Corporate History

December 1969 Nissho Iwai Steel Center Corporation is established in Takaishi City, Osaka
July 1980 The company changes its name to NIK Metal Corporation and moves its headquarters to Osaka City, Osaka
October 1982 NI Steel Products Co., Ltd. is established, headquartered in Nagoya City, to cover the area from Nagoya to east. (The headquarters relocated to Tokyo in 1985.)
January 2003 Mitsubishi Corporation and Nissho Iwai Corporation spin off their steel product divisions to form Metal One Corporation.
January 2004 NIK Metal Corporation and NI Steel Products merge—and also receive business rights from Mitsubishi Corporation transferred through Metal One—to form Metal One Steel Products Corporation (MOS) as a wholly owned Metal One subsidiary. Headquartered in Osaka City (dual headquarters in Osaka City and Tokyo from 2009).
July 2004 The structural steel and ferrous raw materials operations of MOS are spun off and transferred to Metal One Structural Steel & Resource Corporation (today’s MM&KENZAI Corporation).
January 2005 The Tokyo area stainless steel sheet business operations of MOS are transferred to Stainless One Corporation.
January 2006 MOS takes over Metal One Tohoku Corporation’s wire products operations and sets up a Tohoku Branch.
January 2009 The specialty steel business operations of MOS are transferred to Metal One Specialty Steel Corporation, and its Nagoya and Osaka area stainless steel sheet business operations are transferred to Stainless One Corporation.
April 2010 The Fukuoka Sales Office is established.
April to July 2013 Nifast India Pvt. Ltd., Nifast (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Nifast Shanghai’s Guangzhou Branch are turned into consolidated subsidiaries of MOS with the transfer of their shares from Metal One.
April 2015 The shares of Nifast India Pvt. Ltd., Nifast (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Nifast Shanghai’s Guangzhou Branch are transferred to Metal One, deconsolidating the subsidiaries.
July 2016 The company’s registered headquarters is changed to the Tokyo Headquarters in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
July and August 2016 The Osaka and Fukuoka offices relocate for the purpose of collaborating with Metal One and other group members.
The Osaka office moves to the Nakanoshima Central Tower, together with Metal One’s Osaka Branch and other group companies.
The Fukuoka office moves to the Tenjin Building in Fukuoka, joining Metal One Kyushu Corporation and other group companies.
July 2017 For the purpose of collaborating with Metal One and other group members, the Tokyo office of MOS relocates to JP Tower, joining Metal One and other group companies.