History of XEBIO
|July 1973||Established as Sansuits Co., Ltd.|
|August 1979||Trade name changed to Sankyo Co., Ltd.|
|November 1979||With the theme of fashion and sports, first large-scale store of XEBIO opened in former Nagasakiya Building in Fukushima Prefecture.|
|November 1983||Suburban sports store “Top Sports Namiki” opened in Koriyama City.|
|October 1984||Suburban Men’s clothing store “Sankyo Asaka” opened in Koriyama City.|
|November 1985||Suburban single casual wear store “Men’s Capa Kuwano”opened in Koriyama City.|
|November 1987||Trade name changed to XEBIO Co., Ltd.|
|April 1988||Store registered at Japan Securities Dealers Association, Tokyo District.|
|May 1990||Development of new head office completed at 3-7-35 Asahi, Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture.|
|May 1990||Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|July 1990||Opened our first suburban golf specialty store “XEBIO Sports Katsuta (currently Xebio Sports Hitachinaka)” in Katsuta City (currently Hitachinaka City), Ibaraki Prefecture.|
|April 1991||Acquired 100% of the shares of Resort Hotel Bandai Co., Ltd. (currently Seiryozen Co., Ltd., consolidated subsidiary).|
XEBIO Business Service Co., Ltd Motomiya Distribution Center (Total floor area 21,120 sq. m.) completed.
Suburban large complex “Super Sports XEBIO Izumi-Chuo Sendai” (3300 sq. m., one floor) opened in Sendai. Six other new mega stores opened simultaneously.
|September 1995||Listing changed to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|June 1996||Concluded Business Alliance Agreement with British apparel retailer Next Corporation.|
Opened nature-themed “Super Sports XEBIO Sapporo Dome Tsukisamu” with the largest retail space within the country of about 8,250 sq. m..
|March 2002||“XEBY” is abolished and merged into sports category.|
|July 2004||XEBIO Business Service Co., Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary) is established.|
|April 2005||Acquired 100% of shares of Victoria Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary), and acquired 100% ownership.|
|August 2005||XEBIO Insurance Services Co., Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary) established.|
Established XEBIO Card Co., Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary).
|July 2008||XEBIO Navigators Network Co.,Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary) founded.|
|October 2008||Acquired shares of Golf Partner Co., Ltd. through a takeover bid, and made it consolidated subsidiary. (Owned 95.5% of shares.)|
|April 2009||Acquired total ownership of Golf Partner Co., Ltd. by simple share exchange.|
Japan’s largest hands-on sports mall “Super Sports XEBIO Dome Tsukuba Gakuen-higashi Odori Avenue” opened.
|May 2011||Established integrated sports marketing company “X Sports Marketing Inc”.|
|February 2012||Established “Saibyao (China) Gymnastic Goods Co., Ltd. (賽標 体育用品有限公司)” in Shanghai with Toyota Tsusho Corporation.|
|April 2012||Korean joint venture company “XEBIO Korea Co., Ltd” established.|
Grand opening of first overseas store “Super Sports XEBIO Shanghai Pudong” was held.
|March 2013||Second overseas store “Super Sports XEBIO Euljiro, Seoul” established in Seoul, Korea.|
|December 2013||Transfer agreement reached with Transview Holdings Singapore for the golf equipment business. On-site overseas business management company is established in Singapore.|
|October 2015||Transition to a pure holdings company completed. 6 core companies placed under XEBIO Holdings Co., Ltd.|
|February 2016||Opened Japan’s first PGA TOUR certified golf store.|
|April 2018||Changed the company name of Xebio Korea Co., Ltd to Golf Partner Korea Co., Ltd.|
|May 2018||Opened the first Golf Partner Korea store, Golf Partner Wille New City Store.|
|April 2022||Shifted from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to the Prime Market due to a revision of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s market classification.|