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| 1927- | 1975- | 2000- |

1927-

The Group's beginnings can be traced to the founding of Denko Anthracite Trading in April 1927 for the purpose of selling Korean anthracite.
That company was reorganized in August 1929, and the name was changed to Tokyo Anthracite Co., Ltd.
Shinagawa Briquette Co., Ltd. was established in April 1934, and the companies merged in March 1937.

1937Mar.
Merged with Tokyo Anthracite Co., Ltd., took over its briquette manufacturing factory in Chiba, and expanded manufacturing and sales of charcoal briquettes, charcoal sales operations, and sales of charcoal briquette burning appliances.
1953Jan.
Launched sales of petroleum products and equipment (kerosene, gasoline, heavy oil, light oil, etc. and petroleum equipment).
Oct.
Merged with Japan Briquette Industry Co., Ltd., took over its Nagoya Factory, Koto Factory, Yokohama Factory, Nagoya Branch, and Osaka Branch and expanded manufacturing and sales of charcoal briquettes.
1954May.
Acquired Sanko Fuels and changed the company's name to Chiba Briquette Industry Co., Ltd. (Chibanen Co., Ltd.)
1955Apr.
Launched sales of LP gas and LP gas equipment (propane gas, butane gas, autogas, and gas equipment).
1963Jan.
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1975-

1975Aug.
Invested in Hidaka Ataka Co., Ltd. (now Hidaka Toshi Gas Co., Ltd.).
1983Sep.
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1989Apr.
Established Sinanen Sekiyu Co., Ltd.
1991Mar.
Established Sinanen Zeomic Co., Ltd.
1998Apr.
Changed corporate name to SINANEN CO., LTD. (now SINANEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.).
1999Feb.
Established Sinanen Autogas Co., Ltd.

2000-

2001Oct.
Established Nichimen Energy Gas Sales KK by taking over the LP gas business of Nichimen Energy KK.
2002Apr.
Commenced operation of Sinanen Kanto Gas Sales Co., Ltd. (now MELIFE Co., Ltd.) by integrating six LPG sales companies in the Kanto region.
2003Apr.
Commenced operation of Sinanen Tohoku Gas Sales Co., Ltd. (now MELIFE Tohoku Co., Ltd.) by integrating three LPG sales companies in the Tohoku region.
Commenced operation of Chubu Sinanen Gas Sales Co., Ltd. (now MELIFE Chubu Co., Ltd.) by integrating two LPG sales companies in the Chubu region.
2004Feb.
Made Chibanen Co., Ltd., Miyanen Co., Ltd., Shinagawa Hainen Co., Ltd. (now SINANEN CO., LTD.) and Hidaka Toshi Gas Co., Ltd. wholly owned subsidiaries via share exchange.
2005Apr.
Merged Nichimen Energy Gas Sales KK and Chibanen Home Gas Co., Ltd. with Sinanen Kanto Gas Sales Co., Ltd. (now MELIFE Co., Ltd.), which sells LP gas primarily in the Kanto region, the latter being the surviving company.
2006Apr.
Merged Chibanen Co., Ltd., Miyanen Co., Ltd. and Alps Industry Co., Ltd.
2008Dec.
Acquired all shares of Kanto Cosmo Gas Co., Ltd. (Kanto Eneport Co., Ltd.), Kinki Cosmo Gas Co., Ltd. (MELIFE Kansai Co., Ltd.), and Hyogo Tsubame Propane Sales Co., Ltd. (MELIFE Kansai Co., Ltd.).
2009Mar.
Acquired all shares of MINOS Co., Ltd.
2013Jan.
Acquired all shares of Aoba Bicycle Co., Ltd. (now SINANEN BIKE Co., Ltd.).
2015Apr.
Integrated retail and wholesale energy business by region, with MELIFE Kansai Co., Ltd. (now MELIFE-WEST Co., Ltd), MELIFE Co., Ltd, and MELIFE Tohoku Co., Ltd. (now MELIFE-EAST Co., Ltd.) as the surviving companies.
Transferred the bicycle import and sales business to Aoba Bicycle Co., Ltd. and changed the name to SINANEN BIKE Co., Ltd.
Oct.
Transferred petroleum wholesale and solution businesses to Shinagawa Hainen Co., Ltd. via simplified absorption-type split. Changed the company name to SINANEN CO., LTD.
Shifted to a holding company structure and changed the name to SINANEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
2017Mar.
Acquired all shares of Takara Building Maintenance Co., Ltd.
2018Dec.
SINANEN CO., LTD. acquired BELLSION POWER CO., LTD. shares to develop the large-scale wind power generation business in South Korea.
2019Jan.
Relocated HQ from Kaigan, Minato-ward to Mita, Minato-ward, Tokyo.
Apr.
SINANEN BIKE Co., Ltd. split off its bike-sharing business into Bike-Sharing Successor Preparatory Company (now SINANEN MOBILITY+ Co., Ltd.).