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History

Just after the foundation of the Company

The article of a newspaper reporting that the manufacture of "malic acid" started.

The article of a newspaper reporting that the manufacture of "malic acid" started.

Kanzakigawa research laboratory building

Kanzakigawa research laboratory building

1952

  • As a young researcher at the Faculty of Medicine in Osaka University, Shozo Akazawa (Honorary chairman) began conducting pharmaceutical research.

1957

  • FUSO CHEMICAL CO.,LTD. was established in The Osaka City.
  • Began the research and manufacture of chlorine compounds. Began the manufacture of fatty acid chloride.

1962

  • Established the Kanzakigawa Factory in Osaka.
  • Began the manufacture of the food additive "malic acid."

1966

  • Began the manufacture of the isobutylene derivative "PTBBA" through the use of air oxidation.

1967

  • Began exporting "malic acid".

1969

  • Received the Outstanding Exporter Award from the Minister of International Trade and Industry.

1971

  • Completed the research laboratories at the Kanzakigawa Factory.

1972

  • Moved the Head Office to the current Shin-Osaka Office.

1973

  • Completed the first stage of the Sakai Factory.

1975

  • Opened the Osaka Business Office (currently the Head Office).
  • Established laboratories under the Sales Dept. to start product development.
  • Developed and began the manufacture of "Malic acid salt" (malic acid derivative).
  • Developed Malic acid in compliance with FDA standards. Began the stable production of high-purity malic acid.

1978

  • Opened the Tokyo Branch Office.
  • Developed and began the manufacture of "Sodium dl-Malate" (malic acid derivative).

1982

  • Began marketing "W-Clean" alga expellent to the seaweed culture industry.

1984

  • Received an award from the Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency for the applied and development engineering of malic acid derivatives.
  • Completed the first stage of the Fukuchiyama Factory.

1986

  • Began the refinement of "Citric acid".

1987

  • Began full-scale sales of "Trisodium citrate".
  • Super-high purity "Colloidal silica" adopted by semiconductor manufacturers as a principal material in the final polishing slurry for silicon wafers.

1988

  • Moved the Head Office to the present site. Closed the Osaka Business Office.
  • Established Fuso Kosan Co., Ltd. (currently FUSO CORPORATION CO.,LTD.)

1990

  • Opened the Fukuoka Business Office.

Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd.

1994

  • Established Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd.

1995

  • Established Qingdao Fuso Trading Co., Ltd.

2001

  • The Tokyo Branch Office,the Fukuchiyama Factory,and the Sakai Factory are changed and the name is changed to each the Tokyo Branch,the Kyoto First Factory,and the Osaka Factory.
  • Began over-the-counter trading of stocks on JASDAQ.

PMP Fermentation Products, Inc.

PMP Fermentation Products, Inc.

Kyoto Second Factory

Kyoto Second Factory

FUSO(THAILAND)CO.,LTD.

FUSO(THAILAND)CO.,LTD.

2003

  • Established FUSO CHEMICAL QINGDAO CO.,LTD.
  • Purchased the domestic chemical business and the total shares of its subsidiary "PMP Fermentation Products, Inc." in the United States from Astellas Pharma Inc.

2004

  • Completed the first period works (warehouses) of Kyoto Second Factory.
  • Established Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch.

2005

  • The Electronic Materials manufacturing equipment of the Kyoto First Factory is reinforced.

2006

  • Moved its Tokyo Office to Nihonbashi-Honcho.

2007

  • The Electronic Materials manufacturing equipment of the Kyoto Second Factory is constructed.

2008

  • Established FUSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
  • Established KAIYO CHEMICAL CO.,LTD.

2010

  • Established the Tokyo Head Office(previously the Tokyo Branch)

2011

  • Constructed the new factory of FUSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
  • Moved its Tokyo Head Office to the present site.

Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100

Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100

2013

  • Established the Tokyo R & D in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Science ParkiKSP).

2014

  • Selected as one of the "Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100" from Ministry@of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • Started marketing maleic anhydride and fumaric acid, taking over the organic acid business from Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st Section

Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st Section

2015

  • Altered the Listing Market Division of Tokyo Stock Exchange from JASDAQ Standard to 1st Section.