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
Hanwa supplied lightweight rails used at Kansai Electric
Power's Kurobe Dam Project.
The newly constructed Hanwa head office building in Osaka in
November 1951 stood at the same location of the present
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.)|
Opened New York Office (present Head Quarters of Hanwa
Opened Bombay Office (present Mumbai Office)
Opened Seattle Office (present Hanwa American Corp. Seattle
Established Hanwa American Corporation
|1970||Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange|
Opened Singapore Office (present Hanwa Singapore (Pte.)
Established Hanwa Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Listed on both the first section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange
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
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
Completion of Nagoya Steel Center (present Hanwa Logistics
Nagoya Co., Ltd.)
Opened Sandakan Office in Malaysia
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
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
Launched company-wide online system
Established Hanwa employee's pension fund
Opened Riyadh Office in Saudi Arabia
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
Hanwa's stock price when the listing was moved to the
first section in Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The completion of New Tokyo Branch Building
1982-1993Period of business scope expansion
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.)|
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.|
Joined Nippon Steel Corporation's "TOOKA-KAI", dealers'
Completion of H Beam Warehouse
Capelin caught in Canada boomed due to a sales increase in
Japan and the impact of catch limits in Northern Europe
1994-2001Period of structural reform
Established Hanwa Logistics Center Co., Ltd.
Opened Vancouver Office (present Hanwa Canada Corporation)
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.
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.
Capital participation to Furukawa Unic (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Established Hanwa Alpha Business Co., Ltd.
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
Hanwa American Corp. opened California Office (present Los
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
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
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
50th anniversary celebration
(Tokyo & Osaka HQ, Nagoya Branch Office, Tohoku and Kyushu Branch Offices)
2002-2010Period of restored growth
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.
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
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.)
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
Opened Niigata Branch
Opened Hiroshima Branch (present Chugoku Branch)
Niigata & Hiroshima Branches was certified ISO 14001
Opened Dammam Office in Saudi Arabia
Opened Hanwa India Private Ltd. Mumbai Office, New Delhi
Established Hanwa Europe B.V.
Capital participation to NS Saigon Coil Center Co., Ltd.
Established PT.Hanwa Steel Service Indonesia
Opened Hanoi Office
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
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"
Events included a factory tour and an anniversary party
The sewing plant in Wuhan Fuboha Auto Parts Co.,Ltd. (China)
Hanwa 60th anniversary displays at Shin-Osaka Station on the
Shinkansen (bullet train) line and at the Yodoyabashi subway
station in central Osaka
An event at the Hanwa head office in Osaka to celebrate the
2011-Period of great strides
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.
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.
Opened Myanmar Office
Acquired stock shares of San Ei Metal Co., Ltd.
Acquired stock shares of Hokuriku Column Co., Ltd.
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
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.
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
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.
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.)
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
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
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
70th anniversary celebration (2017)