History

The history of KOIKE SANGYO, from our inception in 1911 to the present day.

Since our inception, KOIKE SANGYO has been delivering chemicals nationwide from our base in Kansai. Recently, we have been setting up local companies in various countries, and expanding our business overseas. Here is the history of KOIKE SANGYO so far.

Since 1900

April, 1911

Shoichi Koike established Koike Shoten at its current location

Started sales of industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals

April, 1948

Koike Shoten reorganized as Koike Yakuhin Co., Ltd. with capital of 3 million yen

January, 1951

Tokyo agency is opened (became Tokyo branch in January 1962)

March, 1955

Capital is increased to 12 million yen

February, 1956

Executive Managing Director Minoru Koike is appointed as the President and CEO

July, 1959

Yahata agency is opened (became Kyushu sales office in January 1962)

September, 1959

Nagoya agency is opened (became Nagoya branch in July 1998)

May, 1961

Company name is changed to KOIKE SANGYO, INC. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its foundation

May, 1981

Hiroshima sales office is opened

December, 1984

Toyama suboffice is opened

October, 1985

Capital is increased to 81 million yen

July, 1988

Kumamoto Sales Office is opened

September,1988

Kanzakigawa warehouse is opened in Osaka

November, 1991

Hari distribution center is opened in Nara

June, 1992

Shingu distribution center is opened in Hyogo

April, 1995

Kumamoto distribution center is opened in Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto

May, 1995

Vice President Makoto Koike is appointed as President and CEO

Since 2000

June, 2002

Company-wide (including distribution centers) acquisition of ISO14001

June, 2004

Company-wide (including distribution centers) acquisition of ISO9001

November, 2005

Capital is increased to 101 million yen

November, 2007

Managing Director Takashi Oishi is appointed as President and CEO

January, 2009

Sakai office is opened

April, 2011

Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of KOIKE SANGYO

President and CEO Takashi Oishi is appointed as Chairman

Executive Officer Yukichika Koike is appointed as President and CEO

July, 2014

Koike Commercial (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. is established as a local corporation in China

February, 2016

Thai Koike Trading Co., Ltd. is established as a local corporation in Thailand

April, 2020

Fukuchiyama suboffice is opened

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