History

June

2020

Hiroshi Okamoto assumed office as chairman
Takayoshi Okamoto assumed office as president

August

2019

Announcement of Health Declaration

July

Established Health Management Promotion Committee

June

Established OHTORI MALAYSIA SDN BHD

March

Absorption merger with J.E.C Co., Ltd.

August

2017

Established Market Development Section in Application Department

October

2016

General Affairs Division transferred to Ohtori Corporation

August

Integrated Quality Assurance Department and Quality Management Department merged with the Management Quality Office

April

Established Management Quality Office. Operated under the Quality Assurance Department (renamed Quality Assurance Department) and newly established Quality Management Department

September

2015

Completed Okamoto Electronics Naniwa Building

August

Held 75th Anniversary Ceremony

July

Established TAIWAN OHTORI COMPANY., LIMITED.

February

Established Nagoya Semiconductor Promotion Section

January

2014

Established EC department

October

2012

Established Global Marketing Office and Application Department

April

Established Manufacturing System Department

February

Established OHTORI ELECTRONICS VIETNAM COMPANY., LIMITED

October

2011

Acquired ISO27001 certification at all overseas bases

June

Acquired ISO9001 in Ohtori Electronics Consulting (Shenzhen) Company Limited / Increased capital to 350 million yen

March

2010

Transferred Ohtori Corporation Overseas Support Department to Okamoto Electronics Corporation

October

2009

Established Communication Device Group and Roller Operation Group

July

Acquired ISO27001 certification at all domestic bases

June

Amended Articles of Incorporation in order to start import / export operations

April

Established special sales department in Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya

October

2008

Acquired ISO27001 certification at the Overseas Support Department of Osaka Sales Office, Naniwa Sales Office, Osaka Product Center, Ohtori Corporation Trade Department, and Ohtori Corporation

July

Acquired ISO27001 certification at the Head Office and Kita Osaka Building

September

2007

Acquired ISO14001 certification at Ohtori Corporation and 4 overseas subsidiaries, OHTORI HONG KONG LIMITED Shenzhen Office

April

Established the SB department and Hiroshima sales office

March

Completed headquarters showroom

(Showroom at headquarters)

January

SB promotion sector opened

December

2006

Acquired ISO 9001 certification for 4 overseas subsidiaries and Ohtori Corporation

March

Completed Kofu Sales Office new office building

October

2005

Established Ohtori Corporation Overseas Support Department

September

Held the 65th Anniversary Ceremony / Established Compliance Department

May

Electrical Development Department acquired the ISO9001 certification

April

Established International Headquarters

December

2004

Established Fukuoka Product Center

October

Established ASIC Design Center Nagoya Branch

April

Acquired ISO9001 certification at ASIC Design Center

October

2003

Established OHTORI HONG KONG LIMITED Shenzhen Office

September

Acquired ISO14001 certification

July

Tokyo Sales Headquarters acquired the ISO9001 certification

June

Nagoya Sales Headquarters acquired the ISO9001 certification

April

2002

Established Tokyo Semiconductor Promotion Group

August

2001

Established Kanagawa Product Center (transferred from Tokyo Product Center)

May

Established ASIC Design Center Tokyo Branch

April

Established Products Headquarter and Global Marketing Division

November

2000

Established SHANGHAI OHTORI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

April

Established Inspection Department

December

1999

Established Ohtori Corporation Shanghai Representative Office

April

Established Special sales department / Established Semiconductor Promotion Group

December

1997

Logistics system centered on Osaka Product Center obtained ISO9002 certification

April

Established ASIC Design Center

April

1996

"Capital increased to 90 million yenEstablished Kumamoto Sales Office"

November

1995

Established Ohtori Electronics (SNG) Pte. Ltd.

September

Established Nagoya Product Center

July

Held 55th Anniversary Ceremony / Established Quality assurance sector

January

Established Sendai Sales Office

November

1994

Established sales promotion headquarters

April

1994

Established Product Division and Global Marketing Division

October

1993

Established Nagoya Sales Promotion Department

October

1992

Established Tokyo Sales Promotion Department

July

Established OHTORI HONG KONG LIMITED

May

1991

Established Okazaki Sales Office / Established Osaka Product Center

September

1990

Katsuyoshi Okamoto assumed office as chairman
Hiroshi Okamoto assumed office as president

September

Held 50th Anniversary Ceremony

(Akira Saeki, SHARP CORPORATION Counselor, making a toast)

December

1989

Completed new North Kanto Sales Office building

October

Established Nishinomiya Sales Office

September

Established Tsukuba Sales Office

October

1988

Established Kanazawa Sales Office

July

Established Hong Kong Representative Office of Ohtori Corporation

June

Established Hachioji Sales Office

July

1987

Completed the new Kyoto Office building

April

Late president Katsuyoshi Okamoto was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

October

1986

Established Trading Department at Ohtori Corporation

October

1985

Established Numazu Sales Office

August

Held 45th Anniversary Ceremony
Established Fukuoka Sales Office

July

"Okamoto Electronics Corporation" with 30 million yen capital was renamed to "Ohtori Corporation", and started focusing on the trading of electronic parts and management of real estates owned by the Okamoto Electronics Corporation.

"Ohtori Corporation"with 50 million yen capital was renamed to "Okamoto Electronics Corporation",and transferred our sales department to focus our business on the sales of electronic parts.

May

Ohtori Corporation (new): capital 50 million yen

January

New headquarter building completed

(The new headquarter building)

August

1984

Established Himeji Sales Office

October

1983

Established North Kanto Sales Office

September

Established Electrical Development Department

July

Established Hamamatsu Sales Office

November

1981

Established Kyoto Sales Office

September

Established Kofu Sales Office

January

Completion of Nagoya Office new building

August

1980

Held 40th Anniversary Ceremony

March

Naniwa Sales Office extension building completed

November

1978

Late president Katsuyoshi Okamoto was awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon (Medal of Honour), the first in the electronic parts distribution industry

(Medal with Blue Ribbon celebration at the Royal Hotel)

August

Established Akihabara Sales Office

March

1977

Established Naniwa Sales Office

March

1975

Held 35th Anniversary Ceremony

May

1974

New Tokyo Office building completed

June

1971

Commended as an export-contributing company by the Minister of International Trade and Industry / Received a courtesy letter from Naniwa Tax Office

February

Awarded as excellent parts specialist trading company by the Governor of Osaka

October

1970

Held 30th Anniversary Ceremony / Increased capital to 30 million yen through several capital increases

July

Established Osaka Sales Office New office building completed Established sales headquarter and sales promotion department

March

Established Nagoya Sales Office

May

1967

Established Tokyo Sales Office

July

1965

Established Trading Department

March

Held 25th Anniversary Ceremony / Published the first issue of General Electronic Parts Catalog

November

1960

Established special sales section for parts delivery to consumer and industrial equipment manufacturers

August

1959

Completed the annex building of the head office

February

1952

Transferred the headquarters to 4-8-8 Nihonbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka

(Headquarter in 1974)

July

1950

Established Okamoto Electronics Corporation with a capital of 500,000 yen

August

1949

Started wholesale of electronic parts to the large-scale local electronic companies

September

1940

Founder Katsuyoshi Okamoto (Death in November 1993) — Left Shimura Musen Corporation in Tokyo and started up an electronic parts specialized company in Nihonbashi, Osaka (Okamoto Electronics Corporation) with former consultants Keizo Okamoto and Hachiro Okamoto