of Tateho Chemical
|Apr. 1948||Started as the chemical products division of the Ako Nishihama Salt Business Association.|
|Aug. 1966||Tateho Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. founded.|
|Sep. 1984||Listed on Osaka Stock Exchange (First Section).|
|Apr. 1988||Business tie-up with Daido Sanso (current name, Air Water Inc.).|
|Aug. 1989||Established Tateho Ceramics Co., Ltd.|
|Apr. 1995||Received ISO-9002 certification.|
|July 2001||Established Tateho Chemical Dalian Co., Ltd. in Dalian, China.|
|May 2002||Received ISO-14001 certification.|
|Feb. 2006||Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Water Inc. through a stock swap.|
|Nov. 2013||Opened Hibikinada Plant (Kitakyushu-city).|
|Aug. 2015||Established Tateho Ozark Technical Ceramics, Inc. in Missouri, U.S.|
Origin of Our Name
Scarlet knotweed flowers bloom in autumn everywhere around Ako Castle. We took our company name “Tateho” (standing buds) from the knotweed flowers that set the fields ablaze with color. In fact, the name of the city, Ako (red buds) is derived from the knotweed flowers as well.
Our corporate symbol, which represents the Identity of the Tateho Group in visual form, is displayed in ultramarine, a color of the ocean. Wave-like curves stand for the ocean, and their gentle arc indicates harmony with the present age, society and nature.
In contrast, the square shape framing the curves represent single crystal magnesia, our flagship product, and our outstanding capacity for technological development. The whole mark expresses what Tateho is, a company whose technologies are born from the bountiful ocean.
Tateho Chemical celebrates 50 years of business
In 2016, we celebrated our 50 year anniversary, held a ceremony of planting a cherry tree.
This tree should represent the growth of our business in the next 50 years.
We would like to thank all our customers, employees and partners for their trust and support.
We would not be celebrating this anniversary without them.