History

June 1959
Established Daiwa Kosho Co., Ltd.; Paid-in capital: \1,000,000; Began sales of steel materials and metal products
January 1966
Began leasing and sales of temporary structures
March 1969
Changed name to Daiwa Kosho Lease Co., Ltd.
September 1975
Began auto leasing and non-life insurance agency
November 1977
Listed stock on Second Section of Osaka Securities Exchange
September 1980
Promoted to First Section of Osaka Securities Exchange
December 1981
Listed stock on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
October 1984
Adopted a three-headquarters system comprising the Construction Headquarters (currently Prefabricated Industrial Buildings Business Division), Store Construction Leasing Headquarters (currently Retail Facility Leasing Business Division), and Auto Leasing Headquarters (currently Auto and Other Leasing Business Division)
April 1986
Opened the Sapporo Factory (currently Sapporo Depot Factory)
April 1987
Opened the Shikoku Factory (currently Shikoku Depot Factory)
August 1987
Opened the Tochigi Ninomiya Factory (currently Tochigi Ninomiya Depot Factory)
February 1989
Relocated head office to 5-20, Honmachibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
May 1989
Opened the Shiga Minakuchi Factory (currently Shiga Minakuchi Depot Factory)
March 1991
Opened the Sendai Factory (currently Sendai Depot Factory)
April 1991
Established Tokyo Head Office
April 1993
Established the Unit-Box Construction Business Division and the Fukuoka Depot Factory
October 1997
Established the Unit-Box Housing Business Division (subsequently, the Rental Apartment Building Operations Division)
February 1998
Opened the Nagano Sanada Depot Factory
April 1998
Obtained ISO9002 certification at Shiga Minakuchi Depot Factory; opened the Okayama Kuse Depot Factory
October 1998
Obtained ISO9002 certification at Fukuoka Depot Factory
November 1998
Obtained ISO9002 certification at Tochigi Ninomiya Depot Factory
November 1999
Production Depot Management Division and Materials Division (both located in Head Office), and Shiga Minakuchi Depot Factory expanded their ISO9002 certification coverage at each facility
May 2000
Obtained ISO9001 certification at Head Office and Head Office divisions, Prefabricated Industrial Buildings Business Division, and Unit-Box Construction Business Division
December 2000
Production Depot Management Division and Materials Division (both located in Head Office), all depot factories, and all depots integrated and expanded their ISO9002 certification coverage at each facility
February 2002
Obtained ISO9001 certification at Head Office and Head Office divisions, all business divisions, and all offices (excluding Production Depot Management Division and Materials Division, depot factories, and depots)
August 2002
Obtained ISO14001 certification for entire company
April 2003
Established the Exhibiton Space Sales Business Division
April 2004
Integrated Unit-Box Construction Business Division into the Prefabricated Industrial Buildings Business Division and changed the name of the Auto Leasing Business Division.
This resulted in five business divisions: the Prefabricated Industrial Buildings Business Division, Retail Facility Leasing Business Division, Auto and Other Leasing Business Division, Rental Apartment Building Operations Division, and Exhibiton Space Sales Business Division
October 2004
Changed registration of the Head Office's address to 2-1-36, Noninbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
April 2006
Changed to a seven district system for Japan due district changes (division of districts)
April 2007
Changed business name to Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd.
April 2008
Changed the name of the Rental Apartment Building Operations Division to the Unit-Box Construction Business Division
October 2008
Integrated the Exhibiton Space Sales Business Division and Unit-Box Construction Business Division (formerly Rental Apartment Building Operations Division) into the Prefabricated Industrial Buildings Business Division.
This resulted in three business divisions: the Prefabricated Industrial Buildings Business Division, Retail Facility Leasing Business Division, and Auto and Other Leasing Business Division
June 2009
Commemorated 50th Anniversary.
October 2010
Established the Greening Business Division (currently Environmental Greening Business Division), resulting in four business divisions: the Industrial Buildings Business Division, Retail Facility Leasing Business Division, Auto and Other Leasing Business Division, and Greening Business Division
April 2011
Merged with Daiwa Unei Kanri Co., Ltd.
Changed to a two-district system in eastern and western Japan after district changes.
Changed the name of the Greening Business Division, resulting in four business divisions: the Industrial Buildings Business Division, Retail Facility Leasing Business Division, Auto and Other Leasing Business Division, and Environmental Greening Business Division

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