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Company founded

Matukichi Tanimura founds the company in Fukuchiyama as a trading firm specializing in glass used for lamps.

Transition to carrying metal materials

Following the widespread use of electric lighting, the company catalog shifts from a focus on lamps to metal materials.

Began carrying steel materials and gas piping

Steel materials and gas piping join metal materials in company catalog.

Suetaro Tanimura takes over business

Management of business passed to Suetaro Tanimura (second generation), who becomes the new president and begins a public relations campaign for the company.

Sales in wartime

Under the restricted wartime economy, Tanimura was designated as a wholesaler of galvanized sheet iron and steel materials.

Suetaro Tanimura succeeds to the business

Suetaro Tanimura becomes the de facto successor and head of the business.

Following wartime evacuation, shop warehouse moves to Wakuichi

Under order of evacuation, the warehouse disbands and is temporarily moved to Wakuichi.

Post-war reconstruction

After WWII, the company ramps up its stock of steel materials and begins specializing in that area.

Company incorporated

The company is formally incorporated as Tanimura Matukichi Corporation with capital of 4.5M JPY. Suetaro Tanimura becomes representative director and president.

Nakano warehouse opened

An approximately 2,645-square-meter warehouse is obtained from Gunze Limited in the Nakano area.

Capital stock expanded

Capital stock is increased to 9M JPY.

Koichi Tanimura becomes senior managing director

Koichi Tanimura joins company and becomes senior managing director, with Shozo Wakabayashi becoming managing director.
Stock of agricultural materials is expanded, as is supply of machinery and transmission goods.

Capital increased

Capital stock is increased to 13.5M JPY.

70 years since the company's founding

Company begins carrying steel H beams, and warehouses and transport systems undergo renovation.

Name changed to Tanimura Corporation

Company name changed to Tanimura Corporation, with capital expanded to 33.75M JPY.
Aquire plot of 7,934 square meters at 263 Haze, near current site of headquarters.

Create company credo of "Honest, sincere, and going ahead to the future"

Company credo created. Demand for steel H beams rapidly picks up.

Receive accolade from Fukuchiyama tax office

Recognized as a preeminent local business by the Fukuchiyama tax office.

Iron and steel center and metals center completed

Completion of new headquarters building, iron and steel center, and metals center.
Logistics center becomes the northern kansai region's largest, with storage and delivery functions enhanced.

80 years since the company's founding

Receive an additional accolade as a preeminent local firm.

Begin periodically launching trade fairs

The company begins periodically hosting its own trade fairs, with the Metals Division hosting the Heating Expo and the Iron and Steel Materials Division hosting the Excellence in Machinery Expo.

Koichi Tanimura becomes president

Following the sudden death of Suetaro Tanimura, Koichi Tanimura (then senior managing director) becomes president, with Shozo Wakabayashi becoming senior managing director.
Further, Eiji Fujibayashi, Masahiro Yoden, and Kan Yoden are promoted to officer positions, each respectively the divisional head for the Iron and Steel Materials Division, the Residential Construction Materials Division, and the Construction Materials Division.

Past trade fairs integrated into one

Past trade fairs are integrated into a single, comprehensive trade show of a higher quality and volume and launched twice annually (spring/fall).
Receive a further accolade as a preeminent local firm.

Center #3 is built

Warehouse Center #3, a warehouse with shop, is built at 3 Haze Miyamachi, assisting local Sankyo Aluminum Industries (now Sankyo Tateyama).
Shore up publication of mail-order flyers for agricultural clients, making this medium a regular item.

90 years since company founding

Receive a further accolade as a preeminent local company. New projects involving NC machinery and welding robots.

New consumption tax takes effect

New consumption tax rules put into place, and Fujitsu K280 workstation installed for a better sales management workflow.

Industrial Machinery Division launched within sales group, bringing the total to four divisions.

Shozo Wakabayashi, the senior managing director, becomes chairman, with existing chairwoman Fusako Tanimura becoming director and senior advisor.
Eiji Fujibayashi, Masahiro Yoden, and kan Yoden, formerly divisional heads and officers, are promoted to managing directors.
Industrial Machinery Division launched within sales group, bringing the total to four divisions.

Update and new installation of steel frame machining tools

The company's suite of steel frame machining tools is updated and expanded. Receive a further accolade as a preeminent local firm.

Receive letter of commendation from Kyoto prefectural governor

Receive a letter of commendation for the company's employment insurance system.

Add new office building to further digitize the workplace and create new working climate.

Corporate Identity is rebranded with a logo, slogan, the "TASSCOM" byline, and the corporate code of conduct (service and support).
Maizuru sales office open in Hiranoya, Maizuru. Tanimura becomes a member of the Maizuru Chamber of Commerce.

Receive accolade from director of Osaka tax bureau

Receive an award of excellence from the director of the Osaka tax bureau.

100 years since the company's founding

A compilation of literature going back to the founding in 1896 results in the creation of a commemorative magazine. Company receives a further accolade as a preeminent local company.

100 year anniversary celebration held on March 26

Publish the "Striding into the future with the local community," a commemorative magazine.
Maizuru sales office moves to the FAZ Maizuru 21 building. In November, Koichi Tanimura becomes president of the Fukuchiyama Chamber of Commerce.

Central through northern Kyoto region becomes more economically active

Kansai Electric Power Company opens power plant in Maizuru area, Kyoto-Jukan Expressway opens, etc.

45 years since the company was incorporated

Forty-five years pass since the company was incorporated in 1953.
Kenichiro Tanimura becomes executive vice president and Eiji Fujibayashi and Masahiro Yoden become senior managing directors.

Board chairman Shozo Wakabayashi dies

Board Chairman Shozo Wakabayashi dies on October 4.

Director and senior advisor Fusako Tanimura steps down from company and serves as consultant

Director and senior advisor Fusako Tanimura steps down from company and continues serving as an outside consultant. 9-11 WTC attacks in New York occur. Recognized as a preeminent local business by the Fukuchiyama tax office again.

Towards 6B JPY in sales

Numerous terrorist attacks take place worldwide. Rapid deflation. Revenue reaches 6B JPY.

The Chinese economy rapidly grows, boosting demand for iron and steel products.

The Iraq War takes place. The Chinese economy rapidly develops, producing increased demand for iron and steel.

Towards 8B JPY in sales

Typhoon #23 assails the northern kansai region and produces major damage.
Clear the 8B JPY mark in revenue for the first time.

Towards 10B JPY in sales

Clear the 10B JPY mark in revenue for the first time. Recognized as a preeminent local business by the Fukuchiyama tax office again.

Kobe branch opened

Kobe branch opens at 1-1-243F Sakaemachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe

Keiji branch opened

Keiji branch opens at 18-2, Takeda Mukaidaimachikawacho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Receive accolade from Fukuchiyama tax office again.

Recognized as a preeminent local business by the Fukuchiyama tax office again.

Sales office opened in Hong Kong

Hong Kong sales office opens at Room 3803 38/F, Hong Kong Plaza, No.188 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong

Towards 15B JPY in sales

Clear the 15B JPY mark in revenue for the first time.

Kenichiro Tanimura appointed representative director & president

Management of the company is passed from Koichi Tanimura to Kenichiro Tanimura.

Towards 17B JPY in sales

Clear the 17B JPY mark in revenue for the first time.

Celebrate 120 years of history

Towards 20B JPY in sales

Clear the 20B JPY mark in revenue for the first time. Recognized as a preeminent local business by the Fukuchiyama tax office again.

Kobe branch opened, Miwa distribution center started to operate