Hanwa Co., LTD.

History

1946~1961

1946 Form a private firm "Hanwa Shokai"
1947 Establish "HANWA CO., LTD."
1948 Open Tokyo Office (present Tokyo Head Quarter)
1949 Join "Japan Iron and Steel Federation"
1952 Open Nagoya Office (present Nagoya Branch)
1953 Start trading with People's Republic of China
1957 Establish Hanwa scholarship foundation
1959 Supply steel material for TOGU-GOSHO, Crown Prince's Palace
1960 First published NEN-RIN, company news leter
1961 Open "FUNABASHI warehouse (Tokyo)" (present Hanwa Logistics Tokyo Funabashi Factory)
First head office and Hanwa's original Articles of Incorporation and the application of establishment and registration ; operations began with a workforce of eight

First head office and Hanwa's original Articles of Incorporation and the application of establishment and registration ; operations began with a workforce of eight
(1947)

Hanwa supplied lightweight rails used at Kansai Electric Power's Kurobe Dam Project.

Hanwa supplied lightweight rails used at Kansai Electric Power's Kurobe Dam Project.
(1950)

The newly constructed Hanwa head office building in Osaka in November 1951 stood at the same location of the present building.

The newly constructed Hanwa head office building in Osaka in November 1951 stood at the same location of the present building.
(1950)

1962~1981

1963 Listed on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange
1964 Open Hong Kong Office (present Head Quarters of Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd.)
1965 Open New York Office (present Head Quarters of Hanwa American Corp.)
Open Bombay Office (present Mumbai Office)
1967 Join JETRO
1968 Open Seattle Office
(present Hanwa American Corp. Seattle Branch)
Establish Hanwa American Corporation
1970 Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1971 Open Singapore Office (present Hanwa Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.)
Establish Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Listed on both the first section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange
1972 Open Teheran Office in Iran
Open Bangkok Office (present Hanwa Thailand Co., Ltd.)
Completion of new premise of Tokyo Branch
Open Bogota Office in Columbia
Establish Hanwa Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Open Miri Office in Malaysia
1973 Hanwa American Corp. open Los Angeles Branch
Open Jakarta Office
Chiyoda Co., Ltd. join Hanwa group
S.K.Engineering Co., Ltd. join Hanwa group
Open Beirut Office in Lebanon
1974 Completion of Nagoya Steel Center (present Hanwa Logistics Nagoya Co., Ltd.)
Open Sandakan Office in Malaysia
1975 Open London Office (present London Branch)
Open Kuwait Office
Open "Nankou Steel Center(Osaka)" (Present Hanwa Logistics Osaka Co., Ltd.)
Open Palembang Office in Indonesia
1976 Open Dubai Office
Open Kuala Lumpur Office (present Hanwa (Malaysia) SDN. BHD.)
Hanwa American Corp. open Houston Branch
Establish Hanwa Thailand Co., Ltd.
Establish Hanwa Health Insurance Society
1977 Launched company-wide online system
Establish Hanwa employee's pension fund
Open Riyadh Office in Saudi Arabia
1978 Open Las Palmas Office
Open Taipei Office (present Head Quarters of Taiwan Hanwa Kogyo Co., Ltd.)
Start direct trading with People's Republic of China
1980 Join Nippon Steel Corporation's "TOOKA-KAI", dealers' association
Equipment to cut H-beams was added

Equipment to cut H-beams was added
(1966)

Hanwa's stock price when the listing was moved to the first section in Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Hanwa's stock price when the listing was moved to the first section in Tokyo Stock Exchange.
(1971)

The completion of New Tokyo Branch Building

The completion of New Tokyo Branch Building
(1972)

1982~1993

1982 Open Kota Kinabalu Office in Malaysia
Open Jeddah Office in Saudi Arabia
1983 Establish C.P.U. Corp.
1984 Open Beijin Office
1985 Open Shanghai Office (present Head Quarters of Hanwa Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)
1987 Toryu Cement Corporation jointly established by Hanwa and Toryu Japan
1988 Establish "Keiyou Steel Center (Tokyo)" (present Hanwa Logistics Tokyo Co., Ltd.)
1990 Nishinihon Generator Mfg. Co., Ltd. join Hanwa group
Capital participation to Shenzhen NS Steel Center Co., Ltd.
1991 Establish Hanwa (Malaysia) SDN. BHD.
1992 Establish Taiwan Hanwa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Join Nippon Steel Corporations TOOKA-KAI, dealers association

Join Nippon Steel Corporation's "TOOKA-KAI", dealers' association
(1980)

Establish C.P.U. Corp.

Establish C.P.U. Corp.
(1983)

Capelin caught in Canada boomed due to a sales increase in Japan and the impact of catch limits in Northern Europe

Capelin caught in Canada boomed due to a sales increase in Japan and the impact of catch limits in Northern Europe
(1972)

1994~2001

1994 Establish Hanwa Logistics Center Co., Ltd.
Open Vancouver Office (present Hanwa Canada Corporation)
1995 Capital participation to Dongguan Tetsuwa Metals Co., Ltd.
Open Tohoku Branch
Open Kyushu Branch
Establish Hanwa Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Establish Hanwa (Korea) Co., Ltd.
Capital participation to Chang Fu Stainless Steel Center (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
1996 Open Tawau office in Malaysia
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd. open Guangzhou Branch (present Guangzhou Hanwa Trading Co., Ltd.)
Taiwan Hanwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. open Kaohsiung Office
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong ) Ltd. open Dongguan Branch
Establish Halos Co., Ltd.
1997 Capital participation to Furukawa UNIC (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Establish Hanwa Alpha Business Co., Ltd.
1998 Used internal funds to repurchase and retire 100 million shares of stock
Hanwa Logistic Center Co., Ltd. open Sendai warehouse (present Hanwa Logistics Tokyo Sendai Center)1999
1999 Hanwa American Corp. open California Office (present Los Angeles Branch)
Capital participation to PCM Processing (Thailand) Ltd.
Used tender offer to purchase and retire 80 million shares of stock
Capital participation to Sohbi Kohgei (Phils.), Inc.
Santo Steel Co., Ltd. join Hanwa group
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd. open Zhongshan Office2001
2000 ISO14001 certified (Tokyo & Osaka HQ, Nagoya Branch Office, Tohoku and Kyushu Branch Offices)
Launching own E-commerce,"hanwa-steel.com"
Open Qingdao Office
Establish Hanwa Canada Corporation
Open Fuzhou Office
Open Dalian Office
Establish Hanwa Eco Steel Corporation
2001 Used Capital surplus to offset deficit and reduce capital
Rebuild Hanwa Logistics Center Co., Ltd. to Hanwa Logistics Tokyo Co., Ltd.,
Hanwa Logistics Osaka Co., Ltd. and Hanwa Logistics Nagoya Co., Ltd.
Open Chongqing Office
CHANG FU STAINLESS STEEL CENTER (SUZHOU) CO.,LTD.

CHANG FU STAINLESS STEEL CENTER (SUZHOU) CO.,LTD.
(1996)

50th anniversary celebration

50th anniversary celebration
(1997)

ISO14001 certified

ISO14001 certified
(Tokyo & Osaka HQ, Nagoya Branch Office, Tohoku and Kyushu Branch Offices)
(2000)

2002~2006

2002 Establish Hanwa Steel Services Ltd.
Launching own E-commerce,"hanwa-lumber.com"
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd. establish Guangzhou Hanwa Trading Co., Ltd.
Establish P.T. Hanwa Indonesia
Establish Fas-Link Co., Ltd.
2004 Establish Hanwa Steel Service (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Hanwa Trading (shanghai) Co., Ltd. open Wuhan Branch
Establish Wuhan Fubohe Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
Hanwa Steel Service certified ISO9001 ver. 2000
2005 Open Wien Office (present Hanwa Europe B.V. Vienna Branch)
Open Ho Chi Minh Office
Participate Chrome business in South Africa
Start operation Hanwa Steel Service (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Establish Hanwa Steel Service (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
Open Mumbai Office (present Hanwa India Private Ltd.)
2006 Open Hokkaido Branch
Hokkaido Branch ISO 14001 Certified
Establish Hanwa Alpha Denshi Co., Ltd.
Establish Seattle Shrimp & Seafood Company, Inc.
Establish Shanghai Huibishou Plastic Co., Ltd.
Open Dubai Office (present Hanwa Middle East FZE)
Establish Shobi Craft Poland Sp.zo.o
Hanwa Steel Service was created as a base for new business operations of the "New Hanwa"

Hanwa Steel Service was created as a base for new business operations of the "New Hanwa"
(2003)

Events included a factory tour and an anniversary party

Events included a factory tour and an anniversary party
(2004)

The sewing plant in Wuhan Fuboha Auto Parts Co.,Ltd.

The sewing plant in Wuhan Fuboha Auto Parts Co.,Ltd. (China)
(2004)

2007~2016

2007 Open Niigata Branch
Open Hiroshima Branch (present Chugoku Branch)
Niigata & Hiroshima Branches Certified ISO 14001
Open Damman Office in Saudi Arabia
2008 Open Hanwa India Private Ltd. Mumbai Office, New Delhi Office
Establish Hanwa Europe B.V.
Capital participation to NS Saigon Coil Center Co., Ltd.
Establish PT.Hanwa Steel Service Indonesia
Open Hanoi Office
2009 Establish Hanwa Middle East FZE
Open Johannesburg Office in South Africa
Hanwa Europe B.V. open Vienna Branch
Establish San Diego Vista Steel Service Corporation
Open Kitakanto Branch
Hanwa (Korea) Co., Ltd. open Busan Branch
Investment Nippon EGalv Steel Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia
2010 Tokyo Head Office moved
Open Okinawa Branch
Combaine Showa Metal Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Toyo Energy Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Dikoh Steel Co., Ltd.
Open Osaka-Nanko Branch
2011 Hanwa India Private Ltd. open Chennai Office
Open Mito Branch, Atsugi Branch, Tohoku Branch Hachinohe Office
Acquired stock shares of Mie Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Establish Hanwa Metals Co., Ltd.
Open Shizuoka Branch
Establish Hanwa (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.,Hanwa (Dalien) Co.,
Ltd.,Hanwa Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Hanwa Middle East FZE open Istanbul Liaison Office
Acquired stock shares of Subaru Steel Co., Ltd.
2012 Establish Hanwa (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Open of Okayama Branch
Open Hanwa Logistics Kyushu
Osaka Head Office moved
Acquired stock shares of Hirouchi Atsuen Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Kaneki Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of SEIKI METAL INC Co., Ltd.
Establish Hanwa Foods Co., Ltd.
Open Hanwa Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V.
Open Hanwa Steel Service Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V.
2013 Open Myanmar Office
Acquired stock shares of San Ei Metal Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Hokuriku Column Co., Ltd.
2014 Establish Hanwa Chile Ltda
Establish Hanwa American Corp, Chicago Branch
Acquired stock shares of Maruhon Honma Suisan Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Matsuoka Steel Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Nikko Metal Co., Ltd.
Open Iwaki Branch
Investment in Singapore-based COSMOSTEEL
2015 Tokyo Head Office moved
Open Fukuyama Branch
Acquired stock shares of Fukuyama Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Daiko Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Daisun Co., Ltd.
Osaka Head Office moved
Acquired stock shares of Metaltech Co., Ltd.
Acquired additional stock shares of Nikko Metal Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Seibu Service Co., Ltd. and Alpha Forme Co.,Ltd.
2016 Additional investment in Samancor Chrome Holdings(Pty)Ltd.
Partial sale of land and buildings for Hanwa Logistics Tokyo Co.,Ltd.
Opened Wakayama Branch Office
Establishment of Hiyoshi Kozai Hanbai Co.,Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Matsuyama Shizai Hanbai Co.,Ltd.
Restructuring support for STAINLESS PIPE KOGYO Co.,Ltd.
Investment in MM Metal Recycling B.V. in Netherlands
Established Hanwa Co., Ltd. Manila Representative Office
Additional investment in Pt.Indonesia Tsingshan Stainless Steel
Hanwa 60th anniversary displays at Shin-Osaka Station on the Shinkansen (bullet train) line and at the Yodoyabashi subway station in central Osaka

Hanwa 60th anniversary displays at Shin-Osaka Station on the Shinkansen (bullet train) line and at the Yodoyabashi subway station in central Osaka
(2007)

An event at the Hanwa head office in Osaka to celebrate the 60th anniversary

An event at the Hanwa head office in Osaka to celebrate the 60th anniversary
(2007)

2017~

2017 Acquired stock shares of SANYO KOUZAI Co., Ltd.
KAMEI Co., Ltd. Join Hanwa group
Investment in OHMI SANGYO Co., LTD.
Acquired partly share of Bacanora Minerals Ltd., who plans to produce Lithium in Mexico
Invested Samancor Chrome Limited additionally with JOGMEC jointly
Undertook increase of capital of SMC Trading Investment Joint Stock Company in Vietnam
Decided to finance a steel processing center that Da Ming International Holdings Limited is going to establish
Acquired stock shares of Japanlife Co., Ltd.
Hanwa 60th anniversary displays at Shin-Osaka Station on the Shinkansen (bullet train) line and at the Yodoyabashi subway station in central Osaka

70th anniversary celebration (2017)

  • The Hanwa Scholarship Foundation Corporate Citizenship
  • Chemicals Depts Retail Team