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