Hanwa Co., Ltd.

History

1946-1961Period of foundation

1946 Formed a private firm "Hanwa Shokai"
1947 Established "Hanwa Co., Ltd."
1948 Opened Tokyo Office (present Tokyo Head Quarter)
1949 Joined "Japan Iron and Steel Federation"
1952 Opened Nagoya Office (present Nagoya Branch)
1953 Started trading with People's Republic of China
1957 Established Hanwa scholarship foundation
1959 Supplied steel material for Togu-Gosho, Crown Prince's Palace
1960 First published “NEN-RIN”, company newsletter
1961 Opened "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)

1962-1981Period of diversification

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

1982-1993Period of business scope expansion

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

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

Establish C.P.U. Corp.

Completion of H Beam Warehouse
(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)

1994-2001Period of structural reform

1994 Established Hanwa Logistics Center Co., Ltd.
Opened Vancouver Office (present Hanwa Canada Corporation)
1995 Capital participation to Dongguan Tetsuwa Metals Co., Ltd.
Opened Tohoku Branch
Opened Kyushu Branch
Established Hanwa Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Established Hanwa (Korea) Co., Ltd.
Capital participation to Chang Fu Stainless Steel Center (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
1996 Opened Tawau office in Malaysia
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd. opened Guangzhou Branch (present Guangzhou Hanwa Trading Co., Ltd.)
Taiwan Hanwa Kogyo Co., Ltd. opened Kaohsiung Office
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong ) Ltd. opened Dongguan Branch
Established Halos Co., Ltd.
1997 Capital participation to Furukawa Unic (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Established Hanwa Alpha Business Co., Ltd.
1998 Used internal funds to repurchase and retire 100 million shares of stock
Hanwa Logistic Center Co., Ltd. opened Sendai warehouse (present Hanwa Logistics Tokyo Sendai Center)1999
1999 Hanwa American Corp. opened California Office (present Los Angeles Branch)
Capital participation to PCM Processing (Thailand) Ltd.
Used tender offer to purchase and retired 80 million shares of stock
Capital participation to Sohbi Kohgei (Phils.), Inc.
Santo Steel Co., Ltd. joined Hanwa group
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd. opened Zhongshan Office2001
2000 ISO14001 certified (Tokyo & Osaka HQ, Nagoya Branch Office, Tohoku and Kyushu Branch Offices)
Launched own E-commerce,"hanwa-steel.com"
Opened Qingdao Office
Established Hanwa Canada Corporation
Opened Fuzhou Office
Opened Dalian Office
Established 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.
Opened 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)

2002-2010Period of restored growth

2002 Established Hanwa Steel Services Ltd.
Launched own E-commerce,"hanwa-lumber.com"
Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd. established Guangzhou Hanwa Trading Co., Ltd.
Established P.T. Hanwa Indonesia
Established Fas-Link Co., Ltd.
2004 Established Hanwa Steel Service (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Hanwa Trading (shanghai) Co., Ltd. opened Wuhan Branch
Established Wuhan Fubohe Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
Hanwa Steel Service was certified ISO9001 ver. 2000
2005 Opened Wien Office (present Hanwa Europe B.V. Vienna Branch)
Opened Ho Chi Minh Office
Participated Chrome business in South Africa
Started operation Hanwa Steel Service (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Established Hanwa Steel Service (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
Opened Mumbai Office (present Hanwa India Private Ltd.)
2006 Opened Hokkaido Branch
Hokkaido Branch was certified ISO 14001
Established Hanwa Alpha Denshi Co., Ltd.
Established Seattle Shrimp & Seafood Company, Inc.
Established Shanghai Huibishou Plastic Co., Ltd.
Opened Dubai Office (present Hanwa Middle East FZE)
Established Sohbi Craft Poland Sp.zo.o
2007 Opened Niigata Branch
Opened Hiroshima Branch (present Chugoku Branch)
Niigata & Hiroshima Branches was certified ISO 14001
Opened Dammam Office in Saudi Arabia
2008 Opened Hanwa India Private Ltd. Mumbai Office, New Delhi Office
Established Hanwa Europe B.V.
Capital participation to NS Saigon Coil Center Co., Ltd.
Established PT.Hanwa Steel Service Indonesia
Opened Hanoi Office
2009 Established Hanwa Middle East FZE
Opened Johannesburg Office in South Africa
Hanwa Europe B.V. opened Vienna Branch
Established San Diego Vista Steel Service Corporation
Opened Kitakanto Branch
Hanwa (Korea) Co., Ltd. opened Busan Branch
Investment in Nippon EGalv Steel Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia
2010 Tokyo Head Office moved
Opened Okinawa Branch
Combined Showa Metal Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Toyo Energy Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Dikoh Steel Co., Ltd.
Opened Osaka-Nanko Branch
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)

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)

2011-Period of great strides

2011 Hanwa India Private Ltd. opened Chennai Office
Opened Mito Branch, Atsugi Branch, Tohoku Branch Hachinohe Office
Acquired stock shares of Mie Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Established Hanwa Metals Co., Ltd.
Opened Shizuoka Branch
Established Hanwa (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., Hanwa (Dalien) Co.,Ltd., Hanwa Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Hanwa Middle East FZE opened Istanbul Liaison Office
Acquired stock shares of Subaru Steel Co., Ltd.
2012 Established Hanwa (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Opened of Okayama Branch
Opened 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.
Established Hanwa Foods Co., Ltd.
Opened Hanwa Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V.
Opened Hanwa Steel Service Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V.
2013 Opened Myanmar Office
Acquired stock shares of San Ei Metal Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Hokuriku Column Co., Ltd.
2014 Established Hanwa Chile Ltda
Established 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.
Opened Iwaki Branch
Investment in Singapore-based Cosmosteel
2015 Tokyo Head Office moved
Opened 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
Established 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 Manila Representative Office
Additional investment in Pt. Indonesia Tsingshan Stainless Steel
2017 Acquired stock shares of Sanyo Kouzai Co., Ltd.
Kamei Co., Ltd. Joined Hanwa group
Investment in Ohmi Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Acquired partly share of Bacanora Minerals Ltd., planning 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.
2018 Joined Waterberg Project in South Africa
Inherited the thermal-insulation construction business for refrigerated and cold storage warehouses from Bridgestone Diversified Projects Japan Co., Ltd.
Acquired additional stock shares of Tatt Giap Steel Centre Sdn. Bhd. (present Hanwa Steel Centre(M) Sdn. Bhd.)in Malaysia
Opened Shikoku Branch Office
Investment to the Manufacturer of Nickel Cobalt Compounds for Rechargeable Batteries (QMB New Energy Materials Co., Ltd.)
2019 Combined Matsuyama Shizai Co., Ltd. and Hiyoshi Kouzai Hanbai Co., Ltd. into MS Hiyoshi Kouzai Co., Ltd.
Transferred Owano Shoten Co., Ltd. business to Santo Steel Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of SMC Ha Noi One Member Co.,Ltd.(present Hanwa SMC Steel Ha Noi Co.,Ltd.)
Hanwa Metals (Thailand) Co., Ltd. acquired metal recycling business license
2020 Investment in Pt Dexin Steel Indonesia in Indonesia
Tatsuta Kogyo Co., Ltd. joined Hanwa group
Tekken Industry Company joined Hanwa group
Received "Welfare Award / Certification System (commonly known as Hataraku Ale)"
Business tie-up with "Cat in Leather Shoes Co., Ltd." as an initiative to hire people with disabilities
2021 Combined Daikoh Steel Co., Ltd. and Owano Shoten Co., Ltd. into Daikoh Owano Co.,Ltd.
Opened Akita Branch
Investment in Suzuki-Sumiden Wire Products Guangzhou Co.,Ltd.
Investment in Da Ming International Holdings Ltd.
Investment in Jiangyin Xiao Da Metal Products Manufacturing Co.,Ltd
Opened Hanwa Canada Corporation Toronto Branch
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