OUR HISTORY

DEBS HISTORY

  • 1917
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    1917

    The arrival of Ezzat Debs to Japan, the first of the Debs family to come to the Orient. Ezzat was the son of a textile merchant and owner of a cotton processing mill in the Middle East.

  • 1928
  • 1928

    The arrival of Abdul Hadi Debs to Japan to assist his brother, Ezzat, in establishing a trading company that will export silk and cotton greige goods to their affiliates in the UK, Middle East, and Africa.

  • 1932
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    1932

    The establishment of A. Debs & Company, a general trading company based in Yokohama, Japan.

  • 1950
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    1950

    The arrival of Fouad Debs, nephew of Ezzat and Abdul Hadi, to Japan to help with the opening of the Osaka Branch office. He worked in Osaka to specialize and expand on the growing trade of textile piece goods.

  • 1981
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    1981

    A. Debs & Company ventures into fabric converting of their own original fabrics, and begins establishing relationships with weavers and finishers.

  • 1987
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    1987

    The company pioneers a new type of fabric - Sandwashed Cupro - which becomes an instant hit and success. A. Debs & Company has its first exhibition at Interstoff Frankfurt in Germany, and makes its first in-roads to the European, USA, and Latin American markets.

  • 1988
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    1988

    Utic & Company, a dyeing and finishing mill, is founded in Fukui, Japan by Toshikazu Tanaka, a long-time business partner and friend of Fouad Debs. Utic is to later become an important production arm of the Debs Group.

  • 1989
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    1989

    Debs International, a sales agency, is established in Mexico City, Mexico to increase Debs Corporation's sales activities into the newly opened Mexico and Latin American markets.

  • 1992
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    1992

    A Debs & Company is incorporated and renamed Debs Corporation with Soubhi Debs as its President & CEO. The mission was to expand on its growing converting business and upgrade its own product development capabilities to better differentiate itself from its competitors.

  • 2002
  • 2002

    Amana Corporation is founded as a joint venture between Debs Corporation and Utic & Company. Amana was to specialize in product development, production, and fabric sales for the Middle East market by utilizing its proprietary technology for its "Darkest Black" and weight reduction process.

  • 2003
  • 2003

    AJ Tex, the group's in-house weaving company, is established as a subsidiary of Amana Corporation. Its establishment completes the Debs Group's integration into a fully vertical operation from weaving to finishing.

  • 2008
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    2008

    Debs Corporation first presents its collections at the esteemed Premiere Vision show in Paris, France. The move is important to strengthen its presence as a fabric producer of exclusive and high quality fabrics.

  • 2009
  • 2009

    Home N More is established in Mexico City, Mexico to become an importer and point-of-sale distributor of Meiwa PVC products. Meiwa is an esteemed producer of high quality gravure printed tablecloth and window decoration products.

  • 2011
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    2011

    Debs Corporation begins to produce fabrics using AirDye technology, a low-cost and effective waterless dyeing and printing method originating in the USA. Debs builds its own custom machinery and technical know-how to fine-tune the technology into full commercialization.

  • 2012
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    2012

    Debs International is renamed Debs Latin America to represent the expanding sales into the Latin American markets.

  • 2013
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    2013

    The launch of our TOKYO PASSION, EVOLUTIONS, and SENSUAL VIBES collections - an important step to integrate our converting and trading activities into accessible and focused collections.

  • 2013
  • 2013

    AirDye Solutions LLC, based in Harrisonburg, Virginia (USA) is founded as a partnership between Debs Corporation and other investors. The company is dedicated to transforming textile coloration through technology that offers speed, accurate color matching, and automation from design through bulk production.

  • 2013
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    2013

    Ebisu Real Estate is established as an independent and licensed real estate company to manage the real estate activities of the Debs Group and beyond.