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 160-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 the Nishijin district of Kyoto, Japan.|
|1926||Began handling rayon yarn in line with dramatic growth of rayon industry.|
|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, machinery and other products.|
|1957||Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori New York Co., Ltd. (presently CHORI AMERICA, INC.) as a base for Chori's imports and exports operations.|
|1959||Stock listed on the Osaka Exchange.|
|1961||Stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Designated as a friendly trading company by the government of china, Chori thereafter became a pioneer in Japan-China trade.|
|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.|
|1975||Facing an economic downturn after the oil crisis and the effects from overinvestment in real estate, companyworked to improve operational efficiency and reduce the size of business, helped by the support of majorsuppliers and banks.|
|1978||Established a representative office in Santiago, Chile.|
|1980||Established a representative office in Beijing, China.|
|1987||The Tokyo Branch renamed the Tokyo Head Office, initiating the two head offices system.|
|1989||Increased capital through a ￥9.1 billion by public offering.
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 an overseas subsidiary, CHORI TRADING (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD., in Kuala Lumpur.
Established a representative office in Qingdao, China.
|1993||Established CHORI (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. as Chori's first subsidiary in China.|
|1994||Established a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.|
|1995||Established an overseas subsidiary, PT. CHORI INDONESIA, in Jakarta.|
|1997||Launched the "EPOC21" medium-term management plan.
Increased capital ￥15.4 billion by third-party allotment.
|2000||Launched the "CC-21" medium-term management plan.
Increased capital ￥19.0 billion by third-party allotment.
|2001||Launched the executive officer system.
Established an overseas subsidiary, Chori Middle East FZE, in Jeddah, Dubai.
|2002||Synthetic resin Business Division into a separate company.|
|2003||Launched the "Reborn Management Plan" medium-term management plan.
After reduced capital, increased capital through a ￥6.5 billion by third-party allotment.
|2004||Launched the Yakushin 2006 medium-term management plan.
Chori became a consolidated subsidiary of TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
Established an overseas subsidiaries CHORI (TIANJIN) CO., LTD. and CHORI (DALIAN) TRADING CO., LTD.
|2005||Established an overseas subsidiary CHORI (CHINA) CO., LTD. in Shanghai.|
|2007||Launched the Yakushin 2008 medium-term management plan.|
|2008||Launched a new Corporate Identity (CI) program.
60th anniversary of incorporation
|2009||Launched the Yakushin 2010 medium-term management plan.
Resumed dividend payments.
|2010||Established a representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.|
|2011||Established a representative office in Manila, Philippines.
150th anniversary of Chori’s founding.
|2012||Launched the Yakushin 2013 medium-term management plan.
Established an overseas subsidiary, CHORI KOREA CO., LTD., in Seoul.
Capital participation in MEGACHEM LIMITED, a chemistry article trading company in Singapore.
|2013||PTI Japan Limited 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 TRADING INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, in Mumbai, India.
|2015||Miyako Kagaku Co., Ltd., a chemistry article specialized trading company, became a wholly owned subsidiary.|
|2016||Established an overseas subsidiary, CHORI VIETNAM CO., LTD., in Ho Chi Minh City.
Shifted structure from a company with company auditors to a company with audit and supervisory committee.
|2017||Established Chori Machinery Co., Ltd.
Launched the Chori Innovation Plan 2019 medium-term management plan.
Established an overseas subsidiary, CHORI COMERCIAL DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.
Established a representative office in Lima, Peru.
Asada U CO., LTD., a sales company of interior and packaging
materials, became a wholly owned subsidiary.
|2018||KOZAKURA SHOKAI CO., LTD., a sales company of a variety of chemical products, became a wholly owned subsidiary.
Established an overseas subsidiary, TAIWAN CHORI MERCHANDISE COOPERATION LTD. in Taipei, Taiwan.
70th anniversary of incorporation.
|2019||Established an overseas subsidiary, CHORI (DALIAN) COMMERCIAL IMPORT EXPORT CO., LTD.|
|2020||Launched the Chori Innovation Plan 2022 medium-term management plan.|
|2021||Sumitex International Company Limited, manufacture and sales of textiles-related products, became a wholly owned subsidiary.|