The founder of HARIO, Hiromu Shibata, established his glass factory in Kanda Sudacho, Tokyo in 1921 and started the production and sales of laboratory glassware.
The name of HARIO originates from the ancient name of glass "HARI (玻璃)", and the meaning of "O (王)" is king in Japanese. Thus HARIO (or 玻璃王) means “the King of Glass” with an ambition to become the No. 1 glass manufacturer in Japan.
Released Coffee Syphons
In 1949 Hario produced a family-use coffee syphon “Hiromu 50,” which was named after the founder’s name, Hiromu Shibata.
Hario since then kept developing coffee syphon, and in 1967, it released “Model 70” which occupied 70% of the market share, allowing Hario to become a leading manufacturer of the Japanese coffee market.
Established Smoke-Free Factory
Manufacturing heat-proof glass requires extreme heat of up to 1600 degrees Celsius. HARIO succeeded in developing an "all-electric melting furnace," which allows to use only electricity throughout the manufacturing process.
Thanks to this unique technology, the factory doesn’t emit any polluting gases, thus does not have a single chimney. Respecting and contributing to surrounding communities has been – and will continue to be – the mission of HARIO.
New Headquarter in Tokyo
In 2001, the headquarter was transferred to Nihon-bashi, Tokyo, one of the most lively but nostalgic areas of the megacity. The historic building, previously used as a bank, was renovated into the company's offices/showroom. and was registered as a cultural heritage of Tokyo architectures.
The company is located at the heart of Tokyo, just 20 minute-walk away from the Tokyo Central Station.
After numerous trials and errors, supported by the spirit and vigor of producing high quality items, V60 Dripper finally came to the light of the world.
The HARIO V60 gives you the freedom to create variation of brewing methods: By adjusting the amount of coffee beans, the fineness or coarseness of the coffee grinds, the extraction time, and the water temperature, you can change the flavor to your own preferences, while ensuring a proper extraction of delicious taste and aroma from the coffee beans.
Established the Singapore Office
The Singapore Office of HARIO, Hario Asia, was established in 2014 in aims of providing speedy service and developing customer relations.
Hario's international team is excited to connect with those who reside in South Asia, and enriching your lives through our brand.
2021 and onward
100 Years Since 1921
In 2021, HARIO will celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of company's establishment since 1921.
We are grateful and wholeheartedly thankful for all users of our brand & products. We will put further efforts on development of our brand in order to provide more values to beloved customers.