History

History

1832Nagase founded in Kyoto as a dyestuffs trading concern. Sales of dyestuffs, starches and funori seaweed.
1893Established Osaka branch office.
1898Head office switched to Osaka, branch office to Kyoto.
1900Established business ties with Basel Chemical Co, of Switzerland. (now Ciba Specialty Chemicals Ltd.)
1911Established Tokyo branch office.
1917Inaugurated as Nagase Shoten Company with capital of \3 million.
1923Established business ties with Eastman Kodak Co., of the United States.
1930Concluded exclusive distributorship agreements with Union Carbide and Carbon Corp., of the United States.
1940Established Nagoya branch office.
1943Company name changed to Nagase & Co., Ltd.
1964Listed Company shares on the Osaka Securities Exchange.
1968Concluded an exclusive distributorship agreement with General Electric Co., of the United States.
1970Established Nagase-CIBA Ltd. (now Nagase ChemteX Corp.) jointly with Ciba-Geigy Ltd.
1970Listed Company shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1971Established Nagase (Hong Kong) Ltd.
1971Established Nagase America Corp. (now Nagase America Holdings Inc.)
1971Established Engineering Plastics, Ltd.
1974Established Nagase Landauer Ltd. jointly with Technical Operations, Inc., of the United States
1975Established Nagase Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
1980Established Nagase (Europa) GmbH
1980Established Chang Fong Overseas Enterprises (Pte) Ltd.
1982Established Nagase (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
1985Established Nagase & Co., Ltd., Seoul branch office.
1988Established Nagase (Taiwan) Co.,Ltd.
1989Established Canada Mold Technology Inc.
1989Established Nagase (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
1989Established Nagase Science and Technology Foundation
1989Tokyo branch office became head office; adoption of Osaka/Tokyo two head office system.
1990Established Sofix Corp.
1990Setup the Nagase R&D Center in Kobe.
1990Established joint venture Nagase Wahlee Plastics Corp. (Taiwan)
1992Established London branch office. (now Nagase(Europa) GmbH, London Branch)
1997Established Nagase Philippines Corp.
1997Established Shanghai Nagase Trading Co., Ltd.
1997Established Nagase Engineering Service Korea Co., Ltd.
1998Established P.T. Nagase Impor-Ekspor Indonesia.
1998Established Shanghai Hua Chang Trading Co., Ltd.
2001Closed the Seoul branch office, and established Nagase Korea Corp.
2001Established Nagase Finechem Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
2001Established Nagase Precision Plastics Shanghai Co., Ltd.
2002Established Guangzhou Nagase Trading Ltd.
2002Established a representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam
2002Established Nagase ChemteX (Wuxi) Corp.
2004Established Nagase International Electronics Ltd.
2005Established Nagase Philippines International Services Corp.
2006Acquired stock of semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker Pac Tech-Packaging Technologies GmbH
2006Established Nagase India Private Ltd.
2007Established Nagase Application Workshop
2008Established Sakai Sales office.
2008Established Nagase Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
2009Established Dubai branch office.
2012Acquired stock of Engineered Materials Systems Inc.
2012Acquired stock of Hayashibara Co., Ltd.
2012Established NAGASE DO BRASIL REPRESENTAÇÃO COMERCIAL LTDA.

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