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|Oct. 2000||Sumisho-Grainger Co., Ltd. was jointly established by Sumitomo Co., Ltd. and W.W. Grainger, Inc.
B2B internet site www.monotaro.com 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.|