INTRODUCTIONCompany Introduction

The Management Philosophy of Ambic

To earn and maintain the trust and high expectations of our customers through company-wide sales activities providing felt and nonwovens that are unique in terms of their variety, quality and function.

Ambic is This Kind of Company

We are a manufacturer of felt and nonwovens.
Founded in 1917, we have been manufacturing our products in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, for over 100 years.
Today, we are sending our products and services all over the world, from Himeji.

What are Felt and nonwovens?

Felt and nonwovens are made by compressing chemical fibers or animal hair such as sheep. And entangling them into a sheet.

At Ambic, products made from animal hair are classified as felt, while those made from chemical fibers such as polyester are classified as nonwovens.

Ambic’s Products are Used in a Variety of Situations

As gas filters in garbage incinerators

As wind instrument parts

As parts in tunnel construction

As suit collar cores

To fill in the gaps between automobile interior parts

As hammer felt for pianos

To fill in the gaps between home appliance parts

As parts of handicrafts and stationery

Ambic Through Data

Annual amount of wool used.

Approximately249900sheep
850 tons of sheep wool per year, or approximately 600,000 sweaters

Annual production of Himelon

Enough to connect620km
Equivalent to the distance between Himeji and Nagasaki

Successive Presidents
 

The current President is the0th President.
The third President, Kenichi Fujioka, was the father of Takuya Fujioka, an actor known for his work on “Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari” and the Sapporo Ichiban TVCM.

Scale of annual production of hammer felt.

Enough for about259900pianos
Inheriting the manufacturing method of Royal George, a UK manufacturer with a history of over 100 years. Our wool felt is used in over half of the world’s pianos.
(2019 data)

Ambic’s Founding Year
 

1817
Ambic was founded on the same year as J.F. Kennedy was born, and during the 1st World War.

Japanese companies last for over 100 years.

Approximately0%
There are approximately 33,000 so-called “Centenary Companies” in Japan (according to a survey by Teikoku Databank in 2019).

Ambic’s History

December 1917
Founded as Nippon Felt Botai K.K.(capitalized at \300,000)
February 1934
Company name altered to Japan Felt Industrial Co.,Ltd.
June/July 1945
The bulk of our main plant was bombed down during W W Ⅱ,reconstructed later.
March 1952
First manufacturer to develop and put on sale felt for menswear.
April 1955
Felt for clothing and handicrafts put on sale,expanded the domestic use of felt and developed an entry into the clothing and handicraft industry.
August 1959
Chemical-bonded non woven fabric Himelon(R) put on sale
February 1963
Licensed as a JIS plant for industrial wool roll felt
November 1963
Developed needle-punched felt filter bag for the first time in Japan
September 1968
First to market felt for copiers.
October 1971
Feltace(R)(under collar)marketed.
September 1978
nonwovens for compress put on sale.
April 1982
Nippon Felt Kako K.K.established
April 1986
Thermal-bonded nonwovens Himelon HM(R) put on sale.
August 1996
Started contracted processing in China of part of works.
December 1999
Entered into business alliance with HVAF
April 2000
Company name altered to AMBIC Co., Ltd.
April 2000
Certified ISO 9002
April 2001
High-performance filter bags using spunlace nonwovens put on sale
June 2001
Company name of Nippon Felt Kako K,K,altered to Japan Felt Industrial Co.,Ltd.
November 2001
Certified ISO14001
August 2002
Became an affiliate of Nippon Keori Kaisha, Ltd.
October 2002
China-based affiliate “Jiangyin Ambic Felts & Nonwovens Ltd.” established
September 2008
Hong Kong-based affiliate “AMBIC (HONGKONG) CO.,LTD.” established
August 2012
Shanghai-based affiliate “AMBIC (SHANGHAI) TRADING CO.,LTD.” established
December 2017
100th anniversary of founding
February 2019
Hong Kong-based affiliate “AMBIC (HONGKONG) CO.,LTD.” closed