History

Financial Highlights

  • *Number of stores: Stores in Japan (directly-managed stores and franchise stores) as of the end of August 2018, and overseas stores (China, North America and Taiwan) as of the end of June 2018
  • *Net sales do not include non-consolidated subsidiary or franchise store sales.
  • *Sales units includes only domestic in-store sales.

1988 - 1990

  • July 1988Establishment of JIN Ltd. (currently JINS Holdings Inc.) in Maebashi-shi, Gunma

1991 - 2000

  • July 1991Reorganization as JIN CO., LTD. (currently JINS Holdings Inc.)

2001 - 2010

  • April 2001Opening of JINS Tenjin Store, the first JINS store, marking entry into eyewear business
  • August 2006Listing on the Hercules market (currently JASDAQ) of the Osaka Stock Exchange
  • September 2007Opening of JIN ONLINE SHOP
  • August 2008Transfer of head office function to Kita-Aoyama to establish the Tokyo Head Office
  • May 2009Introduction of “NEW All-in-One Price,” a breakthrough pricing system that charges no extra fees for lenses
  • September 2009Launch of first series of strategic product “Air frame®”
  • December 2010Opening of first overseas store “JINS Yamada Denki Shenyang Store” in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, marking entry into the overseas market

2011 - Present

  • March 2011Opening of “Spectre JINS Roppongi Hills Store”, its first store specializing in sunglasses
  • June 2011Participation in the “World Entrepreneur of The Year 2011 Awards” as Japanese representative
  • September 2011Launch of “JINS PC®” and “JINS MOISTURE®” as the first of its functional eyewear protect series
  • November 2012Accumulated sales of “JINS PC®” tops 1 million units
  • November 2012Ranked 6th in Top 30 Hit Products of 2012 by Nikkei Trendy
  • December 2012“JINS PC Project Team” receives the Excellence Award in the general corporation category of BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR 2012
  • December 2012Ranked as Nishi-Maegashira in Hit Products of 2012 by Nikkei MJ
  • April 2013The world's first drive-thru glasses store! Power Mall Maebashi Minami JINS store opened
  • May 2013Opening of “JINS Kichijoji Dia-Gai Store” equipped with an automatic lens laboratory
  • May 2013Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • July 2014Transfer of head office to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Fujimi
  • April 2015Launch of new brand vision "Magnify Life"
  • April 2015Opening of 50th store in China
  • August 2015Grand opening of our first U.S. store, JINS Union Square
  • November 2015Launch of JINS MEME
  • November 2015Opening of JINS Eslite Station store, the first store, in Taiwan
  • November 2015Renaming of "JINS PC" to "JINS SCREEN"
  • September 2016Opening of three new stores in North America
  • September 2016Opening of 10th store in Taiwan
  • November 2016Total sales of JINS PC® exceeds seven million units
  • April 2017Changed trading name to JINS Inc.
  • May 2017Opened our flagship store: JINS Shibuya
  • May 2017Opened our 100th store in China
  • July 2017Launched Violet + (Kids Lenses)
  • November 2017Launched JINS APP
  • December 2017Opening of "Think lab," which aims to be the world's most concentration-conducive workspace
  • April 2018Opening of JINS SM Aura Premier, the first franchise store in the Philippines
  • May 2018Establishment of JINS Japan Co., Ltd.
  • May 2018Opened 500th store worldwide
  • July 2018Opening of J of JINS high-end store in Roppongi Hills
  • September 2018Opening of JINS Hong Kong apm, the first store in Hong Kong
  • January 2019Opening of JINS BRAIN ecute Ueno Store
  • March 2019Launched JINS 1DAY Contact Lens subscription service
  • March 2019Price revision for JINS VIOLET
  • July 2019JINS Inc. split its core business to JINS Japan Co., Ltd. and changed its company name to JINS Holdings Inc. JINS Japan Co., Ltd. changed its company name to JINS Inc.