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Company History

2000.6
Founders, Yuji Omori and Mitsuru Sato meet.
2001.3
To start the company, the two gather capital.
2001.5
The two founders choose a production base factory in China, confirm technical guidance, and talk about their dreams on a crossover bridge in Shanghai.
2001.6
Foundation of Kumpoo Co., Ltd.
2001.6
Sato goes to China to confirm the manufacturing of shuttlecocks. At the same time, Omori continues to gather capital and prepares for sales in Japan.
2001.9
Borrowing a room on the second floor of Satofs home, Omori begins making sales calls as a badminton shuttlecock manufacturer.
2001.10
Omori and a staff of three, run the company in Japan, while Sato gives technical guidance at the factory in China.
2002.7
To expand operations, they move from Sato's room to a bigger office.
2002.10
Begins sales of the industries first training racket, the "TRERAKE".
2002.11
In addition to sales of shuttles, Kumpoo beings the sale of rackets, shoes, clothing, etc. to become an all around badminton manufacturer.
2004.2
With a staff of 15(including employees in China) go on their first company trip.
2004.3
Beings sales of the industries first nano racket, "Power Shot Nano".
2004.11
Begins sales of the industries first chameleon colored clothes, "Body Select."
2005.2
Beings sales of the industries first shuttle with black goose feathers, gMatch Point 3000 Black".
2005.2
Increases captial to 31 million JPY with increase of profits.
2005.4
Creates a joint venture factory called Shaoxing Kumpoo Sports and Apparel Co., Ltd. to increase factory production efficiency.
2005.5
With a staff of 35, the head office is moved to expand operations.
2006.9
Builds a badminton shop that's is directly managed by Kumpoo at the head office.
2008.12
Begins sales of the industries first racket to use a hexagon shaft, gPower Shot Nano 2100H"
2009.4
Increases captial to 39 million JPY with increase of profits.
2009.12
Increases capital to 60 million JPY to expand business.