About Us

History

Pre-War1936 - 1945

  • In February 1936 the trade division of Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. split and gained independence. It was established as a company that mainly exported inorganic industrial chemical products (with approximately 20 employees).
  • Exporting to South-East Asia was the principle operation. In China a branch was opened in Shanghai while sub-branches were opened in Mukden (now Shenyang), Hankou (now Wuhan) and Tianjin.
  • With the end of the war the outposts in China were reduced to zero.

Early Post-War1946 - 1962

  • Domestic trading structures were strengthened to coincide with the loss of the foreign branches.
  • Entering the mid 1950s, the operations of Sakai Bussan Co. and Yabuki Trading Co. were amalgamated to consolidate our domestic sales structure.
  • Linephalt (resin-based white lining for road traffic marking) operations were developed and business infrastructure expanded.

High Economic Development Era1963 - 1980

  • Foreign offices we established in New York, Taipei, Rotterdam and Singapore.
  • Due to demand from the Tokyo Olympics and the Osaka Expo, etc., business performance expanded rapidly.
  • Establishment of 10 or more subsidiary companies starting with ML Engineering were advanced as part of the expansion in operations.
  • Sales grew by a factor of 6 between 1965 and 1975, from 2.7 billion to 16.2 billion yen.
  • In 1980 sales of 35 billion yen was achieved (with 145 employees).

Reconstruction Era1981 - 1988

  • The oil shock triggered by the Yom Kippur War had a negative effect on business performance, leading to the liquidation of subsidiary companies.
  • Sales was 23.8 billion yen in 1987 with 88 employees.
  • With the increasing prevalence of IT, focus was put into electronic materials where future growth was anticipated.
  • Import and export trading solidified and its proportion of sales composition grew from 24% to 35%.*
    * The change in the composition of net sales from FY1980 to FY1989.

Era of Development/Era of Stability1989 - Present

  • Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange New 2nd Section (IPO price of 725 yen) in April 1994.
  • Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange 2nd Section in 1996 (Heisei 8).
  • Receives ISO14001 certification in February 2002.
  • Receives ISO9001certification in February 2005.
  • Attention is put into hygienic materials that make up the primary materials for paper nappies due to an expected increase in demand from developing nations.
  • Foreign offices are established in Sydney, Seoul, Dusseldorf, Shanghai, Istanbul and Bangkok (import/export trading compromises approximately 50% of our sales composition).
  • Sales was 39 billion yen in 2008 (with 86 employees).
  • A joint venture company is established in Indonesia (Surabaya) in September 2012 (Heisei 24) as our first entrance into manufacturing.
  • Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 2nd Section in 2013.
  • The head office moved to Kita Ward, Osaka City (Nakanoshima Festival Tower West) in September 2017.

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