In February 1936 the trade division of Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. split and gained independence. It was established as a company that mainly exported inorganic industrial chemical products (with approximately 20 employees).
Exporting to South-East Asia was the principle operation. In China a branch was opened in Shanghai while sub-branches were opened in Mukden (now Shenyang), Hankou (now Wuhan) and Tianjin.
With the end of the war the outposts in China were reduced to zero.
Early Post-War1946 - 1962
Domestic trading structures were strengthened to coincide with the loss of the foreign branches.
Entering the mid 1950s, the operations of Sakai Bussan Co. and Yabuki Trading Co. were amalgamated to consolidate our domestic sales structure.
Linephalt (resin-based white lining for road traffic marking) operations were developed and business infrastructure expanded.
High Economic Development Era1963 - 1980
Foreign offices we established in New York, Taipei, Rotterdam and Singapore.
Due to demand from the Tokyo Olympics and the Osaka Expo, etc., business performance expanded rapidly.
Establishment of 10 or more subsidiary companies starting with ML Engineering were advanced as part of the expansion in operations.
Sales grew by a factor of 6 between 1965 and 1975, from 2.7 billion to 16.2 billion yen.
In 1980 sales of 35 billion yen was achieved (with 145 employees).
Reconstruction Era1981 - 1988
The oil shock triggered by the Yom Kippur War had a negative effect on business performance, leading to the liquidation of subsidiary companies.
Sales was 23.8 billion yen in 1987 with 88 employees.
With the increasing prevalence of IT, focus was put into electronic materials where future growth was anticipated.
Import and export trading solidified and its proportion of sales composition grew from 24% to 35%.* * The change in the composition of net sales from FY1980 to FY1989.
Era of Development/Era of Stability1989 - Present
Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange New 2nd Section (IPO price of 725 yen) in April 1994.
Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange 2nd Section in 1996 (Heisei 8).
Receives ISO14001 certification in February 2002 (business bases in Japan).
Receives ISO9001 certification in February 2005 (business bases in Japan).
Attention is put into hygienic materials that make up the primary materials for paper nappies due to an expected increase in demand from developing nations.
Foreign offices are established in Sydney, Seoul, Dusseldorf, Shanghai, Istanbul and Bangkok (import/export trading compromises approximately 50% of our sales composition).
Sales was 39 billion yen in 2008 (with 86 employees).
A joint venture company is established in Indonesia (Surabaya) in September 2012 (Heisei 24) as our first entrance into manufacturing.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 2nd Section in 2013.
The head office moved to Kita Ward, Osaka City (Nakanoshima Festival Tower West) in September 2017.