NISHIZAWA LIMITED

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NISHIZAWA

Historical
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From the very beginning of its establishment as a specialized cotton textile trader,NISHIZAWA has made strenuous efforts to match the demands from global market. While enjoying a position as forerunner in textile field in our early days, we have constantly spread our handling articles and extent of services to metal products, machineries, vessels and other industrial commodities, investment and technical collaboration or implementation of such national projects as construction of roads, bridges, marine facilities or electric power stations etc., for improvement of infra- structures, some of which are highlighted in this site for better understanding of our activities. NISHIZAWA shall, with its wide and innovative eyes, continue to be an all-round business adviser and a good partner for all the concerned.

The early days.

1915
Mr. Hachisaburo Nishizawa, the founder of NISHIZAWA, establishes NISHIZAWA HACHISABURO SHOTEN as a speicialized cotton printed textile trader in Osaka.
1922
Opens representative office in Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin and other major cities in China to expand sales of printed fabrics mainly in Chinese market.
1931
Transforms the organization into THE H. NISHIZAWA SHOTEN LIMITED as a joint-stock company.
Opens a representative office in Bangkok (Thailand) and commenced marketing of textile fabrics and other Japan-made products.
Also starts export of textile fabrics to Middle East, Australia, Africa and Central/South American countries.

Post world war 2.

1947
Appointed as an authorized export agent from National Textile Traders Bureau as soon as Japan could have resumed its economic activities after the war.
1949
Changes Japanese trade name of the Company to present NISHIZAWA KABUSHIKI KAISHA.
Opens a representative office in Hong Kong : reorganized under the name of NISHIZAWA (HONG KONG) LIMITED in 1969 as our overseas affiliated company.
1951
Establishes a subsidiary company in Osaka for promotion of local wholesale of textile products.
1952
Opens Tokyo Branch Office in the course of aggressive expansion of business activities to capital areas of Japan.
1958
Opens a representative office in New York (U.S.A.) : reorganized in 1966 as OBR INC., incorporated in U.S.A. which traces the root of our overseas affiliated company, NISHIZAWA (U.S.A.) LIMITED in Los Angels.
Acquires sole distributorship of electric home appliances for East & West Africa from HITACHI LIMITED and opens a large showroom in Mombasa (Kenya), the neon-lit first modern shop in Africa that time.
Opens a representative office in Lagos (Nigeria).

The days of expansion.

1961
Sets up a large blanket manufacturing factory in Kano (Nigeria) under joint venture with local capitals, which was the first Japanese private-sector investment in West Africa.(1999 Sold to the local capitals)
1962
Awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal from the prime minister at the first Highest Export Convention in recognition of our eminent contribution for Japan's export promotion.
1965
Sets up a marvelous integrated mill for textile printing in Lagos (Nigeria), under joint venture with local capitals.(2002 Sold to the local capitals)
Opens a representative office in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).
1968
Sets up a cable manufacturing mill in Kampala (Uganda) under joint venture with local capitals.
1969
Changes English trade name from THE H. NISHIZAWA SHOTEN LIMITED to current NISHIZAWA LIMITED.
Establishes a local subsidiary company at Shijonawate (Osaka) and started the management of sports and amusement center.
1974
Obtains an order for passenger/cargo ship from Zanzibar Government (Tanzania).
Also amusement parks are constructed in Zanzibar and Pemba (both in Tanzania) under our technical collaboration and plant supply.
1976
Opens a representative office in Dubai (U.A.E.) : reorganized as a foreign branch office with the trade license rendered from Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority in 1989.
1979
Opens a representative office in Bourges (France).
1980
Obtains an contract for supply of rice to Sierra Leone by Yen credit from the Government of Japan.
Obtains an contract for supply of a passenger ship and a tanker to the Government of Tanzania by Yen credit from the Government of Japan.

The days for social contribution.

1982
Receives an order for Rural Electrification Project, in Kilimanjaro Region from the Government of Tanzania under Yen credit from the Government of Japan.
1983
Receives an order for erection and fountains in 10 different spots in Aden (Yemen) from the Municipality of Aden.
1984
Establishes a local subsidiary company in Osaka and started the management of real estate and insurance agency.
1985
Opens a representative office in Shanghai (China)
1986
Opens a representative office in Accra (Ghana)
1989
Participates in construction of a five-star hotel in Shanghai (China) in cooperation with Japanese main constructors.
1990
Obtains a order for Rural Electrification Project for construction of power Sub-stations and distribution lines in 3 rural districts from the Government of Ghana, financed by the Government of Japan under Grant Aid.
1992
Opens representative office in Lilongwe (Malawi)
1994
Wins the Minster of International Trade & Industry Award for Contribution to Trade (Import) in recognition of our eminent contribution for Japan's import promotion.
1995
Participates in development of Industrial Zone newly designed in northern part of Hanoi (Vietnam) by supply of construction materials.
1996
Opens a representative office in Maputo (Mozambique).
Obtains an order for construction of Sub-stations, transmission and distribution lines in 2 rural districts from the Government of Ghana as the 2nd phase financed by the Government of Japan under Grant Aid.
1997
Obtains an order for construction of Sub-stations and distribution lines in Dar es Salaam from the Government of Tanzania, financed by the Government of Japan under Grant Aid.
2002
Establishes Nishizawa (Shanghai) Trading Co.,Ltd., our newest overseas affiliated company, in Shanghai (China).
Sets up a sport dome at Shijonawate(Osaka) to meet the local demand for sport and leisure industries.
2005
Engages in the first opening DAISO shop in a Middle Eastern Oman.
Holds th 90th anniversary foundation event grandly.
Excutes special dividend.
2008
Obtains orders for Rural Electrificaion Project from the Government of Uganda as the 2nd phase and for Rural Electrificaion Project from the Government of Ghana, financed by the Government of Japan under Grant Aid.
2009
Obtains an order for Improvement of Water Supply Facilities Project in Darkhan city from the Government of Mongolia, financed by the Government of Japan under Grant Aid.
2010
Engages in the second opening DAISO shop in a Middle Eastern Oman.
2011
Installs, operates, and completes Making Line for ERW Carbon Steel Pipe of the biggest diameter in West African countries.
2012
Engages in the third opening DAISO shop in a Middle Eastern Oman.
Obtains an order of the Project for Improvement of Substations and Distribution Network from the Government of Rwanda, financed by the Government of Japan.under Grant Aid.
Opens a representative office in Yangon (Myanmar)
2013
Sets up import wholesale business and starts a business activity in Yangon through J.V.Company of Myanmar local company & NISHIZAWA (HONG KONG) LIMITED.
2014
Sets up Sanno Vega Co.,Ltd. in Taiwan under joint venture with local capitals and Japanese maker.
2015
Celebrates 100th anniversary and holds memorial event grandly. Excutes special dividend.
2017
Engages in the first opening MOROZOFF shop in Singapore.