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1948 初代社長 利岡和人(なぎと)
The First President Nagito TOSHIOKA established Simon Fur and Leather Co.,Ltd

A fur wrap of silver fox
1955Opened Tokyo Branch in 1955. Branches and offices have been opened on the occasions of demand till now.
1957JIS S 5028 (Safety Footwear) was enacted by Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.
1962Changed a trade name to Simon Corporation
1963Aizu Bange factory started operation.
1975Moved headquarter to Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Completed new building of headquarter (Hongo, Bunkyo-ku)
1983 黄綬褒章
Nagito TOSHIOKA, Chairman was decorated a Yellow Ribbon Medal.
1985 Safety Footwear with dual density polyurethane sole was started to produce.
1986Nobukazu TOSHIOKA was installed as president.
1986 Entered into a technical and business tie-up with Jallatte S.A.S. of France Entered into a technical and business tie-up with Jallatte S.A.S. of France
Entered into a technical and business tie-up with Jallatte S.A.S. of France
1987 7600 series won "Good Design Award".
1988 Thai Simon Safety Industries Co.,Ltd. was founded.
7500 series won "Good Design Award".
1989 Yanaizu factory started operation. 7500
Yanaizu factory started operation.
1990 Thai Simon Safety Industries Co.,Ltd. was completed.
Thai Simon Safety Industries Co.,Ltd. was completed.
1990 Shorokui
Nagito TOSHIOKA, Chairman was conferred Shorokui (Senior Sixth Rank)
and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays to contribution to safety,
health and protection industry.
1991Started production of 8600 series with ACM toecap that was adopted in the first in Japan.
1992 8600 series won "Good Design Award".
Completed Kansai Factory
1993 Triftane(shoes with Triple Layer Sole)
Started production and sales of Triftane, safety shoes with Triple Layer Sole
1995 The first developing of ACM toecap complied with JIS S class in Japan.
EL series won a "Good Design Award".
1996 Started mass production of 8500 series with ACM toecap
1997 Started production of NEW 8500 ECO series.
JIS T 8101 was reformed widely after 25 years from last amendment.
199850th anniversary establishment
Kansai Distribution Center
Established Kansai Distribution Center
1999 Simon Glove Corporation was founded.
Main products, 7500 series won "Long Life Design Award".
2000Yanaizu factory obtained ISO14001, for the first time as protective goods and equipment industry in Japan
2001 Yanaizu factory obtained OHSAS18001, for the first time as Leather Safety Footwear Manufacturer.
2002 ECOACE won "Good Design Award".
Yantai Simon Safety Shoes Manufacturing Industry Co.Ltd. was founded in Yantai City, China.
2003 The General Distribution Center started the operation
The General Distribution Center started the operation
2004 Simonlite (ex.Triftane) series won "Long Life Design Award".
2008 60th anniversary establishment.
60th anniversary of the company foundation.60th anniversary of the company foundation.
60th anniversary establishment (Guam-memorial Trip)
2009 SX3層底 静電靴の靴底
Anti-electrostatic safety footwear with yellow cleat sole of SX Triple Layer Sole was released.
Thai Simon Safety Industries Co., Ltd. was certified with JIS T 8101 (The first certified in safety footwear manufacturers in overseas).
2010 The second factory of Thai Simon Safety Industries Co., Ltd. started operation.
A letter of thanks for a cooperator who has rendered distinguished service was given by Japan DIY Industry Association.
2010 Boots for Active person
"Boots for Active person” won "Good Design Award" which was 9th time.
2011 Indonesia Simon was founded
Established PT.Indonesia Simon.
2012 Kazunori TOSHIOKA was installed as president and Nobukazu TOSHIOKA as chairman.
2012 new office new office
Moved headquarter to Nihonbashi Kayaba-cho, Tokyo

new office new office new office
2013 JAL GROUP ITALIA SRLJAL GROUP ITALIA SRL
Established into business tie-up with JAL GROUP ITALIA SRL.
2013 ws11
Start sales of “Walking Safety series” WS11 Black with SX Triple Layer F Sole
2014 Indonesia Simon obtained ISO09001.


 The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays Toshioka CEO won Toshioka CEO won
Nobukazu Toshioka CEO was bestowed the order of the rising sun, gold and silver rays.

Simon Lite & 8600
Started production of Simon Lite & 8600 series with SX3Layer F sole.
2015 WS17ER
WS17ER won "Good Design Award".
2016 The Yanaizu Factory renewed (fifth times) OHSAS18001
SX3Layer F sole SYSTEM
"SX3Layer F Sole system" won "Good Design Award"
Patented SX3Layer F Sole(Patent No.6046020)
2017 Patented SX3Layer F Sole(Patent No.6195884)
2018 70th anniversary establishment

70th anniversary establishment (Taiwan-memorial trip)


Thai Simon Safety Industries Co.,Ltd. 30th anniversary establishment (Memorial celebration)

The Yanaizu factory renewed (sixth time) ISO14001
SX Triple Layer SS sole:release


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