At the core of Inabata's management approach is our Mission of contributing to society's development in the humanitarian spirit of "love(ai)" and "respect(kei)" - two core values that have been there in the company since its foundation. Along with IK Values, Inabata is run according to our Vision: "to continually evolve, serving clients and society through our global operations and meeting their changing needs." We are promoting to raise awareness and understanding of these statements by having them publicized on internal and external communications platforms.
The Logo Mark
It was way back in 1890 that Katsutaro Inabata founded Inabata Senryoten,
the predecessor of Inabata & Co., Ltd., after studying what was then
the world's most advanced dye technology in France.
The IK logo deriving from his initials was born at the same time.
Although the color and shape may have changed with the times,
IK has always been familiar to the public as the symbol of our company.
Along with his philosophy of love (ai: "I") and respect (kei: "K") for people,
today's Inabata Group carries on the borderless dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of our founder.
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