Corporate Information

Group business management and global expansion

1998

Restructuring of the Fine Chemicals Group (into six divisions).
Completed "Asunaro House," an accommodation facility for families and caregivers of seriously ill children undergoing treatment.

1999

Capital investment in Indet Safety Systems a.s. in Czech Republic.
Established NS Color Techno Co., Ltd.

2000

Spun-off the Tokyo plant and the Fukuyama plant as Nippon Kayaku Tokyo Co., Ltd. and Nippon Kayaku Fukuyama Co., Ltd.
Established LifeSpark Inc. in the USA.

2001

Established the Fine Chemicals Division, moving to a new structure with three group.

2002

Established Kayaku Chemical (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. in China.

2003

Polatechno established Wuxi Polatechno Optics Co., Ltd. in China.

2004

Polatchno invested in Moxtek Inc. in the USA.
Company-wide restructuring. Established the three operational divisions—Functional Chemicals Group, Pharmaceuticals Group, and Fine Chemicals Group—and the three corporate divisions—Strategic Corporate Planning Group, Administration Group, and Technical Operations Group.

2005

Launched the Research and Development Group.

2006

Opening of the Integrated Research Laboratories.
Established Nippon Kayaku CZ,s.r.o. in the Czech Republic.
Polatechno Co., Ltd. listed on the JASDAQ Stock Exchange.
Established E-Materials Co., Ltd. in the Republic of Korea.
Naigai Nikka acquired NS Color Techno Co., Ltd. and changed its business name to Nikka Fine Techno Co., Ltd.

2007

Established the Safety Systems Group, commencing a four-division structure.
Hokuyo Chemicals Co., Ltd. changed business name to Kayaku Japan Co., Ltd.

2008

Kayatech Co., Ltd., Kayaku Japan Co., Ltd., ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION, and its subsidiary ASAHI KASEI GEOTECHNOLOGIES Co., Ltd. merged their industrial explosives divisions, the result of which was inherited by Kayaku Japan Co., Ltd.
Acquired MicroChem Corp. in the USA.

2012

Established Kayaku Safety Systems Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia

2014

Began sale of Japan’s first monoclonal antibody biosimilar, INFLIXIMAB BS
Moved head office to the Meiji Yasuda Seimei Bldg. in Marunouchi

2016

100th anniversary of the founding of Nippon Kayaku

2017

Developed the new types of inflators

2018

Established NIPPON KAYAKU (THAILAND)
Acquired Nippon Kayaku Fukuyama Co., Ltd. and Nippon Kayaku Tokyo Co., Ltd.

2019

Made Polatechno Co.,Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary

2020

Acquired LCD and semiconductor cleaner business of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

2021

Acquired Teikoku Taping System Co., Ltd.




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