Supporting worldwide livelihood.
Dedication in every single needle.
Our company was founded in 1920 as a gramophone needle manufacturer in Tokyo.
Throughout the years we have always endeavored to create high quality products,
although the products themselves have changed to include textile needles,
electronic components,precision parts and more.
Our trademark ORGAN and the “Lady & Organ device”
in our trademark logo came from the gramophone’s association with music,
the sewing machine’s rhythmic movements (as the sewing machine needle was our second product),
and the way the word sounds natural and familiar.
Thanks to our customers and supporters,
ORGAN and the “Lady & Organ device” are recognized as global top brands in the needle industry,
and our products are highly trustedthroughout the world.
In 2020 we will celebrate our 100th anniversary.
With deepest gratitude to all who use our products and to all who have affected our company,
we aspire to continue creating products that lead to growth and prosperity for our customers.
|1920||Production of gramophone needles starts in Minami-Senju, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo|
|1931||First export of gramophone needles as designated needles by RCA Victor|
|1939||Sewing machine needle production machine is completed. Production of them starts under the ORGAN brand|
|1945||Main factory is evacuated from Tokyo to Ueda-shi in Nagano due to the war and begins operation|
|1950||First export of sewing machine needles to the United States|
|1954||Production of knitting machine needles begins|
|1963||Name change to ORGAN NEEDLE CO., LTD.|
|1964||The prize is awarded by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry for contribution to export expansion|
|1967||TAIWAN ORGAN NEEDLE TRADING CO., LTD. is established|
|1970||KYUSHU ORGAN NEEDLE CO., LTD. is established in Kumamoto|
|1974||ORGAN NEEDLE CO., LTD. is established in Hong Kong|
|1977||Business partnership with R+M GMBH in Germany begins|
|1981||ORGAN NEEDLE (SINGAPORE) CO., PTE LTD. is established|
|1995||ORGAN NEEDLE (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. is established|
|2001||ORGAN NEEDLE (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. is established|
|2003||CHONGQING ORGAN NEEDLE CO., LTD. is established|
|2009||R+M GMBH in Germany changes name to ORGAN NEEDLE EUROPE GmbH|
|2015||ORGAN NEEDLE TRADING VIETNAM CO., LTD. is established|
|2016||Consolidate production section of ORGAN NEEDLE CO., LTD. into NIHON
PLATING CO., LTD. Changes name of NIHON PLATING CO., LTD. to ORGAN NEEDLE PRODUCTION CO., LTD.
Close ORGAN NEEDLE (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. Open CHONGQING ORGAN NEEDLE CO., LTD. SHANGHAI BRANCH.