“This is the history of a man who was born in Kochi prefecture, Saga; who graduated Middle school whilst becoming a fisherman and as time went by, eventually became an ice-cream maker”.
History of Kochi Ice since 1988-
|1959||The Company President, Mr. Fumiya Hamacho was born in Kochi Prefecture, Hata County, Saga (He is currently in Kuroshio, Saga).|
|1975||Boarded a local fishing boat, and became an independent fisherman of Tosa.|
|1980||At the same time he got married, he quite being a fisherman, moved to Kochi Prefecture and became an office worker.|
|1984||Within his company he became head of the food section, and took charge of the selling of ice-crin at a product exhibition (He went to department stores and sold ice-cream).|
|1988||He brought an end to his 3 years as the head of the food section and became independent. Adopting the store name “Tosa-kashimaya”, he continued to take part in product exhibitions.|
|1995||Established the company Headquarters in Inabu, Nankoku City. At this time, they named to company “Koichi Ice” (which can also mean ‘to love Kochi’).|
|2002||November: Became Koichi Ice Limited corporation.|
|2004||Moved the factory to the location it is in now, Ino Town, Shimohachigawa. Were chosen by the Kochi Prefecture important support Project.|
|2008||Were chosen by the country’s Agricultural, Commerce and Industrial Corporation.
Took part in a market examination with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai, and also started its business acitivities.