[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones during 117 years development of Mizuno, famous Japanese sportswear company (1906)


(wcsa.world) Mizuno is known for its high quality products and its commitment to innovation. The company has a long history of developing new technologies for sporting goods, and its products are used by some of the world's top athletes.

Mizuno Corporation is a Japanese sports equipment and sportswear company, founded by Rihachi Mizuno.


Today, Mizuno is a global corporation which makes a wide variety of sports equipment and sportswear for badminton, baseball, boxing, cycling, association football, gridiron football, futsal, golf, judo, rugby, running, skiing, athletics, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. In recent years, Mizuno has been expanding its product line to include more lifestyle and fashion-oriented products. The company is also focusing on sustainability, and is working to reduce its environmental impact.


Mizuno is a well-respected company with a long history of success. It is a major player in the global sporting goods market, and its products are used by athletes and enthusiasts all over the world.

(Wowtimes) Mizuno’s History and Achievements

  • 1906: Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo founded “Mizuno Brothers Ltd.” in Kita Ward, Osaka. The shop sold western sundries, including baseballs.
  • 1907: Manufacturing of athletic wear began
  • 1913: the firm began to manufacture baseballs and gloves.
  • 1933: Mizuno presented Star Line, the first Japanese made golf clubs.
  • 1938: Mizuno’s shops were established in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao and Dalian
  • 1942: Company name was changed to “Mizuno Corporation”
  • 1961: The first American factory was established in Los Angeles, under the denomination American Mizuno
  • 1972: Mizuno was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges
  • 1987: Manufacturing of sportswear in the United States began. Mizuno Germany was established
  • 1991: Mizuno Canada, a sales company, was established
  • 1995: Manufacturing of sportswear in China began
  • 1996: Mizuno’s official website opened
  • 1997: Mizuno USA was established
  • 2002: All the offices in Japan obtained “ISO14001 certification”
  • 2006: All the manufacturing factories obtained “ISO9001” certification.
  • 2008: The 1st local company in Oceania “Mizuno Corporation Australia Pty Ltd.” started operations
  • 2013: Mizuno Singapore Pte. Ltd., an overseas subsidiary in South East Asia, was established
  • 2016: “Mizuno Vietnam Company Limited” was established. Mizuno launched sports insurance service.
  • 2021: Mizuno had accelerated sustainability activities globally and aimed to improve its business through solving social issues to achieve a sustainable world.
  • 2022: Mizuno established Mizuno New Zealand Corporation Pty Ltd.

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