|1942||Nippon Specialty Oil Manufacturing Co.,Inc. (NSOM) was established
as joint investment by Ajinomoto Co.,Inc. and Nippon Oil Co.;
Capital: ¥ 2.5 mil.
|1946||Ajinomoto acquired all of Nippon Oil’s shares;
changed corporate name to Sanko Co.;
moved Head office from Tokyo to the present location in Kawasaki.
|1950||Commenced Production of “EMPARA” using paraffin wax as raw material.|
|1968||Increased capital to ¥ 100 mil.|
|1982||Commenced Production of “PLENLIZER” ST series (stabilizers for vinyl chlorinated resins).|
|1988||Commenced Production of “PLENSET” (one-component epoxy resin based adhesives).|
|1996||Abandoned in-house production of “EMPARA” and switched to contract manufacturing.|
|1998||Integrated existing business and Ajinomoto’s chemical & electronic materials businesses;
Changed Corporate name to Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc.
|1999||Increased capital to ¥ 300 mil.;
Merged with Hokuetsu Carbon Industry Co., Ltd and established Activated Carbon business.
Capital: ¥ 315 mil.;
Extended Plant to accommodate production of insulating varnishes.
|2000||Extended Plant to accommodate production of solder resist inks for TAB;
Extended Plant to accommodate production of “AJICURE” (one-component curing agents for epoxy resins).
|2001||Established new plant for insulating varnishes and Techno Center.|
|2003||Modernized and extended Plant for adsorption resins.|
|2004||Established new plant for solder resist inks for TAB and new Activated Carbon Office building.|
|2005||Abandoned in-house production of “PLENLIZER” ST series and switched to contract manufacturing.|
|2006||Established new plant for insulating varnishes (Plant B).|
|2007||Established Gunma plant.|
|2008||Established Techno Center 2.|
|2012||Extended Plant to new accommodate production at Gunma.|
|2015||Established Ajinomoto Fine-Techno USA Corporation as wholly owned subsidiary in California, USA.|
|2016||Established new Head Office building and started AFT Future Creation Center (AFCC) operation for open innovation with customers.|