Matsuo Sangyo Co., Ltd.


January, 1938


Toshihiko Matsuo, Chairman
Naoki Matsuo, CEO


Import, export, and domestic sales of coating raw materials, high functional materials, optical components, automotive parts, etc.


July, 1949


310 million yen

Number of

66 (168 on consolidated basis)

Our Company in Figures

Turnover (in billion yen)
Number of Employees
Number of Clients/Suppliers

(Current as of April 2024 )



  • Osaka Headquarters
  • Tokyo Branch
  • Ota Branch
  • Nagoya Branch
  • DIAM Co., Ltd.


  • Shanghai Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Guangzhou Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Tianjin Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Chongqing Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Matsuo-Horsense (Guangzhou)
    Technical Center


  • Thai Matsuo Co., Ltd.


  • PT. Matsuo Indonesia


  • Matsuo Sangyo (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Osaka Headquarters

5F Midosuji Honmachi Bldg., 3-5-7 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0053, Japan

Tokyo Branch

1F KDX Shin-Yokohama Bldg., 2-3-8, Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222-0033, Japan

Ota Branch

775, Niijima-cho, Ota, Gunma 373-0819, Japan

Nagoya Branch

4F Green Bldg., 1-16-20, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0003, Japan

DIAM Co., Ltd.

65-1 Sankakucho Hanamigawa-ku Chiba, Chiba
President: Kazuya Kotani
Established: April, 2021

Shanghai Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.

1F, Longemont Yes Tower, No. 399, Kaixuan Rd., Changning District, Shanghai, China
TEL: +86-21-3250-5511
FAX: +86-21-3250-6922/6933
President: Naoki Matsuo
Established: November, 2004

Guangzhou Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.

2001,B3 Building Hanxi Commercial Center Times E-PARK,Zhongcun Str.Panyu,Guangzhou,511495,China
TEL: 020-84155586
FAX: 020-84155557
President: Baixin Liu
Established: November, 2007

Tianjin Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.

B-15 PingAn Mansion, No. 59 Annex 1, Machang Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, China
TEL: +86-22-8823-9231
FAX: +86-22-8558-5325
President: Masatora Matsu
Established: September, 2008

Chongqing Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd.

No.904, China Resources Block A, No.51, Xiejiawan main street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing City, China
TEL: +86-23-6807-7961
FAX: +86-23-6807-7962
President: Baixin Liu
Established: March, 2009

Matsuo-Horsense (Guangzhou) Technical Center

住所 广州市番禺区石楼镇创启路63号A2栋801
設立年月 2011年7月

Thai Matsuo Co., Ltd.

1778 Summer Hub, 3rd floor,
Room301, Sukhumvit Road,
Prakhanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
TEL: +66-2029-0195-7
FAX: +66-2029-0198
President: Takashi Hasegawa
Established: May, 2006

PT. Matsuo Indonesia

Mayapada Tower 16Fl.Unit 16-08
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.28
Jakarta 12920 Indonesia
TEL: +62-21-5794-0207
FAX: +62-21-5794-0200
President: Yohei Hagihara
Established: August, 2011

Matsuo Sangyo (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Suite W403, West Wing, Wisma Consplant 1, No. 2, Jalan SS16/4, Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor, Malaysia
TEL: +60-3-5621-0498
FAX: +60-3-5621-0499
President: Takashi Hasegawa
Established: January, 2014

Top Message

Matsuo Sangyo Co., Ltd. was founded in 1938. Ever since the establishment, while adapting our business model to the changing times, we have contributed to the advancement of society by addressing the issues facing our partners in the manufacturing industry. We have done so via our wide range of products in the chemical, automotive, electronic, and mechanical fields, focusing on raw materials for coatings, automotive components, and optical components.

Our corporate message, Connecting The Peaks, encapsulates the entrepreneurial spirit of Matsuo Sangyo that lives on to this day. It expresses our determination to constantly create new value by connecting outstanding technologies, knowledge, and expertise.

I believe that by creating an environment in which each and every employee can contribute 120% of their energy - and engage in addressing social issues through work as enjoyable as if it were their own passion - the lives of the people involved and society as a whole will ultimately be enriched.

At present, the world faces serious environmental issues, and we are faced with the need to rethink the essence of our social activities. Given these pressing circumstances, we will work closely with our partners in the manufacturing industry to create new value toward the realization of a sustainable society.

Naoki Matsuo

Company Milestones

January 1938
Founded as Matsuo Akira Shoten.
July 1949
Reorganized as Matsuo Shoten Co., Ltd. with a capital of 500,000 yen.
The main products were nonferrous metals and painting materials.
February 1954
Became the general sales agent in Japan for the aluminium paste of International Aluminium Limited (today’s Alcan Asia Limited).
September 1957
Toyo Aluminium K.K. started domestic production of aluminum effect pigment. As their sales agent, the company worked to expand the sales.
October 1957
Became a sales agent for Nagoya Rubber Co., Ltd. (today’s Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.) and advanced into the field of synthetic resin molded products.
September 1964
Renamed to Matsuo Sangyo Co., Ltd.
July 1970
Opened a representative office in Taiwan to expand the import-export business.
March 1976
Became a sales agent for SUMITA Optical Glass MFG. Co., Ltd. (today’s SUMITA OPTICAL GLASS, Inc.) and started to sell optical fibers.
April 1984
Received investment from Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd. and boosted its capital to 105 million yen.
July 1992
Opened Singapore Branch (closed in 2017).
April 1995
Formed a consortium with Itoh Optical Industrial Co., Ltd. and advanced into the business field of vapor deposition.
July 2000
Boosted its paid-up capital to 310 million yen.
April 2002
Won the “2001 Supplier of the Year Award” from General Motors Company (GM) in the U.S.
February 2004
The headquarters, Tokyo Branch, Nagoya Branch, and Ota Branch obtained ISO14001 certification.
November 2004
Established the subsidiary Shanghai Matsuo-Horsense Trading. Co., Ltd. in Shanghai in China.
May 2006
Established the subsidiary Thai Matsuo Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
November 2006
The headquarters, Tokyo Branch, Nagoya Branch, Ota Branch, and Shinjo Office obtained ISO9001 certification.
November 2007
Established the subsidiary Guangzhou Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou in China.
September 2008
Established the subsidiary Tianjin Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd. in Tianjin in China.
March 2009
Established the subsidiary Chongqing Matsuo-Horsense Trading Co., Ltd. in Chongqing in China.
August 2011
Established the subsidiary PT. Matsuo Indonesia in Indonesia.
January 2014
Established the subsidiary Matsuo Sangyo (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.
April 2021
Established DIAM Co., Ltd