History

History

1832Nagase founded in Kyoto as a dyestuffs trading concern
Sales of dyestuffs, starches and funori seaweed
1893Established Osaka branch office
1898Head office moved to Osaka
1900Established business ties with Basel Chemical Co. of Switzerland (now BASF)
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 Corporation) jointly with Ciba-Geigy Ltd.
Listed Company shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1971Established Nagase (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Nagase America Corp.
Established Engineering Plastics, Ltd. jointly with General Electric Co.
1974Established Nagase Landauer Ltd. jointly with Technical Operations, Inc. of the United States
1975Established Nagase Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
1980Established Nagase (Europa) GmbH
1982Established Nagase (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
1985Established Seoul branch office
1988Established Nagase (Taiwan) Co.,Ltd.
1989Established Nagase (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Established Nagase Science and Technology Foundation
Tokyo branch office became head office; adoption of Osaka/Tokyo two head office system
1990Established Sofix Corp.
Setup the Nagase R&D Center in Kobe
Established joint venture Nagase Wahlee Plastics Corp. (Taiwan)
1992Established London branch office. (now Nagase(Europa) GmbH, London Branch)
1997Established Nagase Philippines Corp.
Established Shanghai Nagase Trading Co., Ltd.
Established Nagase Engineering Service Korea Co., Ltd.
1998Established P.T. Nagase Impor-Ekspor Indonesia
Established Shanghai Hua Chang Trading Co., Ltd.
2001Closed the Seoul branch office and established Nagase Korea Corp.
Established Nagase FineChem Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
Established Nagase Precision Plastics Shanghai Co., Ltd.
2002Established Guangzhou Nagase Trading Ltd.
Established a representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam
Established Nagase ChemteX (Wuxi) Corp.
2004Established Nagase International Electronics Ltd.
Established NWP International Trading (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
2005Established Totaku Industries Suzhou Co., Ltd.
Established Nagase Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Established Nagase Philippines International Services Corp.
2006Acquired stock of semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker Pac Tech- Packaging Technologies GmbH
Established Nagase India Private Ltd.
2007Established Nagase Application Workshop
2008Established Sakai Sales office
Established Nagase Vietnam Co., Ltd.
2009Established a branch office in Dubai
2012Acquired stock of Engineered Materials Systems Inc. stock (consolidated subsidiary),U.S.-based maker of formulated epoxy resins
Acquired stock of Hayashibara Co., Ltd. stock (Okayama, Japan; consolidated subsidiary)
Established Nagase do Brasil Representacao Comercial Ltda.

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