Co., Ltd. was conceived on February 16, 1828 during the era
of Ienari Tokugawa (1773-1841), the 11th-generation Shogun
generalissimo of the Edogawa feudal government. This also
coincided with the reign of the Emperor Ninko, the 120th Emperor
in the Imperial line, who is famous for launching the work
to establish "Gakushusho" (later to become the Gakushuin
school system attended by members of the Japanese Imperial
Family). The business was established by Yasubei Konishi,
descendant of Yukinaga Konishi,(famous business talented"Daimyo")
in Isecho district of Nihombashi in Edo(present-day Honcho,
Tokyo), as "Konishi Yasubei Shoten," a wholesaler
of drugs, dyes and other products.
The crest of Yukinaga Konishi (called "Kanekuro"
means to be "fist of all things") has been continuing
to be used proudly as the Konishiyasu company logo to this
Konishiyasu worked to expand sales in Japan of chemicals
imported from overseas from the time of the Meiji Restoration
in the latter half of the 18th century, and was also active
in the creation of chemical plants, paper-making plants, banks
and other enterprises. No time or effort was ever spared in
the quest to help forward Japan's economic growth and progress.
On November 15, 1921 this wholesale business was reorganized
into the incorporated entity YASUBEI,KONISHI & CO.,LTD. The
Company subsequently assumed its present name, Konishiyasu
Co., Ltd., in 1971.
Over the years, from our founding President to my own role
as the eighth-generation top executive, the Company's corporate
vision has been committed to mobilizing the rich lineup of
market customers, product knowledge and information cultivated
for more than 180 years. This know-how ranges from basic chemicals
to telecommunications, biotechnology, nano-materials and other
specialty fields, with our goal in all cases to excel as the
world's No. 1 chemical product specialist trading company.
Under the policy and corporate ideology that "Trust is
Capital," we have turned our energies to the development
of environmentally sound products, constantly moving ahead
as a business determined to gain ISO certification and improve
the quality of global environmental preservation. Within the
Company's highly diversified business strategies, we are now
making particularly keen use of our local subsidiaries in
Singapore,Malaysia and Shanghai, in placing the focus of operations
on the Asia region.
On a related front, I personally do everything in my power
to contribute to the progress and expansion of various other
industrial fields as well. This includes my capacity as vice president
of the Japan Chemical Industry Federation, Director of the
Board of the Tokyo Industrial Chemicals Association, vice
president of the Kanto Soda Hanbai Dogyokai, President of
the Tobu Ryusan Hanbai Dogyokai, and other posts.