This is the half-century history of SK-KAKEN.
Founded as “Shikoku Chemical Institute” in Kita-Ku, Osaka City.
Started the business by recycling solvent (purifying waste solvent for paints by distillation and changing into new solvent) and developing water-based architectural coating.
The company name was changed to “Shikoku Kaken Industry Co., Ltd.”
Established Singapore office
Established subsidiary SKK (S) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
Established Malaysia office
Established Otone Factory and Singapore Factory.
Constructed and started operation of Singapore factory.
Obtained the No1 market share in Japan.
Established SK (M) SDN., BHD in Malaysia. (currently: SK KAKEN (M) SDN., BHD.).
Established SKK (H.K.) CO. LIMITED in Hong Kong.
Changed the company name to “SK KAKEN Co., Ltd.”.
Listed on JASDAQ market (current Tokyo Stock Exchange, Standard Market) in Japan.
Constructed of Malaysia Factory.
Established Beijing office in China.
Established Shikoku Kaken (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
Established SK KAKEN (Thailand) Co. Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Constructed and started operation of Shanghai factory in China.
started operation of new Malaysia Factory.
Established Shenyang office, Wuhan Branch and Guangzhou Office in China.
Established Chongqing Office in China.
Established Nanjing office and Kunming office in China.
Constructed and started operation of Thailand Factory.
Established Hefei office in China.
Established Henan office, Changchun office, Shenyang office in China.
Established Suzhou office in China and Jakarta office in Indonesia.
Established Tianjin office in China.
Established Hangzhou office, Xian office in China.
Constructed and started operation of Jakarta factory in Indonesia.
Established PT.SKK KAKEN DISTRIBUSI and PT.SKK KAKEN KONSTRUKSI in Indonesia.
Established Chengdu office in China.
Minoru Fujii appointed as Chairman and Mitsuhiro Fujii as President
Moved Mie-ken Sales office and Utsunomiya Sales office
Expanded Kagoshima Sales Office
Relocated Matsuyama Sales Office and Atsugi Sales Office
Opened Akita Branch Office
Opened a new distribution Center at the Otone factory
Moved to Tokyo Stock Exchange Standard Market