farm of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd.
Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. becomes exclusive distributor for Arcadia , UK in Japan.
2001: The Hikari Aguatic Laboratory has completed.
Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. becomes exclusive distributor for, Rio, Taiwan in Japan.
Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. opened the Representative Office in Singapore.
2002: The Kanto Distribuion Center of Kyorin Co., Ltd. was completed with the overall area 3,500m2.
2003: Tokyo Branch of Kamihata Fish Industries installed new Goldfish stock Facilities.
Kyorin Group(Chaina) Ltd. completed new fish food factory.
2004: Special crushing and mixing line was equipped at the Kyoshu factory of Kyorin Food Industried Ltd.
2005: The new building of breeding house of Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd.completed in Himeji Ctiy.
Expansion work of Hikari Aguatic Laboratory has completed.
2007: Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. successfully bred the ancient African fish “Polypterus bichir bichir” for the first time in the world at Kamihata Himeji Breeding Center. It ushered in a new era in the ornamental fish market.
Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. Tokyo Import Center was completed in Chiba, equipped with the full and latest facilities for stocking live fishes including 3,000 aquarium tanks. And now Kamihata holds about 8,000 tanks in total.
Fukusaki Factory of Kyorin Food Industries Ltd. was completed in Fukusaki, Hyogo.
(Kamihata Tokyo Import Center and the Fukusaki Factory was supervised by the Hitachi Plant Construction, Ltd.. We obtained a technological advantage from its equipment and the facilities.)
2008: Kyorin Co., Ltd. Kansai Distribution Center extended the automated warehouse system for the full control of the stock and shipping by the computer.
2010: Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. built the new breeding center equipped with the heat utilizing system in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima.
2013: Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. Minami Kyusyu Breeding Center was newly established in Kagoshima which equipped with the sea water utilizing system and is covering the total area of 4 acres.
2014: Kamihata Fish Industries Group built a new company headquarters at 9 Shirogane-machi, Himeji. It was steel framed building having 6 floors and 270 m2 floor space.
2015: Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. signed the contract with the EHEIM GmbH & Co. KG for the sole and exclusive distributor for Japanese market (in 2015) and started selling Eheim products including the external filters which hold the worldwide market share (in 2016).
2017: The joint project of breeding Japanese eel by Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. and the Kagoshima Eel Co., Ltd. succeeded for the first time in the world as the private sectors.
2019: Kamihata Fish Industries Group became a distributor of Marshall Pet Products with its 80 years of history in the United States, for providing their baby ferrets and ferret supplies in Japanese market.

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