Corporate ProfileHistory of TOMOEGAWA
In the 2000s, the demands increased for PCs to popularize and for TVs to become larger and thinner. While there were various needs such as more vivid colors, human-friendly, cost performance, process reduction, and durability improvement, timely product development and market launch as well as cost competitiveness were required.
TOMOEGAWA has shifted its business from paper to "highly functional materials" and has improved coating technology and adhesive / bonding processing technology to produce many component materials for liquid crystal displays and plasma display that meet the needs of times. In addition to satisfying a broad range of market demands such as anti-reflection, anti-glare, UV protection, and touch panel applications, TOMOEGAWA has been trying to improve its marketing skills in order to capture potential market needs and make successful proposals that help its customers’ business. TOMOEGAWA has made progress with the times.
- Kanto Railway common card system "Passnet" started operation
Opened a converting factory for printer paper in Chihuahua, Mexico
- 9-11 terrorist attacks took place in the U.S.
Opened an analysis center at Shizuoka Works
- 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan was held
Built a factory for optical films and adhesive tapes for electronics products at Shizuoka Works
- Shizuoka City and Shimizu City merged to create a new "Shizuoka City"
- Kii Mountain Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Route were registered as a World Heritage Site
Established TOMOEGAWA HONG KONG CO., LTD.
Established Tomoegawa Holding Huizhou Inc. to control business operations in China
Delisted from Osaka Stock Exchange
Established Tomoegawa Imaging Technology (Huizhou) Co., Ltd. for toner manufacturing and sales, in Huizhou city, Guang Dong Province, China and built a factory in April, 2006
Built the 3rd chemical-products factory at Shizuoka Works to meet the increasing demand for toner
Established Tomoegawa Fine Coating Ltd. for development and production of optical films in Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture. The registered name is currently TFC Co. Ltd.
Span off Paper Div. and established a new company, Tomoegawa Paper Co. Ltd.
Started using common name "TOMOEGAWA" and the newly designed company logo
Established Tomoegawa Korea Co., Ltd. in South Korea
- Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers
Established a joint venture, AT ELECTRODE CO., LTD.
Products and Technology
Established TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL PRODUCTS CO.,LTD. (currently TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL FILMS CO., LTD.)
- Great East Japan Earthquake
Transferred converting business for printer paper in Chihuahua, Mexico to a third party
Established a joint venture, Nissai Imaging Technology (Jiujiang) Co.,Ltd. in China for manufacturing and sales of toner
- TOKYO SKYTREE was completed construction
- Mt. Fuji was registered as a World Heritage Site
Merged Tomoegawa Paper Co. Ltd.
Opened a representative office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Launched "iCas", a unified brand of "Heat/Electricity/Electromagnetic Waves" control related products
Made Taiwan a representative office a subsidiary, TOMOEGAWA TAIWAN CO.,LTD.
- Kumamoto Earthquake
Acquired additional stock of Aura Paper Industries(India) Pvt.Ltd., and made it a subsidiary TOMOEGAWA Aura India Pvt.Ltd.
Established Tomoegawa Co Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Established Tomoegawa (Guangzhou) International Trading Co., Ltd. for sale of toner for copiers / printers and others in China