Company Profile / History


Company Profile

  • Company name


  • Head Office

    28F KYOBASHI EDOGRAND, 2-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0031, Japan 
    TEL: +81-3-6633-6502
    FAX: +81-3-6841-8106

  • Established

    October 1, 2006

  • Capital

    400 million Yen

  • Main Financing

    MUFG Bank, Ltd., Head Office

  • Shareholder

    Tokyo Boeki Holdings Corporation.(100%)


  • 1947

    Tokyo Boeki Shokai, a predecessor of Tokyo Boeki Holdings Corporation established.

  • 1953

    Successful inauguration of the first barter trade with China and using the newly formulated TOMAS Way, made us the forerunner of post-war Sino-Japanese trade.

  • 1954

    Made the basis of steel related business and entered steel trading through becoming the appointed export agent of Yawata Steel (now Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.).

  • 1956

    Appointed as an export agent by Fuji Steel (now Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.).

  • 1959

    Achieved large sales of hot rolled coils to John Lysaght, a subsidiary of B.H.P., Australia; opened representative offices in Moscow, USSR (now Russia); opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, New York, U.S., and Beijing, China over the 1959-65 period for full-scale international trading operations.

  • 1962

    Achieved large sales of steel products to EEC (now EU).

  • 1966

    Acquired sole Japanese distributorship for manganese ore from B.H.P., Australia; established close relationship with Australian market.

  • 1974

    Established Qatar Steel Co., the first full-scale steel plant in the Middle East, through a joint venture; overseas production and multinational trading initiated.

  • 1980

    Agreement with B.H.P., Australia to import Gregory coal on long-term basis finalized.

  • 1983

    Invested in Quintette Coal, Canada to diversify overseas coal sources.

  • 1995

    Founded Jinan Ludong Refractory Co., Ltd., a joint venture company, in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, for the manufacture and sale of refractory raw materials. Started to supply its products to the Japanese steel industries and contributed to the cost reduction.
    Established a new branch in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

  • 1996

    Founded Shangyu Dongshun Refractory Co., Ltd., a joint venture company, in Shangyu, Zhejiang Province, China, for reinforcement of the refractory raw material business.

  • 1999

    Invested in Cook Resources Mining in Australia and promoted demand for slightly non-caking coal.

  • 2001

    Founded TOMAS Trading (Shanghai) Corp. (now Tokyo Boeki (China) Ltd.).

  • 2002

    Founded TOMAS (Tianjin) International Trade Co., Ltd. (now Tokyo Boeki (China) Ltd. Beijing Branch).
    Established a new branch in Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

  • 2003

    Kawasaki Refractories Co., Ltd. (now renamed Shinagawa Refractories Co., Ltd.) made an equity participation in Jinan Lu Dong Refractory Co., Ltd., China, to significantly beef up the manufacture and sale of refractory raw materials.

  • 2004

    Established a new branch in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

  • 2005

    Founded Tokyo Boeki (Beijing) Co., Ltd., a local corporation with 100% investment by Tokyo Boeki, in China for integration of the steel-making refractory business. This allows independent business operations in the Chinese market and an expansion in the sale of refractories and other business.

  • 2006

    Established (incorporation-type company split) Tokyo Boeki Steel & Materials Ltd. (the current Tokyo Boeki Materials Ltd.),

  • 2007

    Greeted the 60th anniversary of Tokyo Boeki Group.
    Established new branches in Kashima (Ibaraki), Chiba (Chiba) and Keihin (Kanagawa), Japan.

  • 2008

    Launched a new representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2009

    To enhance our business basis in China and keep up with rapid growth in the big market, renamed our major subsidiary in China from Tomas Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. To Tokyo Boeki (China) Co., Ltd.
    Invested in 150-Billion-Yen Coal Complex Project in Shanxi, China through the joint venture company Shanxi Jincheng Coal Chemical Development Co.,Ltd.
    Equity participation in Beijing Borui Tomas Motor Sales & Service Co., Ltd., in China.
    Established a new branch in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

  • 2010

    Launched a new representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • 2011

    Launched new representative offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Kolkata, India.

  • 2013

    Tokyo Boeki Ltd. changed its name to Tokyo Boeki Holdings Corporation and increased its capital to 3 billion yen.
    Established a new branch in Kyushu, Japan(now Kyushu Sales Office).

  • 2014

    Tokyo Boeki Holdings Corporation increased its capital to 5 billion yen.

  • 2017

    Tokyo Boeki Steel & Materials Ltd. changed its name to “Tokyo Boeki Materials Ltd.” and our head office moved to Kyobashi from Hachobori.
    Greeted the 70th anniversary of Tokyo Boeki Group.

  • 2018

    Tokyo Boeki (China) Co., Ltd and Tokyo Boeki (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged as Tokyo Boeki (China) .

  • 2019

    Coal Complex Project started commercial production of coking coal.

  • 2023

    Signed an exclusive distributorship agreement with Yonyou, China, for Japan for its scrap iron AI grading system.
    Acquired shares of Japan Advanced Roll Co., Ltd.