MATSUO SANGYO Co., Ltd.

COMPANY HISTORY

Foundation - 1949

1938
January
Founded under the company name MATSUO AKIRA SHOTEN.
1949
July
Reorganized as MATSUO SHOTEN Co., Ltd. with a capital of 500,000 yen.
Main products include nonferrous metals and raw materials for coatings.

1950 - 1959

1954
February
Obtained exclusive distributorship for ALPASTE, which is provided by International Aluminum Limited. (Now Alcan Asia, Ltd.)
1955
April
Opened our Tokyo Office. (Current Tokyo Branch)
1957
February
Became a distributor for Sakai Chemical Industry, Co. Ltd. and commenced distribution of titanium oxide.
September
Toyo Aluminum K.K. started domestic production of ALPASTE. Became their distributor and continues the distribution of ALPASTE today.
October
Became a distributor of Nagoya Rubber Co., Ltd. (Now Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd) and entered the synthetic resin product market.

1960 - 1969

1961
April
Opened our Nagoya Office. (Current Nagoya Branch)
1964
September
Changed corporate name to MATSUO SANGYO Co., Ltd.
1968
January
Opened our Ohta Office. (Current Ohta Branch)
1969
September
Became the exclusive distributor in Japan of electrostatic powder coating machines supplied by ITW Gema AG (Switzerland).

1970 - 1989

1970
July
Established an office in Taiwan and trading business expended. (Closed in 1978)
1976
March
Began selling optical fibers as a distributor of Sumita Optical Glass Mfg Co., Ltd. (Now Sumita Optical Glass Inc.)
1984
April
Increased capital to \105 million with funding from the Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd.

1990 - 1999

1992
July
Opened our Singapore Branch.
1995
April
Entered the deposition industry by establishing a consortium with Ito Optical Industrial Co., Ltd.
1996
January
Our volumetric feeder (SFC system) was adopted by the US Big Three for their automobile coatings.
March
Delivered our Semiconductor Excitation Solid Green Lasers (100W) to the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (TOKAI Research Institute).
1998
March
Our powder coating volumetric feeder (SFC-Q System) received the "Machine Development Award for Medium-Sized and Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses" from the Japan Society for the Promotion of the Machine Industry.

2000 - 2010

2000
July
Increased our capital to \310 million.
2002
January
Assigned our powder coating machine business to Asahi Sunac Corporation.
April
Received the "2001 Supplier of the Year" award from GM (General Motors).
2004
February
Acquired ISO14001 certification.
(Scope: Headquarters Office, Tokyo/Nagoya/Ohta Branches)
March
Established an overseas representative office in Shanghai, China.
November
Established a local corporation in Shanghai, "Shanghai Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.".
2006
May
Established a local corporation in Thailand, "Thai Matsuo Co., Ltd.".
November
Acquired ISO9001 certification.
(Scope:Headquarters Office, our Tokyo, Nagoya, and Ohta branches, and Shinjyo office)
2007
November
Established a local corporation in Guangzhou, "Guangzhou Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.".
2008
July
Established our second local corporation in Thailand, "Thai Matsuo Asia Trading Co., Ltd.".
September
Established a local corporation in Tianjin, "Tianjin Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.".
October
Acquired ISO14001、ISO9001 certification
(Thai Matsuo Co.,Ltd)
2009
March
Established a local corporation in Chongqing, "Chongqing Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.".
September
Acquired ISO14001 certification
(Shinjyo office)

2011 - Present

2011
August
Established a local corporation in Indonesia, "PT.MATSUO INDONESIA".
2014
January
Established a local corporation in Malaysia, “Matsuo Sangyo (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

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