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The 1930s Dec. 1937
Osaka Iron & Steel Co.,Ltd. established.
Dec. 1938
Merged with Yodogawa Cast Steel Co.,Ltd.
The 1940s   Aug. 1947
• Constructed new small section mill in Amagasaki Works to commence production of wire rods.
The 1950s   Jun. 1951
• Constructed new small section mill in Kyobashi Works to commence production of wire rods and steel bars.

Apr. 1955
• Constructed new medium section mill in Kyobashi Works to commence production of shape steel.
Jan. 1957
• Listed stock on Osaka Stock Exchange.
The 1960s Nov. 1968
• Moved head office to Umeda-cho 8, Kita-ku, Osaka (Nishi-hanshin Building).
Apr. 1960
• Constructed No. 1 blast furnace in Nishijima Works, located in Nishi-yodogawa-ku, Osaka.

Nov. 1964
• Constructed two new converters in Nishijima Works.

Aug. 1969
• Constructed No. 2 blast furnace in Nishijima Works. No. 1 blast furnace ceased operation.
• Listed stock on Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.
The 1970s June 1977 • Merged with Otani Jukogyo Co.,Ltd.; changed company name to Godo Steel, Ltd.; Steel producing bases were organized into three: Osaka, Tokyo and Amagasaki Works.

Apr. 1978
• Merged with Japan Iron‐Sand Steel Co.,Ltd. and Koto Seiko Co.,Ltd. to establish Himeji Works as the fourth steel producing base.
Aug. 1972
• Constructed No.1 continuous casting machine in Nishijima Works.
The 1980s   Feb. 1982
・ Constructed No. 2 continuous casting machine in Osaka Works.

Apr. 1982
・Replaced wire rod rolling mill in Osaka Works with new mill.

Dec. 1984
• Constructed new 70 ton electric furnace in Osaka Works.
• Constructed No. 3 continuous casting machine in Osaka Works.
Mar. 1980
• Closed Amagasaki Works.

Mar. 1984
• Closed Tokyo Works.
The 1990s Apr. 1991
• Merged with Funabashi Seiko Co.,Ltd. to integrate steel production bases into three: Osaka, Himeji and Funabashi Works.

Jul. 1998
• Moved head office to Nishijima, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Sep. 1994
• No. 2 blast furnace in Osaka Works ceased operation.
• Three Works obtained ISO9001 certification.

The 2000s Jul. 2001
• Moved head office to Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka (Toyobo Building)

Feb. 2002
• Established cooperative sales company, Tokyo D・B Steel Co., Ltd. jointly with Tokyo Tekko Co., Ltd.

Nov. 2003
• Established Metal Stock Co.,Ltd.

Sep. 2004
• Formed business alliance with Sanko Seiko Co., Ltd.

Jun. 2007
• Strengthened collaboration with Nippon Steel Corporation.; became its affiliated company, accounted for by equity method.

Jul. 2007
• Moved Tokyo Office to Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

Aug. 2007
• Held shares mutually with Kyoei Steel, Ltd.

Dec. 2007
• Acquired shares of Mitsuboshi Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (as a majority owned subsidiary).
Sep. 2000
• Ceased operating steel bar production line in Osaka Works.

Mar. 2007
• Replaced rolling mill in Funabashi Works with new mill.

Nov. 2003
• Three Works obtained ISO14001 certification.
The 2010s

July 2013
Tokyo D・B Steel Co., Ltd. - dissolution

June 2015
Introduction of executive officer system; Reinforcement and completion of the auditor system.

July 2015
Consolidated subsidiary Mitsuboshi Metal Industry Co., Ltd. became complete subsidiary.

March 2016
TOKAI STEEL CORPORATION became complete subsidiary.

Mar. 2019
Asahi Industries Co., Ltd. became a consolidated subsidiary by tender offer

August 2010
Constructed new direct rolling (DR) in Funabashi Works.

Oct. 2019
Established cooperative sales company, Kanto D-Bar Steel Corporation. jointly with Asahi Industries Co., Ltd.