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History

Former Mitsui- Soko Air Cargo M Y M Former TAS Express
    1966 8 Established Tokyo Air Service Co., Ltd (Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kojimachi)
    1969 1 Established Osaka branch office
Established in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo with 50 million yen in capital 10      
Former Company Name Ltd. Transportation Authority Air Cargo Division        
    1970 3 Acquired IATA Certified agency license
      6 Membership with IAFA (current JAFA)
Acquired IATA license 10      
      12 Capital alliance with Nagoya Broadcasting Co., Ltd
    1971 1 Equity participation with Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd.
      4 Established Nagoya branch office
Acquired customs brokerage license (Tokyo Customs) 9   9 Established Los Angeles representative office
    1976 6 Obtained license for car transport handling business
    1978 5 Established Narita branch office
In accordance with Article 89, section 2 of the road transport law, acquired mixed charter transportation licence (automobile) 4 1979    
    1984 12 Established Toyota substation
Established a local subsidiary in USA 1 1985    
      7 Established Chicago representative office
    1986 6 Management rights transferred from Nagoya Broadcasting Co., Ltd. to Toyota Motor Corporation
    1987 1 Established Nagoya Airport substation
In accordance with article 122, section 2 of the civil aeronautics law, acquired a consigned freight forwarding business act permit (international aviation) 5      
    1988 1 Established subsidiary TAS AIR CARGO (U.S.A.) INC.
      6 Established Kentucky representative office
    1989 7 Began single mixed cargo business (air freight forwarder)
Acquired custom brokerage license (Osaka Customs) 11      
Began nonlife insurance agency business. 5 1990    
      11 HQ and Tokyo branch office relocated (to Chiyoda-ku, Kudan-Minami Toyota Kudan Building)
Due to the Freight Transport Business Law, which came into effect in December 1, 1990, mixed charter transportation (automobile) was designated as a first class transportation business, and freight forwarding business acts (international aviation) became 2nd class transportation business, and received permission 9 1991    
In accordance with Article 8 paragraph 1 of the freight transport business law, acquired a license for first class consigned freight forwarding business (International shipping) 12      
    1992 3 Established Brussels representative office
    1993 8 Established Shanghai representative office
    1994 9 Established Kansai airport substation
    1995 1 Established Bangkok representative office
      2 Established Beijing representative office
    1996 4 Established Tianjin representative office
        Established Toronto branch 
    1996 11 Established UK/EMA representative office
Acquired ISO9002 certification 1 1997    
      3 Established Cincinnati branch
      5 Established Jakarta representative office
        Established Evansville branch
Began sea freight customs brokerage   2000 5  
Changed company name to JTB Cargo Inc. 1 2001    
Updated to ISO9001 certification 1 2002    
Established affiliate company JTB Cargo System Inc. (Current MS Air Cargo) 10      
    2003 1 Acquired ISO14001 certification
      7 Established San Antonio branch
      8 Established subsidiary TAS CARGO THAILAND (merger)
        Established European subsidiary TAS CARGO EUROPE
    2004 1 Established Guangzhou representative office
      2 Toyota Center (former Toyota branch office) expanded and relocated
      3 Established San Diego branch
      4 Changed company name: TAS Express Co., Ltd.
        Changed logo
        Established Czech branch
      7 Established Turkey branch
    2005 1 Established Chinese subsidiary (merger) 中航迅捷 (Beijing) international freight 天津分公司
      2 Established Indonesian subsidiary (merger) TAS PUNINAR EXPRESS
        Opened Chubu Centrair Airport Center
        Established Chinese subsidiary (merger) 中航迅捷 (Beijing) international freight 天津分公司
      4 Unified local subsidiary company names
        Thai subsidiary (merger) TAS EXPRESS THAILAND CO., LTD.
        USA subsidiary TAS EXPRESS AMERICA INC.
        European subsidiary TAS EXPRESS EUROPE S.A.
        Indonesian subsidiary (merger) PT. TAS PUNINAR EXPRESS INDONESIA.
      11 Established South African subsidiary (merger) TAS EXPRESS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD.
Acquired Known shipper/Regulated agent certification 1 2006    
      7 Established Indian subsidiary
    2007 1 Established Chinese subsidiary (merger) 広州南豊快速貨運有限公司
Acquired ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification (HQ only) 9      
Acquired privacy symbol certification 10 2008 1 Established Shanghai branch
      3 Established Kyushu office
      8 Established Atlanta branch
    2009 9 Opened new Toyota Center (official name: Toyota Center)
      12 Second class consigned freight forwarding business (international shipping) authorized
Second class consigned freight forwarding business (domestic shipping) authorized 3 2010    
Second class consigned freight forwarding business (international shipping) authorized 7      
Changed company name to Mitsui-Soko Air Cargo Inc. 3 2011    
Acquired Known shipper/Regulated agent certification as Mitsui-Soko Air Cargo Inc. 3      
Merged with TAS Express Inc. With Mitsui-Soko Air Cargo Inc. As the surviving company, changed company name to Mitsui-Soko Express Co., Ltd 7 2012 7 (Merged with TAS Express Inc. With Mitsui-Soko Air Cargo Inc. As the surviving company, changed company name to Mitsui-Soko Express Co., Ltd

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