|1897||Tokumatsu Ishikawa, the founder of Zebra Co., Ltd. made and marketed the first domestically produced metal nibs.|
Adopted Zebra Brand and registered Zebra as a trademark.
|1945||All facilities destroyed under Allied bombing in World War II.|
|1948||Accomplished the first reconstruction plan. Following completion of the second reconstruction plan in 1950, a foothold for mass production was build, the number of researchers expanded and the quality of merchandise was stabilized.|
|1951||Founder Tokumatsu Ishikawa honored with Japan national award for distinguished services to industry.|
|1959||Zebra marketed its first ballpoint pen.|
|1963||Company name changed to "Zebra Co., Ltd.." and Hideaki Ishikawa became Company President.|
Zebra marketed three-color ballpoint pen.
|1965||Zebra marketed its first felt-tip pen.|
|1966||The Nogi Factory in Tochigi Pref., in Japan commissioned.|
Zebra marketed its first brush pen and fluorescent marking pen.
Zebra marketed Double ended Marker.
Sharbo two-in-one ballpoint pen/mechanical pencil products introduced.
|1979||New headquarters opened in Tokyo.|
Started production and marketing of DX Hard ballpoint pen.
ZEBRA PEN CORP. (U.S.A.) established.
|1989||Marketed DRAFIX leads for mechanical pencils.|
|1990||Established a laboratory building in headquarters site to reinforce ability to develop new products.|
Marketed JELL-BE new-generation jell ink ball-point pen and a pen-type correction liquid.
|1993||Marketed a fluorescent marking pen with transparent barrel adopting automatic ink supply system.|
|1994||JIMMNIE ballpoint pen for office use launched.|
|1995||ZEBRA PEN CORP. (Canadian Division) established.
Subsidiary manufacturing plant established in Jakarta, Indonesia.
|1997||Celebrated 100th anniversary of foundation. Fluorescent adapted jell ink Jell Pearl marketed.|
|1998||Hideaki Ishikawa became Company Chairman and Shinichi Ishikawa became Company President.
ZEBRA PEN (MEXICO) established.
HYPER JELL and JIMNIE LIGHT marketed.
|1999||SUPER MARBLE, a jell-ink ballpoint pen with 3 colors ink, marketed.|
|2000||Pticolon, a jell-ink ballpoint pen that delivers a faint aroma as you write, market.|
|2001||Factory in Mexico established.
Office in Shanghai established.
|2002||The Nogi Factory in Japan has been accredited with the ISO 14001 Certification.|
|2004||Zebra marketed multifunctional item "Clip-on multi".|
|2006||Zebra launched the Z-1, new formula ink ball-point pen.|
|2007||Corporate slogan, "Open your imagination." was established to promote appreciation for writing, and creativity|
|2009||ZEBRA PEN (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. established.|
|2010||ZEBRA PEN UK ZWEIGNIEDERLASSUNG NEUSS established.|
|2011||Completion of new warehouse at Nogi Factory|