Company History

Year Month Contents
1998 4 Began the E-Commerce Business Surugaya
9 Established GX YK.
2001 12 Began recruitment for A-Too Franchise.
2002 12 Due to structural revision, changed the name of GX Y.K. to GX Co., Ltd.
2003 1 Merged with and made a complete subsidiary of Ohta Books Co., Ltd.
8 Moving headquarters to Shingawa, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
2005 2 Changed name of Ohta Books Co., Ltd. to A-Too Inc.
4 Relocated headquarters to Mariko Shinden, Suruga Ward Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.
8 Received a business transfer of book market headquarters from For You, Inc. and conducted a capital alliance.
9 Merged with A-Too Inc.and continued on as A-Too Inc.
10 Merged the homepage of E-Commerce A-Too Catalogue department with Net Shop Surugaya.
2006 8 Made Ecore Co., Ltd. (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture) into a subsidiary.
2007 8 Exceeded annual sales of \5 billion.
2008 8 Exceeded 500 employees.
2009 6 Merged with Ecore Co., Ltd.
2010 8 Exceeded 1000 employees.
10 Received award as Best Merchant in Video Game Store Category from Amazon Japan upon their 10 year anniversary.
2011 1 Acquisition of the business Famicom Shop Momotaro from RUNSYSTEM Co. Ltd.
2011 8 Exceeded annual sales of \10 billion.
2012 12 Rakuten Surugaya received the Shop of the Year award in the Game and Hobby category.
2013 7 Surugaya released the smartphone-compatible Surugaya App.
2014 8 Exceeded annual sales of \15 billion.
Established a development lab in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2015 12 Entered contract as club sponsor for Shimizu S-Pulse.
Entered syndicated loan contract arranged by Shimizu Bank.
2016 4 Opened two brick-and-mortar Surugaya stores in Akihabara.
5 Opened two brick-and-mortar Surugaya stores in SHIZUOKA.
10 Opened Surugaya in front of Akihabara Ekimae Store in Akihabara.
Received the Yahoo! Shopping Area Award 2016 Shizuoka Prefecture Grand Prize.
Received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Japan, Tokai/Hokuriku Region Judges' Special Selection Award.
2017 6 Opened two brick-and-mortar Surugaya in front of Kokura Aru Aru City Store in Kitakyushu.
8 Opened Surugaya in front of Akihabara Trading Card & Board Games Shop in Akihabara.
10 Opened Surugaya in front of Ota-Road Store in Nihonbashi, Osaka.
12 Opened Surugaya in front of Kyoto Teramachi Store in Kyoto.
2018 3 Opened Surugaya in front of Akihabara Plastic Model Shop in Akihabara.
4 Opened Surugaya in front of Shinjuku Marui Annex Store in Shinjuku.