|Corporate Name||H.E.C. Group Corporation|
|Established||September 1, 1979|
|Executive Office||10th floor, Umeda Yachiyo Building, 2-22 Taiyuji-Cho, Kita-ku,
Osaka 530-0051, Japan
|Banks||Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation / Resona Bank, Ltd. / MUFG Bank, Ltd.|
|Business||Introduce and import of new products Overseas / Import & Export of health food and its raw materials. / Planning of the joint venture business overseas.|
|Affiliated Organization||The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry|
|Subsidiary||Astra Japan Corporation|
|April, 1965||Founded H.E.C. English School in Kyoto|
|1972||Launched overseas trade business.
Provided worldwide information and materials to customers.
|1973||Established Osaka Executive Office.
Established Education Department and Overseas Department
|1979||Registered Osaka Executive Office as a corporation (Banzai-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka) and gradually shifted the focus of business to the Overseas Department.|
|1982||Established a local business office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Launched the sale of organic agricultural fertilizers made from Chitosan.
|1992||Launched manufacturization and sales of health foods made from Chitosan.
Exported mainly to South Korea and Southeast Asia.
Reached an agency agreement with Pollyanna Co., Ltd. in South Korea, and launched the business of health care products.
|1994||Presented Chitosan cosmetics at the Tokyo Health Industry Show.|
|1996||Launched the importation of household goods and automotive supplies from European companies.|
|1998||Launched the importation of household goods and food from Australia.|
|2002||Relocated the Executive Office to the current address (Taiyuji-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka)|
|2004||Developed the Domestic Sales Department.|
|April, 2005||Established Astra Japan Corporation as a subsidiary for online business and information provision services.|
|August, 2006||Capital increased 30 million yen.
Launched importation and domestic sales of nursing care items.
|March, 2009||Astra Japan Corporation obtained license for manufacturing and marketing cosmetics.|
|2010||Signed exclusive distributorship agreement in Japan of Blixz, a German nil foil brand.|
|2011||Presented Blixz and other products at Beauty World Japan 2011.|
|July, 2017||Signed exclusive distributorship agreement in Japan of Cath Kidston cosmetics with Heathcote & Ivory, UK.|
|November, 2017||Monteo Matsushita appointed Chief Executive Director.|
|April, 2019||Signed exclusive distributorship agreement in Japan with Demeter F. L. Inc., the USA.|