History

History of Konoike Transport Co., Ltd.

As of October 1, 2017
1880
  • Group founder Chujiro Konoike opens a worker placement and transport business in what is now Konohara Ward, Osaka as a private merchant.
1900
  • Begins onsite cargo handling and transport operations at client steelworks.
1945
  • Establishes Konoike Transport Co.,Ltd.
1951
  • Begins in-factory contract operations for the food industry.
    Registers as port transport service operator following passage of Port Transportation Business Act.
1962
  • Starts warehousing operations.
1963
  • Enters maritime cargo transport business.
1970
  • Starts industrial waste disposal business.
1975
  • Kashimasenko Co., Ltd.'s (Current Eco Innovation Inc.) No. 1 Resource Recycling Furnace completed.
1979
  • Starts air cargo transport business.
1980
  • 100 years anniversary since start of business.
1984
  • Expands to Singapore.
1985
  • Expands to U.S.A.
  • Expands to China.
  • Sets up Saitama base for Temperature-Controlled Logistics Services. (Urawa Distribution Center as a current Urawa Temperature Controlled Distribution Center)
1991
  • Establises Konoike Air Port Engineering Co.,Ltd.(Current Konoike Air Port Service Co., Ltd.) and begins the Airport-Related Services.
1993
  • Becomes the first Japanese distribution company to become established in Viet Nam.
1994
  • Establishes MSS North Kanto (Current Konoike Medical Co., Ltd.) and launches Medical-Related Services.
  • Begins onsite operations at Kansai International Airport (airport-related business).
1996
  • Sets up Kansai base for Temperature-Controlled Logistics Services.(Osaka Food Distribution Center as a current Osaka Temperature Controlled Distribution Center).
1998
  • Acquires first ISO9002:1994 certification at Tonegawa distribution center(Current Kitakanto Distribution Center).
2000
  • Acquires first ISO14001:1996 certification at Tonegawa distribution center(Current Kitakanto Distribution Center).
2001
  • Expands to Philippines.
  • Expands to Indonesia.
2008
  • Expands to India.
2009
  • Expands to Thailand.
  • Kashimasenko's No. 2 furnace completed; marking foray into environmental technology field.
  • Becomes the first Japanese distribution company to become established in Bangladesh.
2010
  • 130 years anniversary since start of business.
  • Acquires JAL subsidaries as a Group. Expands the Airport-Related Services(K Ground Service Co.Ltd., K Sky Co., Ltd., K Ground Expert Co., Ltd.).
2011
  • Establishes Konoike Techno Training Center in Osaka.
2012
  • Expands to Myanmar.
2013
  • Expands to Cambodia.
  • Officially listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2014
  • Establishes a collaborative investigation lecture with Graduate Schools of Osaka University.
  • Expands to Mexico.
  • Kyushu Sanko Unyu Co., Ltd. becomes subsidiary company.
  • Establishes Safety/Quality Training Center in Chiba.
2015
  • Acquires first ISO22000:2005 certification at Kitakanto Distribution Center.
2016
  • ASR Recycling Kashima Co.,Ltd.becomes subsidiary company.
2017
  • On the occasion of its relocation, the Tokyo regional head office has been renamed Tokyo head office.
  • NKS Holding Co.,Ltd. becomes subsidiary company.