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Company Outline & History

Company Outline

Company Name Asahi Chemical Co., Ltd.
Capital 75 million yen
Founded January 1932
Location Asahi Chemical Co., Ltd. 12-17, 3 Chome, Mitsuya-Minami, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka City, Osaka 532-0035
TEL. +81-6-6301-4936 FAX. +81-6-6304-3544
Officers Chairman of the Board: Masaaki Chatani
Representative Director and President: Yoji Ohno
Director: Seiki Tasaka
Auditor: Yoshio Akao
Business details Manufacture and sale of chemical products, organic intermediates, etc.

History

January
1932
Asahi Dyestuff MFG Co., Ltd. was established in Nishi-Nagasu, Amagasaki City, by its first president, Masaichi Utsunomiya, for the purpose of manufacturing sulfur dyes and dye intermediates.
May
1944
In accordance with the Wartime Enterprise Development Ordinance, operation was deferred to Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
December
1948
Asahi Dyestuff MFG Co., Ltd. was later reopened at its current location.
Began manufacture of sulfur dyes and dye intermediates
March
1959
Developed “Asathiosol”, a water-soluble sulfur dye, and started manufacturing and selling it.
June
1962
Developed and sold secondary silicone products
October
1965
Opened the Kishiwada Factory and started manufacturing chemical products
August
1967
Entered the building materials field by developing cement release-agents and started to manufacture and sell these.
March
1968
Obtained a patent for the successful development of cationic dyes and started to manufacture and sell these.
February
1971
Changed the company name to Asahi Chemical Co., Ltd., to take account of product diversification.
December
1990
Closed the Kishiwada Factory, as a consequence of Kansai International Airport’s construction.
March
1991
Established the Fukui Factory and Fukui Research Center in Technoport Fukui and started operations there.
March
1993
Established Yangjiang Asahi Co., Ltd. in Yangjiang, Guangdong, China, and started manufacturing dye intermediates.
May
1997
Established a joint venture, Shanghai Kaasahi Chemicals Co., Ltd., in the suburbs of Shanghai, China.
May
2002
Obtained ISO9001:2000 for the Fukui Factory.
April
2004
Established Liyang Asahi Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. in Liyang City, Jiangsu Province, China.
May
2010
Obtained ISO9001:2008 for the Fukui Factory.
January
2012
Established ASATHIO CHEMICAL VIETNAM CO., LTD.
September
2013
Asahi Chemical Co., Ltd.’s dye and silicone business was separated to form a subsidiary, Asahi Dyestuff MFG Co., Ltd.
May
2017
Obtained ISO9001:2015 for the Fukui Factory.
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Obtained ISO9001:2015 for the Fukui Factory.

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