The corporation was founded at Shirotori-cho, Okawa-gun,
Kagawa Prefecture. Began manufacturing formal gloves.
|1962||Began research into athletic gloves.|
incorporated with capital of 5 million yen.
Began developing golf gloves and started selling them
to major golf stores nationwide.
Begin to pay attention to the golf markets outside Japan
and started to export golf gloves through trading
companies. Introduced the latest tanning technologies
from Europe and began joint development projects with
Abandoned the dress glove business and decided to
specialize in athletic gloves.
Installed a trading division. Began exoirting golf gloves to
proline golf in the US. In the Japanese market,
Kascoâs bowling gloves, developed with advice from pro
bowlers, became hot sellers.
Coined a new brand name,âKASCO,âout of
âKamatari Sports Company,â which has been used as
the brand name of the corporation ever since.
Outgrew OEM manufacturing in the Japanese market.
To launch the marketing of Kascoâs own brand,
founded Kasco Jaoan Corporation in Tokyo.
To expand the athletic glove business, began developing and
marketing gloves for baseball batting, horse riding, and tennis.
Established a distribution networks of professional golf stores
located on golf courses in the US.
Rennamed Kasco Jaoan Corporation as
âKasco Tokyo Hanabai(sales) Corporation.â
Launched a bag business division to begin the menufacturing
and marketing of caddie bags, Boston bags, etc.
Began marketing the corporationâs golf ball, âRS-1â.
Built a new golf ball plant, featuring the latest equipment,
at Shido-cho, Okawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
(called âShido, Sanuki Cityâ today). Founded Kasco Kansai
Hanbai(sales)Corporation and Kasco Osaka Corportion
in Osaka, as the bases of the Kasco distribution network
in western Japan.
Renamed Kasco Tokyo Hanbai(sales)Corporation as
âKasco Tokyo Corporation.â
Began marketing the âDC432,â the worldâs first-ever solid
three-piece golf ball. Founded Kasco Hokkaido Corporation.
At the same time, expanded the marketing beases of the
corporation to cover Sendai, Chiba, Nagoya, and the
Fouonded a new marketing base in Saitama.|
Expanded the golf ball plant at Shido, Kagawa Prefecture
for increased prodaction.
Began building an online distribution system covering
the whole of Jaoan.
Established a new manufacturing line for the assembly of
golf clubs and began OEM production, as a preparatory
step to joining the golf club market.
At the same time, enhanced the research and development
facilities of the corporation. Outside Japan,
foundedâKamatari Thailand Co.,Ltd.,â a gloves and bags