MORIMURA BROS., INC.

History

1946
Morimura Gumi was renamed Morimura Shoji K.K. (MORIMURA BROS., INC.) Capitalized at ¥2,500,000.
1947
Opened Nagoya Sales Office. (Presently Nagoya Branch)
1950
Established Special Products Unit managing import business.
1953
Opened Osaka Office. (Presently Osaka Branch)
1959
Established MORIMURA BLDG. CO., Ltd.
1960
Established Morimura Standard Ultramarine & Color Co. (Presently MORIMURA CHEMICALS Ltd.
Head Office Relocation(Morimura Bldg., 3-1, Toranomon 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
1963
Contract signed with Aluminum Company of America, to import bauxite and chemical products on an exclusive basis.
1970
Opened Kyushu Office.(Presently Kyushu Sales Office)
1972
Jointly established Moralco Limited in Iwakuni.(Presently Almatis Ltd. Moralco Works)
1973
Opened Okayama Office.(Presently Okayama Sales Office)
上:100th Anniversary of Alcoa Inc. 下:100th Anniversary of Alcoa Inc.
Top : 100th Anniversary of Alcoa Inc.
Bottom : Moralco Completion Ceremony

As part of the 100th anniversary celebration, achieved the return to New York. Since then, Morimura Bros. has been developing overseas offices with expanded line of business.

1976
Opened New York Liaison Office.
Marked centenary of the company's founding.
1977
Increased capitalization to ¥180,000,000.
1980
Established MORIMURA BROS. (U.S.A.), INC. in New York and opened Los Angeles Branch.
1988
Established MORIMURA BROS. (EUROPE) B.V. in The Netherlands.
1989
Opened Madras Liaison Office in India. (Presently MORIMURA BROTHERS TRADING INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED.)
1991
Jointly established Chettinad MB-F Hi Silica Pvt. Ltd. in India.
(Presently Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor Material Pvt. Ltd.)
1995
Established MORIMURA BROS.(H.K.) LTD.
1996
Established MORIMURA BROS., (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
1998
Bought out BASF share in Morimura Bardiche.(Presently Morimura Chemicals Ltd.)
1999
Jointly established Onoda Morimura Magnesium Ltd. in Toki.
2000
Bought Besho Plastic Co., Ltd. from Bakelite Shoji Co., Ltd.
Established MORIMURA BROS.(H.K.) LTD. in Hong Kong.
2002
Moralco Limited merged with Alcoa Kasei Limited and changed the name of company to Alcoa Chemicals Japan Limited. (Presently Almatis Ltd.)
2003
Established MORIMURA BROS. (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. in Shanghai.
2005
Established ALMORIX LTD. in Tokyo.
2006
Morimura absorbed Besho Plastic Co., Ltd.
Opened MORIMURA BROS. (H.K.) Ltd. Ho Chi Minh Representative Office.
Marked the 130th anniversary of the company's founding.
2007
Opened MORIMURA BROS. (H.K.) LTD. Shenzhen Representative Office.
2008
Opened MORIMURA BROS. (H.K.) LTD. Hanoi Representative Office.
Jointly established SurTec MMC Japan K.K. in Tokyo.
2009
Established MORIMURA BROS. (S.Z.) LTD.
Jointly established Toho Material Co., Ltd. in Chigasaki.
2010
Established MORIMURA BROS. (ASIA) CO., LTD. in Thailand.
Established MORIMURA BROTHERS TRADING INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
2013
Established MORIMURA BROS.(TAIWAN),INC.
2015
Increased capitalization to ¥450,000,000.
2016
May Head Office Relocation (TORANOMON TOWERS OFFICE, 1-28, Toranomon 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8451, Japan)
October Marked the 140th anniversary of the company’s founding.
2018
Established MORIMURA BROS. (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
上:Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor Material Pvt. Ltd 中:Morimura Bros. (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
下:Morimura Bros. (Tokyo) Co., Ltd.
Top : Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor Material Pvt. Ltd
Middle : MORIMURA BROS. (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
Bottom : TOKYO HEAD OFFICE

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