A Company that Builds a Global Standard

Compelling Features of WASH HOUSE

Learn about the pioneering approaches we are taking to design and construct a new business mechanism.

Company Information

All of our approaches are based on the customer's point of view. We will continue to be an entity truly needed by society.

All of the actions we take are based on the customer's point of view.
A non-complacent attitude towards technological innovation and product development is crucial.
By staying open to innovation, we hope to construct a global standard without being hung up on conventional ideas and business practices.
And by constructing a global standard, we believe that we can be truly needed by our customers. We want to be a company that grows not from profits, but from the reliance of its customers.

President and Representative Director Yasutaka Kodama

Overview

Company Name
WASH HOUSE Co., Ltd. (Security code: 6537)
Date Founded
November 28, 2001
Representative
President and Representative Director Yasutaka Kodama
Head Office
86-1 Shin-ei-cho, Miyazaki City, Miyazaki prefecture 880-0831
Phone: +81-985-24-0000
FAX: +81-985-24-0099
(DID)
Investor Relations +81-985-78-4000
Capital
993.814 million yen
Number of employees
103 (as of March 31, 2017 / excluding directors)
Business Activities
Plan, develop, and operate remotely managed coin-operated laundry stores
Base
Head Office (Miyazaki), Fukuoka Branch, Tokyo Branch, Osaka Branch, Hiroshima Branch, Yamaguchi Office, Nagasaki Office
Number of stores
410 (as of March 31, 2017)

History

2001
  • Establishes KDM Co., Ltd.
2002
  • Simultaneous opening of WASH HOUSE stores (Jyogasaki store, Oshima Tsusen store: Miyazaki city, Miyazaki prefecture)
  • Enters the coin-operated laundry business
2003
  • Advances into Kagoshima prefecture
  • Establishes Limited Liability Intermediary Corporations All Japan Coin Laundry Management Association
2004
  • Obtains a business method patent (Coin-operated laundry management system: Patent number 3520449)
  • Opens the first company store (Aoba store: Miyazaki city, Miyazaki prefecture)
  • Starts trial operation of an information station (touch panel terminal
  • Advances into Fukuoka prefecture
2005
  • Advances into Oita prefecture
  • Changes the company name to WASH HOUSE Co., Ltd.
2006
  • Advances into Kumamoto prefecture
  • Opens a Head Office and Fukuoka Branch
2007
  • Advances into Saga prefecture
  • Opens the Kumamoto Branch
  • Wins the Kyushu Entrepreneur Award
2008
  • Obtains a business method patent (Coin-operated laundry management system: Patent number 4172043)
2009
  • Opens the 100th store
  • Obtains a Chinese patent (Coin-operated laundry management system: Patent number 541344)
  • Obtains a Korean patent (Coin-operated laundry management system: Patent number 930450)
2010
  • Obtains a business method patent (Coin-operated laundry management system: Patent number 4441796)
2013
  • Advances into Yamaguchi prefecture
2014
  • Advances into Hiroshima prefecture
  • Opens the 200th store
2015
  • Opens the Oita Office
  • Opens the Osaka Branch
  • Opens the Tokyo Branch
2016
  • Opens the Kumamoto Office
  • Opens the 300th store
  • Newly listed in the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Q-Board section of the Fukuoka Stock Exchange
2017
  • Opens the Yamaguchi Office
  • Opens the Nagasaki Office
  • Opens the 400th store