Company History

November 1876 Arakawa Chemical Industries,Ltd Established Company
July 1914 Established Shigino Plant
January 1931 Reorganized to a limited partnership company ARAKAWA SHOTEN
November 1936 Established Imafuku Plant
November 1943 Changed the name to ARAKAWA FOREST CHEMICAL COMPANY
June 1947 Opened Tokyo Office
September 1956 Reorganized to ARAKAWA FOREST CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
January 1957 Established R&D Center
July 1959 Opened Nagoya Office
December 1959 Established Fuji Plant
August 1963 Opened Fuji Office
January 1964 Opened Sapporo Office
May 1967 Established TIENLI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
June 1967 Integrated Shigino Plant into Imafuku Plant and renamed it to Osaka Plant
August 1967 Merged MORITA HIGH PRESSURE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
May 1968 Opened Taipei Office
August 1968 Established Kushiro Plant
May 1969 Established Tokushima Plant
November 1969 Established KAKUTAMA REAL ESTATE CO., LTD.
May 1970 Established Tsurusaki Plant
August 1971 Opened Chicago Office
June 1970 Established Mizushima Plant
May 1975 Opened Fukuoka Office
June 1975 Opened Hamburg Office
November 1976 Centenary anniversary
April 1977 Renamed to ARAKAWA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
December 1978 Renamed MORITA HIGH PRESSURE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. to KOATSU CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
May 1982 Established Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc.
October 1983 Merged TIENLI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. and SHIN TIENLI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. into TAIWAN ARAKAWA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
August 1987 Renamed KAKUTAMA REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. to KAKUTAMA SERVICE CO., LTD.
December 1987 Newly constructed headquarters building
November 1989 Established Onahama Plant
April 1993 Established Tsukuba R&D Center
June 1995 Established Wuzhou Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
July 1995 Established ARAKAWA CHEMICAL (THAILAND) LTD.
October 1995 Established Hong Kong Arakawa Chemical Ltd..
August 1996 Established XIAMEN ARAKAWA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
November 1998 Established Arakawa Europe GmbH
November 1999 Listed on Osaka Securities Exchange
October 2000 Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange
October 2003 Merged NIPPON PELNOX CORPORATION
April 2004 Established Nantong Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
June 2004 Established Guangxi Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
April 2007 Renamed NIPPON PELNOX CORPORATION to PELNOX, LTD.
July 2007 Completion of new Head Office ,Plant and R&D Center of PELNOX.
December 2008 Established Guangxi Wuzhou Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Octobe 2010 Arakawa Europe GmbH acquired ARKON® business from The Dow Chemical Company.
January 2011 Guangxi Wuzhou Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd. merged Wuzhou Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd. and Guangxi Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
February 2011 Established ARKAWA CHEMICAL(CHINA), LTD.
February 2012 Established POMIRAN TECHNOLOGY, LIMITED.
June 2015 Merged YAMAGUCHI SEIKEN KOGYO CO., LTD.