The is currently a Japanese multinational manufacturer
of high-quality vacuum flasks
and consumer electronics
including electric water boilers
and rice cookers
. It has a branch in South Korea
companies in China
, Hong Kong
, and the United States
. Zojirushi is listed on Osaka Securities Exchange
but not on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
The company was founded in 1918 as the Ichikawa Brothers Trading Company in Osaka
and in 1948 was changed to Kyowa Manufacturing Co., Ltd. In 1961, its name was changed again to the Zojirushi Corporation and its corporate logo, including an elephant (Zōjirushi
means "elephant mark") was adopted.
As of 2006, Zojirushi produces and markets rice cookers, bread makers, coffeemakers, electric water boilers, vacuum flasks (thermoses), electric grills, electric skillets, insulated jugs, insulated lunch boxes, and air purifiers.