Inoue kougu Co.,Ltd.

Message from the Chairman

Inouekougu began when, leveraging my experience working as a painter on construction sites, I took the ideas for tools that I thought would make my work more efficient and gave them form. Since our foundation in 1966, we have gathered advice and opinions from many people who have gone before us and other colleagues, and continued to come up with instruments that are even easier to use, products that improve work efficiency, and tools that are safer. We have taken those ideas and actually proposed them, turning them into commercial products.

We have an extensive range of original items that we have developed and obtained patent, utility model, and design registrations for. Today, we offer many different products, from professional tools to items for general DIY and daily use. We will continue to respond to users’ needs, strive to develop products that incorporate ease of use, and offer products of excellence.

We will continue in our efforts to contribute to the further growth and prosperity of the industry.


Takeshi Inoue

Company Outline

Trading Name Inouekougu Co., Ltd.
Address 358-1 Hongo, Tokorozawa, Saitama, 359-0022
Tel: 04-2951-1800 Fax: 04-2951-1801
Business hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Incorporated February 13, 1981
Capitalization 10 million yen
Directors Takeshi Inoue, Director and Chairman
Michiko Inoue, Representative Director and President
Koichi Inoue, Senior Managing Director
Kimiko Kobayashi, Auditor
Major banks of account Aoki Shinkin Bank, Niiza Branch
Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Niiza-Shiki Branch
Major customers Ito Co., Ltd. / Into Sangyo Co., Ltd. / Ohtsuka Brush Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Kakuri Sangyo Co., Ltd. / Kyokuto Sanki Co., Ltd. / Sakaken Co., Ltd. / Sugita Ace Co., Ltd.
Takagi Co., Ltd. / Tomioka Eitaro Shoten Co., Ltd. / Topman Co., Ltd.
Trusco Nakayama Corporation / Naruse Shoko Co., Ltd. / Niigata Seiki Co., Ltd.
Hayashi Co., Ltd. / Handy Crown Corporation / Fujiwara Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Fuchioka Corporation / Fumiya Co., Ltd. / Yotoriyama Co., Ltd.
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358-1 Hongo, Tokorozawa, Saitama, 359-0022
Tel: 04-2951-1800
Fax: 04-2951-1801


  • March 1964Opens interior and exterior painting business in Minamioizumi, Nerima. Sells paint products in addition to providing painting services.
  • 1968Develops first patented product, BEROTTO. Sold through Balance Shokai.
  • 1969Develops and sells plastic spatulas.
  • 1971Relocates to Nobitome, Niiza.
  • February 1981Incorporates as Inoue Shokai Limited. Takeshi Inoue is appointed President. Capitalized at 1 million yen.
  • February 1988Relocates to new company building in Honda, Niiza.
    July 1991 Increases capital to 5 million yen.
  • July 1991Increases capital to 5 million yen.
  • February 1996Relocates to new company building in Nobitome, Niiza.
  • March 2007Changes name to Inouekougu Co., Ltd. Michiko Inoue is appointed President.
  • May 2007Increases capital to 10 million yen.
  • April 2015Opens Tokyo Office.
  • September 2016Relocates to new company building in Tokorozawa. With relocation, merges Tokyo Office into Head Office.