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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

TCI America 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

East Coast sales office is relocated to Boston

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

2011

TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd. opened branched office in Beijing, China
TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd. opened distribution center in Tianjin, China

2012

TCI America opened distribution center in Philadelphia, U.S.A.
TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd. opened branched office in Pudong, China

2013

TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. opened warehouse in MEPZ-SEZ, Chennai, India

2014

Set up Sales Marketing Head Office in Boston