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Company History

1941
Founder Fumio Kasahara established Kimitsu Chemical Institute, which aimed advanced 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
1958
Received an award from Small and Medium Enterprise Agency as an excellent company
1961
Received the Kanto Area Invention Award from Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
Founder Fumio Kasahara was awarded Doctor's degree (Engineering) by Tokyo University for his developments on Alginate
1968
Concluded a Technical Assistance contract with Lorenzo Soriano S.A. in Argentina.
1969
Concluded a Technical Assistance contract with Korean Agriculture and Fishing Industry Development Public Corporation and Korean Seaweed Process Co. Ltd.
1972
Built up the first Alginate plant in Japan
1973
Fumio Kasahara, PhD was awarded "The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette" award
1978
KIMICA signed a contract of the marine product process technology development business (research of Fucoidan production) with the Fisheries Agency.
1982
Joined the "Marine Biomass Energy Transform Technology Research Institute" which was entrusted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1983
Fumio Kasahara, PhD received the "The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette" award
1985
Sales of spawn activator for mushroom, "Kel-P" launched
Founder Fumio Kasahara In the 1940s Wooden Tank In the 1950s Seaweeds warehouse
1986
Acquired license for medicine production for animals
1987
Established Industrias Quimicas Kimitsu Chile Ltda., a production and marketing company in Chile
1988
Newly constructed a plant in Chile and began production of Alginate
Established Osaka Algin Co. LTD, a marketing company in western Japan
1993
Started the PGA line in Chiba plant (Japan)
1994
Started the Kelpy line in Chiba plant (Japan)
1995
Conducted the 50 years anniversary, also planned "Secondary Expansion"
1996
Established Alva, a seaweed cultivator / supplier in Chile
1999
Established PGA production line in Chile plant
2000
Acquired ISO 9002 certificate
2001
Renamed KIMICA Corporation on the occasion of its 60 years anniversary
Established KIMICA America Inc., a marketing subsidiary in North America
2002
Re-expanded Chiba Plant (Japan)
2003
Acquired ISO 9001 certificate
2004
Increased corporate capital to US$1miliion
2005
Equity participation in M2 S.A., a seaweed cultivator / supplier in Chile
2007
Acquired medicine production license