History of the TIVOLI Group

Showa 20s -

Showa 21 - 23 (1946 - 1948)

  • Izumi Confectionery Co., Ltd. established
    Temporary factory in Anakiri-cho, Kofu City, amidst the scorched earth of air raids.
  • Began production of candy confections.
group photo
Commemorative photo taken at the time of establishment

Showa 24 - 26 (1949 - 1951)

  • Factory relocated to 2,500 tsubo in Yuda, Kofu City.
Kofu Plant
Kofu Plant Left and right side of the street in the center
  • Begins production of caramel cookies. "King Caramel" becomes a nationwide hit.
King Caramel production scenery
King Caramel production scenery
Izumi Biscuit Event Scene
Izumi Biscuit Event Scene


  • Second factory in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture (5,000 tsubo) begins operation.
Chigasaki Plant Photo
Chigasaki Plant under construction
Chigasaki Plant Photo
Chigasaki Plant (center photo)

1955 (Showa 30)

  • Winner Series National Hit
Winnah Product Photos Product Photo
Drama "Mouretsugu Sensei" broadcast nationwide (Fuji Television Network, Inc.)
The Three Bubbles" singing the Wiener Chocolate commercial song at
group photo
New Year's Day, 1960 Izumi Seika period

1963 (Showa 38)

  • Listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange. Head office moved to Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo.
commemorative photograph
Commemorative photo celebrating the listing
Showa 40 years -
(since 1965)

1967 (Showa 42)

  • Business alliance between Izumi Seika and Kanebo Harris

1968 (Showa 43)

  • Ltd., a souvenir confectionery manufacturer and wholesaler in Yugawara-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture, acquires business rights and changes company name to TIVOLI Co.
  • Employees who wished to remain in the confectionery business were transferred from the Ikebukuro head office and other locations to Tivoli Co. Confectionery business continued.
  • Operation of TIVOLI Yugawara Head Office Plant
Yugawara Town Plant Photo
Head office and factory at the time of the move from Ikebukuro to Yugawara-cho
Photo of inside of the office
Still a first look inside the office

1973 (Showa 48)

  • Establishment of confectionery DNA and systematization of technology to the present day
    Koji Higuchi (currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of TIVOLI Holdings Co., Ltd.) obtains the German Meister (the first Japanese to do so)
    Received Eternal Meister of the Year* later.

1980 (Showa 55)

  • El Madrón Co., Ltd. established
    *Business tie-up with Madrón (Munich, Germany) Started wholesale business for confectionery stores nationwide
El Madrón Pictures

1982 (Showa 57)

  • (TIVOLI International Inc. established and overseas import/export business begins.
  • (Chiori Co., Ltd. established and nationwide wholesale business for Japanese confectionery stores begins.
Product Photo

1983 (Showa 58)

Product Photo

1984 (Showa 59)

  • (TIVOLI Nirasaki Inc. established and begins operations

1985 (Showa 60)

  • (Establishment of AKAI BOHSHI Co.
    Confectionery brand distribution business begins.
Red Hat Pictures

1986 (Showa 1986)

  • (TIVOLI Kofu Co. established and operation started.
    Ltd., a local confectionery manufacturer, at the request of Yamanashi Prefecture.


  • (TIVOLI Sweets Planning Inc. established
    Starts confectionery planning and consulting business
  • (Establishment of Kabo Akaijitsu Co.
    Started Tivoli Group's antenna store business.
     In 2009, the store was moved to Yugawara-cho, Kanagawa Prefecture, and the company name was changed to Tivoli Sweets Factory Co.
Kabo Akaijitsu Photo Sweets Factory Logo

1991 (Heisei 3)

  • (TIVOLI Chibon Inc. established
    Japanese confectionery brand distribution business begins
TIVOLI Chiibon Pictures

1994 (Heisei 6)

  • Taiwanese corporation TIVOLI Sweets Taiwan Inc. established.
  • (Established TIVOLI Sweets Pack & Supply Co.
Venus Product Photos

2005 (Heisei 17)

  • Business alliance with Belgian chocolate maker
    Frederic Blondeel, Brussels, Belgium
Frederic Blondeel.

2009 (Heisei-21)

  • TIVOLI Shanghai Representative Office opens

Year 2016 (2016)

  • Construction of new head office building begins on the occasion of TIVOLI's 70th anniversary.

Year 2017

Ceremony Photos Sweets Factory Photo
  • Completion of head office building
  • TIVOLI Yugawara Sweets Factory opens

2019 (the first year of the 20th year of the Showa era)

  • (Company name changed to TIVOLI Holdings Co.
  • U.S. corporation TIVOLI Sweets America Inc. is established.

2021 (the 3rd year of the Japanese Revolution)

  • Yamanashi Chuo Gift Center (Chuo City, Yamanashi) Operation
TIVOLI Yamanashi Chuo Gift Center

This history has been simplified for the purpose of easy understanding of the former company name, subsidiary registrations, and intra-group mergers.