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 OKAYA U.S.A., INC. established as subsidiary
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
1973 OKAYA EUROPE GMBH established as subsidiary in Germany
1974 SIAM SURIYA CO., LTD. established as subsidiary in Thailand
1977 OKAYA AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. established as subsidiary
1982 OKAYA SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. established as subsidiary
1983 OKAYA INTERNATIONAL (H.K.) LTD. established as subsidiary
1986 Construction of headquarters building completed
1989 OKAYA (TAIWAN) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
1990 Tokuichi Okaya appointed as president
1991 OKAYA (CANADA) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
1995 Listed in Second Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange (capital increased to 7,852 billion yen)
1996 YANGON OFFICE opened in Myanmar
1997 Stock moved to the First Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange (capital increased to 9,128 billion yen)
2000 ISO 14001 certification related to environment management acquired
OKAYA (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
2002 OKAYA (KOREA) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
2004 ISO 9001 certification acquired
Joined Henokiens, an international association of traditional companies
2005 OKAYA (GUANGZHOU) CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
2006 OKAYA (BEIJING) CO., LTD. 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. established as subsidiary in Mexico
2008 OKAYA & CO., INDIA PVT. LTD. established as subsidiary
OKAYA KYUSHU CO., LTD. established as subsidiary
2009 MIDDLE EAST OFFICE opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2011 VINA OKAYA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. established as subsidiary in Vietnam
PT. OKAYA INDONESIA established as subsidiary
2012 OKAYA DO BRASIL COMERCIO LTDA. established as subsidiary
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
2019 350th anniversary of foundation
2021 Takehiro Okaya appointed as president