Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
|1918||Edogawa Barium Industry Co., Ltd. established through an investment by Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited|
|1919||Name changed to Edogawa Industrial Limited|
|1922||Unlimited liability partnership with Kikuro Goto.|
|1927||Began producing formalin, the first in Japan|
|1930||Acquired Osaka Plant from Nihon Acid Co., Ltd.|
|1933||Established Yamakita Plant
Tokyo Methanol Co., Ltd. adjacent to Tokyo Plant established
|1937||Tie-up with Tokyo Methanol Co., Ltd. and name changed to Edogawa Industries Limited
Began producing printed circuit board, the first in JapanMikizo Nikuni becomes president
|1943||Acquired Yokohama Plant through merger with Nihon Teion Kagaku Co., Ltd.|
|1946||Toshio Kawase becomes president|
|1949||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 Nobuki Takeda becomes president|
Began producing polycarbonate "IupilonTM" by interfacial polymerization
|1962||Name changed to Mitsubishi Edogawa Chemical Co., Ltd.
Began producing hydrogen peroxide for electronics use
|1963||Yokkaichi Plant established and began producing hydrogen peroxide by our proprietary technology (anthraquinone process)|
|1964||Nobuki Takeda becomes chairman and Yoshiro Shiki becomes president|
|1966||Had a stake in Japan Circuit Industrial Co., Ltd. established|
|1969||Tai Hong Circuit Industrial Co. Ltd. established|
|1970||Relocated Corpolate Research Center (now Tokyo Research Laboratory) to Kanamachi|
|1971||Began producing polycarbonate sheet "IupilonTM sheet" (extrusion)|
Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
|1951||Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc. established
Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes president
Enoki Plant established and gained natural gas mining area
|1952||Niigata Research Division established
Began producing methanol from natural gas, first in Japan
|1954||Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Osaka Office established
|1957||Matsuhama Plant established and began producing ammonia from natural gas, first in Japan
Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd. established
|1959||Integrated Enoki Plant with Matsuhama Plant, Niigata Plant established
Niigata Research Laboratory established
Japan Hydrazine Company (now Japan Finechem Co., Inc.) established
|1960||Mizushima Plant established by Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd.
Osaka Research Laboratory established
|1961||Nagoya Office established
Mizushima Petroleum chemical Co., Ltd. established
Merged with Nihon Plastic and Chemical Co., Ltd.
|1962||Japan Styrene Paper Co., Ltd established
Japan Pure Hydrogen Co.,Ltd established
|1963||Hiratsuka Research Laboratory established|
|1966||Ryuichiro Enomoto becomes chairman and Takashi Eguchi becomes president|
|1968||AGIC established through a tie-up with AMOCO
Began producing pure metaxylene, first in the world
Chuichi Arisawa becomes president
|1969||Alaska Plant established and began producing urea|
|1970||Mizushima Aroma Co., Ltd. established through a merger with Toyobo Co., Ltd.
Began producing MXDA
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||Chuichi Arisawa becomes president|
|1974||Merger with Mizushima Petroleum Chemical Co., Ltd.|
|1975||Chuichi Arisawa becomes chairman and Yasuyoshi Aikawa becomes president|
|1977||Began producing AGELESSTM
Kashima Plant established
Japan U-Pica Co., Hiratsuka U-Pica Co. and Inuyama U-Pica Co. estbalished (now integrated to Japan U-Pica Co., Ltd.)
|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
Began producing polyacetal
|1982||Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte. Ltd. established
Dia Electronics Co. Inc. established
|1983||Saudi Methanol Co. begins production.|
|1984||Began producing MX Nylon
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, Inc. established
|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
|1988||Wakichi Nagano becomes chairman and Reiji Nishikawa becomes president
Korea Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. begins production of polyacetal
|1989||Plastics Resarch Center established
Samyoung Pure Chemicals Co., Ltd. established through a tie-up with Hansol Chemical
|1990||Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Europe GmbH established|
|1991||Electrotechno Co., Ltd. established
Corporate image announced and Japanese company name changed
Began producing Lens-monomer
|1992||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
Responsible Care Declaration announced
|1999||Medium-term management plan “MGC SHINKA 21” announced
Yonezawa Dia Electoronics Co.,Ltd established
|2000||MGC Pure Chemicals Taiwan, Inc. established
CG Ester Corp. established through a tie-up with Chisso Corp.
Kyodo Kasankasuiso Corp. established through a tie-up with Japan peroxide Co., Ltd.
The “internal company” system established
Photocrystal Inc. established
Polyxylenol Singapore Pte,Ltd. established through a tie-up with Asahi Kasei Corp.
|2001||Electronic Chemicals R&D Center established at Tokyo Research Laboratory
Japan DME Co., Ltd. established
Akira Ohira becomes chairman and Hideki Odaka becomes president
|2002||Ageless (Thailand) co., Ltd. established
Dia Electronics Co. Inc. merged with Electrotechno Co., Ltd.
Had a stake in PTM Holdings Inc.
MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. established
|2003||Fudow Co., Ltd. fully owned by 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||Shanghai Office established
Granopt Co.,Ltd. established through a tie-up with Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.,Ltd.
MGC Filsheet Co.,Ltd. established
MGC Chemical Analysis Center established
Renamed Tokyo Plant to Tokyo Devlopment Center
|2006||Brunei Methanol Co.Sdn.Bhd. established
Medium-term management plan “KYOSO 2008” announced
MGC Trading (Thailand) Ltd. established.
|2007||Sheet Film Tokyo Development Center established at Tokyo Research Laboratory
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
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Engineering-Plastics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Established
|2010||Taiwan Office established|
|2012||Medium-term management plan “MGC Will2014” announced
MGC Electrtechno (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established
|2013||MGC Pharma Co., Ltd. established
Kazuo Sakai becomes chairman and Toshikiyo Kurai becomes President
|2015||JSP Corporation gained as consolidated subsidiary
Medium-term management plan “MGC Advance2017” announced
|2016||Cultivecs Inc. established|
|2017||QOL Innovation Center Shirakawa established|
|2018||Medium-term management plan “MGC Advance2020" announced
MGC Energy Co., Ltd established
MGC Trading, Inc. established
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Memorial Foundation established
Taixing Lingsu Specialty Materials Co., Ltd established
|2019||Toshikiyo Kurai becomes chairman and Masashi Fujii becomes President
MGC Terminal Company, Inc. established
|2020||Osaka branch discontinued
Japan U-Pica Company Ltd. gained as consolidated subsidiary
|2021||MGC Advance Co.,Ltd. established
Medium-term management plan “Grow UP 2023" announced