History

1915

“Hodogaya Soda Works”, a private enterprise was established.
Production of Japan’s first electrolytic caustic soda was started.

1916

Inauguration of “Hodogaya Chemical”

Koriyama Plant opened.

1926

Phosgen production started

1927

Production of Dyestuff started.

1939

Yokohama Plant opened.

1950

Production of Agrochemicals started.

1963

Production of PTG, raw materials of elastic fibers, started.

1966

Production of Hydrogen Peroxide started.

1967

Production of Urethane waterproof materials started. First in Japan.
New York office opened. (Incorporated in 1986)

1971

Nanyo Plant opened.

1978

Production of Charge Control Agents for toner started.
Establishment of Hodogaya Vandex Construction Products Co., Ltd (2008 M&A)

1984

Production of Organic Photo Conductor materials started.

1991

Tsukuba Research Center opened.

1993

Establishment of Hodogaya JRF Contract Laboratory Co., Ltd.
(2014 Capital participation by JRF)

1994

Establishment of Hodogaya Agrotech Co., Ltd.
(Changed its trade name in 2011)

1997

Establishment of Hodogaya Logistics Co., Ltd.
Shanghai office opened. (Incorporated in 2014)

2001

Production of Hole Transport Materials for OLED started.

2004

Development of Electron Transport Materials for OLED.

2008

Korea office opened. (Incorporated in 2011)
Establishment of Hodogaya UPL Co., Ltd.

2010

Duesseldorf office opened. (Incorporated in 2018)
Taipei office opened.
Investment in stock SFC Co., Ltd.

2015

Adoption of Company with an Audit & Supervisory Committee.

2016

100th anniversary of its establishment.


2018

Additional Investment in stock SFC Co., Ltd.
Establishment of HODOGAYA CHEMICAL EUROPE GmbH