Global Organization

From 1980, Shin-Etsu Polymer started to settle international organizations that grew into a global network.

 February 1981  Increased Capital to 1.8 Billion Yen.
 Established Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.
 December 1983  Listed Tokyo Stock Exchange's Second Section.
 Increased Capital to 2.67 Billion Yen.
 March 1985  Increased Capital to 4.227 Billion Yen.
 September 1985  Listed Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
 Established Research & Development(R&D) Center at Tokyo Plant.
 June 1986  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Europe B.V. in The Netherlands.
 October 1986  81 of Shin-Etsu Group companies started New Corporate Identity (CI).
 October 1988  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
 March 1989  Established Kodama Plant in Saitama Prefecture.
 April 1992  Opened Nagano Office.
 April 1993  Opened Singapore Branch.
 October 1993  Established Suzhou Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd. in China.
 April 1994  Opened Hong Kong Branch.
 Established Engineering & Technical Institute.
 February 1996  Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.'s Atlanta Branch.
 July 1996  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in Reynosa, Mexico.
 Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.'s McAllen Distribution Center.
 November 1997  Established P.T. Shin-Etsu Polymer Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.
 November 1998  Established Kodama R&D Center.
 January 1999  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Shanghai Co., Ltd.
 October 1999  Opened Shin-Etsu Polymer America, Inc.'s Detroit Sales Office.
 May 2001  Launched “New KSK” Corporate Management Strategy Plan.
 October 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.
 April 2002  Reorganization started from 7 to 3 business departments.
 Established Kodama Research Institute.
 September 2003  Reorganized corporate's R&D Center.
 October 2003  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Hungary Kft.
 April 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.
 July 2005  Established  Shin-Etsu Polymer Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
 August 2005  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 October 2005  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer India Pvt. Ltd.
 April 2011  Established Dongguan Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
 April 2012  Merged Shin-Etsu Finetech Co., Ltd. and Shin-Etsu Unit Co., Ltd. and established Shin-  Etsu Finetech Co., Ltd.
 June 2012  Reorganized corporate's Technology Development Headquarters.
 February 2014  Established Shin-Etsu Polymer (Thailand) Ltd.
 April 2014  Abolished business unit-based organization and reorganized into a function-based organization.
 February 2016  Shin-Etsu Polymer Vietnam Co., Ltd. established
 April 2016  Reorganized the Technology & Production Unit into the Development Unit and the Production Unit