About MARUBUN Corporate 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 125th anniversary since Company founding, establishing a position as the leading importer of advanced equipment in Japan.|
|1974||Participated in the N-I rocket project of the National Space Development Agency of Japan (current JAXA).|
|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.|
|1990||Chairman Yoshio Horikoshi is awarded O.B.E(Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for contributing to the development of British industry.|
|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
Established Foresight Techno Co., Ltd.
|2001||Listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Acquired ISO 14001 Certificate.
|2005||Established Kobe Branch Office as an independent company Marubun West Corporation.|
|2007||Acquired ISO 9001 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.|
|2017||Established Marubun Arrow Europe Kft.|
|2018||KTL Corporation has been integrated into Marubun Corpotation.|
|2019||Ikeda Iryoudenki, Co. Ltd., has been integrated into Marubun Tsusyo Co.,Ltd.|
|2022||Transfer from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to the Prime Market.|