History

History

1915 “Hodogaya Soda Works”, a private enterprise was established.
1916 Inauguration of “Hodogaya Chemical”
“Hodogaya Soda Co., Ltd.” was established.
Production of Japan’s first electrolytic caustic soda initiated.
1927 Production of Dyestuff started.
1939 Company name changed to “Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd.”
1950 Production of Agrochemicals started.
1963 Production of PTG, raw materials of elastic fibers, started.
Establishment of Nippon Peroxide Co., Ltd.
1967 New York office opened. (Incorporated in 1986)
Production of Urethane waterproof materials started. First in Japan.
1978 Production of Charge Control Agents for toner started.
1984 Production of Organic Photo Conductor materials started.
1991 Tsukuba Research Center opened.
1997 Shanghai office opened.
2001 Production of Hole Transport Materials for OLED started.
2004 Development of Electron Transport Materials for OLED.
2006 Production of Carbon Nanotubes started.
Acquisition of OPC materials business.
2007 Relocation of head office to Tokyo.
Acquisition of ODI business.
2008 Establishment of Hodogaya UPL Co., Ltd.
Acquisition of Isoxathion (pesticide) business.
Korea office opened. (Incorporated in 2011)
M&A of Nippon Vandex Co., Ltd. by Hodogaya Construction Products Co.,Ltd. and corporate name changed to “Hodogaya Vandex Construction Products Co., Ltd.”
2010 Taipei office opened.
25% investment in stock eCS Co., Ltd.
34% investment in stock SFC Co., Ltd.
Duesseldorf office opened.
2011 Incorporated HODOGAYA CHEMICAL KOREA CO.,LTD.
Nihon Green & Garden Corporation was reorganized to establish HODOGAYA AGROTECH Co.,Ltd.
Subsidiary company by the additional investment to SFC Co., Ltd. (64.6%)