Company Information

Company Summary

Company Name
MSC Center Building, 3-22-23 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0022
President Takanobu Kubo
Capital Stock
5 billion yen
Establishment Date
October 1, 2014
Main Business Areas
Warehousing, harbor transport, global logistics workflows


Takanobu Kubo
Executive Managing Director
Hideki Wakano
Director, Senior Executive Officer
Eisuke Tanaka
Director, Senior Executive Officer
Shigeki Kanai
Nobuo Nakayama
Tomoaki Kiriyama
Executive Officer
Toshiyuki Nakanishi
Executive Officer
Atsushi Shigemura
Executive Officer
Hideaki Yamashita
Executive Officer
Hiroyuki Hamano
Executive Officer
Maku Kitano
Executive Officer
Tomoaki Fukuda
Executive Officer
Tadashi Tanaka
Executive Officer
Kazuyoshi Fujimaki
Executive Officer
Hideki Kai
Executive Officer
Takeshi Miyake
Executive Officer
Kazutoyo Suzuki
Yukio Ishida


October 1909
October 11, 1909
Established as Toshin Soko, Ltd. Headquarters was based in Tokyo, with other branches throughout Tokyo, Kobe, and Moji
Yokohama dispatching business launched (becomes Yokohama branch in 1923)
January 1918
Osaka Warehouse acquired and reopened as Osaka branch
September 1922
Opened Nagoya satellite office (becomes formal Nagoya branch in 1937
March 1942
Changed company name to Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd.
April 1950
Listed shares for public trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
October 1966
Began offering automobile transport services
March 1968
Began working with maritime containers and operating container terminals in Japan
April 1969
Obtained license for automobile cargo transport and began offering container-truck shipments
December 1977
Established international division and plant division at headquarters and began offering international shipment services
June 1982
Obtained IATA license as air freight distributor and began air cargo service in earnest
November 1984
Moved headquarters from Hakozaki-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo to 1-chome Kayabacho Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
November 1986
Launched “big bag” business (trunk room storage, non-product category items for residential relocation, etc.)
February 1988
Established Mitsui-Soko International in Singapore
January 1992
Abandoned headquarters+local shop system and migrated to local branch system (local headquarters and corresponding divisions, with branches in Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, and Kyushu regions)
April 2001
Spun off Kyushu branch as Mitsui-Soko Kyushu Co., Ltd.
June 2002
Moved headquarters from 1-chome Kayabacho Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo to 3-chome Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
March 2003
Obtained license for Class 2 transport (standalone/mixed air cargo) for air transport
April 2004
Adopted executive officer system
April 2006
Established BPO promotion division and launched BPO in earnest
April 2008
Established 3PL promotion division and launched 3PL in earnest
October 2009
Celebrated our 100-year anniversary
January 2010
Moved Kansai branch headquarters to Osaka
April 2010
Abandoned branch company system and migrated to divisional system
March 2011
Obtained controlling stake in JTB Air Cargo and changed name to Mitsui-Soko Air Cargo
Enhanced international trade through air freight
September 2011
Moved headquarters from 3-chome Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, to 3-chome Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
April 2012
Acquired Sanyo-Denki Logistics (changed name to Mitsui-Soko Logistics) and shored up 3PL business
July 2012
Acquired controlling share in TAS express and merged with Mitsui-Soko Air Cargo
Launched as Mitsui-Soko Express
October 2014
Changed name from Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd., and shifted to Mitsui-Soko Holdings Co., Ltd. acting as a holding company
Newly established and spun off Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd. as an entity handling primary business operations
January 2017
Moved headquarters and Kanto branch office from Shinbashi 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo to 3-chome Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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