Paloma Vietnam at a glance

Founded in 1911, Paloma Group is considered a pioneering and world-leading manufacturer of gas-powered appliances. Throughout our over 100-year history of establishment and development, Paloma has continuously strived and spearheaded technological innovations to deliver better benefits to consumers.

Over the years, Paloma has introduced more than 300 types of gas-powered products for household, industrial, and restaurant use. With the motto of “Integrity and Continuous Endeavors”, Paloma always listens to customers to satisfy diverse consumer needs not only in Japan but around the world.

Furthermore, we acknowledge that natural resources are finite, and the mission to create a green and clean planet is not solely the responsibility of one entity. Therefore, Paloma is committed to investing in R&D to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions in our business operations. The goal of conservation is also a guiding principle throughout Paloma’s activities.

Paloma has been present in the Vietnamese market for over 20 years with our products trusted by many Vietnamese people due to their safety, durability, and energy efficiency. In response to customer expectations, Paloma is determined to invest in constructing a manufacturing plant for assembling and producing Paloma-branded products in Vietnam.

In April 2015, after nearly 2 years of construction, the Paloma Vietnam plant was officially inaugurated and put into production.

PALOMA VIETNAM is a 100% foreign-owned plant under Japan Paloma Group, with our address at 114-116 Street 6, VSIP Hai Phong Industrial Park, Thuy Trieu Commune, Thuy Nguyen District, Hai Phong.

PALOMA VIETNAM takes pride in being the first plant of Japan PALOMA Group in Vietnam. With a professional team of staff trained in Japan and strict adherence to quality management processes according to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), PALOMA VIETNAM aims not only to provide Vietnamese consumers with SAFE and JAPANESE-QUALITY products but also to bring long-term ECONOMIC BENEFITS through energy efficiency.

Vision - Mission

Motto: We are always striving to provide safety and convenience that meet our customers’ expectations. Paloma products are designed and manufactured in compliance with Japanese industrial standards, ensuring high-quality products worldwide.

Mission: At Paloma, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our valued customers, enhancing your lives with convenient solutions, and bringing peace of mind through our development, manufacturing, and business operations, as well as the services we offer. With this core commitment in all our contributions to society, we aim to become a respected and resilient group.

Our Story


















































February 1911

Yusaburo Kobayashi founded Kobayashi Gas Electric Appliance Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Furuwatachi, Nagoya City


The company name was changed to “Kobayashi Seisakusho”.

November 1933

The first generation, Yusaburo Kobayashi, and his eldest son, Shinichi Kobayashi, inherited the business.

February 1938

A new factory was established at the current location of 24 Momozono-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya.

August 1945

Production of gas appliances resumed as soon as the war ended.

April 1952

Expanded production of gas stoves, gas ranges, gas water heaters, etc. Expanded nationwide using “Paloma” as the brand name.


Released a gas rice cooker that uses fuse metal.

May 1962

Opened Paloma School (skill training course) for customers.

February 1964

The manufacturing department was separated from Kobayashi Seisakusho Co., Ltd. as Paloma Industries Co., Ltd.
In addition, the sales department was renamed Paloma Co., Ltd. (January 1965).

March 1965

Gas water heater PH-4 E was selected as Japan’s first Good Design Product (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) in the gas appliance category.

September 1968

Established a new factory in Nogata City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Established as “Paloma Industries Nogata Factory”.

April 1971

60th anniversary party held.

October 1972

Six models of gas rice cookers K type and KF type were selected as Good Design Products (Ministry of International Trade and Industry).

April 1973

Gas water heater received AGA (American Gas Association) certification.
Established local subsidiary “Paloma Industries, Inc.” in Chicago.

June 1977

We are the first in the industry to launch a water heater equipped with an incomplete combustion prevention device.

November 1977

 President Shinichi Kobayashi received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in recognition of his contributions to the development of the industry.

March 1981

Shinichi Kobayashi, the second generation president, became chairman, and his eldest son, Toshihiro Kobayashi, managing director, became president.

September 1982

All models of stop-start instant water heaters are equipped with an incomplete combustion prevention device.

October 1984

Paloma’s unique safety mark setting.

April 1985

Pulse combustion fryer PF-18 received the Energy Saving Excellence Product Award.

October 1985

The ultra-thin table stove won the Grand Prize in the Good Design category.

November 1985

Decided to provide technical cooperation to the People’s Republic of China.


Pulse steam boiler won the Energy Saving Excellence Product Award.

April 1988

Ream Corporation, a major U.S. water heater manufacturer and major air conditioner manufacturer, is now under the Paloma Group.

October 1988

Paloma Sapporo Research Institute opened.

April 1989

Development of pulse combustion method and its application” won the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award in 1988.


Gururinpa Grill released.

August 1993

A new factory is completed in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido.

May 1994

We are the first in the industry to be equipped with an incomplete combustion prevention device (sensing burner) in our indoor FE water heaters.

December 1995

Head office main building completed.

September 1997

Installed the industry’s first wall fire prevention device on water heaters.

February 1998

The new Tokyo office building “Paloma Plaza Building” is completed in Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

January 1999

The waterless grill table stove “Kongaritei” won the Energy Saving Award (Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Commissioner’s Award).

February 2001

The eco60 series of high-efficiency stoves won the Energy Conservation Grand Prize and the Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Award (Waward).
Bright Grill, a water heater with voice and intercom, is released.

January 2002

Newly established Kiyosu factory.

Three items received the Energy Conservation Grand Prize (Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Award): a high-efficiency gas small water heater, a latent heat recovery gas high-efficiency water heater, and the gas fan stove “Hinatabokko.”

September 2005

3rd generation Toshihiro Kobayashi His eldest son, Hiroaki Kobayashi, was appointed as the 4th president of Paloma Co., Ltd.

October 2005

“Bistro Star” tabletop type won the 2005 Good Design Award.

December 2006

Established CS department and management department

February 2007

Jiro Kawase appointed as president of Paloma Industries Co., Ltd.

April 2007

Head office call center changed to CS department

June 2007

Jiro Kawase becomes president of Nogata, Ena, and Hokkaido factories

November 2007

Donation of heaters to areas affected by the Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake

February 2008

Pulse Fryer receives the Technology Innovation Award in the United States

October 2008

General Affairs Department Public Relations Office established.

October 2009

Chubu Region Invention Award “Invention Encouragement Award”

March 2010

Started rebuilding work on the main factory.

November 2010

Established corporate philosophy and behavioral guidelines

February 2011

“Paloma Industries Co., Ltd.” and “Paloma Co., Ltd.” merged and the new “Paloma Co., Ltd.” was launched.

March 2011

Transporting relief supplies to areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

October 2012

Table stove “GRANDCHEF” wins Good Design Award

August 2013

Summer vacation parent-child factory tour project started

September 2013

Established a new slogan: “Give the warmth of gas a tangible form.”

October 2013

Built-in stove “crea” wins Good Design Award

October 2014

Gas bath water heater “BRIGHTS” wins Good Design Award

 Built-in stove “Faceis” wins Good Design Award

March 2015

Nagoya City Mizuho Stadium becomes “Paloma Mizuho Sports Park” through naming rights agreement

September 2015

Paloma Co., Ltd. has been certified as an Eco Rail Mark by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Launch of the “New” Grill Revolution “La Cook”

October 2015

FELIMO, a remote control for bath water heaters, wins the Good Design Award

February 2016

Moved Tokyo branch and Kyushu branch

Tobitate! Started supporting Study Abroad JAPAN

March 2016

Developing “Si sensor stove popularization promotion activities” with Yokohama City Fire Department

Paloma 100 billboard project started at Tokyo Metro

September 2016

Signed a sponsorship contract with the Japan Disabled Ski Federation

March 2017

Donation of the latest surgical support robot, the first to be introduced in Japan

Special sponsorship of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s 80th anniversary project

August 2017

FACEIS, La Cooke wins Kids Design Award

October 2017

Received the Good Design Award. Built-in stove FACEIS, hot water remote control Felimo Pure

October 2017

Received the Good Design Award. Built-in stove FACEIS, hot water remote control Felimo Pure

February 2018

Obtained certification as a “Company that supports childcare” and “Company that promotes women’s active participation” by Nagoya City

May 2019

Built-in stove “AVANCE” released

June 2019

Acquired Dutch boiler and water heater manufacturer Intergas Verwarming BV

Activities to preserve Kuguri Castle (part of the land owned by our company) in Kani City, Gifu Prefecture received the Urban Landscape Award

July 2019

Conducted awareness-raising activities to popularize Si sensor stoves in collaboration with the Nagoya City Fire Department

September 2019

Built-in stove AVANCE wins the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the Kids Design Awards

November 2019

Built-in stove AVANCE receives the Fire and Disaster Prevention Product Recommended Mark

December 2019

Acquired a memorandum of understanding and part of the shares of Italian gas equipment parts manufacturer Sabaf.

March 2020

Built-in stove AVANCE wins the Japan Gas Association’s Technology Award

August 2020

Launch of the first air conditioner jointly developed by overseas subsidiary Rheem and Fujitsu General

August 2021

Acquired American air conditioner manufacturer Friendrich Air Conditioning Co.

August 2022

Kita-Kanto branch relocated

October 2022

Saitama Training Center (Shushikan) opened

About the Group: Head company and other subsidairies



Paloma Co., Ltd



Paloma Vietnam Co., Ltd



Rheem Manufacturing Company



Rheem Canada Ltd.



Intergas Verwarming B.V.

De Jong Gorredijk B.V.



Rheem de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.



Rheem do Brasil



Rheem (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd
Paloma Shanghai Gas Appliance Co.,Ltd.



Rheem Australia Pty Ltd



CEM,South America

New Zealand

New Zealand

Rheem New Zealand

Paloma Japan

Paloma is the world’s leading private manufacturer of gas appliances. Paloma Corporation, established in 1911, is considered a pioneer in providing gas appliances in the Japanese industry. More than 100 years of history, the Paloma Group has always grown and supplied not only gas products for the home, in the industry, and responded to the supply of gas appliances for high-end kitchens. in the restaurant business.

Company Name

Paloma Co., Ltd.


6-23 Momozono-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya


Hiroaki Kobayashi




15,872 (total number of employees)


Sales: ¥907.4 billion (December 2022)

Business scope

  • Manufacturing and sales of gas appliances:
  • Gas water heaters.
  • Gas stoves & heaters.
  • Gas rice cookers
  • Gas fireplaces.
  • Water heater system.
  • Gas dryers and heaters in bathrooms.
  • Gas equipment to provide hot water for the pool system
  • Gas air conditioners
  • Manufacturing and sales of air conditioners

Sales office

Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Chiba, Niigata, Saitama, Tachikawa, Yokohama, Sagamihara, Kanazawa, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Fukuoka, and 78 other locations nationwide.

Manufacturing plants

  • Central Plant No. 2 (in Nagoya)
  • Oguchi Plant (Niwa-gun, Aichi Prefecture)
  • Kiyosu Plant (Kiyosu City, Aichi Prefecture)
  • Nogata Plant (Nogata City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
  • Hokusei Plant, Sasano Plant (Mie Prefecture)
  • Ena Plant /Kani Plant (Gifu Prefecture)
  • Hokkaido Plant (Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido)

Overseas subsidiaries

  • Central Plant No. 2 (in Nagoya)
  • Oguchi Plant (Niwa-gun, Aichi Prefecture)
  • Kiyosu Plant (Kiyosu City, Aichi Prefecture)
  • Nogata Plant (Nogata City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
  • Hokusei Plant, Sasano Plant (Mie Prefecture)
  • Ena Plant /Kani Plant (Gifu Prefecture)
  • Hokkaido Plant (Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido)


Nagoya (head office), Sapporo


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Nagoya Branch, Mizuho Bank Nagoya Branch




Corporate company highlight

Corporate company highlight

Throughout its history, Paloma has achieved many achievements such as the Good Design Award of the “Faceis” built-in stove (October 2014), the Chubu Region Invention Award  (October 2009) or the Innovation Award technology in the United States (February 2008). Especially on August 20, 2016, at Ben Thanh Theater, Ho Chi Minh City, Paloma Vietnam Co., Ltd. was honored to be voted as “Top 100 leading brands in Vietnam – 2016” by Nguoi Tieu Dung Newspaper in coordination with the Communications organization of VNPACO Group. Paloma Vietnam Co., Ltd would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our esteemed customers for voting for Paloma as one of the “Top 100 Leading Brands in Vietnam 2016.” We are also immensely thankful for your unwavering trust in choosing Paloma gas stoves as your home’s companion for over two decades because of our exceptional qualities: “Japanese Quality – Safety – Energy Efficiency.”