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History

  • 1970s  
  • Mar. 1974 Established as Tokai Create CO., LTD. with capital of \5 million
  • Dec. 1974 Participated in the establishment of FSA (Fujitsu Software Association)
  • 1980s  
  • May 1980 Entered the PC package field
  • June 1981 Established Kansai Sales Office
  • Sept. 1986 Established subsidiary CREATE LAB CO., LTD.
  • Apr. 1989 Changed name to CREO CO., LTD.
  • 1990s  
  • Sept. 1990 Registered for trading on the over-the-counter market, increased capital to \2,260 million
  • Oct. 1990 Started sales of the FUDEMAME series of ink brush printing software
  • Feb. 1993 Started sales of full-fledged business process package in an open system environment, CREO Business Manager Series (CBMS)
  • Dec. 1998 Acquired ISO 9001 accreditation (Industrial SI category)
  • 2000s  
  • Aug. 2002 Increased capital to \2,330 million through third-party allocation of new shares
  • Nov. 2004 Started sales of accounting system, CBMS ZeeM for Accounting
  • Jan. 2005 Formed capital and business alliance with Yahoo Japan Corporation, increased capital to \3,140 million, Yahoo Japan Corporation became the largest shareholder
  • July 2005 Started sales of human resource and payroll system, CBMS ZeeM for HR & Payroll
  • Sept. 2006 Acquired ISMS accreditation
  • Apr. 2009 Established subsidiary CREO Smile CO., LTD. (Currently CREO Networks CO., LTD.)
  • 2010s  
  • Apr. 2011 On April 1, 2011, CREO CO., LTD. became a holding company, with all operations other than governance and stock related operations transferred to three new companies established through incorporation-type company split (CREO Marketing CO., LTD., CREO Solution CO., LTD., and FUDEMAME CO., LTD.) as well as one succeeding company in an absorption-type company split (CREO Networks CO., LTD.), launching a new Group structure of six companies including one existing subsidiary (CREATE LAB CO., LTD.)
  • Mar. 2013 The largest shareholder changed to Amano Corporation as Yahoo Japan Corporation transferred part of its holdings of the Company's shares to Amano Corporation