Company History

When MITSUI-SOKO Co., Ltd. decided to extend its Japan-based transportation network to the United States, the first step was taken toward what would eventually become MITSUI-SOKO (U.S.A.) INC. A resident office was opened in New York in 1971, and rapid growth ensued over the next ten years. With a focus on the individual needs of its client base, the company developed fresh, innovative and comprehensive solutions to import, export and distribution challenges. MITSUI-SOKO (U.S.A.) INC. was officially established as a subsidiary company in 1982, expanding its logistics menu and adding branch offices as demand for services increased. As a member of the MITSUI-SOKO Group, we are solidly positioned to provide comprehensive and integrated worldwide logistics solutions supported by the strong, reliable and time-tested foundation of our international network.

October 1909
Organized as "Toshin Soko Co., Ltd." on October 11, 1909. Established its main office in Tokyo, and district offices in Tokyo, Kobe, and Moji.
Opened Yokohama Substation (upgraded to Yokohama District Office in 1923).
January 1918
Acquired Osaka Soko Co., Ltd. and launched operations as the Osaka District Office.
September 1922
Established Nagoya Subbranch (upgraded to Nagoya District Office in 1937).
March 1942
Renamed "MITSUI-SOKO Co., Ltd."
April 1950
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
August 1966
Launched the motor vehicle transport business.
March 1968
Launched the handling of marine containers and the operation of container terminals in Japan.
April 1969
Acquired a license for overland cargo transport and launched the container trucking business.
December 1977
Established International Business Division and Plant Division in the main office and launched full-scale international transport operations.
June 1982
Acquired IATA certification as an agent to handle air cargo and launched full-scale air cargo transport operations.
November 1984
Main office relocated to Nihombashi Kayabacho 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo from Nihombashi Hakozakicho, Chuo-ku.
November 1986
Launched the "Big Bag" business (business for non-commercial goods such as trunk room storage, moving, etc.).
January 1992
The main office / district office system was abolished and the head office / branch system (head office divisions and Kanto, Chubu, Kansai and Kyushu branches) was adopted.
April 2001
Kyushu Branch was separated and established as "MITSUI-SOKO KYUSHU, Co., Ltd."
June 2002
Head Office was relocated to Kaigan 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo from Nihombashi Kayabacho 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
March 2003
Acquired license for Class II Air Cargo Transport Business (solo handling of consolidated air cargo).
April 2004
Adopted the corporate officer system.
April 2006
Established the BPO Business Division and started a full-scale BPO (business process outsourcing) service.
April 2008
Established the 3PL Business Division and started a full-scale 3PL (third party logistics) service.
October 2009
Celebrated its centenary.
January 2010
Relocated the headquarters of the Kansai Branch to Osaka.
April 2010
Abolished the head office/branch system and adopted the headquarters system.
September 2011
Head Office was relocated to Nishi-Shimbashi 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo from Kaigan 3-chome, Minato-ku,Tokyo.
October 2014
Shift to holding company structure and Mitsui-Soko Holdings Co., Ltd. has established as a holding company. New Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd. and Mitsui-Soko BUSINESS TRUST are incorporated through this newly incorporation-type company split.
April 2015
Change of company name to MITSUI-SOKO Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. as joint venture company between MITSUI-SOKO HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. and Sony Corporation, with the following three subsidiaries.

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