JFE Shoji’s main roots can be traced back to two core companies, Kawasho Corporation and NKK Trading. (Kawasho Corporation was established through a merger between Shinjo Steel, Aoyama Special Steel and Maya Kogyo in 1954. After merging with Kokan Shoji and later Ito Soji Shoten, Fuji Shoji was renamed NKK Trading in 1989.)
After establishment of JFE Shoji
As of October 1st, 2004, JFE Shoji Group which consisted of JFE Shoji, Kawasho Foods, Kawasho Semiconductor, Kawasho Real Estate was established and these four companies were placed under the umbrella of JFE Shoji Holdings.
JFE Shoji Corporation was born through the merger between Kawasho Corporation and NKK Trading to handle steel & steel peripheral business as core trading house of JFE Group. Kawasho Foods, Kawasho Semiconductor, Kawasho Real Estate were established through a company split-up, becoming operating subsidiaries of JFE Shoji Holdings.
As of April, 2012, JFE Shoji Corporation performed an absorption-type merger of JFE Shoji Holdings in order to develop a speedy and agile group management through a more efficient structure with JFE Shoji as its core.
Moreover, as of October, 2012, JFE Shoji became a wholly owned subsidiary of JFE Holdings to utilize JFE Shoji’s marketing-related functions for the benefit of the entire JFE Group and to strengthen and streamline the whole group’s steel business supply chain.
Establishment of JFE Shoji Trade Corporation
Establishment of Guangzhou JFE Shoji Steel Products Co., Ltd.
JFE Shoji Steel Vietnam Establishment of JFE Shoji Steel Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Establishment of JFE Shoji Trade Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Opening of Chennai Office in India
Integration of P.T. JFE Shoji Trade Indonesia and Jakarta Liaison Office
Establishment of JFE Shoji Trade India Pvt. Ltd.
Establishment of JFE Shoji Terre One Corporation
Opening of Dubai Branch
Integration of JFE Shoji Trade’s Seoul Branch and Busan Office with JFE Shoji Trade Korea Ltd.
Integration of JFE Shoji Trade Shanghai Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Representative Office
Integration of JFE Shoji Trade Guangzhou Co., Ltd. and Guangzhou Representative Office
Establishment of Steel Alliance Service Center Co., Ltd.
Establishment of JFE Shoji Electronics Corporation through merger between Kawasho Semiconductor Corporation and Kawasho Electronics Corporation
Establishment of JFE Shoji Trade Beijing Co., Ltd.
Merger of JFE Shoji Trade Corporation and Kawasho Real Estate Corporation
Establishment of JFE Shoji Steel India Private Limited
Merger of JFE Shoji Trade Corporation with JFE Shoji Holdings, Inc.
JFE Shoji Electronics Corporation becomes subsidiary of JFE Shoji Trade
Relocation of JFE Shoji Trade Corporation to Otemachi Financial City North Tower; its subsidiaries relocate their Tokyo head offices to JFE Shoji Bldg.
JFE Shoji Trade becomes wholly-owned subsidiary under JFE Holdings umbrella
Integration of JFE Shoji Trade Steel Construction Materials Corporation and JFE Shoji Construction Materials Sales Corporation
Opening of JFE Shoji Trade (Thailand) Ltd. Yangon Branch
Opening of Istanbul Liaison Office in Turkey
Establishment of JFE Shoji Steel Hai Phong Co., Ltd.
Opening of JFE Shoji Trade Shanghai Co., Ltd. Zhangzhou Branch
Opening of JFE Shoji Trade America Inc. Mexico City Branch
JFE Shoji Steel America, Inc. and r. bourgeois S.A. Establishment of joint venture between JFE Shoji Steel America, Inc. and r. bourgeois S.A.
Opening of JFE Shoji Trade Do Brasil Ltda. Rio de Janeiro Branch
Kelly Pipe Co., LLC becomes subsidiary of JFE Shoji Trade America Inc.
Integration of steel bar and wire rod business within the JFE Shoji Group, including JFE Shoji Wire Trade Co., Ltd.
JFE Shoji Electrical Steel Co., Ltd. becomes subsidiary of JFE Shoji Trade
Moving of head office registration from Osaka to Tokyo
Establishment of JFE Shoji Steel Service Center Bajio, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
Acquisition of Cogent Power Inc. shares
Establishment of JFE Shoji America Holdings Inc.
Merger of JFE Shoji Steel Construction Materials Corporation and JFE Shoji Usuitakenzai Corporation
JFE Shoji Trade Corporation changes company name to JFE Shoji Corporation