From the establishement of the first Shin-Etsu company in 1926, Shin-Etsu developed into a mayor chemical industry, having over 100 companies over the world.
In September 1960, Shin-Etsu Chemical founded Shin-Etsu Polymer as a 100% subsidiary, to produce various parts and compounds based on Shin-Etsu Chemical raw materials.
In the early days of Shin-Etsu Polymer, a network of factories and sales organization was settled in Japan to service customers.
An overview of activity in the period 1960 – 1980.
|Sep 1960||Founded as 100% subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co.,Ltd.|
|Apr 1961||Established Tokyo Plant in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture|
|Jun 1963||Opened Osaka Branch, Nagoya Branch and Fukuoka Branch|
|Sep 1963||The Honorable Prince Akihito (Present The Emperor) visited Tokyo Plant|
|Feb 1965||Established Product Research Center|
|Jul 1966||Established Shin-Etsu Unit Co., Ltd.|
|Jan 1968||Opened Sapporo Office|
|Dec 1969||Established Urawa Polymer Co., Ltd.|
|Apr 1970||Established Nanyo Plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture|
|Sep 1971||Established SAN-ACE, Co., Ltd.|
|Nov 1972||Established Polymer East Japan Co., Ltd.|
|Dec 1973||Established Shinano Polymer Co., Ltd.|
|Jan 1974||Established Niigata Polymer Co., Ltd.|
|Oct 1974||Opened Sendai Office|
|Nov 1975||Established Polymer Chemicals Co., Ltd.|
From 1980, Shin-Etsu Polymer started to settle international organizations that grew into a global network.
|Feb 1981||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.|
|Dec 1983||Listed Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Second Section|
|Sep 1985||Listed Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section
Established Research & Development(R&D) Center at Tokyo Plant
|Jun 1986||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Europe B.V. in The Netherlands|
|Oct 1986||81 of Shin-Etsu Group companies started New Corporate Identity (CI)|
|Oct 1988||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.|
|Mar 1989||Established Kodama Plant in Saitama Prefecture|
|Apr 1992||Opened Nagano Office|
|Apr 1993||Opened Singapore Branch|
|Oct 1993||Established Suzhou Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. in China|
|Apr 1994||Opened Hong Kong Branch
Established Engineering & Technical Institute
|Feb 1996||Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.’s Atlanta Branch|
|Jul 1996||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Reynosa, Mexico
Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.’s McAllen Distribution Center
|Nov 1997||Established P.T. Shin-Etsu Polymer Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Nov 1998||Established Kodama R&D Center|
|Jan 1999||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Shanghai Co., Ltd.|
|Oct 1999||Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.’s Detroit Sales Office|
|May 2001||Launched “New KSK” Corporate Management Strategy Plan|
|Oct 2001||Established Second Plant of Suzhou Shin-Etsu Polymer, China
Established Second Building of No. 2 Plant at Shin-Etsu Polymer (Malaysia)
Opened Chugoku Office in Yamaguchi Prefecture
|Apr 2002||Reorganization started from 7 to 3 business departments
Established Kodama Research Institute
|Sep 2003||Reorganized corporate’s R&D Center|
|Oct 2003||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Hungary Kft.|
|Apr 2004||Merged Polymer East Japan Co., Ltd. and Polymer Chemicals Co., Ltd. and established Shin-Etsu Finetech Co., Ltd.
Established No.4 Plant of Niigata Polymer Co., Ltd.
|Jul 2005||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Hong Kong Co., Ltd.|
|Aug 2005||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Singapore Pte. Ltd.|
|Oct 2005||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer India Pvt. Ltd.|
|Apr 2011||Established Dongguan Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.|
|Apr 2012||Shin-Etsu Finetech Co., Ltd. merged with Shin-Etsu Unit Co., Ltd.|
|Jun 2012||Reorganized corporate’s Technology Development Headquarters|
|Feb 2014||Established Shin-Etsu Polymer (Thailand) Ltd.|
|Apr 2014||Abolished business unit-based organization and reorganized into a function-based organization|
|Feb 2016||Shin-Etsu Polymer Vietnam Co., Ltd. established|
|Apr 2016||Reorganized the Technology & Production Unit into the Development Unit and the Production Unit|
|Apr 2017||Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. merged with Shinano Polymer Co., Ltd. , Niigata Polymer Co., Ltd. , Urawa Polymer Co., Ltd. and SAN-ACE Co., Ltd.
Established Shiojiri Plant,Nagano Branch and Itoigawa Plant
|Jan 2019||Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. acquired 100% ownership of Hymix Co., Ltd. in Thailand|