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Company History

This is the half-century history of SK-KAKEN.
1950's
1955
1960's
1963
1970's
1972
1980's
1981

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.

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The company name was changed to “Shikoku Kaken Industry Co., Ltd.”

Established Singapore office

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Established subsidiary SKK (S) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.

1982

Established Malaysia office

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1983

Established Otone Factory and Singapore Factory.

 

Constructed and started operation of Singapore factory.

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1984

Obtained the No1 market share in Japan.

Established SK (M) SDN., BHD in Malaysia. (currently: SK KAKEN (M) SDN., BHD.). 

Established SKK (HK) CO., LTD. in Hong Kong.

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1990's
1991

Changed the company name to “SK KAKEN Co., Ltd.”.

1994

Listed on JASDAQ market (current Tokyo Stock Exchange, Standard Market) in Japan.

1997

Constructed of Malaysia Factory.

1999

Established Beijing office in China.

2000's
2002

Established Shikoku Kaken (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China.

Established SK KAKEN (Thailand) Co. Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.

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2003

Constructed and started operation of Shanghai factory in China.

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2005

started operation of new Malaysia Factory.

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2006

Established Shenyang office, Wuhan Branch and Guangzhou Office in China.

2008

Established Chongqing Office in China.

2009

Established Nanjing office and Kunming office in China.

2010's
2010

Constructed and started operation of Thailand Factory.

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2011

Established Hefei office in China.

2012

Established Henan office, Changchun office, Shenyang office in China.

2012

Established Suzhou office in China and Jakarta office in Indonesia.

2014

Established Tianjin office in China.

2015

Established Hangzhou office, Xian office in China.

2016

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.

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