Platz was founded in 1992 by Fukuyama (the current president), whose father is a doctor. In 1996 we began specializing the manufacturing of beds. At the time, care beds cost a few hundred thousand yen, which was very expensive. Fukuyama thought, “Children and grandchildren cannot afford to pay such expensive prices to purchase care beds for their elderly. I wonder if it be possible to make the bed around hundred thousand yen?” Driven by this idea, the PKB-3 series was developed through trial and error and introduced to the world at a groundbreaking price of 99,800 yen. This was the beginning of Platz. “No matter how highly functioning the car bed is, the bed is meaningless if it is too expensive for the general public.” Platz “devotes its heart and soul” for high quality and affordable prices.