Size and Scope:
SOJITZ CORPORATION OF AMERICA is the U.S. subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, an integrated global trading company.
SOJITZ CORPORATION is responsible for about $54 billion in annual trade transactions.
SOJITZ CORPORATION has 18,600 employees in 103 branches and offices and 637 subsidiaries and affiliates all around the world.
SOJITZ CORPORATION OF AMERICA, with 6 offices in the U.S., has sales about $7.5 billion annually.
SOJITZ CORPORATION OF AMERICA manages the activities of operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.
International trade, including export, import, offshore, domestic and counter-trade
Marketing and distribution
International project management
Trade financing and project financing
Transportation, insurance and customs services
Direct investment, debt finance, leasing and asset-based finance.
Nichimen Office established in New York.
Nichimen becomes first Japanese member of the New York Cotton Exchange.
Japan Cotton Trading Company established in Ft. Worth, TX.
Suzuki & Co., predecessor of Nissho, had two offices in the US, one in Fort Worth, Texas and another in Portland, Oregon.
The Nissho Co. Ltd. formed in Japan.
Nissho New York office opened. Mr. G. Ishidoh is first GM
Outbreak of World War II and closing of Nissho NY.
Trade between US and Japan resumes. Nissho assigned by Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry to direct a shipment of barley from the US to Japan. Nichimen establishes office in Portland, Oregon, the first Japanese office in the US for food procurement.
Iwai New York, Inc. founded on Oct. 1.
The Nissho American Corp. incorporated on April 3 in New York. Nichimen Company Incorporated established the same year in New York.
Nissho America Corp's primary business is in textiles, metals and plywood, with machinery sales just starting.
Nissho Iwai relationship with Boeing started.
Nichimen office established in Seattle for purchasing logs and lumber.
Nichimen acquires licensing and marketing rights in Japan for McGregor apparel.
Nichimen becomes marketing agent in Japan for Spalding golf clubs.
Nichimen leases pier in Tacoma, Washington and begins operating dry yard for loading logs on a large scale.
Due to merger of The Nissho Co., Ltd. and Iwai & Co., Ltd. on October 1, Nissho American, Nissho Pacific and Iwai Incorporated merge; name is changed to Nissho-Iwai American Corp.
Relationship with Blue Ribbon Sports, which became NIKE, begins.
Nissho Iwai American Corporation first referred to as NIAC.
American Fuji seal Inc. established by Nichimen in cooperation with Fuji Seal Industries Co., Ltd.
NIAC holds first of a series of export seminars for US companies; over 100 firms attend ones in Atlanta and Birmingham.
NIAC gets first US mass transit contract: 141 light rail vehicles for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority.
Nichimen begins sales of automobile cassette decks to Ford Motor Co of US.
Contract received to supply subway cars to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Yonkers NY factory opens the following year.
NIAC trademark officially registered.
Tanashin do Brasil Ltda. established in Brazil by Nichimen to manufacture automobile cassette decks.
Tanashin de Mexico SA de CV established in Mexico by Nichimen to manufacture automobile cassette decks.
First NIAC trade mission to China.
First NIAC trade mission to Europe.
First NIAC trade mission to the Philippines.
NIAC celebrates "volunteerism" of American and Japanese staff in local communities around the US.
First NIAC subway cars for Taipei produced at Yonkers plant.
NIAC starts exporting Gateway computers to Japan.
NIAC and Nissho Iwai Corporation finance world's largest submersible oil drilling platform for Brazil.
Business Week ranks Nissho Iwai Corporation as world's 8th largest company.
NIAC affiliate Airship Management builds world's largest blimp.
Established GlobeLinQ International Fund I to invest over $30 million in US emerging high-tech companies.
World Trade Center disaster; NIAC and NAI families each donate over $100,000.
NIAC and NAI each celebrate 50th anniversary.
On April 1, NIAC and NAI merge to form Sojitz Corporation of America