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1918
  • Seishichiro Nakamura, founder of the company, was inaugurated President.
  • The company was named Sankyu Transportation Co., Ltd.
1930
  • Cooperated in the construction of Nippon Oil Kudamatsu Oil Refinery.Designated as their on-site logistics provider.
1932
  • Yawata Steel Mill Contract Logistics Providers Association founded.
  • As charter member, Sankyu supported the integration of Yawata’s subcontractors.
1942
  • Seishichiro Nakamura was elected to the position of Chairman, Yuichi Nakamura was elected President.
1947
  • 30 company-owned barges in the Moji-Shimonoseki area were relocated to the Port of Yokohama.
1948
  • Sankyu was licensed as a trucking company.
1949
  • Okazaki Kogyo Co., Ltd. was founded.
1954
  • Sankyu received an order for the integrated export of viscose rayon plant bound for Yugoslavia.
1959
  • Collaboration for the construction of the Usiminas Steel Plant in Brazil.
  • Kenji Nakamura was elected President.
  • The company name was changed to Sankyu Transportation & Engineering Co., Ltd.
1961
  • Sankyu received an order for construction of Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace from Yawata Steel Company.
1962
  • Shares of the company were listed in the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Fukuoka Stock Exchange.
1966
  • Sankyu's shares were listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Cooperated in the construction of the La Pampilla Oil Renery in Peru.
1968
  • Hirado Training Center was established.
1971
  • Sankyu (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. was founded.
1972
  • Sankyu Brazil Engineering Co., Ltd. was founded.
    (The company name changed to Sankyu S.A. in 1979.)
  • Heiwajima Logistics Center, the first metropolitan-style warehouse, was completed.
1973
  • Kozo Nakamura was elected President.
  • English company name changed to Sankyu Inc.
  • Sankyu Eastern International (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. was established.
1974
  • Awarded the 20th Okochi Memorial Foundation Special Production Prize.
  • P.T.Sankyu Indonesia International was founded.
1976
  • Started coastal transportation
1979
  • Started shipping to Baoshan Steel Mill in China(1,600,000m³).
  • Sankyu (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. was established.
  • Sankyu purchased the unit dolly for module transport (74 units owned as of 2009).
1980
  • The company name was changed to Sankyu Inc.
  • Started the program for trainees from Ministry of Transport of The People's Republic of China.
1984
  • Sankyu U.S.A., Incorporated was established.
1986
  • Kimikazu Nakamura was elected President.
  • Joint Venture Agreement was signed to found Tianjin Tianshan International Forwarding and Logistics Co., Ltd.
1988
  • Sankyu Logistics and Engineering Services (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established.
  • Thai Barge Container Services Co., Ltd. was established.
1990
  • Sankyu Laem Chabang (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established.
  • Sankyu Inc. and Okazaki Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged.
1991
  • Sankyu (Europe) B.V. was established.
  • Sankyu Philippines, Inc. was established.
1993
  • Sankyu (Europe) B.V. was established.
  • Sankyu Philippines, Inc. was established.
1995
  • Daikyu International Trade and Logistics Co., Ltd. was established in China.
  • Sherizhen Shenkyu International Logistics Co., Ltd. was established in China.
1996
  • Shanghai E&T Sankyu Logistics Co., Ltd. was established.
  • Sankyu Guangzhou Logistics Co., Ltd. was established.
1997
  • Sankyu’s heavy lift operation was ISO 9001 certified.
1998
  • New headquarters was completed in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
2001
  • Formed a business alliance with Japan Post regarding small package service called “Yu-Pack”.
2003
  • Awarded the 49th Okochi Memorial Production Prize jointly with Kawasaki Steel Corporation and Kawatetsu Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Started Recycle business for discarded computers.
2004
  • Sankyu Plant Engineering Shanghai Co., Ltd. was established.
  • “Sankyu Business Yu-Pack” service Commenced.
  • Sankyu (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. was established.
2006
  • Green Logistics Partnership Model program jointly with Mitsui Chemicals and Mitsui Chemicals Logistics Began.
2008
  • Japan Post Sankyu Global Logistics Co., Ltd. was established.
  • Sankyu Manar (Saudi Arabia) Company was established.
2010
  • Tokyo Metropolitan DC was completed.
  • Sankyu India Logistics & Engineering Pvt. Ltd was established.
  • Sankyu Southeast Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd was established.
2011
  • Sankyu Maintenance Center was completed.
  • Koryumaru went into service.

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