History

July 1985
Established Work Data Bank Co. Ltd. (Predecessor of the current WDB Holdings Co., Ltd.) at 68 Honmachi, Himeji-shi with ¥1 million paid-in capital.
Started the first administrative support service in Himeji.
July 1986
Worker Dispatching Undertakings Act comes into force.
June 1987
Capital increased to ¥8 million.
December 1989
Capital increased to ¥10 million.
May 1990
Capital increased to ¥15 million.
September
Head Office moved to the Sompo Japan Himeji Bldg., 2-1 Nounen-cho, Himeji-shi.
April 1991
Entered into the placement business (business managers).
June 1992
Capital increased to ¥20 million.
June 1993
Capital increased to ¥40 million.
July 1996
Capital increased to ¥80 million.
December 1999
Established Task Management Co., Ltd.
February 2001
Established Tedis Co., Ltd. (WDB Tedis Co., Ltd.)
September
Acquired Privacy Mark certification.
October
Acquired ISO9001 certification. (returned in February 2016)
December
Established Research Network Co., Ltd. (Now WDB Systems Co., Ltd.)
April 2002
Opened a representative office in Shanghai (closed in February 2007)
November
Changed the company name from Work Data Bank Co., Ltd. to WDB Co., Ltd.
Established Envalue Co., Ltd.
September 2003
Purchased the rights to operate branches of Human West Co., Ltd. in Okayama, Hiroshima, Takamatsu and Tokushima.
October
Task Management is made a wholly owned subsidiary through a share exchange.
Capital increased to ¥100 million.
Business tie-up with WODB.
January 2004
Established WDB EUREKA Co., Ltd.(current EUREKA Company)
Head Office moved to Nippon Building, 2-6-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Established Group headquarters in the Himeji Parashio 2 Building, 100 Minamiekimae-cho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo.
April
Opened the Second Stage Center (Science Career Agency Co.,Ltd. / Dissolution in June 2017.)
October
Capital increased to ¥200 million.
Established Mada Mada Geneki Co., Ltd. (Science Career Agency Co.,Ltd. / Dissolution in June 2017.)
March 2005
Genomic Brain is made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
May
Established RKJ Co., Ltd.
Established WDB Research and Analysis Co., Ltd.
Established WDB Doctors and Pharmacists Co., Ltd.
November
Established the WDB Kobe Basic Research Laboratory.
February 2006
Acquired ISMS certification.(returned in September 2016)
March
Capital increased to ¥404 million.
Listed on JASDAQ.
(Delisted upon being listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in May, 2008)
Acquired BS7799 certification (transitioned to ISO27001 in April 2007)
May
Head Office moved to the Yusen Building, 2-3-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Group Head Office moved to Nippon Building, 2-6-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
July 2007
M&A of Genomic Brain Co., Ltd. and WDB Research and Analysis Co., Ltd.
March 2008
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Capital increased to ¥480 million.
October
Kilo Technology Research Laboratory Co., Ltd. (WDB Functional Chemistry Co., Ltd. / Dissolution in December 2018.) is made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
February 2009
Established Environmental and Biological Research Institute
September
Group Head Office moved to the Yusen Building, 2-3-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
April 2010
M&A of WDB Tedis Co., Ltd., RKJ Co., Ltd. and WDB Doctors and Pharmacists Co., Ltd.
Established WDB Medical Co., Ltd.
Established Business Succession Partners Co., Ltd. (Now WDB Business Succession Partners Co., Ltd.).
June
Capital increased to ¥800 million.
October
Incorporated Environmental & Biological Research Institute and established WDB Environmental & Biological Research Institute Co., Ltd.(Transfered all shares in December 2018)
April 2011
ICO Co., Ltd. (Now WDB ICO Co., Ltd.) made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
May
Established the Tokyo Central Training Center (Now Technical LABO Tokyo).
June
Established Postdoc Style Co., Ltd.(Dissolution in June 2016.)
Established WDB Doppo Co., Ltd.
August
Established WDB Singapore Pte. Ltd.
November
Due to the transition in structure to a holding company, the company name was changed from WDB Co., Ltd. to WDB Holdings Co., Ltd.
Due to the incorporation-type company split, WDB Co., Ltd. was established with a capital of ¥300 million, with WDB Co., Ltd. inheriting the human resource service from WDB Holdings Co., Ltd.
January 2012
Completed and moved into Head Office at 79 Toyozawa-cho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo.
April
Established WDB University Co., Ltd.
November
ICO Co., Ltd. acquires and merges with WDB Medical Co., Ltd.
Company name changed to WDB ICO Co., Ltd. (Now WDB coco Co., Ltd.)
December
Established the Kyushu Training Center.
Established WDB KOUGAKU Co., Ltd.
February 2013
Established Shonan Training Center.
March
Densuke Systems LLC (Now DENSUKE SYSTEMS Co., Ltd.) made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
June
Capital increased to ¥1 billion.
December
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
April 2014
Kaken Geneqs Co., Ltd. made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
May 2015
Established WDB Silicon Valley, Inc.
August
Established WDB Medical Data, Inc.
February 2016
Established WDB India Pvt. Ltd.
April
Established WDB Chemical Laboratory Co., Ltd.
February 2017
Established NEZOT Co., Ltd.
March
Oy Medfiles Ltd. made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
June
Cobridge Co., Ltd. made a wholly-owned subsidiary through share acquisition.
April 2018
WDB Co., Ltd. acquires and merges with WDB EUREKA Co., Ltd.
June 2019
Changed the company name from WDB ICO Co., Ltd. to WDB coco Co., Ltd.