COMPANY

 

History

Product history
Company history

1950s-1960s

1952

As a young researcher at the Faculty of Medicine in Osaka University, Shozo Akazawa (Honorary chairman) began conducting pharmaceutical research.

1957

Began the research and manufacture of chlorine compounds. Began the manufacture of fatty acid chloride.

1957

FUSO CHEMICAL CO.,LTD. was established in The Osaka City.

1962

Began the manufacture of the food additive “malic acid.”

1962

Established the Kanzakigawa Factory in Osaka.

1966

Began the manufacture of the isobutylene derivative “PTBBA” through the use of air oxidation.

1967

Began exporting “malic acid”.

1969

Received the Outstanding Exporter Award from the Minister of International Trade and Industry.

1970s-1980s

1971

Completed the research laboratories at the Kanzakigawa Factory.

1972

Moved the Head Office to the current Shin-Osaka Office.

1973

Completed the first stage of the Sakai Factory.

1975

・Developed and began the manufacture of “Malic acid salt” (malic acid derivative). ・Developed Malic acid in compliance with FDA standards. Began the stable production of high-purity malic acid.

1975

・Opened the Osaka Business Office (currently the Head Office). ・Established laboratories under the Sales Dept. to start product development.

1978

Developed and began the manufacture of “Sodium dl-Malate” (malic acid derivative).

1978

Opened the Tokyo Branch Office.

1982

Began marketing “W-Clean” alga expellent to the seaweed culture industry.

1984

・Received an award from the Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency for the applied and development engineering of malic acid derivatives. ・Completed the first stage of the Fukuchiyama Factory.

1986

Began the refinement of “Citric acid”.

1987

・Began full-scale sales of “Trisodium citrate”. ・Super-high purity “Colloidal silica” adopted by semiconductor manufacturers as a principal material in the final polishing slurry for silicon wafers.

1988

・Moved the Head Office to the present site. Closed the Osaka Business Office. ・Established Fuso Kosan Co., Ltd. (currently FUSO CORPORATION CO.,LTD.)

1990s-2000s

1990

Opened the Fukuoka Business Office.

1994

Established Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd.

1995

Established Qingdao Fuso Trading Co., Ltd.

2001

・The Tokyo Branch Office,the Fukuchiyama Factory,and the Sakai Factory are changed and the name is changed to each the Tokyo Branch,the Kyoto First Factory,and the Osaka Factory. ・Began over-the-counter trading of stocks on JASDAQ.

2003

・Established FUSO CHEMICAL QINGDAO CO.,LTD.

・Purchased the domestic chemical business and the total shares of its subsidiary “PMP Fermentation Products, Inc.” in the United States from Astellas Pharma Inc.

2004

・Completed the first period works (warehouses) of Kyoto Second Factory. ・Established Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch.

2005

The Electronic Materials manufacturing equipment of the Kyoto First Factory is reinforced.

2006

Moved its Tokyo Office to Nihonbashi-Honcho.

2007

The Electronic Materials manufacturing equipment of the Kyoto Second Factory is constructed.

2008

・Established FUSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

・Established KAIYO CHEMICAL CO.,LTD.

2010s-

2010

Established the Tokyo Head Office(previously the Tokyo Branch)

2011

・Constructed the new factory of FUSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD. ・Moved its Tokyo Head Office to the present site.

2013

Established the Tokyo R & D in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Science Park(KSP).

2014

Started marketing maleic anhydride and fumaric acid, taking over the organic acid business from Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

2014

Selected as one of the “Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100” from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

2015

Altered the Listing Market Division of Tokyo Stock Exchange from JASDAQ Standard to 1st Section.

2017

Established the Kashima Plant.

2018

・Transition to a Company with an Audit and Supervisory Committees.
・Excluded KAIYO CHEMICAL CO., LTD. from a consolidated company by whole transfer of stock.