1931

Established in Yokohama
under the name, D. Hayashi Shoten
Commenced export of raw silk and twisted silk yarn to the USA

1934

Changed name to Gunze Silk Corporation

1939

Relocated head office to Kobe

1942

Changed name to Gunze Trading Co., Ltd.

1945

Commenced trading in other types of textiles

1949

Established branch office in Osaka

1952

Relocated head office to Chuo-ku, Tokyo

1955

Established subsidiary in New York, USA

1956

Expanded business into the industrial products field

1961

Designated an approved trading partner by the Chinese government

1970

Established subsidiary in Dusseldorf, Germany and Hong Kong

1971

Changed name to Gunze Sangyo, Inc.
Relocated head office to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

1973

Stock listed on 2nd Section of Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges

Established subsidiary in Sao Paulo, Brasil

1978

Stock listing upgraded to 1st Section of
Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges

1994

Relocated head office to its current location

1998

Established holding company in New York, USA

1999

Established subsidiary in Shanghai, China

2001

Changed name to GSI Creos Corporation

2003

Established subsidiary in Shenzhen, China

2005

Established subsidiary in Seoul, Korea

2013

Established subsidiary in Jakarta, Indonesia

2014

Established subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand

2021

Established subsidiary mainly developing semiconductor business in Shanghai, China

The present