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1991
PT. Inabata Indonesia established in Jakarta
1993
Inabata Kaseihin Co., Ltd. (now Inabata Fine Tech & Co., Ltd.) established
1994
Resin compound manufacturer S-IK Color (M) Sdn. Bhd. established in Johor, Malaysia
Katsuo Inabata becomes chairman of Sociedade Luso-Niponica de OsakaSociedade Luso-Niponica de Osaka – 1993 marked 450 years of friendship between Japan and Portugal since the introduction of guns to Japan in 1543. This anniversary served as a step in the establishment of Sociedade Luso-Niponica de Osaka by Katsuo Inabata, Osaka's honorary consul to Portugal, on November 14, 1994 in an effort to promote international exchange between the two countries.
1995
Resin compound manufacturer PT.S-IK Indonesia established on the outskirts of Jakarta
PTS-IK IndonesiaPT. S-IK Indonesia
Sanyo-IK Color (H.K.) Ltd., established in Guangdong, China
Resin compound manufacturer Sanyo-IK Color (H.K.) Ltd. (now Sanyo-IK Color (DG) Ltd.) established in Dongguan (China)
Dye and dyeing auxiliaries technology information and analysis data provider Shanghai Scheco-Inabata Dyestuff Research&Application Center Co., Ltd. (currently Shanghai Inabata Dyestuff Application Technical Research Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai (China)
1996
Shanghai Inabata Trading Co., Ltd. established in China
General stationery manufacturer KOKUYO-IK (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in Samutprakarn together with KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
1997
Rubber and silicon molding and processing company Hi-Tech Rubber Products Co., Ltd. established in Ayutthaya (Thailand)
1998
Inabata Philippines, Inc. established in Manila
Takeo Inabata becomes the fifth president of Inabata
1999
IT & Electronics, Housing Materials, Chemicals, Plastics, and Food divisions launched to concentrate resources on the major business domains
2000
Inabata UK Ltd. established in London
In commemoration of the company’s 110th anniversary, Inabata donates 20 million yen through Tokyo Rotary Club to assist a project to eliminate landmines in Cambodia
Inabata certified ISO 14001 (environment management system)
2001
SC-IK Technology Co., Ltd. set up in Taiwan with Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. to manufacture polarizing films for liquid crystal displays
High purity gallium refining business Shanghai Sumika High Purity Metal Ltd. is established in a joint venture with Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. in Shanghai (China)
Plastic molding and processing company IK Precision de Mexico, S.A.de C.V. is established in Juarez (Mexico)
2002
Inabata Industry & Trade (Dalian F.T.Z.) Co., Ltd. established in China
Inabata acquires the rights for the manufacture and sale of LED encapsulant from Henkel Japan Ltd.
LED encapsulantLED encapsulant
Seafood sales company DNI Group, LLC is established in Novato, California
2003
SIK Vietnam Co., Ltd. established in Hai Phong, Vietnam
SIK Vietnam Co.LtdSIK Vietnam Co.Ltd
Inabata introduces executive officer system
2004
Resin compound manufacturer Dongguan Sanyo IK Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. established in Dongguan (China)
Tianjin Inabata Trading Co., Ltd. established in Tianjin (China)
2005
Inabata certified ISO 9001
Nobel NC Co.LtdNobel NC Co.Ltd
Guangzhou Inabata Trading Co., Ltd. established in Guangzhou (China)
Nobel NC Co., Ltd. established in Thailand
Katsutaro Inabata becomes the sixth president of Inabata
2006
Pharmasynthese S.A.S. established in Elbeuf, France after acquiring Ardea Group
Pharmasynthese S.A.S.Pharmasynthese S.A.S.
Inabata Korea & Co., Ltd. established in Seoul
Inabata Poland Sp. Z o. o. established in Torun, Poland
2007
Dye business transferred to the newly established Inabata Fine Tech & Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Inabata Fine Chemical Co.,Ltd.Shanghai Inabata Fine Chemical Co.,Ltd.
Shanghai Inabata Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai
2008
NH Inabata, S. de R.L. de C.V. established in Mexico to market overhead travelling cranes
Inabata Vietnam Co., Ltd. established in Hanoi
Grip tapesGrip tapes
Inabata India Private Ltd. established in New Delhi
2009
IK Tech de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. established in Tijuana to process FPD components
PT. Inabata Creation Indonesia established in Jakarta (suburb) to process grip tapes
2010
New Management Philosophy, “Mission”, “Vision”, “IK Values”are established to coincide with Inabata’s 120th anniversary
2012
Restructured to Information & Electronics, Chemicals, Life Industry, Plastics, and Housing & Eco Materials divisions
Inabata Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and IK Plastic Compound Mexico, S.A. de C.V. established
2013
Inabata Thai Co., Ltd. Yangon Branch set up in Myanmar
Inabata Singapore (Pte.) Ltd., Turkey Istanbul Representative Office established in Turkey
IK Plastic Compound Phils. Inc. set up in Philippines
Inabata Brazil Import & Export Ltd. established in Sao Paulo
Apple Film Da Nang Co., Ltd. set up in Vietnam
Inabata Europe GmbH established in Germany
2015
Inabata Europe GmbH Middle East (Branch) established in Dubai
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