Learn about Kamigumi's history, from our foundation in 1867 to the present day.
|1867||Established as "Kobe Hamanaka"(current Kamigumi Co., Ltd.) by the order to ferry cargoes coming in and out of Unjyo-sho (current Kobe Customs).|
|1873||Kobe Hamanaka assumed a new name, "Kamigumi", and newly built up a laborer camp in Kobe Foreign Settlement.|
|1882||Laid down rules regulating the labor camp, which are comparable to mission statement today.|
|1899||Laid down Nakama Rules (Rules of the trade association).|
|1906||Incorporated into Kamigumi Goshi Kaisha (limited partnership company).|
|1911||Laid down Employment Rules.|
|1919||Authorized as the freight forwarder by The Ministry of Railways.|
|1925||Moved the Head Ofﬁce to the current location and completed new ofﬁce building.|
|1941||Due to the outbreak of WWII, operations of port and harbor transportation were put under the control of a government enterprise.|
|1948||After the end of World War ll again entered the comprehensive port transportation business. Changed the trade name to Kamitsu Goshi Kaisha.|
|1950||Obtained the license for railway freight forwarding business,
Resumed trucking business.
Started warehousing business.
|1951||Registered in port transport business and resumed operations.|
|1952||Named the trade name back to Kamigumi Goshi Kaisha.|
|1954||Obtained the license to issue W/H warrants.|
|1961||Reorganized Kamigumi Automobile Division into Kamigumi Land Transport Co., Ltd.|
|1965||Converted to a joint-stock company.
Changed the company name to the current name, Kamigumi Co., Ltd.
|1969||Established Kamigumi Marine Transport Co., Ltd to separate the coastal shipping business.|
|1971||Listed on the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.|
|1972||Llisted on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
Established Dodwell Kamigumi Air Cargo Co., Ltd. (current Kamigumi Air Service Co., Ltd.).
|1973||Established a representative ofﬁce in Jakarta, Indonesia.|
|1979||Started land transportation business.|
|1982||Established a joint venture, Kamigumi Singapore Pte. Ltd., in Singapore.|
|1983||Established a joint venture, Kamigumi Multi Trans Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia, current Kamigumi (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.|
|1985||Established a representative ofﬁce in Beijing, China. Established Kamigumi (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.|
|1988||Established a joint venture, Taiwan Kamigumi Air Freight Co., Ltd. in Taiwan, current Kamigumi (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. Established a joint venture, Thai Logistics Service Co., Ltd., in Thailand.|
|1991||Established a joint venture, Eastern Sea Laem Chabang Terminal Co., Ltd., in Thailand.|
|1992||Completed the new head ofﬁce building.
Completed Tokyo branch ofﬁce (current Tokyo Head Ofﬁce).
Established Kamitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (current Kamix Corp.).
|1995||Established a joint venture, Vietnam-Japan International Transport Co., Ltd., in Vietnam.
Established a joint venture, Shanghai Kamigumi Logistics Service Co., Ltd., in China.
|1996||Established a joint venture, Tianjin Fengtian Logistics Co., Ltd., in China.|
|2003||Opened Kamigumi Kobe Container Terminal (KGKT, PC-18) for independent operation.|
|2004||Opened Kamigumi Tokyo Container Terminal (KGTT, OCB) for independent operation.
Opened Tokyo Head Ofﬁce.
|2010||Established Sunny Place Real Estate Business Department, and it begun real estate business on a full scale.
The subsidiary (Kamix Corp.) acquired all shares in Iwagawa Jozo Co., Ltd.
|2011||Established Kamigumi International Forwarding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China.|
|2012||Asia Regional Ofﬁce (current Global Management Office) in Hong Kong.|
|2013||Established a joint venture, Kamigumi (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., in Vietnam.
Started a joint venture trucking business in Myanmar.
Established a local subsidiary in Indonesia, Kamigumi Indonesia Co., Ltd.
|2014||Converted the joint trucking venture in Myanmar to a combined company, Kamigumi-EFR Logistics Myanmar Co., Ltd.
Established a local subsidiary in Indonesia, Kamigumi Logistics Indonesia Co., Ltd., and began constructing the first private overseas warehouse.
|2015||Established a joint venture in Myanmar, Thilawa Global Logistics (Myanmar) Co., Ltd.
Established a local subsidiary in Malaysia, Kamigumi Global Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
|2016||Established a local subsidiary in Mexico, Kamigumi Mexico S.A de C.V.|
|2017||Celebrated its 150th anniversary
Opened Kamigumi Tokyo Container Terminal (KGTT,Y1) for independent operation.
|2018||Acquired a subsidiary MB Service Japan CO., Ltd.(MBSJ), a new vehicle preparation company established by Mercedes - Benz japan Co., Ltd.
Established a local subsidiary in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates(UAE), Kamigumi Middle East L.L.C.
Established a local subsidiary in the United States, Kamigumi USA Inc.