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About us
Lion products image The year was 1792. In Osaka, Japan, Lion Office Products was founded to manufacture and distribute a line of office supplies to business and industry.
Today, Lion has emerged as one of the largest suppliers of office products in the world. Two ultra modern distribution centers in Japan, plus 100 manufacturing operations, employ some 5,000 people in many nations.

Together, this multi-national team generates $500 million in annual sales of over 20,000 different office products ranging from simple paper clips to elegant executive office furniture. Having survived as a growing and successful business enterprise over 200 years of wide-ranging economic conditions, political turmoil and devastating wars, Lion has truly stood the test of time-thanks primarily to the loyalty and support of our customers.

Today, Lion is totally committed to investing in facilities and people whose purpose is to provide global resources for the office products users. Lion is also dedicated to working with the environment, by recycled products or environmentally-friendly products.
Our most serious goal is to provide high quality innovative products backed up by dependable service and sold at competitive prices.
We believe it's the only way to make sure Lion will still be taking care of customers at the end of the next two-hundred years!

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History
Lion in the Meiji era  
1792 Kohachiro FUKUI established his company in the name of IMAZUYA dealing in writing materials called "Fude" in Japanese.
1881 Started handling modern stationery such as Pen-nib, Ink and using the trade-mark Lion.
1921 Reorganized IMAZUYA into FUKUI SHOTEN Co., Ltd. A wide range of stationery products were sold, such as pencils, fountain pens, punches, numbering machines, files, drawing instruments etc.
1937 Hirano Factory was set up, which was an antecedence of FUKUI Industry Co., Ltd.
1945 Changed the firm name to FUKUI & Co., Ltd.
1964 Lion Filing Co., Ltd. was set up to manufacture various kind of files.
1972 Lion Office Products, Inc. was established in the United States.
1980 Changed the firm name to Lion Office Products Corp.
Singapore Representative Office was opened. (This office has been already closed and activities were succeeded by our local distributor.)
1988 Aioi Distribution Center in Hyogo pref. was set up to serve western Japan.
1989 Otone Distribution Center in Saitama pref. was set up to serve eastern Japan.
1990 Europe Representative Office was opened in the Netherlands. (This office has been closed and activities were succeeded by our local distributor.)
1991 Presentation Center was opened in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
1992 200th anniversary events were held in Los Angeles.
1998 Taiwan Representative Office was incorporated and started as Lion Office Products (Taiwan) Corp.
1999 Lion Office Products Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established in China.
2008 Formed capital and business alliance with Otsuka Corporation.
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Company profile

Lion Tokyo Headquarters

 
As of Jun.27th, 2013
01. Company name Lion Office Products Corp.
02. Address (Head-office) 2-6-11, Higashi Nakano, Nakano-Ku,
Tokyo 164-0003, Japan
03. Type of business Manufacturer, Wholesaler, Distributor, Exporter and Importer
04. Products line Office products, Stationery, Office furniture, Business machines, Computer accessories, Gift-ware etc.,
05. Year established 1792
06. Board of directors Mr. Tasuku FUKUI -President
Mr. Hiroshi SEINO -Executive Managing Director
Mr. Takao KOYAMA -Managing Director
Mr. Mitsuru SAKURAI -Director
Mr. Masaaki FUKUDA -Director
Mr. Toshiyasu TAKAHASHI -External Director
and other four Corporate Officers & four Auditors
07. Capital paid JPY2,677,000,000.- (App. US$27,414,000.-)
08. Fiscal year April to March
09. Yearly turnover F/Y'112(Apr.2012-Mar.2013): JPY26,060,000,000.- (App. US$266,871,000.-)
10. Number of employees 303
11. Overseas operations Lion Office Products, Inc. -U.S.A.
Lion Office Products (Taiwan) Corp. -Taiwan R.O.C.
Lion Office Products Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. -China
12. Office & Branches Head-office (Tokyo), Headquarters (Tokyo & Osaka),
7 Branches, 2 Regional offices, 2 Distribution centers,
1 Presentation center
13. Factories/Subsidiaries Sunlitec Co., Ltd. -Office supplies & Office furniture
Lion Files Co., Ltd. -Files & Office supplies
Sanwa Broad Business Co., Ltd. -Numbering machines etc.,
Fukui & Co., Ltd. -Material Supply & Maintenance Service
Lion Logistics Co., Ltd -Logistics
14. Bank references The Mizuho Bank Ltd.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
15. Official members Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry
International Business Organization of Osaka Inc. (IBO)
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Overseas Operations
Overseas Subsidiary
World image  

U.S.A.

U.S.A.

Lion Office Products, Inc.

Address 401 West Alondra Blvd., Gardena, CA 90248-2492, U.S.A.
Telephone No. (310) 719-8892
Fax No. (310) 538-1303
E-mail customerservice@lionop.com
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Taiwan

Taiwan

Lion Office Products (Taiwan) Corp.

Address 7F08, No.5, Sec.5, Hsin-Yi Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Telephone No. 02-2723-8837
Fax No. 02-2722-8921
E-mail lionfuku@ms43.hinet.net
Website Under construction

China

China

Lion Office Products Trading (Shanghai) Corp.

福狮办公用品贸易(上海)有限公司

Address / 地址

Room 1104 Hanson Garden, No.311A, Siping Road, Shanghai 200081, China


上海市四平路311号甲 恒城花苑1104室
邮编 : 200081

Tel No. / 电话 021-65087853
Fax No. / 传真 021-65216875
E-mail / 电邮 lionfs_sh@sina.com
Website / 网站 Under construction / 正在制作中
Major Markets
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