Establishment of JMS --- Passion of the Founder ---

In 1952, Taro Tsuchiya, who was to later become the JMS founder, established Hiroshima Blood Bank together with his father, Gouji Tsuchiya.

Being a medical doctor, Taro Tsuchiya was conducting research on preventing the side effects of blood transfusion, such as fever, when he realized that the use of disposable* medical devices made of plastic were already becoming common in the United States, in contrast to Japan's repeated use of sterilized equipment made of glass and rubber in those days.

Under the slogan of "For clinicians trying to provide better medical care and for patients who trust us with their life", he established JMS Co., Ltd. (originally founded as Japan Medical Supply Co., Ltd.) on June 12, 1965 for manufacturing and marketing disposable medical devices.

The passion of the founder remains alive today in the mind of all our employees as the company's founding spirit, "The Bridge to Good Health Care".

 *In the field of medical care, the term "disposable" generally refers to "pre-sterilized and immediately usable items that are not reused".

June 1965

Established Japan Medical Supply Co., Ltd. (Ono Plant) in Ono-cho, Saeki-gun (currently Ono, Hatsukaichi), Hiroshima Prefecture, with a capital of 25 million yen.

May 1968

Acquired capital in Dispo Medical Equipment Co., Ltd. The company name was subsequently changed to JMS Planning Co., Ltd.

February 1971

Acquired capital in Koyo Kasei Co., Ltd. (later JMS Kobunshi Co., Ltd.).

November 1972

Established Miyoshi Plant in Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture.

January 1973

Acquired capital in Korea Medical Supply Co., Ltd.

August 1973

Relocated JMS head office to 12-17 Kako-machi, Hiroshima (currently 12-17 Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima).

September 1974

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary JMS Chu-Shikoku Sales Co., Ltd. The company name was subsequently changed to JMS Sales Co., Ltd.

February 1976

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary currently JMS Service Co., Ltd.

September 1978

Established Izumo Plant in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.

June 1979

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary Japan Medical Supply (S) Pte. Ltd. (currently JMS Singapore Pte. Ltd. ) in Singapore.

December 1981

Listed on the Hiroshima Stock Exchange.

December 1982

Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.

June 1987

Established Chiyoda Plant in Chiyoda-cho (currently Kitahiroshima-cho), Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture.

November 1987

Listed on the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.

July 1988

Established the joint venture (currently a wholly-owned subsidiary) JMS Dalian Medical Supply Co., Ltd. in Dalian, China.

October 1988

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary Medical Material (JMS Dalian) Co., Ltd. in Dalian, China (merged by JMS Dalian Medical Supply Co., Ltd. in January 1997).

March 1989

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

August 1993

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary JMS North America Corporation in the U. S. A.

December 1993

Acquired three companies of German Bionic group and integrated them into Bionic Medizintechnik GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary.

April 1994

Changed the company name to the current JMS Co., Ltd.

July 1994

Established PT. Japan Medical Supply Batam (currently PT. JMS Batam) in Batam, Indonesia, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan Medical Supply (S) Pte. Ltd.

July 1995

Established JMS Do Brazil Ltda. (90% investment, final investment 100%) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

December 1998

Completed the liquidation of JMS Planning Co., Ltd. and JMS Kobunshi Co., Ltd.

April 2000

Established the Tokyo Headquarters, moving into a double (Hiroshima/Tokyo) headquarters system.

April 2000

Took over the business operations of the wholly-owned subsidiary JMS Sales Co., Ltd.

May 2002

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary Ono Co., Ltd. in Hiroshima.

June 2002

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary Beijing International Software Technology Co., Ltd. in China.

December 2003

Established J. O. Pharma Co., Ltd. (33.5% investment) in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.

March 2004

Established Clinography Co., Ltd. in Chuo-ku, Tokyo (51% investment).

December 2005

Delisted the company stock from the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.

September 2006

Transferred the stock of Clinography Co., Ltd.

July 2007

Transferred the stock of Beijing International Software Technology Co., Ltd. in China.

September 2007

Completed the liquidation of JMS Do Brasil Ltda.

May 2014

Established the wholly-owned subsidiary JMS HEALTHCARE PHL, INC. in Philippines.

April 2018

Established JMS Healthcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (49% investment) in Thailand.

September 2018

Finished the production of Ono Plant.

January 2019

Completed the liquidation of Ono Co., Ltd..