History of Daiwa Kasei Group

1963
Yoshiaki Okuhama established Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. in December 16
1967
Established Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory) (As research division and production division of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.)
1970
Built new Hirano Factory, and moved production division to that factory.
1971
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory) to three million yen.
1972
Expanded laboratory building and factory office at Hirano Factory.
1973
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. to four million yen.
Completed new head office building in Tsukamoto-dori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe city.
Opened Tokyo Sales Office in Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
1976
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory) to six million yen.
1977
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. to twelve million yen.
1978
Obtained U.S. Pat. (Coloring by Electrolysis of Aluminum or Aluminum Alloys.)
1979
Obtained patent for aluminum or aluminum alloy coloring anode oxidation method.
1982
Obtained patent on corrosion inhibitor for zinc and zinc alloy.
Built new Akashi Factory, and moved part of production division from Hirano Factory.
1984
Obtained patent on corrosion suppression method for copper and copper alloy.
1985
Expanded research and management building at Akashi Factory.
Apply joint application for U.S. Pat. (Tin-Lead Alloy Plating solution.)
1991
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory) to ten million yen.
1992
Received Technology Award from The Surface Finishing Society of Japan for “Cyanide-free silver plating solution.”
1993
Opened Singapore Office.
1994
Obtained patent for “Cyanide-free silver plating solution.”
1995
Head Office building collapsed resulting from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Moved head office to Shimosawa-dori in Hyogo-ku.
1996
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory) to twenty million yen.
1997
Established Kamaishi Factory.
1999
Incorporated Singapore Office as a local corporation. (Daiwa Fine Products (S) Pte Ltd.) Work collaboration with Takatoku Co., Ltd.
2000
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals to 24 million yen.
Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Laboratory), Akashi Factory obtains ISO 9001 certification.
2001
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. to 48 million yen.
Completed Daiwa Fine Chemicals Head Office building (Rebuilding of previous Head Office building).
2002
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. to 72 million yen.
2003
Established a local subsidiary in Korea. (Daiwa Fine Korea Co., Ltd.) Obtained Tokyo Daiwa Kasei building.
Obtained Akaishi Warehouse.
2004
Takatoku Co., Ltd obtains ISO 14001 certification.
Acquired Land for Business in Satte City, Saitama.
Moved Tokyo Sales Office to Tokyo Daiwa Kasei Bldg.
Renamed Takatoku Co., Ltd. to Daiwa Takatoku Co., Ltd./Daiwa Fine Chemical Co., Ltd obtains ISO14001 Certification.
Established a local subsidiary in Hong Kong.
(Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.)
Established a local subsidiary in China.
(Dalian Daiwa Foods Co., Ltd.)
2006
Constructed new office building and improved research building at Akashi Factory.
Merger between Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. and Daiwa Takatoku Co., Ltd.
Reorganized Tokyo Sales Office into Tokyo office.
Increased capitalization of Daiwa Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. to 88.8 million yen.
Opened Ibaraki Sales Office.
2007
Constructed production management building at Akashi Factory.
2010
Acquired and reorganized Sanwa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.
2012
Established Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. in Taichuing City Taiwan
2013
Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. were constructed and stated operation.
Daiwa Kasei Co., Ltd. celebrates the 50th anniversary.
2014
Acquired and reorganized Daiwa Special Chemical Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.
  • The Hirano Factory were constructed in 1970.The Hirano Factory were constructed in 1970.
  • Expanded laboratory building at Hirano Factory in 1972Expanded laboratory building at Hirano Factory in 1972.
  • 1973, Head Office building in Tsukamoto-dori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe city completed.1973, Head Office building in Tsukamoto-dori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe city completed.
  • Electrolytic coloring agent used in the telephone box. Developed in 1979.Electrolytic coloring agent used in the telephone box. Developed in 1979.
  • The Akashi Factory that was completed in 1982.The Akashi Factory that was completed in 1982.
  • Expanded research and management building at Akashi Factory in 1985.Expanded research and management building at Akashi Factory in 1985.
  • Vertical and testimonial: received Technology Award from The Surface Finishing Society of Japan in 1992.Vertical and testimonial: received Technology Award from The Surface Finishing Society of Japan in 1992.
  • The Head Office building collapsed by 1995 of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.The Head Office building collapsed by 1995 of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
  • The new Head Office building completed in  Shimosawa-dori in 2001The new Head Office building completed in Shimosawa-dori in 2001
  • Constructed new office building at Akashi Factory in 2006Constructed new office building at Akashi Factory in 2006
  • Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. ceremony to celebrate the completion that took place in 2013Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. ceremony to celebrate the completion that took place in 2013
  • 50th anniversary poster(2013)50th anniversary poster(2013)
  • 50th anniversary poster(2013)50th anniversary poster(2013)
  • Constructed new office building at Akashi Factory in 2006Constructed new office building at Akashi Factory in 2006 Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. ceremony to celebrate the completion that took place in 2013Daiwa Fine Chemicals (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. ceremony to celebrate the completion that took place in 2013