Corporate History

2019October
Unite Co., Ltd. acquired the stock of Kyushu Road Co., Ltd. (a non-consolidated subsidiary)
2019September
Komatsu Doboku Tsusyo Co., Ltd. (now a non-consolidated subsidiary) acquired the stock of Safety Ishikawa Co., Ltd. (a non-consolidated subsidiary) and converted the company into a subsidiary
2018November
KANAMOTO & JP NELSON EQUIPMENT (M) SDN. BHD., established in Malaysia (now a nonconsolidated subsidiary), began operations
Allocation of new shares to a third party (450,000 shares)
Disposal of treasury stock (750,000 shares)
Public offering of stock (2.25 million shares)
2018August
Acquired stock of Sanwa Kikai Lease Co., Ltd. (now a non-consolidated subsidiary)
2018February
NISHIKEN CO., LTD. acquired stock of Carewell Anshin Co., Ltd. (now a non-consolidated subsidiary)
2017December
Established KANAMOTO (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO., LTD. in Shanghai and began operations
2017August
Acquired stock of TOYU ENGINEERING CO., LTD. And MEIGI ENGINEERING CO.,LTD.
2016November
Kanamoto subsidiary KG Flowtechno Co., Ltd. increased its capital investment in Vietnam overseas affiliate FECON UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION JSC (FECON UCC)
Tetsuo Kanamoto appointed President and Representative Director, and Kanchu Kanamoto appointed Chairman of the Board and Representative Director
2016August
Kanamotoʼs stock selected as a component issue for the JPX-Nikkei Index 400
2016March
Converted NISHIKEN CO., LTD. into a subsidiary
KANAMOTO & JP NELSON EQUIPMENT (S) PTE. LTD., a Kanamoto subsidiary, establishes KNK MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT CORPORATION as an overseas affiliate in the Philippines and begins operations
2015November
Established business alliances with MEIGI ENGINEERING CO.,LTD. and TOYU ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
2015August
Kanamoto’s stock selected as a component issue for the JPX-Nikkei Index 400
2015July
Established SIAM KANAMOTO CO., LTD. in Thailand and began operations
Converted Eiwashoukai Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
2015June
Established KANAMOTO FECON HASSYU CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT RENTAL JSC in Vietnam and began operations
2015January
Established PT KANAMOTO INDONESIA in Indonesia and began operations
2014October
50th anniversary of Kanamoto’s establishment
2014July
Acquired stock of Asahi Rentax Co., Ltd.
2014March
Established SHANGHAI KG MACHINERY CO., LTD. in Shanghai, PRC as an overseas affiliate of KG Flowtechno Co., Ltd., a Kanamoto subsidiary
2014January
Changed stock trading unit size from 1,000 shares to 100 shares
2013October
Increased capital by way of third-party allotment (420,000 shares)
Increased capital through public offering (2.8 million shares)
2012November
KG Machinery Co., Ltd. and Flowtechno Corporation merged and changed their name to KG Flowtechno Co., Ltd.
2012June
Converted Unite Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
2011August
Absorption-type merger with SRG Kanamoto Co., Ltd. (absorption merger in November 2011)
2011February
Established KANAMOTO & JP NELSON EQUIPMENT(S) PTE. LTD. in Singapore through a joint venture with a local firm
2010June
Absorption-type merger of Narasaki Lease Co., Ltd. and Aomori Narasaki Rental Co.,Ltd.
2009September
Absorption-type merger of Kyokuto Lease Co.,Ltd.
2009July

KANAMOTO (HK) CO., LTD.Established KANAMOTO (HK) CO., LTD. (Hong Kong)

KANAMOTO (HK) CO., LTD.
2009April
Converted Narasaki Lease Co., Ltd., and Aomori Narasaki Rental Co., Ltd., Akita Narasaki Rental Co., Ltd., Tokyo Narasaki Rental Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
2009March
Established commitment facility with emissions trading
2008November
Converted KG Machinery Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
2008July
Converted Toyo Industry Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
2008June
Conversion of Kyokuto Lease Co., Ltd. to a subsidiary
2008April
Established Kanamoto Engineering Co., Ltd.
Converted SJ RENTAL, INC. (Guam) into a subsidiary
2007October
Established special benefi ts plan for shareholders
2007July

Signing ceremony with Shanghai Mechanized Construction Co., Ltd.SHANGHAI JINHEYUAN EQUIPMENT RENTAL CO.,LTD. signed an alliance agreement withShanghai Mechanized Construction Co., Ltd.

Signing ceremony with Shanghai Mechanized Construction Co., Ltd.
2007May
Assist Co., Ltd. made a wholly-owned subsidiary
2007February
Received construction equipment rental equipment assets and goodwill from to Ogasawara Co., Ltd. Converted Kyushu Kensan Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
2006September
Increased capital through a public stock offering (2.6 million shares)
2006August

SHANGHAI JINHEYUAN EQUIPMENT RENTAL CO., LTD. head offi ce buildingEstablished SHANGHAI JINHEYUAN EQUIPMENT RENTAL CO., LTD., a joint venture company to manage Kanamoto's first foray in a foreign market (Shanghai)

SHANGHAI JINHEYUAN EQUIPMENT RENTAL CO., LTD. head offi ce building
2006March
Converted Flowtechno Corporation, a ground improvement engineering company, into a subsidiary
2004October
Kanamoto concluded an alliance with
Tsuruga Kenki Lease Co., Ltd.
2004September
Converted Kanki Co.,Ltd. into a subsidiary
2004July
Succeeded to the construction equipment rental business of Nakano Motors
2004May
Received the operating rights to the construction equipment rental business of Kanaya Lease
2004January
Converted Kanamoto Shikoku Co., Ltd. into a wholly owned subsidiary
2003December

Award presentation ceremonyKanamoto honored with the IR Excellent Firm Award from the Japan Association for Individual Investors (JAII) (fourth company to receive the award)

Award presentation ceremony
2003November
Converted Daiichi Machine Industries Co., Ltd. into a wholly-owned subsidiary
2003August
Merged with Taniguchi Co., Ltd.
2001November
Converted Daiichi Machine Industries Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
1998September
Honored by the Tokyo Stock Exchange with the Commendation Award for Listed Companies, for more than five consecutive years of annual dividend increases following listing on the Exchange
1998June
Kanchu Kanamoto appointed President and Representative Director
1998April

Award presentation ceremonyStock elevated to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Notifi cation of elevation of Kanamoto's stock to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1996June
Relocated head offi ce functions in Sapporo, Chuo Ward
1996March
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1991June
Listed on the Sapporo Stock Exchange
1981September
Taichu Kanamoto (Currently honorary chairman) appointed President and Representative Director
1972December

Former headquarters buildingCompany name changed to Kanamoto Co., Ltd.

Former headquarters building
1964October

Kanamoto Shoten Co., LtdKanamoto Shoten Co., Ltd. established (Reorganization in Muroran, Hokkaido)Zenchu Kanamoto appointed President and Representative Director

Kanamoto Shoten Co., Ltd