History

May 1947
Foundation of Sanyo Trading Co., Ltd. by members of the Kobe branch of the former Mitsui & Co., Ltd., following the zaibatsu dissolution. Headquarter in Kobe and the capital is 195,000 JPY.
May 1948
Establishment of a subsidiary in Tokyo
December 1952
Establishment of a subsidiary in Osaka
January 1954
Establishment of a representative office in New York
August 1958
Establishment of a subsidiary in Nagoya
February 1961
Reorganization of the representative office in New York to “Sanyo Corporation of America”, being a local corporation (now consolidated subsidiary)
November 1964
Completion of the Sanyo Trading building, and transfer of the headquarter from Kobe to Tokyo
July 1971
Elimination of the name “Tokyo subsidiary”, and fusion with the main office
June 1988
Establishment of a representative office in Bangkok
September 1990
Establishment of a representative office in Hanoi
October 1992
Establishment of a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City
November 1994
Establishment of a representative office in Detroit
March 2000
Reorganization of the representative office in Detroit to “Sanyo Corporation of America, Detroit” branch
August 2002
Establishment of a representative office in Shanghai
October 2002
Acquisition of Newly Instruments Co., Ltd.
June 2003
Transfer of the representative office in Bangkok to our affiliate San-Thap International
December 2003
Reorganization of the representative office in Shanghai to “Sanyo Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.”, being a local corporation (now consolidated subsidiary)
January 2004
Acquisition of Cosmos Shoji Co., Ltd. (now consolidated subsidiary) and transfer into a subsidiary
September 2004
The main office, the Osaka branch and the Nagoya branch achieve ISO 14001 license
Sanyo Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. opens an office in Tianjin
October 2004
Through joint investment with Touchi Co., Ltd., Sanyo-Touchi (Shanghai) Rubber Co., Ltd. was founded (non-consolidated subsidiary)
December 2005
Sanyo Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. opens an office in Guangzhou
April 2006
Stock acquisition of Sanyo Technos Co., Ltd. (non-consolidated subsidiary, now subsidiary) and transfer into a subsidiary
October 2006
Stock acquisition of Chem-Inter Corporation (now consolidated subsidiary) and transfer into a subsidiary
June 2008
Completion of the new main office building
May 2010
Reorganization of the representative office in Ho Chi Minh City to “Sanyo Trading (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.”, being a local corporation and a non-consolidated subsidiary
October 2010
Establishment of a representative office in New Delhi, India
September 2011
Reorganization of the representative office in Hanoi to “Sanyo Trading (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., Hanoi branch”
December 2011
Reorganization of the representative office in New Delhi to “Sanyo Trading India Private Ltd.”
February 2012
Establishment of “Sanyo Trading International (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.”
October 2012
Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Second Section
October 2013
Establishment of the Mexican local company “Sanyo Phoenix Mexico S.A. de C.V.”
Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section
August 2014
Establishment of “PT. Sanyo Trading Indonesia.”
July 2015
Establishment of “Singapore Sanyo Trading Pte.Ltd.”
February 2016
Stock acquisition of Sort Co., Ltd. and transfer into a subsidiary
July 2016
Stock acquisition of Nihon Rufuto Co., Ltd. and transfer into a subsidiary