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Group History

1957 March Kiyoshi Sagawa, founder of Sagawa Express, starts a Kyoto-based courier business between Kyoto and Osaka.
1962 June Sagawa Ltd. is established.
1965 November Sagawa Express is established.
1975 July Kyoto Automobile Kogyo (current Sagawa Support Services) is established.
1978 October Sagawa Express established its 100th domestic office in Japan.
1980 May Sagawa Automobile Company (current Sagawa Galaxy Motors) is established.
September Sagawa Air Service Co., Ltd. (current Sagawa Global Logistics) is established.

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1981 July Sagawa Express Group Health Insurance Society established.
1983 February Sagawa Computer System (current SG Systems) is established.
1984 December Sagawa Express Nation-wide longitudinal route network complete.
1985 January Sagawa Express National Freight Tracking System launched.
1986 February Sagawa Scholarship Foundation (current SGH Foundation) is established.
October Sagawa International Economic Cooperation Foundation (current SGH Foundation) established.
1987 October Sagawa Express established its 200th domestic office in Japan.
1988 October Tsubasa Transport (current SG Moving) joins.
1989 February Sagawa Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research (current SGH Foundation) is established.
October Drivers of Sagawa Express become group champion and receive Prime Minister's Award (with first-ever perfect score) for first time in National Truck Drivers' Contest (held by Japan Trucking Association).
1990 August Sagawa Express Hong Kong is established.
December Sagawa Forestry is established.

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1991 October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (second time, since 1989).
1992 June Sagawa Express launched HIDEN series, shipment support system software.
October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (third time, second consecutive year).
1993 October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (fourth time, third consecutive year).
1994 October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (fifth time, fourth consecutive year).
1995 October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship and receive Prime Minister's Award (sixth time, fifth consecutive year).
1996 April Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Air Express" service.
August Two members of Sagawa Express Athletic Team, Mr. Oya (representing Japan National Team) and Mr. Hsu (representing Taiwan National Team) participate in Men's Marathon at Atlanta Olympics.
1997 June Sagawa Express Vietnam is established.
Sagawa Express Hawaii is established.
Sagawa Express established in-house Eco Project Committee.
August Sagawa Express established its 300th domestic office in Japan.
Sagawa Express Philippines is established.
1998 January Sagawa Art Museum Foundation established.
March Sagawa Express started "Door-to-door delivery service Sagawa Express" (current "Hikyaku Express") service.
Sagawa Art Museum opened.
Sagawa Express Moriyama Athletic Stadium opened.
April International Cultural Exchange Summit 1998 held, to commemorate opening of Sagawa Art Museum.
June Sagawa Express Eco Project Committee receives Environment Agency Director General's award for efforts in global warming prevention.
July Sagawa Express Singapore established.
August Sagawa Express Head Office, branches and 30 domestic offices acquire ISO9001 certification.
October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (seventh time, first in three years).
December Sagawa Express Nishi Nihon Hub Center completed.
1999 February Sagawa Express started "Sagawa art transportation" (current "Hikyaku art transportation") service.
March Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Cool (chilled) Express" service. "Sagawa Express Chubu Hub Center" completed.
Nationwide implementation of Sagawa Express Atom System commences.
June Sagawa Express commenced Online package inquiry service on company homepage.
August Sagawa Express Another 192 offices acquire ISO9001 certification. Expanded total now includes 222 offices.
September Sagawa Express commenced Operation of Internet Business "e's".
2000 February Sagawa Express commenced Internet package inquiry service and package receipt stamp requirement service via cell phones.
March Sagawa Express started "Sagawa Moving Express" (current "Hikyaku Moving Express") service.
Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Global Express" (current "sgx") service.
Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Cool (frozen) Express" service.
Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Mail Express" service.
Sagawa Express started "Time Selection" service.
Sagawa Express commenced Internet Completion of delivery e-mail service via cell phones.
June Sagawa Express started "e-collect" service.
August Sagawa Express Another 104 offices acquire ISO9001 certification. Expanded total now includes 326 offices.
Sagawa Express commenced Online package receipt stamp requirement service and Completion of delivery e-mail service on company homepage.
October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (eighth time, since year before last).
November Sagawa Express completed Construction of Mail Center in Tokyo.
December Sagawa Express introduced Executive Officer System.

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2001 February Sagawa Express commenced Real-time transmission of delivery completion information.
April Sagawa Express started Multifunctional Invoice Issuing Software "e-HIDEN" (current "e-HIDEN II") service.
August Sagawa Express Head office, all branches and all offices acquire ISO9001: 2000 certification.
Sagawa Express Head office acquires ISO14001 certification.
September International Cultural Exchange Summit 2001 (hosted by Sagawa Art Museum Foundation) held.
Nouvelle Golf Club established.
October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (ninth time, second consecutive year).
2002 February Hokkaido branch ski club member represents Japan in Women's Mogul at Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Logistics Quality Register Inc. established.
December Sagawa Express received "Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention in Countermeasures Spreading and Introduction Section" from Ministry of Environment.
2003 January Shanghai Dazhong Sagawa Logistics, first package delivery service in China, commences operation.
March Sagawa Express Environmental Activity introduced.
July Business cooperation with Korea's CJGLS commences. Sagawa Express opened "e-collect shopping navigation".
September Poly-Sagawa Logistics commences operation.
2004 March Express container trains "Super Rail Cargo" commences official operation.
Sagawa Express started "Sagawa Yu-Mail" (current "Hikyaku Yu-Mail") service.
June Shanghai Poly-Sagawa Logistics commences operation.
Tianjin Poly-Sagawa International Trading commences operation.
October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (tenth time, first time in three years).
November Sagawa Express started "e-HIDEN Pro" service.
2005 January Sagawa Express Korea (current Sagawa Logistics Korea) commences operation.
March "e-collect" service acquires business model patent in US.
Thai Container Distribution Service (current SG Sagawa (Thailand)) commences operations.
Sagawa Financial established.
April Sagawa Express started "e-HIDEN drop shipment" service.
Sagawa Express started "Sagawa Security Package" (current "Hikyaku Security Express") service.
June Sagawa Express Indonesia commences operation.
August Internet information referral service "e-SAXIS" commences.
September Sagawa Express International Taiwan commences operation.
October Sagawa Express Drivers win group championship in National Truck Drivers' Contest and receive Prime Minister's Award (eleventh time, second consecutive year).
December Company employee wins 44th Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Contest (Prime Minister's Award).
2006 February Hokkaido branch ski club member represents Japan in Women's Mogul at Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
March Sagawa Express started "Sagawa Green Mail" (current "Hikyaku Green Mail") service.
Shifts to pure holding company structure; SG Holdings established.
Sagawa Express acquires business model patent for its "e-collect" service in Japan.
July Sagawa Express made agreement with Japanese Red Cross Society to transport relief supplies.
Sagawa Express started "Sagawa PC Express" (current "Hikyaku PC Express") service.
August Sagawa Express Malaysia was established. Strongholds in major ASEAN countries were completed.
October Sagawa Express started "e-Hiden Web" service.
Sagawa Express won the all-round championship and received Prime Ministers Prize in the National Truck Driver Contest (12th time and 3rd consecutive year).
December Sagawa Global Express (current Sagawa Global Logistics) and China Courier Service Corporation agreed to cooperate in international door-to-door business.
2007 February For donating used trucks to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Foundation of Sagawa International Economic Cooperation was awarded a national order from the Laotian government.
March Sagawa Global Express was merged with Sagawa Global Logistics into the new enterprise, Sagawa Global Logistics.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Sagawa Express, Hikyaku Mark and sales drivers' uniform and brand name were completely re-designed.
June Sagawa Express started "Large Furniture and Home Electronics Setting Transportation" service.
August SG Realty Co., Ltd., a real-estate company, was established.
September Sagawa Art Museum, Raku Kichizaemon Kan, opened.
October Sagawa Express started "Addressee Identification" service.
Sagawa Express Kitakyushu Center, a large-scale logistics facility, was established.
December "Fifty years' history of Sagawa Express Co., Ltd." was issued.
2008 February Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Courier with CO2 Emission Credit" service.
April Sagawa Advance Co., Ltd. started the e-commerce site, Cattocotto.
May Sagawa Advance Co., Ltd. started the sales of security system, 3-D Face Recognition Employment Management System.
August An athlete from Sagawa Express Athletics Club participated in Men's Competitive Walking at the Beijing Olympics.
October Sagawa Express won the all-round championship and received Prime Ministers Prize in National Truck Driver Competition (13th time after two years).
2009 February Sagawa Express made World Supply its subsidiary.
Sagawa Express Headquarters/Tokyo Head Office acquires ISO 27001 certification.
March Sagawa Express started "Hikyaku Specific Mail Delivery" service.
June Sagawa Express started Recall Total Service, a total support service for product removal upon recall.
July Sagawa Express introduced half pants for its sales drivers as a summer uniform.
Sagawa Express started "Document Storage" service.
August Capital and business alliances were formed between SG Holdings Co., Ltd. and the Future Architect Inc.
2010 February Sagawa Logistics Partners Co., Ltd. was established.
June Sagawa Express opened "Gion Sagawa Express", a parcel delivery service center.
July Sagawa Express introduced Biz-Navi, a car navigation system developed specifically for home delivery vehicles.
August Sagawa Financial launched "Sagawa B2B Settlement Service".
October Sagawa Express introduced newly designed delivery forms.
November SG Motors launched sales of FVV, a beverage delivery vehicle newly developed by the company.

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2011 January Sagawa Express launches Returned Items Pick-up service for mail order companies.
February SG Motors concludes a business alliance for car maintenance with Ryobi Holdings.
Sagawa Global Logistics concludes a business alliance with Hanjin Transportation, a Korean comprehensive logistics company.
March Sagawa Moving Center (current SG Moving) begins to provide house-moving support by helpers for the elderly and disabled.
Sagawa Global Logistics launches a UnionPay card payment option as part of its payment-on-delivery service in Shanghai, China.
Sagawa Express expands the number of its business establishments with ISO9001 certification to 388.
April SG Motors develops a vehicle with the function of controlling three separate temperature zones.
Sagawa Express begins to promote the Hikyaku Marketing Mail service on a full-scale.
SG Expert Co., Ltd. was established.
SG Fielder Co., Ltd. was established.
May Sagawa Express launches Hikyaku Special Correspondence Air Express.
June SG Motors concludes a business alliance for car maintenance with Kurume Marukyu Seibi K.K.
July SG Systems establishes Wuxi FeiSu Logistics Information Technology Co., Ltd. in China.
September Sagawa Express installs Hikyaku My Box, private post boxes, in Ginza.
Sagawa Forestry acquires an Offset Credit (Japan Verified Emission Reduction).
October SG Systems begins to provide Biz-BLUE, a cloud service.
Sagawa Express develops the e-Hiden Touch, a touch-panel system for issuing delivery forms.
Oita Support Center of Kyushu Branch Office of Sagawa Express wins the highest award at the National Telephone Answering Contest (Service Division) hosted by the Japan Telecom Users Association.
November Shanghai Dazhong Sagawa Logistics Co., Ltd. a door-to-door delivery service in Guangzhou, China.
2012 January Large-scale core system opened successfully.
February Sagawa Express Vietnam started Delivery Business in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
Sagawa Express started a shipment collection service using delivery boxies, situated in apartment buildings.
March Sagawa Express started the "Reverse Solution" service for product returns and recall support.
Sagawa Express Track and Field Club (current SG Holdings Group Track and Field Club) athlete Ryo Yamamoto selected to represent Japan in the London Olympics men's marathon.
April Sagawa Express received the "21st Grand Prize for the Global Environment Award, Minister of the Environment Prize."
May SG Realty opened "SG Realty Yokohama," a large-scale logistics facility in Yokohama city.
June SG Holdings Global was established.
Sagawa Express started the industry's first 24-hour phone-based collection service.
Sagawa Express started an "Appliance Repair Service" that utilizes the delivery business.
SG Holdings Group Track and Field Club athlete Takayuki Tanii selected to represent Japan in the London Olympics 50-kilometer race walk.
August Sagawa Express started the "Product Collection / Repayment Service" to perform refund payment tasks etc. for product recalls.
Sagawa Global Logistics started a payment service for overseas mail order businesses, tailored to Japanese customers, enabling the remittance of funds overseas.
September SG Systems opened a scanning center in Koriyama City, Fukushima.
SG Realty's large-scale logistics facility "SG Realty Yokohama" acquired the highest "platinum" rank, DBJ Green Building certification.
December Sagawa Express opened its largest, cutting-edge large-scale logistics facility (Sagawa Tokyo Logistics Center).
2013 February SG Moving started "Carbon Offset Moving Transportation", the industry's first reconstruction support service.
March SG Holdings and SG Realty started the "Renewable Energy Supply Business" by installing solar power generation panels at 78 logistics facilities nationwide.
April SG Assetmax was established.
May SG Holdings acquired the Singapore logistics company "Ameroid Logistics (S) Pte Ltd." to strengthen the domestic logistics business in Singapore.
Sagawa Express opened the "Appliance Repair Center" offering 24-hour support for repair, a first in the logistics industry.
July Sagawa Express started a safe driving educational training service and safety management system consulting.
SG Moving built a nationwide delivery infrastructure for large commercial cargo.
SGH Global Japan opened the "Haneda Sgx Center" to respond to international cargo demands in Haneda Airport.
SG Holdings Global opened a branch office in Cambodia, a location with high expectations for economic growth.
August SG Holdings Group Track and Field Club athlete Takayuki Tanii participated in the men's 50-kilometer race walk of the "14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics".
September Sagawa Advance started a fuel sales business.
Sagawa Financial started a new settlement service that utilizes the "IVR Settlement Solutions" ASP settlement service from VeriTrans.
October The number of shipments of "FVV (For Vendor Vehicle)", SG Motors' original bottler car, exceeded a total of 500 vehicles.
SG Realty completed the "SG Realty Kashiwa Building B" and launched its operations.
2014 January SG Holdings Global started less than container load cargo services between industrial parks around Bangkok.
March "SG Sagawa USA, Inc." was established.
April Sagawa Express began providing a "Mail Collection Service".
Sagawa Express became the first in the logistics industry to acquire "Carbon Neutral Certification".
Sagawa Express established "GOAL", a Group joint strategic sales development team.
SG Moving started the "Dispatched Confidential Document Dissolution Service" using the industry's first specialized vehicles.
May SG Moving started "Ladies' Moving", a moving service specifically for women.
Sagawa Express acquired "Kurumin", a next-generation child-rearing accreditation mark.
June SG Realty completed "SG Realty Maishima", a large-scale logistics facility.
SG Holdings Global incorporated the Sri Lanka logistics company "Expolanka Holdings PLC" into the Group.
SG Holdings Global established a new warehouse in the customs bond area of Incheon Airport in South Korea, and started import clearance services.
July Sagawa Express started the "Hikyaku Telegram Express" service.
Sagawa Express started a home pickup business for used small appliances, the first in the door-to-door delivery business industry.
September Sagawa Express and Sagawa Financial started providing "Sagawa Deferred Payment", a deferred-payment settlement service.
Sagawa Global Logistics opened the "Maishima SRC (Sagawa Ryutsu Center)" in Konohana-ku, Osaka.
SG Holdings Chairperson Kuriwada participated as a member in the economic mission set forth by Prime Minister Abe.
October Sagawa Express started the "Smart Delivery" service to improve the efficiency of receiving operations.
Sagawa Express started "S Quality", a new sales strategy with the goal of strengthening its ability to make proposals and solve problems.
November Sagawa Express became the first logistics business to have its in-house logistics operations receive accreditation under the "Accreditation System for Increasing the Efficiency of District Logistics in Tokyo".
December Sagawa Express received the Minister of the Environment's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activities in the 2014 Fiscal Year, in the Prevention Activity Implementation and Familiarization Division.
Sagawa Express received the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Award as part of the 13th Green Logistics Partnership Outstanding Business Awards.
2015 February SG Moving acquired the "Moving Security Mark" under the Outstanding Moving Business Accreditation System.
March "SG Sagawa Vietnam" was established.
Sagawa Advance concluded a business alliance contract with Tokyo Flower Port Co., Ltd.
SG Realty and SG Assetmax started operation of the "SGAM Investment Corporation", Japan's first logistics-related open-ended unlisted investment corporation.
April The 3 foundations consisting of the Sagawa Scholarship Foundation, the Sagawa Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research, and the Sagawa International Economic Cooperation Association merged and changed their corporate name to the "SGH Foundation" (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation).
Lawson and SG Holdings concluded a business alliance.
May Sagawa Express started "digital signatures" using smartphones, becoming the first to do so in the door-to-door delivery industry.
SG Motors started providing "SG Motors Maintenance Information", a vehicle management system.
SG Holdings acquired the "Kurumin" accreditation mark as a "Child Care Support Company".
June SG Sagawa Vietnam started refrigerated delivery services.
SG Moving provided the moving industry's first housekeeping service in the form of gift tickets.
July SG Sagawa Vietnam started home delivery agency services at Vietnam Family Mart stores.
Sagawa Express started the "Convenience Store Pickup Service" at Lawson stores nationwide.
October SG Moving started providing the "SG Extended Warranty Service".
SG Moving became the first in the moving industry to acquire "Carbon Neutral Certification".
Sagawa Express started providing "Smart Delivery 24" to support 24-hour delivery.
November SG Motors opened "Chukosha SG.net", a used car information website.
Sagawa Express started operation of the Higashimatsuyama SRC within "SG Realty Higashimatsuyama", an environment-friendly logistics facility.

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