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Month/Year

(Company foundation day)

May 5, 1934

            

May 1937

 

May 1946

 

September 1950

 

June 1960

 

December 1965

January 1966

 

October 1970

 

October 1976

July 1983

 

August 1985

July 1993

April 1996

 

March 1997

 

April 2006

 

April 2009

April 2010

 

May 2011

 

April 2012

 

August 2012

April 2013

January 2014

March 2014

July 2016

 

September 2018

March 2019

 

April 2019

July 2019

October 2020

Founded in Osaka as Tokkyo Seihan Co., Ltd.

Acquired by Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.

Company name changed to Kohan Shoji Co., Ltd.

Mainly involved in processing and sales of steel products made of materials produced by Toyo Kohan.

Company name changed to Kohan Kogyo Co., Ltd. after merging with Kansai Casting.

Production of steel straps started.

Head office moved to Tokyo, with Osaka branch established.

Kudamatsu Sales Office established.

Production of strapping machines started.

 

Merged with Kohan Kiko and Toyo Kiki.

Head office moved to Kudamatsu, Yamaguchi, with bases in Tokyo and Osaka reorganized as sales offices.

Precision Machining Works established.

Tokyo and Osaka Sales Offices renamed Tokyo and Osaka Branches.

Precision Machining Works reorganized and split into Electronics Materials Works and Hard Materials Works.

 

Engineering Division established.

Surface treatment operations started at Machinery Works.

Engineering Division abolished.

Sales division for machinery and hard materials established at Toyo Kohan Shanghai Co., Ltd.

Hard materials sales division of Toyo Kohan was transferred to Kohan Kogyo to achieve integrated management of production and sales of hard materials.

 

Nagoya Sales Group established.

Invested 300 million yen to acquire 36% stake in Kanagata (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a group company of Toyo Seikan Group.

New liaison office established in Taichung, Taiwan.

Kohan Kogyo Korea Co., Ltd. established in Seoul, Korea.

Surface treatment operations were transferred from Machinery Works to Hard Materials Works.

Entered into an agreement with SAS Institute Inc. in the United States for marketing BESTORQUE in the country.

Obtained the ordinary construction business license.

Kohan Kogyo Korea Co., Ltd. relocated to Busan, Korea.

Mishima Branch of Hard Materials Works established in Shizuoka prefecture.

 

Tokyo Sales Department relocated from Chiyoda-ku to Shinagawa-ku.

Liaison office in Taichung, Taiwan, raised to branch status.

(Kohan Kogyo Co., Ltd. Taiwan Branch)

Mishima Sales Group established.

North Kanto Sales Office established.