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October 1893 The first president, Soukichi Yamazaki, founds and launches a store for the trading of copper, brass, and nonferrous metals in the location of the current headquarters.
April 1917

The company enters into direct business relations with The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

June 1918 Yamazaki Store is reorganized to a joint-stock company.
June 1919

The capital of Joint Stock Company Yamazaki Soukichi Store reaches150 thousand yen.

September 1923

The Great Kanto Earthquake destroys the store on September 1st. The company throws up a temporary store in the ruins and resumes operations on September 15th. The company becomes the appointed wholesaler of The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

April 1926

The president, Soukichi Yamazaki, passes away. Wasaburou Yamazaki becomes the president of Yamazaki Soukichi Store Joint Stock Company, following the professional name of Soukichi Yamazaki.

November 1936

The capital of Joint Stock Company Yamazaki Soukichi Store reaches 250 thousand yen.

December 1937

Yamazaki Partnership Corporation is established.

March 1938

The capital of Joint Stock Company Yamazaki Soukichi Store reaches 450 thousand yen.

December 1942

Yamazaki Partnership Corporation changes the company name to Yamazaki Joint Stock Company.

April 1944

Joint Stock Company Yamazaki Soukichi Store transfers its real estate to Yamazaki Joint Stock Company.

May 1944

Kigyo Seibi Rei, the industrial readjustment acts in wartime, dissolves the Joint Stock Company Yamazaki Soukichi Store.

March 1946

Yamazaki Joint Stock Company changes the articles of incorporation and resumes the operation.

August 1946

The company newly builds and relocates an office and warehouse in the ruins at 22 Zaimoku-cho Kanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

July 1947

Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd. is established and founded with a capital of 320 thousand yen.

June 1948

Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd. acquires Yamazaki Joint Stock Company and the capital reaches 500 thousand yen. Yamazaki Joint Stock Company is dissolved.

June 1950

The capital of Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd. reaches 5 million yen.

November 1951

The capital of Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd. reaches 15 million yen.

March 1957

The capital of Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd. reaches 20 million yen.

April 1961

Yamakin Japan Co., Ltd. holds the first general meeting as a new company with a capital of 50 million yen.


Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd. becomes the maintenance company of real estate and securities.

January 1962

Yamakin Building is completed.

May 1962

The capital of Yamakin Japan Co., Ltd. reaches 100 million yen.

December 1962

The president, Sokichi Yamazaki, passes away. Yutaka Yamazaki ascends to his position as Representative Director and President.

April 1965

Daiichi Kenko Co., Ltd. is established with a capital of 5 million yen.

September 1965

Nagoya Sales Office (the current Nagoya Branch) is open.

April 1966

The Accounting Office is founded (the predecessor of Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd.).

October 1968

The company is appointed by the Bank of Japan as a company eligible for rediscounting.

December 1968

The company accepts reconstruction of Daiichi Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

July 1969

The company increases its capital by 100 million yen to 200 million yen.

August 1969

A distribution center with a multi-layered racks system is completed at 2025 Aza Nurumizu, Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture. Storage and delivery of products starts.

July 1972

The Iwai Residence is opened as a recreation facility.

October 1972

The Accounting Office starts information processing services.

February 1973

Nagoya Sales Office is transferred to a brand new office and upgraded to Nagoya Branch.

March 1973

Computer Output Microfilm (COM) Center is opened and starts providing information processing services.

April 1973

The company establishes Atsugi Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. in collaboration with 10 other companies including Furukawa Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. and Yamamoto Seikan Co., Ltd. The company starts manufacturing and sales of EOEC.

October 1973

The company increases its capital by 100 million yen to 300 million yen.

November 1973

The celebration of the 80th anniversary is held at Chinzan-so.

January 1974

The company expands Atsugi Warehouse. A new plant is completed at Atsugi Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd.

March 1975

Daiichi Kenko Co., Ltd. changes its name to Yamazaki Metal Building Materials Co., Ltd.

January 1976

Yutaka Yamazaki, the Representative Director and President, passes away. Ikushiro Yamazaki accedes to his position.

April 1978

The company increases its capital by 100 million yen to 400 million yen.

June 1978

The company expands Atsugi Center with a new office building and warehouse building (the new facility has three times more capacity).

January 1980

Daiichi Kinzoku Building is completed.

April 1981

The company increases its capital by 200 million yen to 600 million yen.

March 1982

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd is established with a capital of 50 million yen.

May 1983

Gunma Center is completed in the Isesaki Azuma Ryutsu Danchi at 6221 Mimuro Nishi, Higashi Obokata, Azuma, Sawa District, Gunma. The center owns a fully automated three-dimensional warehouse, rack carts, flat warehouses in storage, and a 5-ton traveling crane.

September 1983

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. opens the Osaka Sales Office.

December 1986

Nagoya Branch, Atsugi and Gunma Centers introduce networking.

March 1989

The capital of Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. Reaches 100 million yen.

December 1989

The company opens Osaka Branch.

April 1990

The capital of Daiichi Kinzoku Co., Ltd. reaches 50 million yen.

August 1992

The company launches a new distribution system.

October 1993

The centennial anniversary is held at Hotel Grand Palace.

January 1996

Yamazaki Kyodo Building is completed.

September 1996

The company opens Shanghai Liaison Office.

April 1997

The company lends personal computers to all employees.

Yamakin Japan Co., Ltd. starts running the network system, establishing a LAN among Tokyo Headquarters, Osaka Branch, Nagoya Branch, Atsugi Center and Gunma Center.

February 2000

Atsugi Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. is liquidated.

March 2000

Yamazaki Metal Building Materials Co., Ltd. is liquidated.

April 2000

The company starts distribution of Yamazaki Bulk System.

June 2000

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. acquires ISO 9001 certification.

October 2000

The company opens Singapore Branch.

May 2001

Atsugi Center introduces a slitter for copper products and the packaging line facility (C350 2-Axis Computerized Slitter & Packaging Line, 2.8 Ton Crane).

July 2001

Hana Yamazaki, the Chairman of Yamazaki Store Co., Ltd., passes away.

Yamakin Nonferrous Metal (Shanghai), Ltd. is established at Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China.

March 2002

Yamazaki Kinzoku (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established in Thonglor Bangkok, Thailand (Closed in October 2005).

April 2002

The company opens Komatsu Branch.

May 2002

Atsugi Center introduces a slitter for aluminum products and the packaging line facility (C650 2-Axis Computerized Burr-Free Slitter & Packaging Line, 4.8 Ton Crane).

November 2002

The company changes the retirement plan from the Employees’ Pension Fund to the Defined Contribution Pension Plan.

January 2003

The company acquires ISO 14001 certification.

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. acquires ISO 14001 certification.

April 2003

Yamakin Nonferrous Metal (Shanghai), Ltd. starts running a slitting line.

June 2003

Yoichiro Yamazaki becomes the Representative Director and President.

January 2004

A local subsidiary, Yamakin Thailand, Co., Ltd., is established in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

April 2004

Consolidated financial statements start being disclosed at the annual meeting of stockholders from this fiscal year.

June 2004

All the domestic offices acquire ISO 9001 certification.

August 2004

The company acquires the FA system business and the product name “TOTO system” from Furukawa Altec Co., Ltd.

The new office building is completed at Komatsu Branch. A warehouse and processing plant are equipped.

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. establishes a local subsidiary Yamazaki Shenxi Technology (Dalian), Ltd. in Dalian.

February 2005

Yamakin Thailand, Co., Ltd. completes a plant in the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Ayutthaya.

April 2005

Yamakin Thailand, Co., Ltd. holds a dedication and starts press and slitting businesses.

June 2005

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. acquires the Privacy Mark certification.

October 2005

Gunma First Plant starts operation (introduces the continuous reduction furnace and the press line).

October 2006

Yamakin Nonferrous Metal (Shanghai), Ltd. starts slitting business for KME.

November 2006

Gunma Second Plant starts operation.

Atsugi Center installs a traverse winder.

December 2006

Singapore Branch is closed.

March 2007

The overseas sales exceed 10% for the first time in the 47th consolidated results (for the year ending March 31, 2007).

October 2007

Osaka Plant is open at 1-199-1 Kuko, Yao, Osaka Prefecture, taking over the winder business of Yutani Corporation that manufactures winders for connectors and electronic materials.

December 2007

A local subsidiary, Yamakin Nonferrous Metal (Dalian), Ltd., is established in Dalian, China.

February 2008

The Chairman, Ikushiro Yamazaki, passes away.。

March 2008

Gunma Center introduces a bridged-type five-face machining system, a water jet cutter, a circular saw for large and thick plates, an NC lathe, and a machining center at the Gunma Third Plant.

September 2008

Yamakin Trading (Dalian) Ltd. is established.

November 2008

Fukui Plant is completed at Technoport Fukui in Mikuni-cho, Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, installing a plate saw for aluminum thick plates, a self-propelled beveling machine, an NC multitasking lathe, and a rotating dolly.

January 2011

An overseas subsidiary, Guangzhou Yamakin Nonferrous Metal, Ltd., is established in Guangzhou, China.

July 2011

Guangzhou Yamakin Nonferrous Metal, Ltd. starts slit processing.

March 2012

The overseas sales exceed 30% for the first time in the 52th consolidated results (for the year ending March 31, 2012).

Yamazaki Electronics Systems, Co., Ltd. starts migrating VOS1.

May 2012

Fukui Plant introduces the T-shaped longitudinal frames welding line.

June 2012

Yamakin Thailand, Co., Ltd. finishes electrical work and resumes operations.

The mission-critical system is transferred from the host computer system to the open server system using HITACHI HA 8000.

February 2013

A local subsidiary, PT. Yamakin Indonesia, is established in Indonesia.

October 2013

The celebration of the 120th anniversary is held at Tokyo Kaikan.

January 2014

Gunma Third Plant introduces a high-speed multi-center.

March 2014

Yamakin Thailand, Co., Ltd. adds another slitter.

April 2014

Gunma Third Plant introduces a horizontal machining center.

September 2014

Komatsu Branch introduces a CNC lathe for aluminum processing.

November 2014

Komatsu Branch introduces a machining center for aluminum processing.

December 2014

PT. Yamakin Indonesia introduces a slitter (2-axis thick slitter)

February 2015

Gunma Third Plant introduces a vertical machining center.

March 2015

Gunma Third Plant introduces a lathe with a bar feeder.

April 2015

PT. Yamakin Indonesia introduces a CNC lathe.

June 2015

Fukui Second Plant is completed.

The exhibition room is open in Yamazaki Store Building.

July 2015

Saitama Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd. becomes a subsidiary.

PT. Yamakin Indonesia introduces a machining center and a circular saw.

February 2016

YAMAZAKI ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS (DaLian) Co.,Ltd. becomes a subsidiary.

July 2016

The company opens Singapore Branch.

September 2016

Conclusion of Business Transfer Agreement. Musashi Seiki Kogyo Co.,Ltd.