Company Info

Foundation: 1957

Representative: Yukari Furuta

Address: 3207-1 Kasahara-cho, Tajimi-city, Gifu

507-0901 JAPAN

TEL: +81-572-43-2201

FAX: +81-572-43-2203

Affiliation: Japan Ceramic Tile Association

KSG (Brand “Minoir”)

Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kasahara-cho


1952 Manzo Kato started to sell tiles based in Kasahara-cho for the domestic market.


1957 Maruman Shokai Co.,Ltd. was founded. Hiroshige Kato became the representative.

1960 Due to the expansion of the business, the office was moved and expanded. Started to export.

The business grew widely for both domestic and overseas markets in tandem with the country’s high economic growth.

1964 Main office was built at the current location.

1975 Awarded “High Contribution Company to the International Trade” by then the Ministry of International Trade and Industry for high volume exports to the U.S.A., Australia and Europe.

Various creative designs such as ‘Flower Garden’, ‘Pyramid’, ‘Chester’, ‘Family’, ‘DY’ and ‘MDL’ became popular in many overseas markets.

1983 Opened a showroom for the domestic market in Tokyo. (Closed in 1992.)

1988 Added 15mm-square mosaic for the product line.

1989 Launched ‘Hexagon’ series.

2001 19mm-square mosaic was added.

2003 Added 2-color homogeneous 27mm-square ‘Marble Mosaic’.

2010 Renewed ‘Heart’ for overseas with new colors and designs for the domestic market.

2010 Launched new colors and designs for pool tiles for overseas.

2011 ‘Module Collection’ in 51 clolors was newly added.

2012 Launched new pool tiles ‘Ocean Blue Collection’.

2013 Added rustic colors to the 19mm mosaic.

2014 23mm Peony added to ‘Module Collection’.

2015 New products introduced – STARDUST, SAVOR BORDER and BASKET WEAVE

2016  97mm (4”x4”) new product FRAME launched.

2017  “FLORA” and hand-painted ”FLOWER” newly launched.

2019  New products “RHYTHM” , “DECO SERIES” and “HOMEMADE SEIES” launched.

2020 New item “SHADE” is launched.

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