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Our History

Founded by Tahei Koizumi, one of the Omi merchants, Koizumi Sangyo Group has continuously developed for over 300 years with the Omi merchant’s idea of “Sanpo Yoshi (A good Deal for Everyone: making the seller, buyer, and society happy)” and our unique philosophy based on our corporate motto, “Developing a good personality.” Keeping these ways of thinking in mind, we will strive to meet the expectations of customers and society while looking toward the future.

1716

1716

1871

First year of modern business

1943

Koizumi Sangyo Corporation predecessor established

1946

Name changed to Koizumi Sangyo Corporation Operations. Start of operations such as manufacturing and wholesale of electric, gas and kerosene appliances

1946

1957

Full-scale entry into the lighting market, launching the brand “Hikari”

1967

Start of Showroom for “Hikari” brand lighting fixtures for the customers not only to explore with the catalogs but also with the realize the design and quality

1967

1973

“ilum” – A Series of decorative lighting fixtures, imported from Europe.

1973

1976

Establishment of the in-house design group which is called “Lighting Creative Room (LCR)”

1982

Start of “Light Caravan Mobile Showroom”

1982

1987

Start of “Koizumi International Lighting Design Competition for Students”, which last over 25 years. There were more than 33,000 students applied from 42 countries.

1987

1990

Start of showroom “Koizumi Lighting Theatre / IZM”. In addition to product showrooms, there were laboratories where the visitors could experience the various effects and feeling with lights.

1990

1991

Open of Koizumi Technology Development Center. Establishment of Koizumi Lighting Corporation, where is directly managed as a lighting fixture manufacturing plant.

1998

Launch a series of lighting fixtures, which is produced with unique distribution control design. Its mission is to make the living environment comfortable with the harmony of light.

1998

2000

Opening of office in Dongguan, China

2001

Certified ISO and ISO 14001

2002

Establishment of Koizumi Sangyo (HK) Co., Ltd.

2003

“D-Action“ - Action was a series of corroboration project with named designers over the world.

2003

2005-2008

Opening and renewal opening of showrooms in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Opening of new showroom space in Tokyo “OBAL (Organize Business with Advanced Lighting)”.

2005-2008

2008

Launch of LED Lighting fixture brand “cledy”

2008

2009

Establishment of Dongguan Koizumi Lighting Corp.

2015

Opening of new showroom in Osaka “KLOS”

2015

2016

Establishment of Koizumi Lighting Singapore Pte. Ltd.

2017

Opening of Koizumi Lighting Technology R&D Centre in Osaka, Japan

2018

Establishment of Koizumi Lighting Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Now To the future

Following the spirit of "A Good Deal for Everyone", we will engage with the creation of new product and service based on "fresh perspective and unique ideas" which are in Koizumi's DNA.