History


2000

Oct.
  • Established by Sumitomo Co., Ltd and W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Opened web site “MonotaRO.com”. URL:http://www.monotaro.com/

2001

Nov.
  • Began services nationwide.

2002

Mar.
  • Established Distribution Center in Higashi Osaka City.(1,320m2、extension to 3,300m2 in February 2003)

2004

Jul.
  • Launched private brand "MonontaRO"

2006

Feb.
  • Company Renamed (Sumisho Grainger Co., Ltd. →MonotaRO Co., Ltd).
Dec.
  • Listed on TSE Mothers (stock code: 3064).

2007

Jan.
  • Moved Distribution Center in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture(24,000m2)

2008

Mar.
  • Moved headquarters to Amagasaki, Hyogo.

2008

May.
  • Entered into the automotive aftermarket industry.
Jul.
  • Opened Second Distribution Center in Suminoe, Osaka.(9,900m2、reduced to 6,600m2 to June 2009)

2009

Oct.
  • Started to publish construction supplies catalog
Dec.
  • Listed on the TSE First Section: (Stock code: 3064).

2010

Apr.
  • Started overseas export business.
May.
  • Launched private brand "Osaka Spirit"(Changed into natoinal brand in August 2019).

2011

Feb.
  • Expanded Distribution Center to 28,000m2 and integrate the Distribution Center in Suminoe, Osaka.
May.
  • Established Distribution Center in Tagajyo, Miyagi Prefecture(8,300m2、closed in May 2017)

2012

Jan.
  • Launched private brand "Otokomae MonontaRO"(integrated into “MonotaRO”in August 2019).

2013

Jan.
  • Extended business to Korea.

2014

May.
  • Started agricultural materials and kitchen equipment product sales business.
Jul.
  • Established Amagasaki Distribution Center in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture(44,000m2).

2015

May.
  • Started Medical & nursing care equipment product sales business.

2016

Oct.
  • Extended business to Indonesia.

2017

Mar.
  • Established Kasama Distribution Center in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture(56,200m2
Jul.
  • Established Hokkaido Distribution Center in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture(990m2

2018

Feb.
  • Extended business to China.
Apr.
  • Established a physical shop in Saga Prefecture as a proof of concept.
(As of Feb.2020)