Company Overview

Corporate Name H.E.C. Group Corporation
CEO Monteo Matsushita
Established September 1, 1979
Capital JPY 30,000,000
Executive Office 10th floor, Umeda Yachiyo Building, 2-22 Taiyuji-Cho, Kita-ku,
Osaka 530-0051, Japan
TEL 81-6-6361-8639
FAX 81-6-6314-2229
Email hec@hecgroup.com
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

Company History

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.

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