|1904||Sadajiro Shima founded the Shima Company in Higashi-ku (now Chuo-ku), Osaka, as an importer-exporter and wholesaler.|
|1911||Established Tokyo Liaison Office.|
|1917||Established New York Office.|
|1919||Reorganized as a stock company.
Established Shima Trading Co., London.
|1921||Reorganized as Shima Trading Co., Ltd.|
|1922||Started importation of Petrolatum from sonneborn & Sons, Inc., U.S.A.|
|1933||Sadajiro Shima & Soichiro Nishi appointed as representative director.|
|1935||Kinu Shima & Shigeru Yoshimura appointed as director.|
|1938||Established Tientsin Office in China|
|1939||Established Shanghai & Guangsong offices in China, and Bombay office in India.|
|1945||Shigeru Yoshimura appointed as a representative director.|
|1946||Masaru Mitsuda appointed as a representative director.|
|1951||Resumed importation of Petrolatum after the war.
Also started import of Liquid paraffin.
|1953||Started handling epoxy resins of Shell Kagaku K.K.|
|1955||Started handling Microclistaline Wax from P.S.I. company, U.S.A. as an exclusive distributor.|
|1956||Established Nagoya Office.
Munetoshi Iguchi appointed as a chairman of the board.
|1959||Started handling natural oil sulfonate from Sonneborn & Sons, Inc.|
|1963||Established Shima American Corporation in Illinois, U.S.A.
Participated in establishment of Japan Pharmaceutical Traders' Associaton.
|1964||Established Shima Kosan Co. Ltd.|
|1971||Shintaro Yoshimura appointed as a representative director.|
|1977||Started distribution of polyurethane adhesives made by Takeda Chemical Co., Ltd. (then)|
|1979||Established Taipei Liaison Office.|
|1985||Reconstruction of Ginza Shima Building completed.|
|1990||Kazuo Kotani appointed as a representative director.
Started exportation of autobotive parts & equipments of Futaba Industry Co., Ltd.
|1991||Reconstruction of Shima Building, Osaka, completed.|
|1992||Established Singapore office.
Started joint development of Lithium battery separator.
|1994||Koshi Shima appointed as a representative director.|
|1996||Established Shanghai Liaison office.|
|1998||Converted Shanghai Liaison Office to Shima Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.|
|2000||Converted Singapore Branch Office to Shima Trading Singapore Pte., Ltd.|
|2001||Aquired ISO 14001 certification for all domestic Shima offices.
Established sales office in San Jose, U.S.A.
|2002||Established Pacific Sunrise Holding Co., Ltd. in Thailand (49% joint venture)
Established Shima Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.
|2008||Established Measuring Equipment Showroom (current Tribology Lab) in Tokyo.|
|2010||Established Seoul Liaison office in Korea.|
|2013||Established Kobe Technical Center.|
|2014||Established PT. Shima Trading Indonesia.|
|2015||Shinichiro Taki appointed as a representative director.
Established Cosmetics Laboratory in Tokyo.
|2018||Established Guangzhou Liaison office.
Established Functional Materials Laboratory in Osaka.
|2019||Kazuki Takahashi appointed as a representative director.|