Company History

1930Sugatsune Kogyo is founded by Tsunesaburo Sugasawara
1943First Factory in Tokyo, Japan is opened

1955Special hardware is supplied to the household of the Japanese emperor

1972Obtained International Patent with magnetic door holder in 12 different countries.

1975First branch Office is opened in Osaka, Japan

1982Sugatsune America is founded in Los Angeles, California.
1985Sugatsune Japan head Office renovated new building in central Tokyo.
1987“Lapcon” soft-close dampening technology is developed and launched first LAPCON products, Tallman-Closet Rod System.
1988Signature LAPCON products. SDS soft-down stay begins production
1990NSD adjustable sof-close stay begins production.

1999HBFN/SLUN new LAPCON lid stay series begin production

2003Premium Brand “Zwel L” product line begins production
2004Branch offices are opened in Sendai and Fukuoka, Japan
2005Sugatsune UK and Sugatsune Shanghai offices are founded. The largest showroom in the industry in Japan is opened in Tokyo

2009Next generation lid stay SLS-Elan with soft-closing and lift assist function begins production
2010Sugatsune Japan’s 80th anniversary and private show events in Japan receive over 10,000 visisitors

2014Sugatsune Germany is founded.
2015Sugatsune India office & showroom are founded in Mumbai, India.