1919

The predecessor of T. chatani & Co., Ltd. was founded as an exporter of miscellaneous goods, including highly successful cultured pearls to Europe and The US.
1930s

1936

Tokyo Branch Office opened.

1937

Takeo Chatani & Co., Ltd. incorporated with J.Yen 1 million of capital. Exported toys, stationery, sports goods, household goods and other miscellaneous goods, chiefly metal slide fasteners to the US.
1940s

1943

Established branches and liaison offices in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Mukden,Tsinan. Trade name changed to T. Chatani & Co., Ltd. Resumed exports to the US as soon as embargo was lifted after WWII, expanded business to other countries.
1950s
Started export of tires and automobiles to the Middle East, laying the groundwork for the export of Japanese aumobiles.
1960s
Started dealing in construction, farming and materials handling machinery.
First imported woven straw handbags from China, paving the way to today's trade in Chinese interior decorating goods.
Started import of Seculate (an anti-condensation compound) and Cerinol (a waterproof material).

1961

Established a liaizon office in Kuwait (~1970)

1964

Was designated as a Japan-China friendly trading company.
Chatani's success in promoting trade recognized by presentation of the first Prime Minister's Award.
Established a liaizon office in Khartoum, Sudan (~1966)

1966

Established a liaizon office in Beirut, Lebanon (~1975)

1968

Established Chatani Jewelry Co., Ltd.
Masahiro Chatani assnued the presidency.

1969

Capital increased to J.Yen 100 million.
1970s
Started export of precision instruments, hand tools, stainless steel pipes and other leading Japanese goods to the US and Europe.

1970

Established a liaizon office in Nairobi, Kenya (~1972)

1971

1973

Established a liaizon office in Dusseldorf, Germany

1975

Established a liaizon office in Jeddah, KSA (~1998).

1976

Established Chatani (U.K.) Ltd. in London, UK.
Established a liaizon office in Athens, Greece (~2006)

1979

Established a branch office in Baghdad, Iraq (~1991).
1980s

1983

Established a liaison office in Cairo, Egypt (~1987)
Established a liaizon office in Dubai, U.A.E. (~1987).

1984

Headquaters moved to Azuchimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

1986

Established Saudi Factory for Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd. in Jeddah, KSA (~2012)

1988

Established Sun Beam Corporation as a joint venture in Nara pref..

1989

Established a sales office in Tottori pref..
Invested in HI ELES, a company from the Philippines.
1990s

1990

Established Chatani Singapore Pte. Ltd.

1991

Established a liaizon office in Tehran, Iran (~1992).

1994

Established a liaison office in Shanghai, China.
Established Shanghai Highly Nakano Refrigerators Co., Ltd. as a joint venture in Shanghai.

1996

Established a sales office in Kumamoto pref..

1997

Established a liaison office in Dubai, UAE (~1999).

1998

Moved the Saudi Arabia liaison office from Jeddah to Riyadh (~2010).
2000s

2002

Joint venture of Suzhou BOE Chatani Electronics Co., Ltd. established in Suzhou.

2004

The SBC Division (Backlight business) ISO9001 certification.
Established a liaison office in Dubai, UAE.

2005

The SBC Division (Backlight business) ISO14001 certification.

2007

Kei Ejiri assumed the presidency.
New company inaugurated through corporate separation with capital of J.Yen 260 million.

2008

Capital increased to J.Yen 310 million.

2009

OG Corporattion acquired T. Chatani & Co., Ltd.
2010s

2010

Tokyo Branch moved to OG Tokyo Bldg., Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

2014

Takeshi Ikeda appointed president & CEO.
Upgraded Dubai liaison office to Middle East Branch and moved to Dubai Airport Free Zone.

2017