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History

1894

Mr. Kobei Asakawa founded Kakuko Asakawa Shoten, a wholesaler of pharmaceuticals in Tokyo, Japan.

1946

Company name changed to Tokyo Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. The business specializes in manufacturing and marketing organic laboratory chemicals.

1952

First catalogue issued.

1966

Tokyo Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. inaugurated factory in Fukaya, Japan, to expand production capacity.

1985

American Tokyo Kasei Inc. (now TCI America) is established in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., to improve customer service in that country.

1993

Tokyo kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. opened repacking center in Tsukuba, Japan.

1997

Opened sales office in New York, U.S.A., to support customers on the East Coast.

1999

TCI MAIL (Quarterly Newsletter) is first published.
TCI Europe N. V. is established in Antwerp, Belgium.

2002

Fukaya factory is certified for ISO9001:2000 (JQA-QM8374) and IQ Net (JP-JQA-QM8374)
Tokyo kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. opened distribution center in Kawaguchi, Japan.
TCI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China.

2003

Relocated East Coast sales office to Boston, Massachusetts

2005

TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China.

2006

Tokyo Kasei Kogyo Co., Ltd. changed English company name to Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
TCI Deutschland GmbH is established in Frankfurt, Germany.
Fukaya factory is certified for ISO14001:2004 (JQA-EM5386) and IQ Net (JP-JQA-EM5386).

2007

Tokyo Chemical Industry UK Ltd. is established in Oxford, United Kingdom.

2008

TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. is established in Chennai, India.

2010

Koji Asakawa was appointed the Chairman.
Seiichiro Asakawa was appointed the CEO and President.

2011

Distribution center opened in Tianjin, China.
Branched office opened in Beijing, China.

2012

Distribution center opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Branched office opened in Pudong, China.

2013

Warehouse opened in MEPZ-SEZ, Chennai, India.

2014

Set up Sales Marketing Head Office in Boston