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1955 Founded as "Shikoku Chemical Institute" in Kita-Ku, Osaka City. Started distillation and refinery of waste solvent of paint, manufacturing and selling architectural paint products in small scale. The initial starting capital was \600,000.
  Reorganized the structure of the company to Shikoku Chemical Institute Co., Ltd. Established a factory in Mikuni, Osaka City for mass production of various solvent products; and into research and development of synthetic resin varnish and paint. Started cooperation in production with Insulating Material Department of Mitsubishi Electronic Institute. The capital was \1,200,000.
1961   Established head office and a factory in Ibaraki City , Osaka. Initiated R&D of new paint for concrete substrate as well as nationwide expansion of solvent products and synthetic resin paint taking advantage of the strategic location. The capital was \3,600,000.
1963   Changed company name to Shikoku Kaken Industry Co., Ltd. Initiated development of inorganic architectural paint materials without pigment; breaking the concept of conventional paints. After the success of the development of new architectural paint materials including several stone spray texture coatings, started expanding sales. The capital was \8,000,000.
1967   Established Tokyo Factory(present name Kanagawa Factory)in Zama City, Kanagawa. The capital was \10,000,000. Set up R&D Department.
1969   Plant for moulding factory was added to Osaka Factory. Achieved productivity per month of 900ton. Extended Tokyo Factory.
1971   Established Tokyo Office. Expanded mixing plant of Tokyo Factory. Set up Nagoya Office. The capital was \20,000,000.
1972〜1973   Extension of Osaka Factory led to increased productivity per month of 2,000ton. Achieved the development of spray tile for exterior LENATILE, LENACAST. Completed R&D of the first forming silica in the world, WORLD CERABON and a fully automated plant with monthly productivity of 1,000m3. Set up Fukuoka Office. The capital was \40,000,000.
1974   Moved head office to Nakahozumi, Ibaraki City, Osaka and strengthened the administration system. Extended and upgraded paint manufacturing facility for wallpapers. Achieved productivity per month of 3,500ton. The capital was \60,000,000.
1975   Succeeded in the development of fire-proofing ceramic paint, which enables rationalization of building, flammability and energy-saving. Developed of water-borne enamel. Received Important Technology Research and Development Subsidy from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1976   Osaka Factory was certified as JIS factory. Established representative offices in Philippines and Singapore to expand into South-East Asia market. Continued to receive Important Technology Research and Development Subsidy.
1977   Expanded domestic sales network and overseas activity. Tokyo Factory was certified as JIS factory. Initiated full production of fire-proofing ceramic coating series.
1978   Extended both Osaka and Tokyo Factories. Achieved productivity per month of 4,500ton. The capital was \90,000,000. The company celebrated the 20th anniversary.
1980   Established Fukuoka Factory and began its operation with monthly productivity of 2,000ton. Achieved nationwide productivity of 7,000ton per month.
1981   Fukuoka Factory was certified as JIS factory. Established the first overseas subsidiary SKK(S)Pte.,Ltd. in Singapore.
1982   Set up representative office in Malaysia.
1983   Established Otone Factory and Singapore Factory.
1984   Otone Factory was certified as JIS factory. Established SK Kaken (M)Sdn., Bhd. in Malaysia and SKK(HK)Co.,Ltd. in Hong Kong. The capital was \99,000,000.
1986   The capital grew to \360,000,000.
1987   Set up Nagoya Factory and began its operation. Completed the second stage of construction of Otone Factory. Established second Singapore Factory. The capital was \560,000,000.
1988   The company celebrated the 30th anniversary.
1989   Launched SK Travel Centre. The capital was \661,000,000.
1990   Established Hyogo Factory . Nagoya Factory was certified as JIS factory. The capital was \901,000,000.
1991   To further upgrade the corporate identity,changed company name to SK Kaken Co.,Ltd. The capital was \1,471,000,000.
1992   Set up Research and Development Centre in Ibaraki City,Osaka. SKK(S)Pte.,Ltd. in Singapore was accredited with ISO 9002.
1993   Hyogo Factory was certified as JIS factory. Demolished and rebuilt Kanagawa Factory. Established Kyushu Factory. Achieved nationwide productivity of 15,000ton per month. SKK(S)Pte.,Ltd. was accredited with SISIR.
1994   Shifted head office. The company went public listing. The capital was \2,662,000,000
1995   Completed the second stage of construction of Kyushu Factory . Fukuoka Office and its distribution centre were shifted. The company celebrated the 40th anniversary.
1996   Shifted Kanagawa Factory distribution centre.
1997   Established Malaysia Factory.
1998   Otone Factory was accredited with ISO 9002.
2000   New Singapore Factory began its operation. Established Singapore R&D Centre. SKK(S)Pte.,Ltd. moved to the new sales office.
2001   Accredited with ISO 9001(Head Office, Research and Development Centre, Otone Factory, Kyushu Factory,Nagoya Factory). Expanded Osaka Factory. Established Shanghai Office. Set up Saitama Factory and began its operation.
2002   Established Shikoku Kaken(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. in China, Seoul Office in Korea, and SK Kaken(Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
2003   Accredited with ISO9001 for all the offices and factories in Japan. Established Second Research & Development Centre and Shanghai Factory.
2004   Expanded Hyogo Factory. Shanghai Factory was accredited with ISO9001. Accredited with China Environment Product Authentication.
2005   Established SK Kaken(Korea) Co., Ltd. In Korea. Expanded Malaysia Factory. The company celebrated the 50th anniversary.
2006   Established Shenyang Branch and Dalian Branch in China.
2007   Established Bangalore office in India, Hanoi office and Ho Chi Minh office in Vietnam.
2008   Established Chongqing office in China, Kuantan office in Malaysia and Seoul factory in Korea.
2009   Established Nanjing office and Kunming office in China.
2010   Established SKK Chemical(Thailand)Co.,Ltd. in Thailand.
2011   Established SKK Vietnam Co.,Ltd. in Vietnam.
2012   Established Henan office in China, Calcutta office in India.
SKK Global Center completed.
2013   Established Surabaya office in Indonesia, Taiyuan office in China.
2014   Established PT SKK KAKEN INDONESIA in Indonesia.
2015   Established First Main branch as Shikoku Kaken(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd
2016   Established Jakarta factory in Indonesia, Chengdu office and Shenzhen office in China.