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
|1951||Corporate Research Center established
Merged with Naniwa Chemical Co., Ltd. and becomes the Naniwa Plant
|1953||Began receiving supplies of Methanol from Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.|
|1956||Toshio Kawase becomes chairman and Norishiro Takeda becomes president|
|1962||Yokkaichi Plant established
Name changed to Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
|1964||Nobuki Takeda becomes chairman and Yoshiro Shiki becomes president|
|1969||Tai Hong Circuit Industrial Co. Ltd. established|
Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
|1951||Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc. established
Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes president
|1952||Niigata Research Laboratory established|
|1954||Osaka Office established|
|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||Hiratsuka Research Laboratory established|
|1966||Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes chairman and Takashi Eguchi becomes president|
|1968||AGIC established through a tie-up with AMOCO
Chuichi Arisawa becomes president
|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
|2018||Medium-term management plan "MGC Advance2020" Announced|