COMPANYHISTORY

HISTORY

History

  • 2015
    Apr
    • Winning the Red Dot Award 2015 (GZ-1,AX-009DG,AX-007GR)
    • the Red Dot Award Honourable Mention 2015 (GZ-2)
    Mar
    • Launches Ganz series
    Feb
    • Relocates the head office in Tokyo
    • Winning the iF Design Award 2015 (NEXERA series)
  • 2014
    Nov
    • Sets up Logistic Center in Okegawa-shi, Saitama
    Oct
    • Winning the Godd Desaign Award 2014 (AX-009DG,AX-007GR)
    Apr
    • Launches NEXERA seriesLaunches NEXERA series
  • 2013
    Apr
    • Company name change from Saint Gentleman Co., Ltd. to "Gentos Co., Ltd."
  • 2012
    Sep
    • Launches Bike Light series
    Jan
    • Launches stylish stationery "matico" seriesLaunches stylish stationery "matico" series
  • 2011
    Sep
    • Keita Koshiba becomes the president of Saint Gentleman Co., Ltd.
    Mar
    • Releases LED Flashlight "Super Fire X3" series
  • 2010
    Jun
    • Launches LED Desk Light seriesLaunches LED Desk Light series
    Apr
    • Releases LED Headlight "Delta Peak" (sensor operated headlight) series
  • 2009
    Jul
    • Launches LED light bulb seriesLaunches LED light bulb series
    Mar
    • Releases LED Flashlight "Super Fire XX" series
  • 2008
    Nov
    • Kiyomi Saito becomes the president of Saint Gentleman Co., Ltd.
    Mar
    • Release 30th Anniversary models: Big Display calculator "2800 series" / LED Flashlight "SENN" series
  • 2007
    Apr
    • Releases LED Flashlight "Super Fire X" series
  • 2006
    Oct
    • Launches Sensor Light series
  • 2005
    Dec
    • Releases calculator "DR" series
    Jan
    • Releases calculator "DR" series
  • 2004
    Mar
    • Launches "LED Dynamo Station" series
  • 2003
    Jul
    • Releases LED Flashlight "Super Fire" seriesReleases LED Flashlight "Super Fire" series
    Apr
    • Releases LED Flashlight "Super LED" series
  • 2002
    Apr
    • Announces full-scale entery to the LED flashlight market
  • 2001
    Jun
    • Launches LED Flashlight seriesLaunches LED Flashlight series
    Mar
    • Becomes master distributor for "LED Lenser"
  • 2000
    May
    • Releases Rotary clock & timer series
  • 1999
    Oct
    • Relocates the head office in Tokyo
    Apr
    • Releases Clear Back Light series
  • 1998
    Jan
    • Releases Big Display clock "Digit" series
  • 1997
    Dec
    • Becomes distributor for "GERBER"
  • 1996
    Apr
    • Launches radio controlled clock "Wavecatcher" seriesLaunches radio controlled clock "Wavecatcher" series
  • 1995
    Nov
    • Releases Super Backlight Clock series
  • 1994
    Sep
    • Sets up Logistic Center in Kitamoto-shi, Saitama
  • 1993
    Nov
    • Releases "Colorful Kids" calculator series
  • 1992
    Oct
    • Becomes distributor for "MAG-LITE"
    Feb
    • Becomes distributor for "alan martin" gas lighter
  • 1991
    Jan
    • Establishes Osaka office
  • 1990
    Sep
    • Launches clock radio series
  • 1989
    Oct
    • Launches jet system gas lighter series
    Aug
    • Increases capital to JPY 20 million yen
    Feb
    • Launches Letter Opener series
  • 1988
    Jan
    • Launches Big Display calculator seriesLaunches Big Display calculator series
  • 1986
    Oct
    • Announces full-scale entery to the calculator market
  • 1985
    Dec
    • Releases See Through clock series
  • 1983
    Oct
    • Releases Rular Calculator/Clock series
  • 1982
    Feb
    • Releases bollpoint pen with digital clock "GENT" series
  • 1981
    Dec
    • Releases gas lighter with digital clock "Thrift" seriesReleases gas lighter with digital clock "Thrift" series
  • 1980
    Dec
    • Increases capital to JPY 10 million yen
  • 1979
    Sep
    • Starts import & export trade
    Jun
    • Releases the world thinnest gas lighter "Millibron"
  • 1978
    Nov
    • Saint Gentleman Co., Ltd. is established with capital of JPY 5 million yen