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History of the Company 1980~1999

Released Chilled coffee key brand, made by dairy manufacturing company.

Released “Key pack coffee”.

Released “Key grounded iced coffee can”.

1980

Joined Japanese tea council.

Released “Key instant coffee special blend ” 100g.

1981

Completed Kyushu Factory.

Released “Key creamy portion”.

1982

Introduced Live Pack to offer distinguished quality maintenance.

Installed large neon advertising tower in Ginza 5-chome.

1983

Installed large advertising tower in Sakuragi-cho, Yokohama.

Released Key cassette coffee and Key cartridge coffee.

Opened new Research Laboratory.

1985

Released “Charcoal roasted coffee”.

Released “Yokohama 1920” coffee tin 180g.

Completed Tohoku Factory.

1986

Released Key “tetra oolong tea” 1000 ml.

Set up consumer advice office (Current customer service center) for improving of service.

Released “Key spray dry instant coffee” 200g.

1987

Changed the name of KEY COFFEE INC.

1989

Hirokazu Shibata, President, received the Medal with Blue Ribbon.

Released “Drip bag”.

Established “KEY COFFEE LACS 70” Memorial Foundation.

1990

Released “Drip bag special blend”.

Released “Iced coffee in PET 1.5 L”.

Released “Toraja blend liquid coffee”.

1991

Marketing a lineup of vacuum packed (VP) products with resource-saving packaging.

1992

Completed Chubu Factory.

1993

Listed of KEY COFFEE shares on OTC market.

Keiji Ota was appointed as president and representative director.

1994

Listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Established Taiwan Key Coffee Inc.

1996

Listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Released new DRIP ON series, a newly developed D.S.extraction system.

1997

The Manufacturing Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu and Kyushu Factories have acquired ISO 14001 certification.

Released “Water pot café”, a cold brew coffee made from water for professional use.

1999