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June, 1914 First president Genzaburo Inoue founded Tomoegawa Paper Factory along the Tomoegawa river in Shimizu city, Shizuoka prefecture, and started research and manufacturing of prototypes of electric insulating paper and telecommunication paper. This place is currently called 'Shimizu Works'.
August, 1917 Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd. founded.
September, 1933 Mochimune Works (currently called Shizuoka Works) established in Shizuoka city to develop specialty paper and start manufacturing general paper.
August, 1945 Absorbed Shingu Mokuzai Pulp Corporation and renamed into Shingu Works. In-house production of craft pulp started.
November, 1949 Engineering laboratory established in Mochimune Works, to carry out overall research in paper and pulp field
September, 1958 Paper-making factory founded in the Mochimune Works and established continuous manufacturing system from pulp to paper.
October, 1961 Listed on the first section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
March, 1972 Renamed Paper Technology Laboratory into Technical Laboratory and accelerated new business development other than paper
November, 1978 TOMOEGAWA(U.S.A.) INC. founded in the State of Illinois, U.S.A. and started producing toner in October 1981.
May, 1984 Tomoegawa Europe B. V. founded in Amsterdam, Holland and started selling toner and processed paper products
July, 1988 Toner manufacturing department in Mochimune Works became an independent division, Chemical-products Factory.
August, 1989 Factory dedicated for electronic parts materials and magnetic recording products established in the Shimizu Works.
May, 1992 Factory dedicated for adhesive tape for LCD established in Mochimune Works.
June, 1995 Shingu Works closed.
March, 1999 ISO 9001 certification acquired for all divisions and products.
February, 2001 ISO 14001 certification acquired for all production locations.
February, 2001 New processing location for office supply products opened in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
September, 2001 Analysis center established in Shizuoka Works.
October, 2001 Factory for optical film processing and adhesive tape for electronics products established in Shizuoka Works.
September, 2004 Founded TOMOEGAWA HONG KONG CO.,LIMITED
March, 2005 Founded Tomoegawa Holding Huizhou Inc., to control business activities in China.
April, 2005 Delisted the Osaka Stock Exchages
July, 2005 Founded Tomoegawa Imaging Technology (Huizhou) Co., Ltd. the company for toner manufacturing and sales, in Huizhou city, Guang Dong Province, China. The manufacturing plant was completed in April, 2006
December, 2005 Founded Tomoegawa Fine Coating Ltd., the company for development and production of optical films in Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture. The registered name was changed to TFC Co. Ltd. in June 2006.
June, 2006 Registered English name was changed to "TOMOEGAWA CO.,LTD."
October, 2006 Split off Paper Div. and founded a new company, "Tomoegawa Paper Co. Ltd.".
Started usage of common name "TOMOEGAWA" and a newly designed company logo.
December, 2006 Founded Tomoegawa Korea
March 2009 AT ELECTRODE CO., LTD was established.
February 2010 TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL FILMS CO.,LTD. was established.
July 2011 Joint Venture, Nissai Imaging Technology (Jiujiang) Co.,Ltd. was established in China.
March 2012 Made minority investment in Aura Paper Industries(India) Pvt. Ltd.
October 2013 Absorbed “Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd.”
Taiwan Representative Office was opened.
June 2014 100th Anniversary

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