1963 Feb
Established MISUMI Shoji Co., Ltd. with a focus on sales of electronic equipment and bearings.
1965 Jul
Began sale of press die components.
1973 Jun
Established Chubu Office (now Nagoya Customer Service Center).
1973 Jun
Continued establishing regional offices (now Customer Service Centers) across Japan.
1977 Jan
Published first edition of Standard Components for Press Dies catalog.
1980 Jan
Published first edition of Voice magazine.
1981 Apr
Established Kansai Plant as a distribution center (now West Japan Distribution Center).
1985 May
Published first edition of Standard Components for Plastic Molds catalog.
1987 Sep
Established branch office in Taipei, Taiwan.
1988 Feb
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI USA, Inc., in the United States.
1988 Sep
Published first edition of Standard Components for Factory Automation catalog.
1989 May
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI TAIWAN CORP., in Taipei to succeed the Taipei Office.
1989 May
Changed corporate name from MISUMI Shoji Co., Ltd. to MISUMI Corporation.
1991 Apr
Published first edition of Electronics Components for Factory Automation catalog.
1991 Aug
New building of Kansai Plant completed (now West Japan Distribution Center) and automatic sorting line installed.
1993 Jul
Published first edition of cutting tools catalog.
1994 Jan
Listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1994 Apr
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE. LTD., in Singapore.
1994 Jul
Published first edition of Custom Parts for Factory Automation catalog.
1995 Jun
Published first edition of Computer Components for Factory Automation catalog.
1995 Aug
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI E.A. HK LTD., in Hong Kong.
1997 Jan
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI (THAILAND) CO., LTD., in Thailand.
1997 Jan
Established sales office in Bangkok, Thailand.
1998 Sep
Listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1999 May
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI KOREA CORP., in South Korea.
2003 Apr
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI Europa GmbH, in Germany.
2003 Jun
Established local subsidiary, SHANGHAI MISUMI PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD. (now MISUMI (CHINA) PRECISION MACHINERY TRADING CO., LTD.), in Shanghai, China.
2003 Oct
Opened QCT Logistics Center in Shanghai as a major distribution center.
2004 May
Published Inch Mechanical Standard Components for Factory Automation catalog for the North American market.
2004 May
Opened QCT Logistics Center in North America as a major distribution center.
2004 Jun
Established sales office in Wuxi, China.
2004 Jun
Established sales office in Taichung and Gaoxiong, Taiwan.
2005 Feb
Established local subsidiary, SURUGA (THAILAND) CO., LTD., in Thailand.
2005 Apr
Merged with SURUGA SEIKI CO., LTD. (now SURUGA Production Platform Co., Ltd.) through a stock swap.
Company name changed to MISUMI Group Inc., establishing a new company, the MISUMI Corporation, to continue all MISUMI business operations.
2005 May
Established sales offices in Guangzhou and Tianjin, China.
2005 Jul
Opened QCT Logistics Center in Guangzhou, China, as a major distribution center.
2005 Jul
Launched Suruga Vietnam Plant No. 2 as a production site in Vietnam.
2005 Oct
Opened QCT Logistics Center and SURUGA SEIKI Thailand Plant in Thailand as major logistics and production centers.
2006 Jan
Opened QCT Logistics Center in Frankfurt, Germany as a major distribution center.
2006 Aug
Established MISHIMA SEIKI CO., LTD., a subsidiary of SURUGA SEIKI CO., LTD. (now SURUGA Production Platform Co., Ltd.)
2006 Sep
Established local subsidiary, SURUGA KOREA CO., LTD., in South Korea.
2006 Oct
Established sales office in Malaysia.
2006 Oct
Opened QCT Logistics Center in South Korea as a major distribution center.
2006 Dec
Established sales office in Vietnam.
2007 Feb
Opened SURUGA SEIKI Korea Plant in South Korea as a production center.
2007 Apr
Opened MISUMI QCT Center Kumamoto in Kumamoto as a Customer Service Center.
2007 Oct
Established MISUMI Production Park in Kobe as an integrated production center.
2007 Nov
Established sales office in Shenzhen, China.
2008 Jan
Consolidated call centers throughout Japan into two facilities, Tokyo and Kumamoto QCT centers.
2008 Mar
Made SP Parts Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation.
2009 Mar
Established MISUMI INDIA Pvt. Ltd., a local subsidiary in India.
2010 Jul
Established sales office in Italy.
2010 Aug
Established sales office in Ningbo, China.
2010 Aug
Established sales office in Chennai, India.
2010 Aug
Established inventory center as a distribution hub in Singapore.
2010 Nov
Launched the MISUMI VONA platform, which sells third-party brand products.
2011 Jan
Changed name of SURUGA SEIKI CO., LTD. to SURUGA Production Platform Co., Ltd.
Newly established subsidiary takes over the name SURUGA SEIKI CO., LTD. and carries on business operations of the Optical & Scientific Technology Division
2011 Jan
Upgraded local sales office into a local subsidiary, MISUMI MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
2011 Feb
Established a local subsidiary in India, SURUGA INDIA Pvt. Ltd.
2011 Apr
Established a sales office in Taegu, South Korea.
2011 May
Established sales offices in Wuhan (China), Bangalore (India) and Hsinchu (Taiwan).
2011 Jun
Established a sales office in Suzhou and Dongguan (China).
2011 Jul
Established a local subsidiary in Shanghai, SURUGA SEIKI SALES & TRADING (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd.
2011 Aug
Established a sales office in Beijing, China.
2011 Sep
Established a sales office in Dalian, China.
2011 Oct
Launched Suruga Vietnam Plant No. 3 as a production site in Vietnam.
2011 Oct
Launched Suruga India Plant in India.
2011 Dec
Added an inventory center in Los Angeles (United States) as a distribution center.
2012 Mar
Established sales office in Qingdao, China.
2012 Jul
Established sales office in Chengdu, China.
2012 Nov
Acquired US die components makers Dayton Progress Corporation and Anchor Lamina America, Inc., which is the components unit of The Anchor Danly Company.
2013 Jan
Established local subsidiary, SURUGA SEIKI (NANTONG) CO., LTD., in Nantong, China.
2013 Jan
Established local subsidiary, PT. MISUMI INDONESIA, in Indonesia.
2013 Mar
Established sales office in Xi’an, China.
2013 May
Established sales office in Xiamen (Amoy), China.
2013 Sep
Opened sales office and logistics center in Cikarang, Indonesia.
2014 Mar
Opened Nantong Plant as a production site in Nantong, China.
2014 Jul
SURUGA Production Platform Co., Ltd. was awarded the 2014 GOOD FACTORY Award for Innovations to Manufacturing Processes by the Japan Management Association.
2014 Sep
Opened a sales office in Pune, India.
2015 Mar
Released eight VONA Business catalogs.
2015 Apr
Made DAISEKI Co., Ltd. a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation.
2015 Oct
Launched Suruga Vietnam Plant No. 4 as a production site in Vietnam.
2016 Jul
Established local subsidiary, MISUMI VIETNAM CO., LTD., in Vietnam.