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Corporate History

History of Kumiai Chemical Industry History of Ihara Chemical Industry
1940's - 1960's
1949 Ihara Agrochemical Co., Ltd. established in Ihara County (Now, Shizuoka City) 1965 Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. jointly established by Ihara Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (now Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.) and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
1962 Japanese company name changed (Chinese characters to Katakana)
1962 Listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1968 Name changed to Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. 1966 Shizuoka Factory established
Absorption type merger of Towa Agrochemical Co., Ltd. 1968 Manufacturing and sales of IHARACUAMINE®-M urethane curing agent launched
1969 Saturn® rice herbicide developed    
1970's - 1980's
1971 Life Science Research Institute established 1974 Listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1976 Head office relocated to Taito-ku, Tokyo 1976 Head office relocated to Taito-ku, Tokyo
1977 Listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange 1977 Fukude Ihara Chemical Co., Ltd. (currently K-I Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.) established
1978 Agro Chemical International Inc. (now K-I Chemical U.S.A. Inc.) jointly established in US with Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. 1979 Iharanikkei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. jointly established with Kumiai Chemical and Nikkei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (currently Nippon Light Metal Co., Ltd.)
Listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1980 K-I Chemical Research Institute jointly established with Ihara Chemical 1989 Polea® polyuria resin launched
1990's
1997 Nominee® rice herbicide developed 1995 ISO 9002 certification acquired
1998 ISO 9002 certification acquired at Kogota Factory and Tatsuno Factory 1999 ISO 14001 certification acquired at Shizuoka Factory and Research Institute
2000's
2001 ISO 14001 certification acquired at Kogota Factory and Tatsuno Factory 2002 Transitioned to ISO 9001:2000 certification
2003 Kogota Factory and Tatsuno Factory transition to ISO 9001:2000 certification    
2007 K-I Chemical Europe SA/NV jointly established with Ihara Chemical in Belgium    
2010's
2011 AXEEV™ herbicide developed 2010 Acquired equity interest in Shanghai Qunli Chemical Co., Ltd.
2012 Kumika International Inc. established in US 2012 Ihara Chemical Shanghai Co., Ltd. established in China
2013 Kumika Korea., Ltd. established in South Korea    
2017 Merged with Ihara Chemical 2017 Merged with Kumiai Chemical
History of “New” Kumiai Chemical Industry
2017 Established PI Kumiai Private Ltd. in India
Merged with K-I Chemical Research Institute