1935-1938
Yunnan Railways becomes the first IBM customer in Indochina. Installed IBM equipment includes a Type 3-S numerical tabulating machine, an IBM 080 sorter and several card punch and verifying machines.

1937
IBM France opens an office on the first floor of 15 Foures Street in Hanoi.

1938 -1939
IBM employs seven people, including a general manager, a sales representative, two systems engineers, one customer engineer, a secretary, and an accounting clerk. IBM opens a Service Bureau in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).

1950
The Hanoi Electric Company orders IBM equipment.

1951
IBM opens a Service Bureau in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).

1952
The Hanoi branch office is closed.

1953
The Government Arsenal in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) operates IBM equipment.

1958
Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnam’s president, tours the IBM installation of Direction Generale du Budget et de l’Aide Exterieure in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City).

1963
An IBM 1401 tape system is installed at Vietnam’s Directorate of the Budget.

1967
IBM Vietnam becomes a branch of the IBM World Trade Corporation in October.

1968
An IBM System/360 Model 20 tape system replaces the unit record equipment in the Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) Data Center -- the first System/360 in Vietnam.

1971
An IBM System/360 Model 40 is installed at Vietnam’s Directorate of the Budget.

1974
IBM employs 82 people in Vietnam.

2006
IBM Vietnam maintains offices in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi.