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Innovation of the FUDOW

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History

February 1935
Established at 1-35 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, as Tanaka Paint Industries Co., Ltd. with a capital of 200,000 yen.
February 1937
Started production of phenolic resin molding materials.
April 1939
Relocated to 4-11-26 Nishi-Rokugo, Ota-ku, Tokyo.
June 1940
Changed the corporate name to Fudow Chemical Industries Co., Ltd., and established the foundation of the present company.
November 1944
Started production of phenolic resin laminated materials.
April 1957
Capital increased to 230 million yen. Entered into a close business partnership with Japan Gas Chemical Co., Inc. (currently Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.).
October 1961
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
March 1962
Started manufacturing of diallyl phthalate molding materials. Capital increased to 375 million yen.
October 1969
Established the phenolic resin molding materials manufacturing company, Tomei Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., in Kani city, Gifu, Japan.
April 1970
Started manufacturing of large, low-foam molded plastic products at the Hiratsuka Plant.
April 1972
Started manufacturing of unsaturated polyester molding materials.
April 1976
Succeeded in the productization of reinforced phenolic resin for use as a metal substitute in the machinery industry.
April 1981
Started sale of reinforced phenolic resin parts for machine tools (machining centers), as well as carbon-fiber composite phenolic resin parts.
December 1987
Absorbed and merged Fudow Chemical Co., Ltd. and enhanced and expanded the development of large molded products. Capital reached 550 million yen.
December 1989
Absorbed and merged three related subsidiaries (Central Kasei Co., Ltd., Taiyo Sangyo Co., Ltd. and Fudow Trading Co., Ltd.) and changed the corporate name to Fudow Co., Ltd.
June 1991
Increased capital to 1.058 billion yen.
October 2001
Transferred the manufacturing base for thermosetting resin molding materials to the new Fujinomiya Plant.
November 2001
Moved the Head Office to 7-20-5, Nishi-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo.
September 2002
Succeeded the business rights for xylene resins from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
February 2003
Changed the corporate name of the related subsidiary Tomei Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. to Fudow Techno Corporation to be organized into a production affiliate.
April 2003
Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. through share exchange.
April 2005
Split-off the Taiyo Sangyo Division as the subsidiary Taiyo Sangyo Co., Ltd.
March 2007
Made Y.K.M. Co., Ltd. a subsidiary.
October 2008
Absorbed and merged Macroboard, Co., Ltd. to establish the Gamagori Plant.
May 2010
Relocated the Head Office to Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama.
November 2010
Introduced autoclave equipment to the Research & Development Division (Fujinomiya Plant).
January 2012
Added a D-type granulating machine (for polyester resin) to achieve the successful order taking of terminals for smart meters.
March 2013
Introduced a photovoltaic power generation system at the Fujinomiya Plant and started selling electric power.
April 2013
Achieved a zero-accident record for 600,000 hours in a row at the Gamagori Plant.
October 2013
Established the Quality Assurance Division, which controls the Quality Assurance Offices (Sections) of all plants.
December 2013
Established Tsubakimoto Fudow Machinery Attachments (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (joint corporation with Tsubakimoto Chain Co., Ltd.) in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.
December 2014
Introduced a five-axis processing machine to Y.K.M. Co., Ltd.
February 2015
Celebrated the 80th anniversary of the founding of the company.
June 2016
Hideaki MATUSMOTO assumed the position of President and CEO.
July 2017
Established the Kita-Kanto Sales Office of the Marketing Division in Tatebayashi City, Gunma. Relocated the sales departments for molded products and the CF business of the Structure Members Sales Group to the Hiratsuka Plant.
August 2018
Transferred all shares of Taiyo Sangyo Co., Ltd. to OCHI Holdings Co., Ltd.
October 2018
Dissolved Tsubakimoto Fudow Machinery Attachments (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
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