Company

History

1931 Aug. Toshio Satoh successfully manufactures electrolytic capacitors for the first time in Japan. Starts "SATOH DENKI KOGYOSHO" as a limited partnership, and begins production.
1947 Aug. Company is reorganized; the name changes to "NIPPON CHEMICAL CAPACITOR INC."
1952 Sep. Osaka Sales Office opens.
1958 Sep. Completion of new plant in Ome city.
1963 May. Company adjusts Japanese spelling of its name.
1966 Apr. Miyagi Plant (in Tajiri city, Miyagi prefecture) (currently Miyagi Plant, CHEMI-CON EAST JAPAN CORP,) opens, for production of small electrolytic capacitors.
Jun. Establishment of HITACHI ELECTROLYTIC FOIL LABORATORY INC. currently KDK CORP. (in Takahagi city, Ibaraki prefecture).
1969 Mar. Iwate Plant (in Kitakami city, Iwate prefecture) (currently Iwate Plant, CHEMI-CON EAST JAPAN CORP,), for mass production of small electrolytic capacitors.
1970 Jun. UNITED CHEMI-CON, INC., a U.S.-based corporation for overseas sales, is established.
Sep. Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, second section.
1971 Jan. Nagoya Sales Office opens.
1972 Sep. SAMYOUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. is established as a joint venture in South Korea.
1975 Feb. SINGAPORE CHEMI-CON (PTE.) LTD., a Singapore-based corporation, is established.
1976 Jun. FUKUSHIMA CHEMI-CON INC. (currently Fukushima Plant, CHEMI-CON EAST JAPAN CORP,) is established (in Yabuki town, Fukushima prefecture) to support increased production of large electrolytic capacitors.
1977 Feb. EUROPE CHEMI-CON (DEUTSCHLAND) GmbH, a European-based corporation for overseas sales, is established.
Sep. Listed in first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Oct. Saitama Sales Office opens.
1979 Apr. TAIWAN CHEMI-CON CORP., a Taiwan-based corporation, is established.
1980 Sep. Establishment of ASIA CHEMI-CON COMPANY LTD. (now HONG KONG CHEMI-CON LTD.) in Hong Kong.
1981 Jul. Company name is changed to NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION.
1982 Jul. Utsunomiya Sales Office opens.
1983 Oct. Established CHEMI-CON PRECISION DEVICES CORP. (in Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture) to produce components for precision mechanisms.
1984 Sep. Ibaraki Sales Office opens.
1986 Apr. Establishment of IWATE ERECTRONICS CORP. (in Kitakami city, Iwate prefecture)to produce hybrid IC (currently operating for design and production of amorphous choke coil).
1988 Apr. Kanagawa Sales Office opens.
1989 Nov. Nagano Sales Office opens.
1990 Oct. Sendai Sales Office opens.
Dec. KDK CORP. Niigata Plant (currently NIPPON CHEMI-CON Niigata Plant in Kitakanbara county, Niigata prefecture) starts its production.
1992 Feb. Fukuoka Sales Office opens.
Jun. Established UNITED CHEMI-CON MANUFACTURING, INC.(currently UNITED CHEMI-CON INC.) in the U.S. to serve as local production base for electrolytic capacitors.
1993 Jan. P.T. INDONESIA CHEMI-CON is established, for production of electrolytic capacitors.
1995 Apr. Purchase stake in MARCON ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Nagai city, Yamagata prefecture)(currently Nagai Plant, CHEMI-CON YAMAGATA CORP..).
1997 Apr. Hokuriku Sales Office opens.
Apr. Purchase the magnetic-materials group of MITSUI PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. (currently MITSUI CHEMICALS,LTD.).
1998 May. Establishment of SHANGHAI CHEMI-CON TRADING CO.,LTD. as a China-based corporation.
1999 Apr. Establishment of sales division in KDK CORP. (Shinagawa city, Tokyo) for sales of electrolytic foils.
Oct. Merger of the processing division of KDK CORP., established in 1966 as a dedicated foil processing company for electrolytic foils, to strengthen technical development capabilities of aluminum electrolytic capacitors.
2000 Apr. Establishment of CHEMI-CON LABORATORY in the U.S. for basic laboratory.
Oct. Establishment of YAMAGATA ELECTRONICS CORP. (Higashi Okitama county, Yamagata prefecture).
2001 Apr. Increased the capital to NICHIJU MARCON CO., LTD. for the purpose of increasing the production of chemical foil, and changed the firm name to IWATE ELECTROLYTIC INDUSTRY CORP.
2002 Jan. HIDAKA ELECTRON CO., LTD (in Samani town, Hokkaido) starts electrolytic foil and chemical business through joint venture with Nippon Denko.
Aug. Start production of aluminum electrolytic capacitor at CHEMI-CON (WUXI) CO., LTD., a China-based corporation.
2003 Apr. Establishment of CHEMI-CON ELECTRONICS (THAILAND) CO. LTD. as a Thailand-based corporation.
Opening of SHANGHAI CHEMI-CON TRADING CO., LTD., Dalian Office as a business base in Dalian, China.
Nov. Establishment of CHEMI-CON KOREA CORP. (currently CHEMI-CON ELECTRONICS (KOREA) CO., LTD.) in South Korea.
2004 Jul. Relocates NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION head office from Ome city, Tokyo to Shinagawa city, Tokyo.
Sep. Establishment of a merged company, CU Tech CORP. in South Korea.
2005 Jul. Keiji Sales Office opens.
2008 Apr. Establishment of CHEMI-CON TRADING (SHENZHEN) CO.,LTD. in China.
2009 Jul. Establishment of CHEMI-CON ENGINEERING CO.,LTD in Taiwan.
2012 Jun. CHEMI-CON TECHNICAL CENTER (WUXI) LTD. established as a R&D base in China.
2016 Feb. CHEMI-CON AMERICAS HOLDINGS, INC. established as a regional headquarters in the U.S.
Management of the China/Hong Kong region consolidated under HONG KONG CHEMI-CON LTD. and NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION.'s shares of SHANGHAI CHEMI-CON TRADING CO.,LTD. transferred to HONG KONG CHEMI-CON LTD.
Mar. Consolidation of CHEMI-CON ENGINEERING CO., LTD. to TAIWAN CHEMI-CON CORP.
Aug. NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION's shares of CHEMI-CON (WUXI) CO.,LTD. and CHEMI-CON TECHNICAL CENTER (WUXI) LTD. transferred to HONG KONG CHEMI-CON LTD.
2017 Apr. Consolidation of FUKUSHIMA ELECTROLYTIC INDUSTRY CORP. to CHEMI-CON FUKUSHIMA CORP. and consolidation of CHEMI-CON YONEZAWA CORP. to CHEMI-CON YAMAGATA CORP.
2020 Apr. CHEMI-CON EAST JAPAN MATERIALS CORP. established after the split of the electrode foil business of CHEMI-CON IWATE CORP. and CHEMI-CON FUKUSHIMA CORP. The absorption of CHEMI-CON IWATE CORP. and CHEMI-CON FUKUSHIMA CORP. into CHEMI-CON MIYAGI CORP., renamed CHEMI-CON EAST JAPAN CORP.