Since its establishment in 1947, the Tokyo Boeki Group has accumulated expertise and business capabilities. While making continued efforts to enhance them, the group companies aim to achieve the number one position in their respective industries by joining the forces of all their employees under the keyword “Global Partner.”
|1947||Founder Yasuo Matsumiya established Tokyo Boeki Shokai.|
|1949||Opened the Osaka Sub-Branch.|
|1951||Authorized as a trading firm for foreign food by the Japanese Food Agency.|
|1953||Successfully inaugurated the first post-war barter trade with China using the newly formulated TOMAS Way, becoming the forerunner of Japan-China trade.|
|1954||Entered steel trading; appointed as Yahata Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.’s (now Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation) export agent; established basis of steel business and related businesses.|
|1955||Acquired sole Japanese distributorship of U.S. Chiksan Joint and Loading Arms and commenced machinery imports; established foothold for the company's future growth in the electric power, gas and oil industries.|
|1956||Appointed as an export agent by Fuji Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (now Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation).|
|1957||Changed company name from Tokyo Boeki Shokai to Tokyo Boeki Ltd.|
|1958||Japan-China trade was suspended as a result of the Nagasaki Flag Incident. Our company took the opportunity to reform our business structure and expand our market.|
|1959||Opened a representative office in Moscow and advanced full-scale international trading operations.|
|1960||Acquired sole Japanese distributorship of iron ore from Timblo Ltd., Goa, India and began handling iron ore.|
|1962||Achieved large-scale exports of steel products to the EEC (now the EU).|
|1963||Opened the New York Office and the Beijing Office.|
|1964||Incorporated the New York Office into Tokyo Boeki (U.S.A.), Inc.|
|1965||Opened the Melbourne Office (now Tokyo Boeki (Australia) Pty. Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary).|
|1966||Acquired sole Japanese distributorship for manganese ore from B.H.P. Australia; took the opportunity to build a strong relationship with this company, and won the absolute confidence of the Australian market.|
|1967||The Moscow representative office was officially approved by the former Soviet Union Government as an office, the first time for a Free World enterprise.|
|1969||Completed construction of Atsugi plant which commenced operations; started the manufacturing of measuring instruments and design equipment.|
|1973||Opened the exclusive Japanese restaurant Inagiku at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, entering the restaurant industry in the United States.|
|1974||Founded Qatar Steel Co., Ltd., in Qatar through a joint venture, constructed the first full-scale steel plant in the Middle East; and initiated overseas production and multinational trading.|
|1976||Opened a representative office in Vancouver, Canada|
|1978||Agreed to export a large quantity of automobiles from Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. to China, greatly expanding long-term trade with China.|
|1983||Invested in Quintette Coal, Canada to diversify overseas coal sources.
Started the mining of coking coal for manufacturing from the Quintette mine.
|1985||Founded Monitor Products, Inc. in New Jersey, U.S., and began sales of electrical appliances in the United States.|
|1986||Founded T.B. Tech Co., Ltd. in Toyota.|
|1988||Opened representative office in Detroit, U.S. (now Tokyo Boeki North America, Inc.).
Opened a representative office in Hong Kong.
|1994||Made strong progress toward full-scale implementation of Tokyo Boeki Group Federated Management and conversion of our domestic and overseas bases into independent enterprises, including the establishment of the Atsugi plant as an independent company named Tokyo Boeki Techno-System Ltd.|
|1995||Founded Jinan Ludong Refractory Co., Ltd., a joint venture company, in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, beginning the manufacture and sale of refractory raw materials. Founded TB-eye Ltd. and T-Bics Inc.
Founded Jinan Ludong Refractory Co., Ltd., a joint venture company, in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, beginning the manufacture and sale of refractory raw materials. Started to supply its products to the Japanese steel industries, contributing to cost reductions.
Opened a representative office in Seoul, South Korea.
|1996||Founded Shangyu Dongshun Refractory Co., Ltd., a joint venture company, in Shangyu, Zhejiang Province, China, for reinforcement of the refractory raw material business.|
|1997||Capital participation in Horizon Coal Project, Utah, U.S.A. for expanded coal supply business to the Japanese power supply and iron & steel industries.
Introduced processing technology from Eco-Logic Corporation (Canada) for refractory organics such as PCB, making full-scale entry into the environmental field.
|1998||Implemented our internal company system, aimed at becoming a business-creating corporate group of the new era.|
|1999||Founded Tokyo Boeki Medical System Ltd. and started the manufacture and sale of automated analyzers for medical applications.
Invested in Cook Resources Mining in Australia and promoted demand for non-caking coal.
|2000||Formed an alliance with IdaTech in the U.S., acquired the right to manufacture and market IdaTech’s fuel cell systems in Japan, and entered the new energy sector.|
|2001||Founded TOMAS Trading (Shanghai) Corp. and Tokyo Boeki Mechanics Ltd.|
|2002||Founded TOMAS (Tianjin) International Trade Co., Ltd.
Appointed President Hiroshi Machida as Chairman and Executive Director, Yoshiyuki Tateno as President.
The Headquarters Business Unit is reorganized as the new Project Division and switches to an approach centered on growth and development.
|2003||Founded Niigata Loading Systems, Ltd. Integrated the development, manufacture and sale of fluid loading machinery for the energy industry. Shipped the first automatic analyzer for clinical examination to the U.S. market.|
|2005||Founded Tokyo Boeki (Beijing) Ltd., a local corporation with 100% investment by Tokyo Boeki, in China for integration of the steel-making refractory brick business.
This allowed independent business operations in the Chinese market and our company aimed to expand this business area primarily through sales of refractory bricks.
|2006||Founded Tokyo Boeki Machinery Ltd. and Tokyo Boeki Steel & Materials Ltd. through a spin-off in order to accelerate the move to Tokyo Boeki Group Federated Management system.|
|2007||Founded Tokyo Boeki CIS Ltd. and Tokyo Boeki (Rus) Ltd. in Moscow, and aimed for further strengthening of the CIS market.
Founded Tokyo Boeki (Rus) Ltd. in Moscow, and aimed for further strengthening of the CIS market.
|2008||Completed construction of Tokyo Boeki Techno-System Ltd.'s "Atsugi Optical Technology Center."|
|2009||Restructured TOMAS Trading (Shanghai) CORP. to found Tokyo Boeki (China) Ltd.
Relocated the T.B. Tech Co., Ltd. headquarters and the Toyota Office of Tokyo Boeki Techno-System Ltd. to new building in Toyota.
Appointed Chairman Hiroshi Machida as Chairman, President & CEO.
|2011||Restructured Tokyo Boeki Medical System Ltd. to found Tokyo Boeki Medisys Inc. Restructured Tokyo Boeki CIS Ltd. and changed the name to Tokyo Boeki Technology Ltd.
Constructed new office building for Tokyo Boeki Medisys Inc.
|2012||Greeted the 65th anniversary of Tokyo Boeki Group and held a commemorative party at the Palace Hotel.
Produced the Tokyo Boeki Group anthem "TOMAS - One for All."
|2013||Company name changed from Tokyo Boeki Ltd. to Tokyo Boeki Holdings Corporation and capital increased to 3.0 billion yen.|
|2014||Capital increased to 5.0 billion yen.|
|2015||Restructured Niigata Loading Systems, Ltd. to found Tokyo Boeki Engineering, Ltd.
Tokyo Boeki Medisys Inc. succeeded the Medical Instruments Division of Tokyo Boeki Machinery Ltd. through company split (absorption-type split), realizing the unification of manufacturing and sales.
Appointed Chairman, President & CEO Hiroshi Machida as Group Supreme Advisor and Executive Vice President Hideya Goami as Chairman, and Executive Vice President Toshiaki Ueda as President.
|2016||Appointed Chairman Hideya Goami as Chairman, President & CEO.|