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 Qingdao 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 Qingdao Bright Moon Marine Sci-Tech Co., Ltd., concluded joint venture agreement with Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co., Ltd.
Relocated Alginatos Chile (Alchi) Santiago office to Antonio Varas.
Established KIMICA Europe GmbH in Germany.
Received JAPAN SDGs Award (SDGs Partnership Award) by the Japanese government
Received ”TOKYO Telework Award” by the Governor of Tokyo.
President & CEO Fumiyoshi Kasahara received a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Takasaki University of Health and Welfare for his developments on Calcium Alginate.