Company profile

History

1669 Hardware store called “SASAYA” founded by OKAYA’s first-generation owner
Sosuke-Muneharu Okaya in Teppo-cho, Nagoya (at current headquarters location)
1862 Branch called "Fukudana" opened in Osaka (currently Osaka Office)
1872 Branch called "Masudana" opened in Nihonbashi Kodenmacho, Tokyo (currently Tokyo Head Office)
1937 OKAYA SHOTEN CO., LTD. founded
1943 Corporate name changed to "OKAYA & CO., LTD."
1952 Tokyo Branch Office (currently Tokyo Head Office ) relocated to Shin Marunouchi Building
1963 Construction of Sorami Pier Warehouse completed
1964 Subsidiary established in United States (OKAYA U.S.A., INC.)
1967 Annual sales surpass 100 billion yen
1968 Toyota Sales Office (currently Toyota Branch Office) opened
1972 Certified as "friendly trading company" by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
1974 Subsidiary established in Thailand (SIAM SURIYA CO., LTD.)
1982 Subsidiary established in Singapore (OKAYA SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.)
1983 Subsidiary established in Hong Kong (OKAYA INTERNATIONAL (H.K.) LTD.)
1986 Construction of headquarters building completed
1990 Tokuichi Okaya appointed as president
1995 Listed in Second Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange (capital increased to 7,852 billion yen)
1997 Listed in First Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange (capital increased to 9,128 billion yen)
2000 ISO 14001 certification related to environment management acquired
2001 OKAYA & CO., LTD. MANILA OFFICE in the Philippines opened
2002 OKAYA (KOREA) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
2004 ISO 9001 certification acquired
Henokiens international association of traditional companies joined
2005 OKAYA & CO., LTD. HO CHI MINH OFFICE in Vietnam opened
2006 OKAYA (BEIJING) CO., LTD. in China established as subsidiary
POLAND TOKAI OKAYA MANUFACTURING SP. Z O.O. established as subsidiary
2007 OKAYA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
OKAYA HOKKAIDO CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
MEX OKAYA-TN, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. in Mexico established as subsidiary
2008 OKAYA & CO., INDIA PVT. LTD. established as subsidiary
OKAYA KYUSHU CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
2009 OKAYA & CO., LTD. MIDDLE EAST OFFICE in Dubai, United Arab Emirates opened
2011 VINA STEEL CENTER CO., LTD. in Vietnam established as subsidiary
VINA OKAYA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. in Vietnam Established as subsidiary
PT. OKAYA INDONESIA established as subsidiary
2012 OKAYA DO BRASIL COMERCIO LTDA. established as subsidiary
2013 OKAYA & CO., LTD. MEXICO OFFICE opened
2014 OKAYA MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. established as subsidiary
2015 OKAYA INTERNATIONAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. established as subsidiary
2016 JIS Q 9100 certification acquired