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|Company Name||Sanyo Corporation of America (100% subsidiary of Sanyo Trading Co., Ltd.)|
|Annual Sales||$56,610,537 (2013.10 – 2014.09)|
|Offices||NEW YORK HEADQUARTER
500 FIFTH AVENUE Suite 3620
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10110, U.S.A.
Milestones from our history
|1954||Established as Representative office of Sanyo Trading (Japan) in lower Manhattan, close to the location where the World Trade Center was built later.|
|1961||Reorganized as U.S. subsidiary company and named Sanyo Corporation of America.|
|1966||Started import of Dimethylformamide (a high boiling point solvent for artificial leather), from Japan.|
|1978||Start of development work on automotive upholstery leather with Garden State Tanning. Later, this development work led to large scale business with the Japanese automotive industry. Now, GST Auto Leather is located in Michigan and one of our most important suppliers.|
|1980||We started importing Toyobo Nylon Film for balloon and Food packaging applications. This became one of the major products in the 1980′s and 90′s.In the same year, we started export of PTFE wax, made by Shamrock Technologies, to Japan. This product is used as an additive for inks and coatings.|
|1981||Sales agency agreement with Foxboro Corporation for infra red spectrometers and ferrography instrument. Thanks to this business, our Scientific Instrument Department was organized in Sanyo Trading in Tokyo.|
|1982||Our company began importing the super absorbent polymer “Aqua Keep E manufactured by Sumitomo Seika.|
|1984||SCOA established a sales subsidiary, named Advanced Web Products, in order to reinforce our plastic film business.|
|1987||First supply of GST made leather to TOYOTA. (Implemented for Toyota Camry.)|
|1987||In the mid-80′s, Japanese rubber manufactures increasingly founded subsidiaries in the US. In accordance with this, our rubber sales started in 1987. Business with Kinyo Virginia Incorporated, a worldwide manufacturer of offset printing blankets, started.|
|1988||GST leather was implemented by TOYOTA for its LEXUS brand. Today, the majority of the leather you find in LEXUS cars, is supplied through our company.|
|1989||Import of Thermal Transfer Ribbon of Dai Nippon Printing started and was applied for barcode label application by our customers in the US.|
|1999||Our Detroit Branch opened in 1999 as independent Automotive Parts Division.|
|2010||50th anniversary event|
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