Itochu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

The company was founded in 1858. The founder, Chubei  Itoh, began in door to door selling of linen. In 1914 the company was reorganized under the name C. Itoh & Co.  Today Itochu Corporation is one of the largest companies in Japan as well as worldwide. The company operates in several fields and has seven Corporate Divisions, machinery being one division.