ABOUT US

History

July 1947
Subsequent to the resolution of Mitsui & Co. by the order of GHQ's Memorandum of Understanding, the Company was established on November 27, 1947, being mainly composed of members of the machinery and trade divisions of the former Mitsui & Co.
November 1947
The Company started its operation under the name Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Ltd. (capitalized at \5 million, with head office located at 2-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) as a trading company specializing in technical support service for machinery.
January 1948
Established the Sapporo Branch Office
January 1949
Established the Osaka Branch Office
January 1951
Established the Nagoya and Fukuoka Branch Office
April 1956
Established the Far East Mercantile Corp. in New York as a subsidiary company
October 1958
Established Far East Mercantile GmbH in Frankfurt as a subsidiary company
November 1960
Moved the entire Frankfurt office to Dusseldorf
October 1964
Established the London Branch Office
October 1965
Moved the entire Head Office to 4, Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; later, in January 1970, the street number was changed to the present address of 2-1, Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
September 1970
Established Nippon System Industries Corporation as a subsidiary company specializing in the manufacture of electronic equipment and development of software
January 1976
Established the Sendai Sales Office
April 1982
Established the Hiroshima Sales Office
September 1984
Changed the trade name from Far East Mercantile Corp. to KBK Inc.
October 1984
Changed the trade name from Far East Mercantile GmbH to Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha (KBK) GmbH
March 1987
Listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
September 1994
Established the Taipei Branch Office
May 1997
Established Kyokuto Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary company
March 2000
Listed and upgraded in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
December 2003
Resolved the London Branch Office and integrated it with KBK GmbH, and changed the trade name to KBK Europe GmbH
April 2008
Established Kyokuto Trading (India) Pvt. Ltd. as a subsidiary company
April 2009
Established KBK Steel Products Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary company
January 2011
Aquired 100% ownership of Z.R.C. Japan Corporation
March 2011
Established "KBK do Brasil Comercio de Maquinas Ltda." as a wholly owned subsidiary company in Brazil.
November 2011
Acquired the shares of Sunco Spring Co., Ltd., making it a wholly owned subsidiary
November 2012
Acquired the shares of Vahle Japan Co., Ltd., making it a wholly owned subsidiary
April 2013
April 2015
May 2015
Acquired the shares of Automax Co., Ltd., making it a wholly owned subsidiary
Established Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Mexico, S.A. de C.V. as a subsidiary company
Acquired the shares of Eto Co., Ltd., making it a subsidiary