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Company history

  • 1958 Factory established for the manufacture of synthetic resins by Sanyu Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Sanyu Industrial Co., Ltd.). Commenced manufacture and sale of Sanyu Resin, an epoxy-based resin.

  • 1963 Sanyu Resin K.K. established with joint investment (30,000,000 yen) by Sanyu Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Shell Kagaku Co., Ltd. centered on the factory noted above.

  • 1966 Benefiting from successive improvement in company results, Sanyu Resin Co.,Ltd. converted to a wholly-owned stock company of Sanyu Kogyo Co. Ltd.

  • 1970 Capital increased to 60,000,000 yen with investment from SBIC West Japan (Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment and Consultation Co., Ltd.) Expanded manufacturing facilities.

  • 1973 Research and development of a urethane resin for electrical insulation applications through a technical cooperation agreement with Conap Inc. of the US. Construction of a powder coating materials factory completed.

  • 1974 Formally commenced overseas operations with a technical cooperation agreement with Taiwan Sanyu Resin Co., Ltd.

  • 1976 Received funding for technical improvements from MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry).

  • 1984 Japan Rec Co., Ltd. established with capital (30,000,000 yen) all from Sanyu Kogyo Co., Ltd. Commenced operations on Sanyu Resin Co.,Ltd. site.

  • 1985 New equipment purchased and installed with loan from Osaka Advanced Technology Development Fund.

  • 1987 Technical agreement with Dong Nam Petroleum Ind Co., Ltd. of South Korea.

  • 1989 Employee shareholding association receives SBIC West Japan shares.

  • 1996 Sanyu Resin Co., Ltd. establishes fully-owned subsidiary Sanyu Jushi Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.

  • 1997 Agreement signed with Epmar Corporation of the US for consignment processing. ISO-9001 certification acquired.

  • 1999 Contracted by Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation for research and development work on new technology responses.

  • 2000 ISO-14001 certification acquired.

  • 2001 Sanyu Resin Co., Ltd. and Japan Rec Co., Ltd. merged as Sanyu Rec Co., Ltd. with capital of 75,000,000 yen.

  • 2003 Fully-owned subsidiary, Shanghai Sanyu Resin Co., Ltd., established in Shanghai, China.

  • 2006 Received the Award for Excellence of the Second Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).

  • 2007 Selected by METI’s (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) SME Agency as one of 300 small and medium enterprises noted for vigor and creativity in manufacturing.

  • 2008 Sanyu Resin Co., Ltd. establishes fully-owned subsidiary, Sanyu Rec (Malaysia) Sdn. Malaysia.

  • 2009 Joint research institute established with Shanghai’s Tongji University.

  • 2012 Liaison office opened in Bengaluru, India. Capital increased to 95,000,000 yen.

  • 2014 Selected by METI(Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry) as GLOBAL NICHE TOP 100.

  • 2020 Changed stake in FUJI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL (THAILAND) CO., LTD. In Thailand and registered as SANYU SIAM TRADING CO., LTD.

    Acquired IATF 16949 certification, an international standard for the automotive industry.

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