History of Growth
|1944||Nov.||Daitoa Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. was founded.|
|1945||Oct.||Daitoa Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. was renamed KANTO CHEMICAL CO., INC.|
|1950||Mar.||"THE CHEMICAL TIMES" was issued.|
|1956||Apr.||Osaka Kanto Chemical CO., Ltd. Was founded.|
|1960||Apr.||Started the study of EL grade chemicals.|
|May.||Started the study and production of diagnostics.|
|1964||May.||KANTO launched EL grade chemicals as the first domestic product for electronics industry.|
|1966||Apr.||Adopted "EL" standardized label on EL grade chemicals.|
|1973||Jul.||The Isehara Factory (Isehara, Kanagawa) was constructed.|
The Osaka Branch Office was formed.
|1977||Jun.||The Central Research Laboratory was (Soka, Saitama)constructed.|
S-Wagon, automated Chemical supply system, was developed.
|1980||Feb.||Concluded a collaborative contract with E. Merck (Germany).|
|Jun.||The Yanahara Factory (Current Okayama Factory, Misaki, Okayama) was constructed.|
|1981||Sep.||The Isehara Laboratory (Isehara, Kanagawa) was constructed.|
|1982||Feb.||The Omuta Factory (Omuta, Fukuoka) was constructed.|
|1983||Jul.||Capital increased to 1 billion yen.|
|1984||Sep.||The Iwate Factory (Oshu, Iwate) was constructed.|
|1987||Sep.||The Soka Delivery Center (Soka, Saitama) was constructed.|
|1990||Jun.||KANTO CORPORATION was established in Portland Oregon USA.|
The Fukuoka Branch Office was opened.(promoted to branch office from sales office).
Manufacturing company was formed in Taiwan to produce high-purity chemicals for semiconductor manufacturers.
|Dec.||The Ono Delivery Center (Ono, Hyogo) was constructed.|
New building for EL chemicals was constructed in the Omuta Factory.
Acquired ISO 9001 certification.
Portland Manufacturing Facility, PMF, a new factory of KANTO CORPORATION, was constructed in Portland Oregon USA.
|1998||Jan.||New building for reagent production was constructed in the Iwate Factory.|
KANTO KAGAKU SINGAPORE PTE LTD. was established in Singapore.
Acquired ISO 14001 certification.
|2000||Jun.||Called of the collaboration contract with E. Merck (Germany).
Kanto Taiwan Corporation was established in Taiwan.
Acquired ISO/IEC 17025 certification.
New building for solvent was constructed in the Soka Factory.
|2003||Mar.||New building for biological reagents was constructed in the Isehara Factory.|
|2004||Sep.||KANTO CHEMICAL HOLDINGS was established.|
|2005||Jan.||Acquired ISO 13485 certification.|
|2006||Mar.||KANTO ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. was established in Malaysia.|
|2008||Jul.||Building No.1 was rebuilt in the Omuta Factory.|
|Oct.||New buildings for office, lab, and warehouse were constructed in KANTO KAGAKU SINGAPORE PTE LTD.|
|2010||Jun.||Capital increased to 3 billion yen.|
|Sep.||The Mie Factory (Tsu, Mie) was constructed.|
|Dec.||Integrated HQ institution and moved to current office.|
Obtained the ownership of ProsperChem Inc. in Taiwan and renamed KANTO-PPC Inc.
New building for warehouse was constructed in the Omuta Factory.
|Dec.||New building for administration was constructed in the Omuta Factory.|
|2015||Apr.||The Takasaki Office (Takasaki, Gunma) was opened.|
New building for pharmaceutical product was constructed in the Iwate Factory.
Obtained the ownership of CHROMagar in France.
|2016||Jun.||Manabu Nozawa became the President of Japan Reagent Association.|
|2017||May.||Kofu Incubation Center was opened in University of Yamanashi, Kofu city.|