History

1917 Established on March 15, with capitalization of one million yen for sales of industrial chemicals and paper manufacturing materials.
1934 Began sales of Hoshitecs and vulcanized fiber products as an agent for Hokuetsu Paper Mills Ltd.
1937 Began sales of plastic resins and industrial chemical products as an agent for current Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc., when it began production.
1946 Began sales as an agent for Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
1954 Affiliated with the predecessor of the current Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
1957 Signed a basic contract with Mitsubishi Corporation for the sale of the products it handled.
1964 Capitalization raised to 50 million yen.
1974 Opened the Nagoya branch.
1976 Opened the Osaka branch.
1985 Capitalization raised to 100 million yen.
1986 New head office building completed (April).
1992 Opened the Fukuoka office.
1996 Capitalization raised to 200 million yen.
1997 Established Hong Kong Toryo Corporation Ltd.
2004 Opened the Shanghai office in China.
2005 Acquired Manabe Chemicals Co., Ltd.
2006 Established Shanghai Lingyu Trading Co., Ltd.
2009 Opened a representative office in Korea.
2010 Opened a representative office in Taiwan.
2011 March: Obtained ISO 14001 certification.
April: Established TOKYO SHOKAI TAIWAN LTD.
August: Established TOSHO TRADING (CHENGDU) LTD. and TOKYO SHOKAI KOREA, LTD.
December: Established TOSHO TRADING (GUANGZHOU), CO., LTD.