Corporate History

Our business operations cover Functional Chemicals, Specialty Polymers, Electronic and Functional Products, Films, Stickers, Retroreflective Sheetings.
We strive to contribute society by provide valuable products.

1935〜
October 1935
Nippon Carbide Industries was founded, capitalized at 837,500yen and with its Head Office at 751,
Motoshin,Michishita-mura Shimoniikawa-gun, Toyama Pref.
January 1936
We acquired Kokusan Hiryou KK.
February 1936
Our factory operation started (at what is now our Uozu Factory).
1940〜
January 1940
Our Head Office moved to 2-1, 2-Chome Marunouchi, Kojimachi-ku, Tokyo.
June 1941
Our Osaka Business Place was opened (renamed Osaka Branch in August 1962).
August 1947
Sanwa Kagaku Kogyou KK was founded (renamed Sanwa Chemical Co., Ltd. in May 1967,
which is now our consolidated subsidiary).
May 1949
We were listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1950〜
June 1959
Construction of our Hayatsuki Factory started.
1960〜
July 1961
We were listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange.
April 1962
Vinyframe Industry Co., Ltd. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
August 1963
Our Head Office moved to 3-1, 3-Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
July 1969
Diamond Engineering Co., Ltd. was incorporated (now our consolidated subsidiary).
1980〜
January 1980
We entered the electronic material market by acquiring equity ownership
in Hokuriku Ceramics Co., Ltd. (which is now our consolidated subsidiary).
April 1988
Thai Decal Co., Ltd. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
October 1988
Electro-Ceramics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established
(now our consolidated subsidiary).
1990〜
January 1990
We acquired equity ownership in Kanto Ouka Co., Ltd. (which is renamed
NCI Electronics Co., Ltd. in April,1997, we absorbed NCI Electronics Co., Ltd. in December, 2018).
May 1991
Nikka Polymer Co., Ltd. was established
(enabling our entry into retroreflective sheeting market, Nikka Polymer Co., Ltd. was dissolved in June, 2013).
September 1991
Nippon Carbide Industries (USA) Inc. was established
(now our consolidated subsidiary).
December 1994
PT Alviny Indonesia was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
Nippon Carbide Industries (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
February 1997
NCI (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
January 1999
Nippon Carbide Industries (South Carolina) Inc. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
August 1999
Our Head Office moved to 11-19, 2-Chome Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
2010〜
October 2011
Nippon Carbide India Pvt. Ltd. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
January 2012
Nissetsu Co., Ltd. was established.
August 2014
Nippon Carbide Industria Do Brasil Ltda. was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
December 2014
We absorbed Nissetsu Co., Ltd., Kyoto Manufacuturing Site was established.
February 2015
Our Head Office moved to 16-2, 2-Chome Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.