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Corporate History

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).
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.
June 1959
  • Construction of our Hayatsuki Factory started.
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).
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).
January 1990
  • We acquired equity ownership in Kanto Ouka Co., Ltd. (which is renamed NCI Electronics Co., Ltd. in April,1997 and now is our consolidated subsidiary).
May 1991
  • Nikka Polymer Co., Ltd. was founded (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 in U.S. (now our consolidated subsidiary).
December 1994
  • PT Alviny Indonesia was established (now our consolidated subsidiary).
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  • 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 in U.S. (now our consolidated subsidiary).
August 1999
  • Our Head Office moved to 11-19, 2-Chome Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
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.

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