Chofu History


1954 Agricultural machinery

Chofu Seisakusho Co., Ltd was established in Chofusamuraimachi,Shimonoseki with a capital of 5 million Yen and started production of agricultural machinery.

1960 Kerosine-fired burner for drying rice / wheat

Kerosine-fired burner for drying rice/wheat in husk was developed. (the product that prompted Chofu’s later growth)

Kerosine-fired burner for drying rice/wheat

1963

Developed hot water boilers for residential use and advanced into the field of housing equipment.

1971 Instantaneous kerosine boiler

Developed the industry-first instantaneous kerosine boilers.

industry-first instantaneous kerosine boile

1974

Started production of stainless steel bathtubs and washstands with a view of becoming a manufacturer of general housing equipment.

1976 Air conditioner

Started production of air conditioners for residential use.

air conditioners

1979 Solar water heater

Started production of solar powered water heaters.

Chofu solar powered water heaters

1979

Listed on Hiroshima Stock Exchange.

1980

Started production of kerosine-fired fan-driven space heaters.

1981

Headquarters office was moved to the current location.

1984

Started production of gas-fired water heaters.

1989 Artificial marble bathtub

Started production of bathtubs made of artificial marble.

bathtubs made of artificial marble

1991

Started production of system bathrooms.

1996

Headquarters plant acquired ISO9001 certification.

1996

Listed on the 2nd Section of Osaka Stock Exchange.

1997

Utsunomiya plant acquired ISO9001 certification.

Started sales of system kitchens.

1998

R&D center was completed at the headquarters.

1998 Solar powered under-floor ventilator

Started production of solar-powered under-floor ventilators.

Chofu solar-powered under-floor ventilators.

1998

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

2000 Head type solar water heater

Started production of newly developed solar water heaters.
(New energy grand prix award of 2000)

Chofu solar water heaters New energy grand prix award of 2000

2000

Started sales of solar power generation systems.

2000

Started production of hybrid & Multi air conditioners with auxiliary kerosine-fired water heaters.

2001

Started production of wall-mount gas-fired bath water heaters with circulation pump.

2001

Started production of electric water heaters with intercom-capable remote controller.

2002 CO2  heat pump water heater

Started production of Ecocute, CO2 heat pump water heaters.

Chofu Ecocute, CO2 heat pump water heaters

2003

Shiga plant acquired ISO9001 certification.

2003

Started production of gas engine-driven Co-generation system for residential use.

2003

Headquarters plant at Shimonoseki acquired ISO14001 certification.

2004

50th anniversary

2004

Started production of bathroom heater dryers with mist-sauna function.
Started production of highly-efficient oil-fired water heaters.

2005

Started production of high-end, wide-type BBW series system bathrooms.

2007

Started production of oil-fired water heaters with latent heat reclaim systems.

2008

Started production of hybrid solar water heater systems