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1948 Apr Founder Masatomi Osako established what later became ZENRIN Publishing in Beppu, Oita, and began publishing residential maps.
1954 Mar Head office was moved to the city of Kokura, Fukuoka (present day Kokurakita-ku in the city of Kitakyushu).
1983 Jul Changed company name to ZENRIN CO., LTD.
1984 May Established Automatic Residential Map Production Systems and launched the Residential Map Application System.
1992 Jun Released ZENRIN Navisoft National in-car navigation software that complies with standards developed by the Navigation System Researchers' Association.
1994 Sep Listed on the Fukuoka Stock Exchange.
1995 Nov Opened European representative office in Dusseldorf, Germany.
1996 Jul Opened U.S. representative office in San Francisco.
1996 Sep Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
1997 Apr Established consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN EUROPE B.V., on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2000 Apr Established consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN USA INC. in San Francisco.
2000 Apr Established consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD. to handle Internet distribution of digital maps.
2000 Jun Launched the ZENRIN Digital Mobile Phone Map digital map distribution service for mobile phones.
2001 Aug Established consolidated subsidiary GEO Technical Laboratory Co., Ltd. to conduct R&D aimed at developing 3-D mapping technologies.
2005 Oct Dissolved ZENRIN EUROPE B.V. in response to changing market conditions and established ZENRIN EUROPE GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany.
2006 Feb Consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD. established a business and capital alliance with Recruit Co., Ltd.
2006 Mar Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2007 Jun Consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD. established a business and capital alliance with NTT DoCoMo, Inc. with the aim of expanding and promoting map services for mobile phones.
2007 Oct Developed Guidable City Model (GCM) for the North American and European markets.
2009 Mar ZENRIN formulated and released its long-term management initiative, the ZENRIN GROWTH PLAN 2013.
2009 Apr Consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD. converted ZENRIN PROMO Co., Ltd. (consolidated subsidiary), a novel sales promotion company, into a subsidiary.
2009 Jul Consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD. converted consolidated subsidiary Knockin'on, Inc., which operates Internet-focused advertising agencies, into a subsidiary.
2009 Aug Consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO., LTD. established a business and capital alliance with NTT DoCoMo, Inc. with the aim of enhancing services in the location information distribution business using mobile phones.
2010 Mar Announced the inauguration of Actiz, a new communication media business, to support regional revitalization.
2010 Oct Consolidated subsidiary ZENRIN DataCom CO.,LTD., underwrote new shares issued through the third-party allocation of ZERO-SUMTM, LTD., which handles developments of applications for overseas mobile devices market.
2011 Jun Formed a business and capital affiliation with C.E.Info Systems Pvt. Ltd. a large Indian map company.
2011 Nov Issued printed residential maps featuring emergency temporary housing and information on areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
2011 Dec Started releasing Maketing Contents Series.
2012 May ZENRIN formulated and released its middle-term management initiative, the ZENRIN GROWTH PLAN 2015.
2012 Oct Launched the ZENRIN Residential Map distribution service for smartphones.
2012 Dec Established unconsolidated subsidiary ZENRIN PlusOne with the aim of strengthening the editing system of publishing business.
2013 Apr Integrated Tokyo head office functions and established Tokyo Head Office
2014 Oct Converted Septeni Direct Marketing to a subsidiary, including the company naming change to ZENRIN BIZNEXUS
2015 May Announced the Mid - Long Term Business Plan " ZENRIN GROWTH PLAN 2020 (ZGP2020)"