Message from the President
|1889||Fusajiro Kanematsu founds Fusajiro Kanematsu Shoten of Australian Trading in Kobe.|
|1890||Sets up a branch in Sydney, and begins direct import of Australian wool.|
|1891||Yohei Kitagawa founds Kitagawa Shoten, which is a predecessor of The Gosho Company.|
|1900||Starts import of Australian wheat.|
|1913||Fusajiro Kanematsu passes away on February 6 at the age of 68.|
|1918||Reorganizes into Kanematsu Shoten Company. Stated capital ¥2 million|
|1922||Reorganizes Sydney branch into an affiliate company incorporated abroad.|
|1934||Establishment of Kanematsu Wool Research Institute (the current Kanematsu Woolen Mills, Ltd.)|
|1936||Sets up branches in New York and Seattle.|
|1937||Establishes overseas affiliated company in New Zealand.|
|1943||Changes trade name to Kanematsu and Company.|
|1949||Resumption of foreign tours for employees. The first group departs for America. Diversification of business begins, moving toward an integrated general trading company.|
|1951||Establishes an overseas affiliated company in New York, as the first Japanese trading company in postwar era. Establishes an overseas affiliated company in Brazil.|
|1957||Establishes an overseas affiliated company in West Germany.|
|1961||Abolishes the system in which workers hold all the stock, and goes public on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange(Lists stock on the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1963, and delisted in 2010).
Establishes an overseas affiliated company in Iran.
|1966||Establishes an overseas affiliated company in Thailand.|
|1967||Merges with The Gosho Company to form Kanematsu-Gosho, Ltd.|
|1969||Establishes the Nagoya Branch Office.|
|1970||Establishes its Head Office at the Tokyo Branch Office.|
|1973||Lists stock on the First Sections of the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges. (Delisted from Nagoya Stock Exchange in 2003).|
|1975||Establishes an overseas affiliated company in Hong Kong.|
|1979||Establishes a representative office in Beijing, China following restoration of diplomatic relations.|
|1989||Establishes an overseas affiliated company in the United Kingdom.|
|1990||Changes trade name to Kanematsu Corporation.|
|1991||Moves Tokyo headquarters from Kyobashi to Shibaura.
Establishes Kanematsu Europe PLC in the United Kingdom having general control over Europe.
|2011||Kanematsu Europe PLC merged with Kanematsu G.m.b.H.|
|2012||Establishes an overseas affiliated company in India.|
|2019||Kanematsu Corporation celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2019.|