Company name changed to Nippon Sanso Co., Ltd.
With the economic boom that occurred due to World War I, the scale of the company’s business expanded with the development of the mining industry, and the company’s name was changed to Nippon Sanso Co., Ltd. in 1918.
Toyo Sanso K.K. 1918-1994
Establishment of Toyo Sanso K.K.
Mr. Yoshihira Wada (founder of the current NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD., formerly TOKYO KEIKI) became the incorporator of the company, and Mr. Takichi Ishii (founder of ISHII IRON WORKS CO., LTD.) and others were involved in its establishment. With the rise of industries related to iron and steel processing after World War I, the demands for oxygen within Japan rapidly increased, and the company was established for the future development of the country, its industries, and the medical field.
With the onset of the First World War and the development of industrial production in Japan, the demand for oxygen increased rapidly.
In the Spanish flu, people lined up in front of Nippon Sanso Co., Ltd.'s head office to get oxygen.