The History of ITOCHU is derived from 1858, when Chubei Ito, ITOCHU' s founder, commenced linen trading operations at the age of 15. During this 1.5 century, ITOCHU has been continuing to extend the business areas and making new businesses benefitting each era. And now, ITOCHU comes to be a globally integrated corporation with offices in over 80 countries and operations that cover a broad spectrum of industries.
Under such situation, ITOCHU has been making businesses in Thailand for more than 50 years. To develop businesses in Thailand, ITOCHU Corporation Bangkok Branch was established in 1955, and affiliate predecessor of ITOCHU (Thailand) Ltd. was established in 1974. ITOCHU Management (Thailand) Co. ,Ltd. was established in 2001.

ITOCHU's Timeline

Mr.Chubei Itoh, the founder started business
Establish Corporation

1858

C.Itoh & Co., Ltd. (predecessor of ITOCHU) Bangkok representative office was established
Thailand

1933

C. Itoh & Co., Ltd. restored after World War II
Thailand

1949

American affiliate established
International

1952

C.Itoh & Co., Ltd Bangkok Branch was established
Thailand

1955

Business with China started
Corporation

1972

Siam Associated Trade Co., Ltd. (SATCO) was established
Thailand

1974

Siam Associated Trade Co., Ltd. was change the company name to CI (Thailand) Ltd.
Thailand

1988

C.Itoh & Co., Ltd was changed the company name to ITOCHU Corporation .
Corporation

1992

Ci (Thailand) Ltd. was changed the company name to ITOCHU (Thailand) Ltd.
Thailand

1992

Division company system introduced
Corporation

1997

Acquired shares in Family Mart Co., Ltd.
Corporation

1998

"Executive Officer" system introduced
Corporation

1999

Capital participation in Seibu Department Stores, Ltd. and Yoshinoya D&C Co., Ltd.
Corporation

2000

Announced to establish Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc.
Corporation

2000

ITOCHU Management (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established.
Thailand

2001

Signed agreement with China's Shandong Province
Corporation

2002

Compliance system restructured
Corporation

2002

Gambare Japanese Company Fund established
Corporation

2003

Comprehensive alliance with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Corporation

2003

ITOCHU's consolidated net income exceeds 100 billion yen.ย 
Corporation

2005

ITOCHU forms a capital and business alliance with Orient Corporation.
Corporation

2005

ITOCHU begins the ITOCHU DNA Project, a project for business process reengineering.
Corporation

2006

ITOCHU acquires a stake in a Brazilian iron ore mining business.
Corporation

2008

ITOCHU announces the social contribution programs commemorating 150th anniversary.
Corporation

2008

ITOCHU announces the ITOCHU Mission, Values & 5 self-tests as new Company policy.
Corporation

2009

ITOCHU Enterprise (Thailand) Ltd. was established.
Thailand

2015