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.
Tokyo Branch Office opened.
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.
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.
Started export of tires and automobiles to the Middle East, laying the groundwork for the export of Japanese aumobiles.
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).
Established a liaizon office in Kuwait (～1970)
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)
Established a liaizon office in Beirut, Lebanon (～1975)
Established Chatani Jewelry Co., Ltd.
Masahiro Chatani assnued the presidency.
Capital increased to J.Yen 100 million.
Started export of precision instruments, hand tools, stainless steel pipes and other leading Japanese goods to the US and Europe.
Established a liaizon office in Nairobi, Kenya (～1972)
Established a liaizon office in Dusseldorf, Germany
Established a liaizon office in Jeddah, KSA (～1998).
Established Chatani (U.K.) Ltd. in London, UK.
Established a liaizon office in Athens, Greece (～2006)
Established a branch office in Baghdad, Iraq (～1991).
Established a liaison office in Cairo, Egypt (～1987)
Established a liaizon office in Dubai, U.A.E. (～1987).
Headquaters moved to Azuchimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.
Established Saudi Factory for Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd. in Jeddah, KSA (～2012)
Established Sun Beam Corporation as a joint venture in Nara pref..
Established a sales office in Tottori pref..
Invested in HI ELES, a company from the Philippines.
Established Chatani Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Established a liaizon office in Tehran, Iran (～1992).
Established a liaison office in Shanghai, China.
Established Shanghai Highly Nakano Refrigerators Co., Ltd. as a joint venture in Shanghai.
Established a sales office in Kumamoto pref..
Established a liaison office in Dubai, UAE (～1999).
Moved the Saudi Arabia liaison office from Jeddah to Riyadh (～2010).
Joint venture of Suzhou BOE Chatani Electronics Co., Ltd. established in Suzhou.
The SBC Division (Backlight business) ISO9001 certification.
Established a liaison office in Dubai, UAE.
The SBC Division (Backlight business) ISO14001 certification.
Kei Ejiri assumed the presidency.
New company inaugurated through corporate separation with capital of J.Yen 260 million.
Capital increased to J.Yen 310 million.
OG Corporattion acquired T. Chatani & Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Branch moved to OG Tokyo Bldg., Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Takeshi Ikeda appointed president & CEO.
Upgraded Dubai liaison office to Middle East Branch and moved to Dubai Airport Free Zone.