Group History

Former Mie Kaikan

As of June 2017

1931
Feb. 26

Ise-Dentetsu-Jidosha (later called Shinto Kotsu Co.,Ltd.) was established.

1944
Feb. 11

Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd. was established by the merger of Shinto Kotsu Co., Ltd. with Hokusei Denki Tetsudo Co., Ltd.,
Mie Tetsudo Co., Ltd., Mie Noriai Jidosha Co., Ltd.,
Matsusaka Denki Tetsudo Co., Ltd.,
Shima Denki Tetsudo Co., Ltd, and Iga Jidosha Co., Ltd.

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Nakatsuken Hotel, which was the Company’s Head Office at the time of its establishment

1950
Jan. 4

Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd. was listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

1952
Mar. 7

Happu Bus Co., Ltd. was established.

Mar. 27

Mie Isuzu Motor Co., Ltd. was established.

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Mie Isuzu Motor Co., Ltd. at the time of its establishment

1953
Aug. 31

Sanco Taxi Co., Ltd. (currently Sanco Taxi Co., Ltd.) was established.

Dec. 15

Sanco Kanko Co., Ltd. (currently Travel Sales Division, Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd.) was established.

1954
May. 13

Hokubu Sanco Taxi Co., Ltd. (currently Sanco Taxi Co., Ltd.) was established.

Sep. 8

Mie Kyuko Jidosha Co., Ltd. was established.

1955
Jul. 1

Mie Kaikan Co., Ltd. (currently Sanco Real Estate Co., Ltd.) was established.

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Miekaikan building at the time of its establishment

1957
May. 15

Sanco Real Estate Co., Ltd. was established.

May. 27

Gozaisho Ropeway Co., Ltd. was established.

1958
Apr. 1

Happu Bus Co., Ltd. was incorporated into the Mie Kotsu Group.

1959
Feb. 9

Mie Country Club Co., Ltd. was established.

1960
Oct. 1

Mieken Kanko Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. was established.

1963
Jun. 1

Seki Drive-in Co., Ltd. (currently Sanco Cogyo Co., Ltd.) was established.

1965
Jan. 14

Sanco Jidosha Kyoshu Co., Ltd. (currently Sanco Driving School Co., Ltd.) was established.

Feb. 1

Sanco Shopping Center Co., Ltd. was established.

1966
Sep. 13

The Meihan-Ueno Drive-in opened.

1968
Apr. 1

Sanco Sangyo Co., Ltd. (currently the Insurance Sales Division, Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd.) was established.

1971
Jul. 17

The Toba Seaside Hotel opened.

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The Toba Seaside Hotel at the time of its opening

1972
Aug. 1

Sanco Real Estate Appraisal Co., Ltd. was established.

1975
Feb. 1

Sanco Home Co., Ltd. (currently the Custom-built House Division / House Renovation Division, Sanco Real Estate Co., Ltd.) was established.

1976
Oct. 1

Matsusaka Toshi Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. (currently Matsusaka Country Club Co., Ltd.) was established.

1980
Aug. 27

Sanco Ekika Gas Co., Ltd. (currently the Liquefied Gas Division, Mie Kotsu Shoji Co., Ltd.) was established.

1986
Feb. 21

Sanco Creative Life Co., Ltd. was established.

Nov. 1

The Tokyu Hands ANNEX Store opened.

1990
Jan. 21

Kuwana Greenhill Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. (currently the ANQ Division, Sanco Real Estate Co., Ltd.) was established.

1991
Oct. 28

The Meihan-Seki Drive-in opened.

1996
Jun. 6

The Migiwa-kan building of the Toba Seaside Hotel opened.

Oct. 1

Sanco Community Co.,Ltd. was established.

2000
Feb. 15

The New Mie Kaikan was completed.

Mar. 15

Sanco Creative Life Co., Ltd. opened the Tokyu Hands Nagoya Store.

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The Tokyu Hands Nagoya Store at the time of its opening

Jul. 3

Sanco Iseshima Kotsu Co., Ltd. and Sanco Nanki Kotsu Co., Ltd. were established.

Dec. 20

Sanco Tripal Co., Ltd. was established.

2001
Apr. 2

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Nagoya Shinkansenguchi” opened.

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Sanco Inn Nagoya Shinkansenguchi

2002
Oct. 1

The natural hot spring “Sarasa” opened in the Toba Seaside Hotel.

Oct. 8

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Toyota” opened.

2003
Mar. 20

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Kuwana-Ekimae” opened.

2006
Sep. 26

Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd. was delisted from the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

Oct. 1

Sanco Holdings, Inc. was listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

Oct. 2

Sanco Holdings, Inc. was established.

2007
Jun. 1

Kanko Hanbai Systems Co., Ltd. was established.

Oct. 1

Meihankintetsu Bus Co., Ltd. was incorporated into the Mie Kotsu Group as a wholly owned subsidiary by an exchange of shares.

Dec. 13

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Numazu-Ekimae” opened.

2008
Apr. 1

Mie Kotsu Shoji Co., Ltd. absorbed Sano Ekika Gas Co., Ltd.

Jun. 1

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Nagoya Fushimi” opened.

2009
Jul. 1

Sanco Holdings, Inc. was renamed to Mie Kotsu Group Holdings, Inc.

Jul. 1

Sanco Tripal Co., Ltd. absorbed Kanko Hanbai Systems Co., Ltd., and was renamed as Kanko Hanbai Systems Co., Ltd.

Dec. 1

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Shizuoka Kitaguchi” opened.

2010
Mar. 1

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Yokkaichi-Ekimae” opened.

Apr. 1

Sanco Real Estate Co., Ltd. merged with Sanco Home Co., Ltd.

Jun. 2

Sanco Driving School Co., Ltd. was established.

2011
Apr. 20

The Tsu Sanco Building, an environmentally friendly office building, was completed.

2012
Mar. 17

The Meihan-Ueno Drive-in reopened after renovation as the Ueno Ninja Drive-in.

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The Meihan-Ueno Drive-in, which was reopened

May. 15

Sanco Real Estate Co., Ltd. entered the large-scale solar power generation business.

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Ise Futami Mega Solar Hikarinomachi

2013
Dec. 21

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Nagoya Nishiki” opened.

2014
Feb. 1

Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd. absorbed Sanco Nanki Kotsu Co., Ltd.

Aug. 28

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Grande Tokyo Hamamatsucho” opened.

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Sanco Inn Grande Tokyo Hamamatsucho

Sep. 9

Sanco CL 2 Co., Ltd. was established.

2015
Mar. 2

Sanco Welfare Co., Ltd. was established.

Mar. 19

Mie Kotsu Group Holdings, Inc. was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Apr. 17

The Tokyu Hands Kuwana Store opened.

Nov. 5

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Tsu-Ekimae” opened.

2016
Apr. 23

The earthquake-resistant renewal construction of the Toba Seaside Hotel was completed.

May. 26-27

The Mie Kotsu Group provided group-wide support for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

Nov. 25

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Iseshi-Ekimae" opened.

2017
Dec. 13

The business hotel “Sanco Inn Nagoya Shinkansenguchi Annex” opened.

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