MISUMI Group Information

MISUMI History

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 Marketing Center).

Jun

Continued establishing regional offices (now Marketing 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.

Sep

Published first edition of Standard Components for Factory Automation (now Mechanical Standard Components for Factory Automation) catalog.

1989

May

Established local subsidiary, MISUMI TAIWAN CORP., in Taipei to succeed the Taipei Office.

May

Changed corporate name from MISUMI Shoji Co., Ltd. to MISUMI Corporation.

1991

Apr

Published first edition of Electronics Components for Factory Automation (now Electronics Wiring Connection Components for Factory Automation) catalog.

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 (now Tools and Consumables) catalog.

1994

Jan

Listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Apr

Established local subsidiary, MISUMI SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE. LTD., in Singapore.

Jul

Published first edition of Custom Parts (now Custom Mechanical Parts) for Factory Automation catalog.

1995

Jun

Published first edition of Computer Components for Factory Automation (now Electronics Wiring Connection Components for Factory Automation) catalog.

Aug

Established local subsidiary, MISUMI E.A. HK LTD., in Hong Kong.

1997

Jan

Established local subsidiary, MISUMI (THAILAND) CO., LTD., in Thailand.

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.

Jun

Established local subsidiary, SHANGHAI MISUMI PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD. (now MISUMI (CHINA) PRECISION MACHINERY TRADING CO., LTD.), in Shanghai, China.

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.

May

Opened QCT Logistics Center in North America as a major distribution center.

Jun

Established sales office in Wuxi, China.

Jun

Established sales office in Gaoxiong, Taiwan.

2005

Feb

Established local subsidiary, SURUGA (THAILAND) CO., LTD., in Thailand.

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.

May

Established sales offices in Tianjin and Guangzhou, China.

Jul

Opened QCT Logistics Center in Guangzhou, China, as a major distribution center.

Jul

Launched Suruga Vietnam Plant No. 2 as a production site in Vietnam.

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 logistics center.

Aug

Established MISHIMA SEIKI CO., LTD., a subsidiary of SURUGA SEIKI CO., LTD. (now SURUGA Production Platform Co., Ltd.)

Sep

Established local subsidiary, SURUGA KOREA CO., LTD., in South Korea.

Oct

Established sales office in Malaysia.

Oct

Opened QCT Logistics Center in South Korea as a major distribution center.

Dec

Established sales office in Vietnam.

2007

Feb

Opened SURUGA SEIKI Korea Plant in South Korea as a production center.

Apr

Opened MISUMI QCT Center Kumamoto in Kumamoto as a marketing center.

Oct

Established MISUMI Production Park as an integrated production center.

Nov

Established sales office in Shenzhen, China.

2008

Jan

Consolidated call centers throughout Japan into two facilities, Tokyo and Kumamoto QCT centers.

Mar

Consolidated SP Parts Corporation by MISUMI Corporation.

2009

Mar

Established MISUMI INDIA Pvt. Ltd., a local subsidiary in India.

Nov

Established sales office in Gurgaon, India

2010

Jul

Established sales office in Italy.

Aug

Established sales office in Ningbo, China.

Aug

Established sales office in Chennai, India.

Aug

Established logistics center as a distribution hub in Singapore.

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

Jan

Upgraded local sales office into a local subsidiary, MISUMI MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.

Feb

Established a local subsidiary in India, SURUGA INDIA Pvt. Ltd.

Apr

Established a sales office in Taegu, South Korea.

May

Established sales offices in Wuhan (China), Bangalore (India) and Hsinchu (Taiwan).

Jun

Established a sales office in Suzhou and Dongguan (China).

Jul

Established a local subsidiary in Shanghai, SURUGA SEIKI SALES & TRADING (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd.

Aug

Established a sales office in Beijing, China.

Sep

Established a sales office in Dalian, China.

Oct

Launched Suruga Vietnam Plant No. 3 as a production site in Vietnam.

Oct

Launched Suruga India Plant in India.

Dec

Added an inventory center in Los Angeles (United States) as a distribution center.

2012

Mar

Established sales office in Qingdao, China.

Jul

Established sales office in Chengdu, China.

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, as a production center.

Jan

Established local subsidiary, PT. MISUMI INDONESIA, in Indonesia.

Mar

Established sales office in Xi’an, China.

May

Established sales office in Xiamen (Amoy), China.

Sep

Opened sales office and logistics center in Cikarang, Indonesia.

2014

Mar

Opened Nantong Plant as a production site in Nantong, China.

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