Founder Fumio Kasahara established Kimitsu Chemical Institute, aiming to advance the chemical utilization of seaweed.
|1942||Renamed Kimitsu Chemical Industries.|
|1946||Kimitsu Chemical Industries was incorporated and renamed as Kasahara Industries Co., Ltd.|
|1947||Renamed Kimitsu Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.|
Received an excellent company award from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
|1961||Received the Kanto Area Invention Award from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. Founder Fumio Kasahara was awarded a Doctorate degree in Engineering by Tokyo University for his developments on Alginate.|
|1968||A Technical Assistance contract established with Lorenzo Soriano S.A. in Argentina.|
|1969||A Technical Assistance contract established with the Korean Agriculture and Fishing Industry Development Public Corporation and Korean Seaweed Process Co., Ltd.|
|1972||First Alginate plant in Japan constructed.|
|1973||Fumio Kasahara, PhD awarded “The Medal with Purple Ribbon”.|
|1983||Fumio Kasahara, PhD was awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette”.|
|1985||Sales of the spawn activator for mushrooms, “Kel-P” launched.|
|1986||Animals medicines manufacturing license acquired.|
|1987||Established Industrias Quimicas Kimitsu Chile Ltda., a production and marketing company in Chile.|
An alginate manufacturing plant constructed and commenced operation in Chile.
|1993||A new PGA production line in Chiba plant, Japan commenced operation.|
|1994||A new production line for “Kel-P” started operating in Chiba plant, Japan.|
|1995||Celebrated the 50 years anniversary, also planned “Secondary Expansion”.|
Established Alva, a seaweed cultivator / supplier in Chile.
|1999||A new PGA production line constructed in Chile plant.|
|2000||ISO 9002 certificate achieved.|
|2001||Renamed KIMICA Corporation on the occasion of its 60 years anniversary.
Established KIMICA America Inc., a marketing subsidiary in North America.
Further expanded the Chiba Plant, Japan.
ISO 9001 certificate achieved. Relocated the head office of Osaka Algin Co., Ltd., from Chuo-ku, Osaka to Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
|2004||Increased corporate capital to JP¥100,000,000.|
Equity participation in M2 S.A., a seaweed cultivator / supplier in Chile.
Equity participation in Qindao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co., Ltd., one of the largest alginate manufactures in China.
|2007||A pharmaceutical manufacturing license acquired.|
New laboratory was built in Chiba Plant, Japan.
Relocated the head office to Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
|2013||Started Solar photoelectric generation in Chiba Plant, Japan.Published “Best in the world” by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.|
|2014||FSSC22000 certificate achieved.Established an API plant in Chiba Plant, Japan.|
|2015||Completed the Chiba Plant expansion.Renamed KIMICA Chile Ltda to Alginatos Chile S.A. (Alchi).|
Awarded 14th Brave business award by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Subsidiary acquisition of Qindao Bright Moon Marine Sci-Tech Co., Ltd., concluded joint venture agreement with Qindao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co., Ltd.
Relocated Alginatos Chile (Alchi) Santiago office to Antonio Varas.
Established KIMICA Europe GmbH in Germany.