History Innovation based on tradition

The worldwide success story of Morita started in the year 1916 when Junichi Morita founded the "Morita Shika Shoten" in Nakagyo Ward,  Kyoto in Japan. This was based on the desire to improve not only the quality of life of patients but also the quality of work of doctors and dentists. After just a few years, he decided to change the business form from just importing medical devices to the development of own products. Above all, it was his consistent endeavor for precision and uncompromising quality that motivated him to take this courageous step. This passion has repeatedly generated path-breaking innovations in the course of the company’s history – and even today it continues to characterize our family-owned and family-managed enterprise.

  • 2017

    Received the Long-established Business Award from Kyoto prefecture in recognition of more than 100 years of maintaining our ideals and our tradition technology and business methods, and in this was serving as a model for other enterprises.

  • 2016

    Celebrating 100th anniversary of foundation.

  • 2016

    Opened Tottori Factory in Kurayoshi city in Tottori prefecture. The factory has a solar panel array to utilize natural energy, and has a drain water circulation system so that no water except for rain water is released from the plant. The factory is designed to be eco-friendly, which is the same as being human friendly.

  • 2013

    Establishment of MORITA DENTAL ASIA PTE. LTD.

    Establishment of J. MORITA CORPORATION INDIA.

  • 2010

    Opened Morita West Japan Distribution Center (MWDiC) in Kuse-gun, Kyoto.

  • 2007

    Opened new show room Dental Plaza Tokyo in Ariake, Tokyo.

  • 2004

    "MORITA MEDICAL ENGINEERING SINGAPORE PTE. LTD." established in Science Park, Singapore

  • 2002

    Completed construction of show room on the ground floor of the Dental Plaza.

    Opened Morita East Japan Distribution Center (MEDiC) in Matsudo, Chiba.

    Funded Morita Dental Business School (MDBS).

  • 2001

    Introduced new company logo as a new Visual Identity System (V.I.S.) to the three group companies.

  • 1998

    Opened Representative office in Nanjing, China.

  • 1996

    Launched Morita official web site called "Dental Plaza".

  • 1994

    Established a wholly owned subsidiary, MORITA MEDICAL ENGINEERING MFG. (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD., in Shanghai, China.  Opened for business in January of the following year.

  • 1993

    Completed construction of Osaka Headquarters 2nd building.

    Completed construction of J. Morita Tokyo MFG. Corp. main building

  • 1992

    Merged Morita Tokyo and Morita Osaka.

  • 1989

    Established SIAMDENT CO., LTD. in Thailand.

  • 1982

    Managing Director and President, Mr. Toshio Hasegawa receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays from the Japanese government.

  • 1979

    Established J. MORITA EUROPE GMBH (JME) in Frankfurt, Germany.
    Established East Asian Dental Corporation Ltd. (EAD) in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 1977

    Relocated the Morita Osaka Headquarters to a newly built building in Suita City, Osaka, which is named "Dental Plaza".

  • 1977

    Opened J. MORITA USA, INC. (JMA) in Los Angeles, USA.

  • 1976

    Managing Director and President, Mr. Toshio Hasegawa, receives the Blue Ribbon Medal from the Japanese government.

  • 1974

    Opened a representative office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • 1972

    Changed official designation of Morita from Chinese kanji to katakana.

    The Kumiyama factory is established in southern Kyoto.

    J. MORITA MFG CORP receives the domestic Medium and Small Enterprise Research Center Prize, placing first in the nation.

  • 1970

    Commenced innovative Morita Spaceline Franchised Dealers (SFD) system.

  • 1967

    Merged Tokyo Plant of J. MORITA. MFG. CORP. with Sanshoku Inc. to establish Morita Sanshoku Inc. (currently J. MORITA TOKYO MFG. CORP.).

  • 1964

    The company held a conference in Osaka for the nation-wide press, and production and sales began in July of the same year. In October, the company opened a representative office in Los Angeles in the USA, the nation which represented the world's largest market.

    Released "Spaceline Chair Unit," which triggered the current widespread.

  • 1959

    Concluded a technical cooperation agreement with Ritter (USA).

  • 1945

    Began manufacturing dental chair units by J. MORITA. MFG. CORP..

  • 1943

    Completed construction of a new plant of J. MORITA. MFG. CORP. in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City.

  • 1927

    Released "A Type Unit", the first Japanese domestically made unit.

    Established an exclusive plant for the production of dental equipment and commenced production.

  • 1923

    Opened the Kokura Office in Kokura City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Seven years after the foundation of the company, footholds had been established in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyushu, where the oldest dental colleges were located.

  • 1921

    Opened the Osaka Office in Minami Ward, Osaka City.

  • 1918

    Opened the Tokyo Office in Kyobashi Ward, Tokyo City.

  • 1916

    Established as "Morita Shika Shoten" in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, by Junichi Morita, in order to import and sell dental equipment and materials.