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Company History

January 1946
Founded as Gunma Nutrition and Medicine; manufacture of glucose begun.
September 1951
Manufacture of phenolic resin for industrial use begun.
June 1953
Company name changed to Gun Ei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
July 1955
Tokyo sales office (currently a branch office) established in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku (currently Kyobashi, Chuo-ku).
December 1960
Osaka sales office (currently a branch office) established in Kita-ku, Osaka City.
April 1961
New phenolic resin and starch/sugar plants opened in Oyagi-machi, Takasaki City.
February 1963
Head office moved to Oyagi-machi, Takasaki City.
March 1964
Nagoya sales office (branch office) established in Nakamura-ku, NagoyaCity.
December 1971
Gun-Ei Shoji Co., Ltd. established.
May 1974
Shares listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Gun-Ei Kosan Co., Ltd. established (currently an affiliate).
August 1976
Takasaki branch office established.
October 1976
New phenolic resin plant (currently the Shiga Plant) opened in Kosei-cho, Shiga Prefecture (currently Konan City).
October 1979
Shares listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
March 1982
High-fructose corn syrup plant established in Sunagawa, Hokkaido.
Nippon Kynol Incorporated established.
April 1982
New Kynol plant in the Takasaki Plant established; manufacture of high-performance fiber Kynol begun.
July 1987
Gun-Ei Borden International Resin Co., Ltd. established through joint venture with Borden of the U.S. for sale of Borden method casting system.
October 1988
Sunagawa high-fructose corn syrup plant closed.
January 1989
New starch/sugar plant (currently the Gunma Plant) opened in Shukuorui-machi, Takasaki City.
November 1990
Thai GCI Resitop Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) established in a joint venture with Nissho Iwai Corporation, Brighton of Thailand, and other partners to manufacture and sell phenolic
resins in the Kingdom of Thailand.
May 1992
Head office moved to Shukuorui-machi, Takasaki City.
March 1997
New phenolic resin plant established within the Gunma Plant.
October 1997
BIG Trading Co., Ltd. established (currently a consolidated subsidiary).
May 1998
ISO9002 Certificate (Current:ISO9001)
June 1999
ISO14001 Certificate
April 2005
Hatori Laboratories Co., Ltd. established.
June 2008
Hatori Laboratories Co., Ltd. disbanded.
September 2008
New Kynol plant established within the Gunma Plant.
December 2008
Takasaki Plant (phenolic resin and Kynol plants) closed.
April 2009
Company merges Gun-Ei Shoji Co., Ltd., Gun-Ei Borden International Resin Co., Ltd., and Nippon Kynol Incorporated.
March 2010
Nagoya branch office closed.
July 2012
India GCI Resitop Pvt. Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) established in a joint venture with SAN-EI SILICA Co., Ltd. to manufacture and sell RCS (resin-coated sand) in the Republic of India.
October 2013
FSSC22000 Certificate(Manufacturing of Glucose & Starch Products)
April 2014
Acquired 100% ownership of TOHOKU ULOID INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

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Head Office
700 Shukuorui-machi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma 370-0032, Japan
TEL +81-27-353-1818

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