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About Us

Create new business style for MRO procurement and keep developing as a strong power to support manufacturing.


Oct. 2000 Sumisho-Grainger Co., Ltd. was jointly established by Sumitomo Co., Ltd. and W.W. Grainger, Inc.
B2B internet site was launched
Nov. 2001 Began serving all of Japan. Started business in earnest.
Mar. 2002 Opened a distribution center in Higashiosaka, Osaka(14,210 square feet). Expanded to 35,520 square feet in Feb. 2003.
Feb. 2006 Company Name was changed to MonotaRO Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2006 Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers Index)
Jan. 2007 Distribution Center was moved to Amagasaki, Hyogo (258,300 square feet)
Mar. 2008 Headquarters was moved to Amagasaki, Hyogo
May 2008 Entered into the automotive aftermarket industry
July 2008 Opened a second distribution center in Suminoe, Osaka (106,600 square feet. Reduced size to 71,040 square feet in June 2009.)
Oct. 2009 Construction Equipment Catalog was published
Dec. 2009 Listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange,(Securities Identification Code 3064)
Apr. 2010 Start exporting
May 2010 Start selling Osaka Spirit as second PB
Feb. 2011 Expand No 1 Distribution Center(Amagasacki-city, Hyogo Prefecture) to 301,400 square feet,and Unify the distribution center in Suminoe, Osaka
May 2011 Establish No 2 Distribution Center (89,340 square feet) in Taga-city, Miyagi Prefecture
Jan. 2012 Start selling Otoko-mae MonotaRO as third PB
Jan. 2013 Extend business to South Korea.
Jan. 2014 Started agricultural materials and kitchen equipment product sales business.
Jan. 2014 Opened Amagasaki Distribution Center in Amagasaki, Hyogo (44,000m2).
Jan. 2015 Started Medical & nursing care equipment product sales business.