Our Story


IRIS USA made its mark nearly 25 years ago when it became the first company to introduce clear plastic storage containers to the US market.

Under parent company IRIS Ohyama of Japan, IRIS USA struggled to make sales in its beginnings. However, within six months, a major west coast retailer picked up the product line, and other retailers quickly followed suit. Soon, business was booming.

Experiencing rapid growth, IRIS USA began offering more storage items, and expanding product lines. Manufacturing and distribution facilities were built in Wisconsin and Texas to keep up with the explosive demand.

In 2015, operations expanded to include a new facility in Surprise, Arizona, now the US headquarters of IRIS USA.

In the fall of 2020 the latest manufacturing and distribution facility opened in Pennsylvania. IRIS USA continues to offer an ever growing line of home goods, small appliances, pet products, and more in our commitment to provide solutions for everyday living® to all.

IRIS Global Map

1971 JAPAN IRIS Ohyama Incorporated 
1986 JAPAN OHYAMA Co., Ltd. Incorporated
1988 SOUTH KOREA IRIS Korea Co., Ltd. Incorporated in Seoul
1991 JAPAN IRIS Plaza Co., Ltd. Incorporated in Sendai
1992 USA IRIS USA Inc. incorporated
1994 USA
Stockton, CA
120,000 sq ft building for storage products.
Introduced CLEAR storage products to the market.
1996 USA
Pleasant Prairie, WI

Opened US Headquarters in 365,000 sq ft building for office, manufacturing & distribution.

1996 CHINA Dalian IRIS Ohyama Trade & Industry Co. Ltd. incorporated.

IRIS Ohyama Europe B.V. Incorporated in the Netherlands

2002 USA
Mesquite, TX
270,000 sq ft building for manufacturing & distribution
2005 USA
Pleasant Prairie, WI

Increased warehouse space to over 610,000 sq ft.

2006 USA
Stockton, CA
Stockton facility closed to focus on WI & TX.
2007 USA
Mesquite, TX
Increased warehouse space to over 400,000 sq ft.
2013 JAPAN Butai Aguri Innovation Co., Ltd. Incorporated in Sendai.
2015 USA
Surprise, AZ
Groundbreaking for 3rd US facility - manufacturing, distribution, & new Headquarters.
2016 USA
Surprise, AZ
New US Headquarters starts operations
2020 USA
Hazle Township, PA
4th US manufacturing & distribution facility opened in late fall.