Chori began business in Kyoto in 1861 as a raw silk wholesaler, just as Japan embarked on a course of modernization in the Meiji Era.
Throughout our more than 150-year history, we have strengthened our business operations to keep pace with changing times and meet the needs of people all over the world.
|1861||Chori founded as a raw silk wholesaler in Nishijin, Kyoto, Japan.||1926||Began handling rayon yarn as the rayon industry expanded.|
|1937||Handling 30% of the total annual rayon yarn production in the Japanese market, Chori became the largest rayon yarn trader in Japan.|
|1948||Chori Co., Ltd. established with capital of ¥5 million.|
|1952||The head office moved to Higashi-ku (presently Chuo-ku), Osaka, Japan.|
|1953||Founded a company to manufacture and sell Woolly Nylon in cooperation with Toyo Rayon Co., Ltd. (presently Toray Industries, Inc.), paving the way to leadership in the synthetic fiber industry.|
|1956||Began handling synthetic resins, chemicals, machines and other merchandise.|
|1957||Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori New York Co., Ltd. (presently Chori America, Inc.) as a base for import and export operations.
Established a Hong Kong representative office (presently overseas subsidiary: Chori Hong Kong Co., Ltd.)
|1959||Stock listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange.|
|1961||Stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Designated as a friendly trading company by the government of the People’s Republic of China, Chori thereafter became a pioneer in Japan-China trade.|
|1962||Achieved ¥100 billion in non-consolidated trading transactions.|
|1963||Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori GmbH. (presently Chori Europe GmbH) in Dusseldorf.|
|1969||Established a representative office in Moscow, Russia.|
|1973||Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori Singapore Pte. Ltd.|
|1974||Established an overseas subsidiary, Thai Chori Co., Ltd., in Bangkok.|
|1978||Established a representative office in Santiago, Chile.|
|1979||Established a representative office in Beijing, China.|
|1987||The Tokyo Branch renamed the Tokyo Head Office, initiating the two head office system.|
|1989||Established the Central Asia Representative Office in Tashkent, the first branch office of a company from a capitalist country in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Established Taipei Branch.
Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori Trading (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., in Kuala Lumpur.
Established a representative office in Qingdao, China.
|1993||Established Chori Shanghai, Ltd. -- the first Chinese subsidiary in the industry founded by a Japanese company.|
|1994||Established a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.|
|1995||Established an overseas subsidiary, P.T. Chori Indonesia, in Jakarta, from the Chori Indonesia office that had opened in Jakarta in 1960’s.|
|1997||Received a construction order to increase the transportation capacity of the Silk Road Railway in Kazakhstan.|
|2001||Launched the executive officer system.
Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori Middle East FZE, in Jeddah, Dubai, by reorganizing as a corporation the representative offices operating in the Middle East since 1966.
|2002||Spun off the Plastic Business Division into a separate company.|
|2004||Chori became a consolidated subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc.
Established Chori MODA Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, to conduct surveys, research and planning in the textile business.
Established Chinese subsidiaries Chori (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Chori (Dalian) Trading Co., Ltd. and Chori (Guanzhou) Trading Co., Ltd.
|2005||Established a Chinese subsidiary Chori (China) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai.
Established a joint-venture logistics company, Dalian Tri-Enterprise Logistics Co., Ltd., in Dalian, China.
|2008||60th anniversary of incorporation.
Launched a new Corporate Identity (CI) program.
|2009||Resumed dividend payments.|
|2010||Established a representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.|
|2011||150th anniversary of Chori’s founding Established a representative office in Manila, Philippines.|
|2012||Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori Korea Co., Ltd., in Seoul.|
|2013||Capital participation in MEGACHEM LIMITED, a chemistry article trading company in Singapore.
PTI JAPAN became a wholly owned subsidiary.
Established a representative office in Cambodia.
|2014||Launched the Yakushin 2016 medium-term management plan.
Made Tokyo Shirayurikai Co., Ltd., involved in manufacturing and sales of ladies’ apparel, into subsidiary.
Moved Tokyo head office in Shinagawa.
Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori India.
|2015||Established a representative office in Wulumuqi, China.
Miyako Kagaku Co., Ltd., a chemistry article specialized trading company, became a wholly owned subsidiary.
|2016||Established a representative office in Istanbul, Turkey.
Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City.
|2017||Established CHORI MACHINERY CO.,LTD.
Launched the Chori Innovation Plan 2019.
|2018||Asada U Corporation, a sales company of interior and packaging
. materials, became a wholly owned subsidiary
Kozakura Shokai Co., Ltd., a sales company of a variety of chemical
products, became a wholly owned subsidiary
Founded 70 anniversary