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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

TCI relocates East Coast sales office to Waltham, 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 is appointed Chairman.
Seiichiro Asakawa is appointed President and CEO.

2011

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

2012

East Coast warehouse and distribution center opens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Branch office opens in Pudong, China.

2013

Distribution center opens in MEPZ-SEZ, Chennai, India.

2014

TCI relocates East Coast team to Cambridge, Massachusetts to better serve the biotechnology and academic community.

2015

Tianjin distribution center changed name to TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd. Tianjin branch.

2017

TCI launches a new GMP facility for Custom Synthesis in Fukaya, Japan.

2019

Distribution center opens in Hyderabad, India.

2020

Naoyuki Asakawa is appointed President and CEO.
Seiichiro Asakawa is appointed Chairman.
Koji Asakawa is appointed Counselor.