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The spirit of Matsubo at its founding was the desire to help people live good lives, and that is still evident today.

In 1949, Suzusaburo Ito, the president of the Matsuzakaya Department Store at the time, established a trading division to introduce advanced technology from the West to support the lives of Japanese people devastated by the war.

In 1955, after Ito became the first president of Matsuzaka Trading Co., Ltd., which later became the Matsubo Corporation, he continued to contribute to the development of the post-war Japanese industrial sector.

While always respecting its history, Matsubo has aimed to carry on our founder's spirit of contributing to society. Our continuing goal is to contribute both to society and the Japanese industrial sector while making use of our abilities to generate original ideas and collect information in order to respond to our customer's needs with high-value-added services.

1949 Started business as the trading division of the commercial department of the Matsuzakaya Dept. Store
1955 Matsuzaka Trading Co. Ltd. established local offices in both Osaka and Nagoya
1956 Opened the liaison office in Frankfurt, Germany
(The present-day office is now in Dusseldorf, and is known as the European Office.)
1968 Expanded the Osaka Office to a branch office
1971 Expanded the Nagoya Office to a sales office
1982 Expanded the Nagoya Office to a branch office
1990 Became an Ebara Group company
1993 Expanded the Osaka Branch Office to a division office
1994 Established Matsubo Corporation
(business operations transferred from Matsuzaka Co., Ltd.)
1996 Established an office for the Technical Support Division in the city of Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture
2005 Matsubo marked its 50th Anniversary (inclusive)
2007 Matsubo split off from the Ebara Group in an MBO
Matsubo became a subsidiary of Matsubo Holdings, financed by the MBO fund and the Ebara Corporation
2008 Matsubo Holdings absorbed Matsubo, changed its business name to Matsubo, and inherited all existing operations.
2010 Matsubo established a Kyushu sales office in the city of Fukuoka,
Fukuoka Prefecture.
2011 Matsubo became a 100% subsidiary of Shinsho Corporation

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