Corporate History

  • 〜1969
  • 1970〜1999
  • 2000〜2009
  • 2010〜
  • 1913
    Fukumatsu Yoshimura founded Fukumatsu Production.
  • 1915
    Maruichi is registerd as a trademark.
  • 1926
    Maruichi Production founded as a bicycle parts production company.
  • 1935
    Started producing bicycle steel pipes.
  • 1940
    Company name changed to Maruichi Steel Tube Works and separated from its bicycle parts division.
  • 1947
    Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. established.
  • 1956
    Osaka Office rearranged and Maruichi Kohan Ltd. founded.
  • 1957
    Osaka Plant opened.
  • 1958
    Tokyo Office opened.
  • 1958
    Electric tube welding system imported from Abby Etona Co. of US. Changed from welding system to seem-welding system.
  • 1960
    Changed trade name to Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
  • 1960
    Nagoya Office opened.
  • 1961
    Tokyo Plant opened.
  • 1962
    Company listed 2nd board in the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange.
  • 1964
    Company listed 1st board in the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange.
  • 1964
    Fukuoka Office opened.
  • 1965
    Sakai Plant opened.
  • 1966
    Hiroshima Office opened.
  • 1966
    Nagoya Plant opened (merged into present Nagoya Plant in 1984).
  • 1970
    Hokkaido Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. founded.
    Sapporo Office opened.
  • 1972
    Osaka office opened.
  • 1972
    Sakai Pole Plant opened.
  • 1972
    Indonesia Steel Tube Works Ltd. (ISTW) founded.
  • 1973
    Tokyo No.2 Plant newly opened.
  • 1974
    Shikoku Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. founded.
  • 1974
    Kyushu Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. founded.
  • 1977
    Nagoya Second Plant (present Nagoya Plant) opened.
  • 1978
    Head office relocated to Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka.
  • 1978
    Maruichi American Corporation (MAC) established.
  • 1989
    Takuma Plant opened.
  • 1995
    Kashima Pole Plant opened.
  • 1995
    Tokyo No.2 Plant renewal completed.
  • 1998
    Sapporo Plant united into Tomakomai Plant under Hokkaido Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
  • 2000
    Hiroshima Office and warehouse opened.
  • 2001
    Annealing facilities built in Takuma Plant.
  • 2002
    Tokyo No.2 Plant's new warehouse constructed. Hamamatsu's new warehouse completed.
  • 2003
    New warehouse and cutting factory opened in Nagoya Plant
  • 2004
    Kyushu Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. renewal completed.
  • 2005
    New factory opened in Tomakomai Plant of Hokkaido Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
  • 2006
    New warehouse opened in Nagoya Plant.
  • 2006
    Maruichi Metal Product(Foshan)Co.,Ltd.(MMP) founded.
  • 2006
    Sun Steel Corporation joins Maruichi Steel tube Group.
  • 2007
    New warehouse building opened in Okayama warehouse.
  • 2007
    New plant built in Sakai plant.
  • 2007
    SEIKEI STEEL TUBE CORPORATION joins Maruichi Steel Tube Group.
  • 2008
    Leavitt Tube Company, LLC (LTC) joins,and it has become one of subsidiary companies of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
  • 2008
    Sun Steel Joint Stock Company(Sunsco) has become one of subsidiary companies of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
  • 2008
    Sakai Plant renewal completed.
  • 2009
    MARUICHI KUMA STEEL TUBE PRIVATE LIMITED (KUMA) has become one of subsidiary companies of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
  • 2009
    Sakai Production Facility of Seikei Steel Pipe Corporation founded opened.
  • 2009
    Additional acquisition of stocks in Alpha Metal Co., Ltd.
  • 2010
    16"mill built in SUNSCO.
  • 2010
    Sun Steel (Hanoi) Co., Ltd. founded.
  • 2010
    J-Spiral Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. joins Maruichi Steel Tube Group.
  • 2011
    Maruichi Metal Product (China, Tianjin) founded opened.
  • 2011
    Mechanical structure steel tube mill at Tokyo No.2 Plant founded opened.
  • 2011
    No.2 factory mill at Sakai Pole Plant founded opened.
  • 2012
    Maruichi Metal Product( China, Tianjin) founded opened.
  • 2012
    No.2 and No.3 factory mill at Tokyo No.2 Plant founded opened.
  • 2012
    Maruichimex (Mexico) Co.,Ltd. founded.
  • 2014
    Conpleted consolidation of Tokyo Plant.
  • 2014
    Converted Maruichimex into a consolidated subsidiary.
  • 2015
    Converted MOST into a consolidated subsidiary.
  • 2015
    Newly constreucted Bangalore Plant of KUMA
  • 2016
    Conpleted consolidation of Osaka Plant.
  • 2018
    MARUICHI PHILIPPINES STEEL TUBE INC.(Philippines) founded.
  • 2018
    Head Office of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. and Maruichi Kohan Ltd. relocated to the present address, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka. Those sales offices in Osaka including the conduit section were consolidated into the same office.
  • 2020
    Maruichi Stainless Tube Co.,Ltd. has become one of subsidiary companies of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.