Company History

January,1927 Founded as NIPPON BRAKE LINING SEISAKUSHO for the manufacturing and sales of brake linings for automobiles and various high-speed machines.
April,1932 Changed company name to NIPPON VALQUA INDUSTRIES, LTD. and started manufacturing of gaskets for industrial use.
June,1941 Established at the Sagami Plant (formerly the Atsugi Plant) in Atsugi-cho, Aiko-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture. Started manufacturing of Synthetic Rubber Gaskets and compressed Sheets for application on aircraft.
October,1943 Merged with Nippon Kinzoku Eitai Kogyo Co., Ltd. and began producing metal gaskets for the fuel industry.
February,1952 Completed research work on the fabrication of fluorocarbon resin and was the first company to successfully commercialize the product inJapan. Began manufacturing and sales of such resin under the trade name “VALFLON”.
May,1961 IPO on the over-the-counter market at the Osaka Securities Exchange.
October,1961 Listed in the second section market at the Osaka Securities Exchange.
September,1962 Listed in the second section market at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
May,1966 Founded VALQUA SEIKI,LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in Shinshiro-shi, Aichi
October,1968 Established Shinshiro Works in Shinshiro,Aichi, and began manufacture of compressed sheets and urethane rubber.
July,1969 Founded the joint venture company TAIWAN VALQUA INDUSTRIES, LTD. (now a consolidated subsidiary) in Taiwan.
September,1975 Listed as a publicly quoted company in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Stock Exchange.
August,1985 Founded KYUSHU VALQUA CO.,LTD. (now a consolidated subsidiary) in Kaho-gun, Fukuoka
September,1986 Closed the Sagami works (formerly the Atsugi works). Atsugi works established in Tanazawa, Atsugi (sold in March 2001).
July,1988 Founded the joint venture company VALQUA INDUSTRIES (THAILAND), LTD. in Thailand.
April,1989 Merged with Okafuku Shoji Co., Ltd.
November,1993 Established Nara Works in Gojo, Nara, and started manufacturing of highly-functional rubber products.
April,1995 Shinshiro works obtain ISO9002 certification.
August,1995 Founded SHANGHAI VALQUA FLUOROCARBON PRODUCTS CO., LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in China.
March,1996 Nara works obtain ISO9002 certification.
April,1996 Seoul representative office established in Seoul, South Korea.
June,1988 Founded VALQUA AMERICA, INC.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in U.S.A..
August,1999 Headquarters moved from Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo to Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
March,2000 Founded VALQUA SES CO.,LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in Ichihara-shi, Chiba
March,2000 Equity participation in Taisei Equipment Co., Ltd. (now Valqua Techno, Ltd. [now a consolidated subsidiary]).
March,2000 Founded TAIWAN VALQUA ENGNEERING INTERNATIONAL,LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in Taipei,Taiwan
November,2000 Founded VALQUA SEAL PRODUCTS (SHANGHAI) CO.,LTD.[now a consolidated subsidiary] in China.
March,2001 Established Atsugi Hu-Tech Co., Ltd. in Suita-shi, Osaka in collaboration with Yodogawa Kasei Co., Ltd. (now Yodogawa Hu-Tech Co., Ltd.). Atsugi works sold to the company.
July,2001 Nara works obtain ISO14001 certification.
October,2001 Shanghai representative office established with the goal of expanding sales in the China market.
September,2002 Founded VALQUA (SHANGHAI) TRADING CO., LTD.[now a consolidated subsidiary] in China.
October,2002 Nara works obtain ISO9001 certification.
October,2002 Established Valqua Seal Solutions Co., Ltd. (now a consolidated subsidiary) through a simple spin-off split of the production department (Shinshiro works and Nara works).
June,2003 Delisted in the first section market at the Osaka Securities Exchange.
March,2004 Founded VALQUA KOREA CO.,LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in Korea.
January,2006 Opened M·R·T CENTER in Machida, Tokyo, as the center for our fluorocarbon resin business and human resources development.
September,2006 Founded GARLOCK VALQUA 」APAN, INC. as ajoint venture with Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC. in U.S.A. for the marketing of metal seals.
May, 2007 Opened CHINA HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CENTER in Shanghai,China .
December, 2007 Headquarters moved from Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo to osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
April,2008 Founded VALQUA VIETNAM CO., LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) in Vietnam.
November,2008 Integrated two Institutes by products into VALQUA China Research Institute in Shanghai, China.
October,2009 Established an overseas sales base in Singapore.
March,2010 Founded J/V VALMEI Corporation(headquartered in Tokyo) to reinforce Expanded Fluoroplastics(sa-PTFE ™) business.
April,2010 Founded China Membrane Institute in VALQUA China Research Institute in Shanghai, China.
April,2010 Made IIDA PACKING INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.,(now VALQUA IIDA・TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.) a consolidated subsidiary.
September,2010 Launched enhanced China operations through an operational and capital tie up with Daikin Industries, Ltd.
November, 2011 Established the China Machine Membrane Technology Center, technological base in Shanghai Valqua Fluorocarbon Products Co., Ltd
December, 2011 Made Fujimi Fine Technology, Inc.(now VALQUA FFT INC.) a consolidated subsidiary.
July,2012 Established VALQUA KOREA CO.,LTD.PYEONGTAEK in South Korea.
April,2013 Founded ADVANCE FLON TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.as a joint venture with Guarniflon S.p.A.,Italian company,in China
April,2015 Opened VALQUA VIETNAM CO.,LTD.HANOI BRANCH in Vietnam
April,2016 Opened APPLIED R&D INSTITUTE in South Korea.

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