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History

Plant and Product History

Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.

     
1918 Edogawa Barium Industry Co., Ltd. established through an investment by Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
Unlimited liability partnership with Kikuro Goto.
     
1922 Name changed to Edogawa Industrial Limited      
1930 Acquired Osaka Plant from Nihon Acid Co., Ltd.      
1931 Established Yamakita Plant      
1932 Tokyo Methanol Co., Ltd. adjacent to Tokyo Plant established      
1937 Tie-up with Tokyo Methanol Co., Ltd. and name changed to Edogawa Industries Limited Mikizo Nikuni becomes president      
1943 Acquired Yokohama Plant through merger with Nihon Teion Kagaku Co., Ltd.      
1945 Toshio Kawase becomes president      
1950 Name changed to Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
Osaka Branch established
 

Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.

1951 Corporate Research Center established
Merged with Naniwa Chemical Co., Ltd. and becomes the Naniwa Plant
  1951 Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc. established
Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes president
      1952 Niigata Research Laboratory established
1953 Began receiving supplies of Methanol from Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.      
      1954 Osaka Office established
1956 Toshio Kawase becomes chairman and Norishiro Takeda becomes president      
      1957 Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd. established
      1960 Mizushima Plant established by Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd.
Osaka Research Laboratory established
      1961 Nagoya Office established
Mizushima Petroleum Co., Ltd. established
Merged with Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd.
         
1962 Yokkaichi Plant established
Name changed to Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
  1962 Hiratsuka Research Laboratory established
1964 Nobuki Takeda becomes chairman and Yoshiro Shiki becomes president      
      1966 Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes chairman and Takashi Eguchi becomes president
      1968 AGIC established through a tie-up with AMOCO
Chuichi Arisawa becomes president
1969 Tai Hong Circuit Industrial Co. Ltd. established   1969 Alaska Plant established and urea production begun
      1970 Mizushima Aroma Co., Ltd. established through a merger with Toyobo Co., Ltd.
Samkyung Chemical Co., Ltd. (now Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd.) established

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

1971 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. established in a tie-up between Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd. and Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
Chuichi Arisawa becomes chairman and Yoshiro Shiki becomes president
1973 Chyuichi Arisawa becomes president
1974 Merger with Mizushima Petroleum Co., Ltd.
1975 Chuichi Arisawa becomes chairman and Yasuyoshi Aikawa becomes president
1977 Kashima Plant established
1979 Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co., Inc. established
1980 Tie-up with Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co., Ltd. and SABIC to form Saudi Methanol Co.
1981 Yasuyoshi Aikawa becomes chairman and Kazuyoshi Nagano becomes president
1982 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte. Ltd. established
1983 Saudi Methanol Co. begins production.
1984 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, Inc.established
1985 DuPont-MGC Co., Ltd. established through a tie-up with DuPont
1986 Saga Plant established
1987 Korea Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. established through a tie-up with Korea East Asia Nylon Co., Ltd.
PT Peroksida Indonesia Pratama established
Eternal Petrochemical Co., Ltd. established
1988 Wakichi Nagano becomes chairman and Reiji Nishikawa becomes president
Korea Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. begins production of polyacetal
1989 Plastics Center established
Samyoung Pure Chemicals Co., Ltd. established through a merger with Han Seoul Chemical
1990 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Europe GmbH established
1991 Electrotechno Co., Ltd. established
Corporate image announced and Japanese company name changed
1992 Celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of Hydrogen peroxide production
Metanol De Oriente Metor S.A. established
1994 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp. established through a tie-up with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
METOR begins Methanol production
Hachimantai Geothermal Co., Ltd established through a tie-up with Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
1995 MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. established
Reiji Nishikawa becomes chairman and Akira Ohira becomes president
Thai Polyacetal Co., Ltd. established through a tie-up with (Thailand) TOA Chemical Industries, Ltd.
1996 Thai Polycarbonate Co., Ltd. established in a tie-up with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., (Thailand) TOA Chemical Industries Ltd., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
1997 MGC Pure Chemicals Singapore Pte. Ltd. established
1999 Medium-term management plan MGC SHINKA 21 announced
2000 MGC Pure Chemicals Taiwan, Inc. established
CG Ester Corp. established through tie-up with Chisso Corp.
The "internal company" system established
Polyxylenol Singapore Pte,Ltd. established through a tie-up with Asahi Kasei Corp.
Photocrystal Inc. established
2001 Polyxylenol Singapore Pte, Ltd. established
Mizushima Paraxylene Co., Ltd. established
Japan DME Co., Ltd. established
Akira Ohira becomes chairman and Hideki Odaka becomes president
2002 Dia Terephthalic Acid Corp. established through a tie-up with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
2003 Fudou Chemical Co., Ltd. merged with MGC through a stock swap
Medium-term management plan KYOSO 2005 announced
Executive officer system introduced
2004 Otsuka-MGC Chemical Co., Inc. established through a tie-up with Otsuka Chemical Co.,Ltd.
Merged with Photocrystal Inc.
2005 Granopt Co.,Ltd. established through a tie-up with Sumitomo Metal Minding Co.,Ltd.
Corporate Research Laboratry closed, MGC Chemical Analysis Center established
2006 Brunei Methanol Co.Sdn.Bhd. established
Medium-term management plan KYOSO 2008 announced
MGC Trading (Thailand) Ltd. established.
2007 Fuel DME Production Co.,Ltd. established
Hideki Odaka becomes chairman and Kazuo Sakai becomes President
2008 Suzhou MGC Suhua Peroxide Co., Ltd. established.
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Shanghai Commerce Ltd. established.
2009 Medium-term management plan "MGC Will 2011" announced
Tokyo Techno Park established;Tokyo Research Laboratory and Analysis Center placed under it;operation of Tokyo Development Center discontinued
2010 Taiwan Office established
2012 Medium-term management plan "MGC Will2014" announced
2013 Kazuo Sakai becomes chairman and Toshikiyo Kurai becomes President
2015 JSP Corporation gained as consolidated subsidiary
Medium-term management plan "MGC Advance2017" Announced

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