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Who We ARE
Passion expressed in the Name of Tateho
Origin of Our Name
In autumn, Ako Castle, a landmark in our city, used to be surrounded by a mass of Tate (scarlet knotweed) flowers. "Ako" (Red Buds) took its name from these flowers.
Our company name, "Tateho" also comes from the Tate (scarlet knotweed) flowers that set the fields ablaze with color. Tateho Chemical Industry, taking the name of its hometown, seeks to build a relationship of trust with our customers treasuring our bond, with passion for burning red like the flowers of Tate.
50 Years since the Company’s Establishment from Salt Manufacturing
Long History of Innovation
Salt has been manufactured in Ako since the Nara period (710-784). In the Edo period (1603-1867), large Irihama style salt field was formed and supported the Ako domain.
Ako Nishihama Salt Business Association, that carried on this technique, had been dumped a large quantity of “bittern” left after separating salt from seawater. It wanted to make this useful for society and has succeeded in producing magnesium oxide from the bittern.
In 1948, the Chemical Products Division was founded in the Ako Nishihama Salt Business Association. The division became an independent company, Tateho Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. in 1966. Thanks to your continued support, we were able to celebrate our 50 year anniversary in 2016.
Distribution of Production Plants to Secure Stable Supply
Distribution of Production Plants
The several distribution of our production plants allows us to offer stable supply even under disaster occurrence.
Unsurpassed electro-magnetic properties for electrical steel sheets with world-class quality are produced in the head plant in Hyogo and Hibikinada Plant in Fukuoka. We supply magnesium oxide for heaters worldwide from Dalian in China and from Hyogo, Japan as the leading supplier. Ceramic products, that are appreciated for the consistent production, are supplied from two production plants: TOTC in Missouri, US and Tateho Ceramics in Hyogo.
Heat, Electricity and Aspiration to the World
Tateho’s Aspiration to utilize heat and electricity for a better world
Our products are used all over the world and our export ratio is higher than 50%.
We aim to be the best supplier of materials in “heat and electricity” areas.