Began business in Africa
CFAO S.A. established
Began automobile-related business
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Kasho Company Limited
April 15, 1920
Toyo Menka Kaisha, Ltd. (capital: ¥12.5 million, head office: Osaka) established; cotton business taken over from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
November 30, 1923
Mr.Shoichi Ishikawa, general manager, Tokyo Branch of Kato Shokai Co., Ltd. Founds Kato Shogyo(Commerce) Co., Ltd. the forerunner of Kasho Co., Ltd. at Nihonbashi, Tokyo, after the Tokyo Branch burns down in tha Great Kanto Earthquake. Kato Shogyo starts trading activities mainly with Southeast Asia.(Capital:¥200,000)
Singapore Office established
Kobe Office established
Corporate name changed to Kasho Co., Ltd.
Nagoya Office established
Osaka Office established
Toyota Kinyuu Kaisha, the Company's predecessor, was a company established in 1936 to provide sales financing for Toyota vehicles.
Developing as the Toyota Group's Trading Company
Machinery, metals, and foodstuffs businesses started
Trading division of Toyota Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd., established as a separate company under the name Nisshin Tsusho Kaisha, Ltd.
Sanyo Oil & Fat Industrial Co., Ltd. (currently Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.) established through joint investment with Toyo Rayon Co., Ltd. (currently Toray Industries, Inc.)
Listed on the Osaka and Tokyo stock exchanges
Toyomenka, Inc. (currently Tomen America Inc.) established
Merger with Kanegafuchi Trading Co., Ltd.; textile business expanded
Listed on the Nagoya stock exchange
Company name changed to Toyoda Tsusho Kaisha, Ltd.
San Francisco Office established
Stock listed on the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange
Merger with Taiyo Bussan Kaisha Ltd.; foodstuffs business expanded
Merger with Nankai Kogyo Co., Ltd.; metals business expanded
Began exporting Toyota vehicles, starting with the Dominican Republic
Sunpot Co., Ltd. established
Grain silo business launched; operation of grain-processing complex in Higashinada started
Stock listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange(Captal:¥363 million).
San Francisco Office formed into corporation under the name of Kasho (U.S.A.) Inc.
Began handling of Toyota vehicles
Maiden voyage of "Toyota Maru No.7" towards Central America.
Jakarta Representative Office established
Japanese name changed to Kabushiki Kaisha Tomen; dual head office system (Tokyo, Osaka) adopted
New head office building completed
Stock listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Stock listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange (Capital:¥1,144million)
Stepping Up Overseas Forays as Toyota Globalizes
Beijing Representative Office established
Tohoku Grain Terminal Co., Ltd. Established
Teijin Advanced Products Corporation (currently Tomen Electronics Corporation) acquired
Tokyo branch converted to head office, complementing the Nagoya head office in a two-head office system
Shanghai Representative Office established
Warrant bonds (US$70 million) issued on the European market
Company name changed to Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Power supply business launched; wind power generation project started in the U.S.A.
Kasho (U.S.A.) Inc. establishes Chicago Office
Tomen Power Corporation Established
Manila Representative Office established
London branch closed and Toyomenka (U.K.) Ltd. Established
Fukuoka Office established. Kobe Office integrated into Osaka Office
Spin-off of cotton business; Toyo Cotton (Japan) Co. established
Operational rights in Japan acquired from Chevron Chemical, including trademark and exclusive development and distribution rights for agrochemical product "ORTRAN"
P.T.Styrindo Mono Indonesia established
English name changed to Tomen Corporation
Business Division system commenced, with three divisions established: Foods, General Merchandise and Paper & Pulp, and Chemicals & Rubber
Tomen Devices Corporation established
Myanmar Liaison Office set up
Business partnership with Heineken
Myanmar Liaison Office formed into corporation under the name of Myanmar Kasho Co., Ltd.
Acquired shares of Eurapharma
Kasho merges with Tokyo Maruichi Shoji Co., Ltd.(Capital:¥1,656million).
Ho Chi Minh City Representative Office established.
Business alliance formed with Kasho Company, Ltd.
Business tie-up concluded with Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Tomen Electronics Corporation listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Merging and Forming Tie-Ups to Expand Value Chains Outside of the Automotive Sector
Capital investment and business tie-up commenced with Tomen Corporation
Merger with Kasho Company, Ltd.
Merger with Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Capital and business alliance initiated with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (private placement of shares worth ¥7.5 billion)
Stock listing of Tomen Electronics Corporation upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Life science business integrated with Arysta LifeScience Corporation
Spin-off of part of power supply business into Tomen Power Holdings Corporation (currently Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation) conducted
Sunpot Co., Ltd. listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Private placement of shares worth ¥10 billion to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation undertaken
Tomen Devices Corporation listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Stock listing of Tomen Devices Corporation upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Merger with Tomen Corporation
VISION 2015-LEAD THE NEXT (targeting 50:50 earningsratio for automotive sector and non-automotive sectorbusinesses) launched
Merger with Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Aiming to Become a Value-Generating Corporation that Addresses Socialand Environmental Issues Using its Automotive-Sector Foundations
Began handling of agricultural and
Began leasing business
Global 2020 Vision (targeting business portfolio with balanced 1:1:1 ratio between three domains (Tri Domains)launched
Acquired shares of CFAO, France’s largest trading company dedicated to business in Africa
Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation converted to a subsidiary
Capital participation commenced in French trading company CFAO S.A. (Photograph below is of Company President Jun Karube and Richard Bielle, Chairman of the Management Board at CFAO)
We are accelerating investment in new business fields. For example, in 2012 we commenced capital participation in CFAO S.A., a French trading company that has automotive and pharmaceutical operations centered on Africa. A particular emphasis is being placed on renewable energy, businesses in Africa, and other areas that have been seeing significant expansion in demand from society and also represent areas in which the Company can leverage its strengths and generate synergies.
Began retail business
Our Global Vision - for the next 10 years established in 2016 - encapsulates the major goals we seek to achieve by 2025.
CFAO SAS converted into wholly owned subsidiary
Next New Stage
Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation converted into wholly owned subsidiary