History

1844
Started its history as a fabric and textile wholesaler “Horikoshi” with a shop name of “Marubun” at the site of the present company headquarters, its business covering export of silk threads and import of Western textiles
1897
The dry goods wholesale business discontinued; established Horikoshi Office to manage the property
1928
Established The Horikoshi Company as a limited partnership to preserve the property
1946
Established Nakazen Trading Company to sell machinery, instruments and daily-use sundries
1947
Established Marubun Corporation merged with The Horikoshi Company and Nakazen Trading Company, capitalized at ¥ 7.03 million
1948
Started business as an exporter and importer mainly of machinery instruments and daily goods
1949
Founded Maruizumi K.K. as a 50-50 joint venture with Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (forerunner of Sony Corp.)
1952
Succeeded in reaching agreement with Rocke International, Inc. to serve as their representative office, and began import and sales of U.S.-made equipment in Japan
1957
Reached agreement with Ampex Corporation and began handling measuring instruments. Subsequently, expanding business to import and sales of foreign products including aerospace, optical and analysis equipment in Japan
1958
Established a Technology Office to offer technical services for imported equipment
Began handling transistors, diodes and semiconductors made by Texas Instruments Incorporated in Japan
1961
Established Kanazawa Branch Office as an independent company Marubun Kanazawa Co., Ltd. (current Marubun Tsusho Co., Ltd.)
1964
Started handling aeronautics/space equipment and laser equipment.
1965
Became the first company in Japan to import and sell integrated circuits made by Texas Instruments Incorporated
1967
Started operations industrial and analytical equipment.
1968
Established a representative office in the U.S. (later becoming an overseas affiliate)
1969
Established the IC Group which specializes in sales of semiconductors
1970
Held “Marubun Electronics Show” to commemorate the 126th anniversary since Company founding, establishing a position as the leading importer of advanced equipment in Japa
1980
Contracted with Texas Instruments Japan Ltd. to serve as their sales representative.
1982
Contracted with Seiko Epson Corp. to serve as their sales representative; became the world's first trading company to handle foundry business.
1983
Established American representative office as an independent company Marubun USA Corporation
1984
Started to do business with Nippon Motorola Ltd., expanding business in semiconductor products.
1985
Established Minamisuna Distribution Center to enhance logistics capability
1988
Established Marubun Electronics (S) Pte. Ltd. and began expanding business in Asia
1989
Established Marubun Taiwan, Inc
1994
Established Marubun Hong Kong Ltd.
1997
Listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Established the Marubun Research Promotion Foundation
1998
Entered joint-venture business with Arrow Electronics, Inc. (U.S.) and established Marubun/Arrow Asia, Ltd
1999
Established Marubun/Arrow USA, LLC
2000
Established Foresight Techno Co., Ltd.
2001
Listed on the 2st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Acquired ISO 14002 Certificate
2005
Established Marubun Semicon Corporation, dedicated to the sales of semiconductors made by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Established Kobe Branch Office as an independent company Marubun West Corporation
2007
Acquired ISO 9002 Certificate
2013
Hokushinrika, become a subsidiary of Marubun Tsusyo Co.,Ltd.
2015
Ikeda Iryoudenki, Co. Ltd., become a subsidiary of Marubun Tsusyo Co.,Ltd. (current Marubun Tsusho Niigata Regional Office)
2016
KTL Corporation, become a subsidiary of Marubun Corpotation.