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Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. was able to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding.

1945

Dr. Yasota Kawakami founded the company in the open laboratory of Tokyo Kogyo Shikenjo for the purpose of offering technical consultation and conducting commissioned research.

Established plant in Meguro, Tokyo.

1949

Established Kawakami Research Laboratory.

1950

Relocated plant to Omiya.

1953

Development and launched production and  sales of sponge metal catalysts.

1954

Newly established Technology Department.

1957

Relocated head office to Ogura Building, Kobuna-cho, Nihombashi.

Developed and launched production and sales of surfactant Amisol.

川上記念研究所

Kawakami Research Laboratory

1960

Constructed Saitama Office in Kawagoe City, and relocated plant.

1963

Opened Osaka branch.

1964

Changed company name to current name “Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.”

1968

Developed specialty chemical products.

1970

Constructed Kawakami Memorial Research Laboratory in Saitama Office.

1974

Yotsuba Co., Ltd. became fully-owned subsidiary.

1977

Established Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.

(現)埼玉工場

Saitama Plant

1982

Established Enshu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.

1984

Established Thai Kawaken Co., Ltd.

1988

Established K&FS PTE. LTD.

1989

Relocated head office to current location in Horidome-cho, Nihombashi. Introduced CI.

1993

Osaka Sales Office celebrated 30th anniversary of opening.

1994

Constructed research center in Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.

1995

Celebrated 50th anniversary of opening.

1998

ISO9002 certification approved.

福井工場

Fukui Plant

2002

Constructed mass-production GMP plant in Enshu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. acquired ISO9001 certification.

2003

Merged Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. and Enshu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Acquired ISO9001 certification on a company-wide scale.

Saitama Plant acquired ISO14001 certification.

Fukui Plant acquired ISO14001 certification.

2005

Celebrated 60th anniversary of establishment.

2007

Established Kawaken Sterling Surfactants PVT. LTD.

2010

Shizuoka Plant acquired ISO 14001 certification.

2013

Established KAWAKEN SINGAPORE PTE. LTD., a sales office in Singapore.

2013

Osaka Sales Office celebrated 50th anniversary of opening.

2014

Completion of construction for additional laboratory facility.

2015

Celebrated 70th anniversary of establishment.

静岡工場

Shizuoka Plant

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