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LIMEX

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COMPANY HISTORY

November - 2008 Started Import and sale Taiwan-made stone paper
August - 2010 Started technology development at the company
May - 2011 Applied for patent for self-made stone paper (LIMEX)
August - 2011 The new TBM Co., Ltd was founded at is founded in Shibadaimon, Minato, Tokyo by business transference
March - 2012 Capital: 20 million yen
June - 2012 Started co-development of Molding technology with Hitachi Zosen Corporation
February - 2013 Chosen by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to be one of the Innovation Base Promotion Businesses to be aided by "Subsidy for Advanced Technology Demonstration and Evaluation Facility Devlopment."
March - 2013 Capital: 2 hundred 75 million yen
August - 2013 Company moved to Akasaka Ni-chou-me, Minato-ku, Tokyo
January - 2014 Patent Approval for self-made stone paper (LIMEX)
February - 2014 Shiraishi Plant location agreement made at Miyagi prefecture government building (Shiroisi city, Miyagi)
March - 2014 Capital: 499 million yen (Including legal capital surplus)
April - 2014 Company moved to Akasaka san-Chou-me , Minato-ku,Tokyo
July - 2014 Started construction of Shiraishi Plant (Shiroishi city, Miyagi)
September - 2014 Capital: 1 billion 230 million yen (Including legal capital surplus)
October - 2014 Tokyo lab was set up at Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute in Koutou-ku, Tokyo
November - 2014 Awarded Reconstruction Award at the Ninth Nippon New Business Creation Awards opened by the chairman of Japan New Business Conferences
February - 2015 Construction of Shiraishi Plant was completed (Shiroishi city, Miyagi)
March - 2015 Capital: 2 billion 259 million yen (Including legal capital surplus)
April - 2015 Company moved to Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
May - 2015 Provided LIMEX products for EXPO Milano 2015 as a sponsor
November - 2015 The Ministry of Economy selected TBM Company Limited for a subsidy program as a new business establishment in regions recovering from the 2011 natural disaster.
November - 2015 TBM Co. Ltd received the “Special Award” of Job Creation Awards 2015.
December - 2015 An agreement was made with Takajo city for TBM Co. Ltd to establish their second industrial facility.
February - 2016 TBM Co. Ltd received ‘The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Award' of Japan Venture Awards.
February - 2016 Capital funding of TBM Co. Ltd reached $40.6 million USD (Including legal capital surplus).
May - 2016 TBM Co. Ltd collaborated with Professor Ito of Yamagata University Research Centre for Green Materials and Advanced Processing to construct a new material.
June - 2016 TBM Co. Ltd begun manufacturing LIMEX Business Cards, which were now available for purchase to the public.
June - 2016 The company begun research and development on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) alongside The Institute of Industrial Science (Oki Lab) of The University of Tokyo.
June - 2016 LIMEX ACTION was launched, a site that exhibits the statistics of Limex contributing to a water and forest resources project.
July - 2016 The very first subsidiary company Times Bridge Management Global, Inc. was established in San Francisco.
August - 2016 A partnership was formed with the sales agency DENTSU Incorporated.
October - 2016 TBM Co. Ltd received The Social Impact Award by Plug and Plat Tech Center, the first organization to receive the awards in history.
November - 2016 Joint application development with the second largest printing company Toppan Vision 21.
March - 2017 TBM Co. Ltd and Raksul, Inc. have both begun selling LIMEX products.
March - 2017 TBM Co. Ltd has made a cooperation agreement manufacturing with JGC Corporation and NICDP (Saudi Arabia).
April - 2017 A Stevie Asia Pacific Award was won with TBM Co. Ltd being selected for New Material Company Group.
July - 2017 TBM has been selected as one of the five top companies to participate in the innovation showcase of Japan US Innovation Awards program in 2017
July - 2017 TBM and JCI enter basic agreement to collaborate on a solution of recycling oriented social issues throughout the use of LIMEX called “Aquaction”
August - 2017 New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization adopted TBM as Strategic Energy Saving Technological Innovation Program
November - 2017 Following “Good Design Award for 2017 Good Design Best 100” LIMEX Business Card Received a special award “Production”.
November - 2017 TBM and Ricoh have collaborated in the distribution of LIMEX sheets for POD (Print On Demand) market.
November - 2017 Capital: 6.07 billion yen (Including legal capital surplus) .
As of November 21th, 2017