Cornes & Co Ltd.

Cornes & Co Ltd.

Cornes & Company Limited was established in Yokohama in 1861 and is the oldest international trading house in Japan. Under the leadership of its founder, Frederick Cornes, a young English textile merchant, the company began trading in silk and tea but soon expanded its activities to include other merchandise, and then shipping and insurance. The Cornes Group employs over 700 people in Japan and many more across its operations in the USA, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. In Japan, the company has five areas of business: automobiles, insurance, maritime, agricultural machinery, general trading and high technology products and services.


Cornes House II,
3-3-9 Shiba, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 105-0014 

Global executive

Simon Wallington

Managing Director

Senior management

Kenji Kobayashi

General Manager