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Haircare brand enhancing beauty with innovative solutions.

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Becoming a leading global manufacturer by elevating the value of industry professionals in the eyes of consumers and society at large

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Milbon Corporate History

Established in the 60’s, a leading Japanese haircare company specializing in innovative products and professional salon solutions.


Jul. 1960

Yutaka Beauty Chemicals Co., Ltd. and attached factory established within Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka for the manufacture and sale of cosmetics products.

Sep. 1963

Kire Factory was established in Higashi Sumiyoshi-ku Osaka.

Jan. 1965

Trade name changed to Milbon Co., Ltd.

Feb. 1969

Ueno Factory established in Ueno City (now Iga City), Mie Prefecture; Kire Factory closed.


May. 1970

Tokyo Branch opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Oct. 1975

Ueno Dai-Ni Factory established in Ueno City (now Iga City), Mie Prefecture.

Jun. 1979

Osaka Branch opened in Miyakojima-ku, Osaka.


Jul. 1982

Nagoya Branch opened in Naka-ku, Nagoya.

Mar. 1984

Training Center opened in Miyakojima-ku, Osaka.

Apr. 1984

Launch of the Field Person Strategy Inaugural Class enters company.


Launch of the TAC Product Development System.


Oct. 1992

Aoyama Factory established in Aoyama-cho, Naga-gun (now Iga City), Mie Prefecture.

Apr. 1993

Launched the NIGELLE, a brand for creating natural-looking hairstyles.

Jun. 1996

Company stock registered with the Japan Securities Dealers Association for over-the-counter trading.

Apr. 1997

Central Research Institute established in Asahi-ku, Osaka.

Oct. 1998

LISCIO, a hair straightening system using iron technology, launched.


May 2000

Aoyama Factory expanded.

Jul. 2000

Company listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Nov. 2000

Training Center and employee dormitory established in Joto-ku, Osaka.

Jun. 2001

Company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Mar. 2004

MILBON USA, Inc. established in New York City, United States of America.

Jul. 2005

Yumegaoka Factory established in Iga City, Mie Prefecture.

Apr. 2007

ORDEVE, a hair color line compatible with foil placement techniques, launched.

Nov. 2007

Milbon Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Dec. 2008

Milbon Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Studio opened in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Jul. 2009

Production Technology Development Center established at the Yumegaoka Factory.

Jul. 2009

Milbon Korea Co., Ltd. established in Seoul, Republic of Korea.


Apr. 2010

Launched AUJUA, a premium hair care brand born from Japan’s social climate, culture, and hair characteristics. 

Sep. 2010

Tokyo Branch expanded and renovated; Marketing Department spun off and established as the Tokyo Office (now the Jingumae Sales Office).

May 2012

MILBON (THAILAND) CO., LTD. established in Rayong Province, Kingdom of Thailand.

Dec. 2013

MILBON (THAILAND) CO., LTD. Factory established in Rayong Province, Kingdom of Thailand.

Mar. 2015

Tokyo Ginza Branch opened in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

Jun. 2016

Launch of milbon, a premium hair care brand for “360 Degree Beautiful Hair.”

Nov. 2016

Yumegaoka Factory expanded.

Jan. 2017

Announced a capital and business alliance with KOSÉ Corporation.

Nov. 2017

AUJUA, a premium brand, upgraded.

Sept. 2018

MILBON MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Oct. 2018

MILBON VIETNAM CO., LTD. established in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Apr. 2019

iMPREA, a premium brand for salon exclusive cosmetics, launched.

Jul. 2019

SOPHISTONE, a hair color brand for Europe and North America, launched.

Oct. 2019

MILBON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. established in Singapore.


Feb. 2020

Milbon (Zhejiang) Cosmetics Co., Ltd. established in Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China.

Jul. 2021

Tokyo Aoyama Branch opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Apr. 2022

Milbon Europe GmbH established in Düsseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany.