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 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.
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