1907 1927 Establishment
AGC was founded in 1907 by Toshiya Iwasaki, a son of the second president of the original Mitsubishi Corporation. Under him, it succeeded in the first Japanese production of sheet glass. His pioneering spirit, summarized in the basic principle "Never take the easy way out, but confront difficulties" was the driving force behind AGC overcoming a succession of difficult business challenges and the company's subsequent dynamic growth. Headquarters were moved to Tokyo in 1917.