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Founding (1945 on)

Moving from the business of refining oils and fats to petroleum sales to the refining of reused oils

After World War II, the Company commenced the refining of oils and fats, beginning with the production of canola oil.
When the Korean War broke out in 1950, a surge in automobile production boosted demand for oil and gasoline. Leveraging our understanding of oil qualities and our sales expertise, we moved into the business of petroleum sales.
As part of these activities, we embarked on the business of recycled oil products, reusing waste oil in lubricating oil and metal-working lubricants.

Year Corporate Activity Perspective
1945

Founded as a refiner of oils and fats in Mie Prefecture

Haruo Ito, founder

Haruo Ito, founder

World War II ends
1950   Korean War begins
1956   Beginning of rapid economic growth in Japan
1958 Constructed a plant for lubricating oil refining in the city of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture  

Established Daido Sekiyu Kagakukogyo Co., Ltd.

(Common stock: 2 million yen, as of October 1)

Establishment of Daido Sekiyu Kagakukogyo Co., Ltd.

Establishment of Daido Sekiyu Kagakukogyo Co., Ltd.

 
1963 Opened the Nagoya Works in the city of Nagoya  
1964   Tokyo Olympics
1966 Opened the Kyushu Works in the city of Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture  
1967   Basic Law for Environmental Pollution Control enacted

1970s and 1980s

Entering the Waste Processing and Recycling Businesses to Counter the Increasingly Severe Issues of Pollution

Prompted by high rates of economic growth, pollution became an increasingly severe problem.
The company focused on research and development targeting industrial waste processing, concentrating in particular on resource recycling.
In 1971, we completed construction of an industrial waste processing plant at the Nagoya Works and embarked on the wastewater treatment business.
In 1972, we obtained our first certification in industrial waste management from the city of Nagoya. Thereafter, we began expanding our business throughout Japan, including the Hokuriku, Kyushu and Kanto regions.

Year Corporate Activity Perspective
1970 Established Hokuriku Daiseki Co., Ltd., in the city of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture  
1972

Received certification as an industrial waste disposer in the city of Nagoya

 
1973

Opened the Hokuriku Works in the city of Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture

Opening of the Hokuriku Works

Opening of the Hokuriku Works

First oil shock
1979

 

Second oil shock
1980 Opened the Osaka Works in the city of Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture  
1982

Opened the Kyushu Works in the city of Kita-Kyushu

Opening of the Kyushu Works

Opening of the Kyushu Works

 
1984 Changed corporate name to Daiseki Co., Ltd  

Awarded a prize by the Clean Japan Center Foundation (now, the Resource Recycling Promotion Center of the Japan Environmental Association for Industry) for our contribution to resource recycling

Prize for corporate contribution to recycled resources

Prize for corporate contribution to recycled resources

 

1990s

Promoting further corporate growth through an IPO

With the enactment of the Basic Environment Law in 1993,“environment” became a contemporary keyword.
This growing environmental awareness prompted the expansion of our business. To propel ourselves to further growth, in 1999 we became the first company in the industrial waste management industry to take our shares public.

Year Corporate Activity Perspective
1990

Opened the Kanto Works in the city of Sano, Tochigi Prefecture

Opening of the Kanto Works

Opening of the Kanto Works

 
1991

 

Japan’s economic bubble bursts
1993

 

Basic Environment Law enacted
1995 Began over-the-counter trading (Common stock: 1.27 billion yen, as of July 27) Great Hanshin Earthquake
1996 The engineering office separated from Daiseki Co., Ltd., to become Daiseki Plant Co., Ltd.  
1997

Opened the Chiba Works in the city of Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture

Opening of the Chiba Works

Opening of the Chiba Works

 

At the 10th National Congress for Consideration of Waste and the Living Environment, Chairman Haruo Ito received the Health and Welfare Minister Award (Award for Success in Environmental Business)

Receiving the Minister of Health and Welfare Prize

Receiving the Minister of Health and Welfare Prize

Heavy oil spill from the Nakhodka
1998

Received the Secretary of the Maritime Safety Agency Prize and the Governor of the Maritime Disaster Prevention Center Prize for our restoration work on a heavy oil spill from a Russian tanker in the Sea of Japan

Site of restoration work following the spill of heavy oil from the Nakhodka, a Russian tanker

Site of restoration work following the spill of heavy oil from the Nakhodka, a Russian tanker

 
Chiba Works received ISO 14001 certification (Certification number: JQA-EM0304)  
1999 Changed corporate name of Daiseki Plant Co., Ltd., to Daiseki Kankyo Engineering Co., Ltd.  
Constructed a second plant at the Kanto Works in the city of Sano  

Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange (Common stock: 1,381,473,500 yen, as of August 5)

 

2000s

Accelerating group development with an emphasis on recycling

In 2000, we listed our shares on the first section of the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
With efforts to form a recycling-oriented society gathering steam, we accelerated development of the Daiseki Group, maintaining a focus on recycling while taking an integrated approach to waste processing and recycling.

Year Corporate Activity Perspective
2000 Kyushu Works received ISO 14001 certification (Certification number: JQA-EM0756)  
Hokuriku Works received ISO 14001 certification (Certification number: JQA-EM0860)  

Listed in on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange (Common stock: 2,575,458,956 yen, as of August 1)

Listing on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Listing on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

 

Initial public offering (Common stock: 3,701,058,956 yen, as of September 1)

 
2001 Kanto Works received ISO 14001 certification (Certification number: JQA-EM1966) September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States

Completed new water treatment facilities and an environmental technology center at the Nagoya Works

 

Completed a sludge recycling plant (sludge dehydration and mixing facilities) at the Hokuriku Works

 
2002 Headquarters, Nagoya Works and Daiseki Kankyo Engineering Co., Ltd., receive ISO 14001 certification (Certification number: JQA-EM2116)  
Completed construction of Kyushu Recycle Center at the Kyushu Works  

Opened the Kansai Works in the city of Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture

Opening of the Kansai Works

Opening of the Kansai Works

 
2003

Received the first Integrity Award in the corporate category

Receiving the Integrity Award

Receiving the Integrity Award

 

At the National Congress for Consideration of Industrial Waste and the Environment, President Hiroyuki Ito received the Minister of the Environment Award (Award for Success in Environmental Business) (October 16)

Receiving the Minister of the Environment Award

Receiving the Minister of the Environment Award

 
2004 Kansai Works received ISO 14001 certification (Certification number: JQA-EM3931)  
Changed corporate name of Daiseki Kankyo Engineering Co., Ltd., to Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd.  
Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., completed construction of the Nagoya Recycle Center in the city of Tokai

 
Completed construction of new water treatment facility at the Kyushu Works  
Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., completed construction of the Yokohama Recycle Center in the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture  

Completed construction of the Nagoya Recycle Center in Minato-ku, Nagoya

Nagoya Works recycling center

Nagoya Works recycling center

 

Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., was listed on the MOTHERS section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

 
2005 Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., completed expansions of the Nagoya Recycle Center and the Yokohama Recycle Center  

Nagoya Recycle Center of Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., was accredited as a contaminated soil purification facility by Nagoya Prefecture

 
2006 Completed construction of Kanto 3rd Plant in the city of Sano  
2007

Daiseki Eco Solution Co., Ltd., completed construction of

the Osaka Recycle Center in Taisho-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 
Offered for public subscription 2,200,000 shares and a third-party allocation of 330,000 shares (as of April 25 and May 22, Common stock: 6,382,605,956 yen)  

Acquired a stake in Tamura Sangyo Co., Ltd., and converted the company to a subsidiary (the city of Utsunomiya, , Tochigi Prefecture)

 
2008 Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange Global financial crisis

Changed corporate name of Tamura Sangyo Co., Ltd., to Daiseki MCR Co., Ltd.

Daiseki MCR Co., Ltd.

Daiseki MCR Co., Ltd.

 

Augmented new water treatment facilities at the Kansai Works

Completed the Eco Energy Center at the Nagoya Works (Changed center name to the 2nd Eco Energy Center in 2015)

 
2009

Green Arrows Central Co., Ltd. (which recycles waste plasterboard), a subsidiary of Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., completed a new plant in the city of Tokai and commenced full-fledged operations

Green Arrows Central Co., Ltd.

Green Arrows Central Co., Ltd.

 
2010

Acquired a stake in System Kikou Co., Ltd., and converted the company to a subsidiary (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

System Kikou Co., Ltd.

System Kikou Co., Ltd.

 
2011 Received first-company certification from the city of Nagoya and Ishikawa Prefecture under the newly established system of “Excellent Industrial Waste Manager Certification System” Great East Japan Earthquake
2012

Received Minister of the Environment Award for success in promoting the formation of a recycling-oriented society

Receiving Minister of the Environment Award for success in promoting the formation of a recycling-oriented society

Receiving Minister of the Environment Award

 
2013 Green Arrows Kyushu Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd., completed a new plant in Fukuoka Prefecture and commenced full-fledged operations  
2015

Completed the Eco Energy Center at the Nagoya Works

Receiving Minister of the Environment Award for success in promoting the formation of a recycling-oriented society

 

Daiseki MCR Co., Ltd. completed the Utsunomiya Recycle Center

 
2017

At the 2017 Aichi Environmental Award, Daiseki group received the Nagoya Mayor Award.

At the 2017 Aichi Environmental Award, Daiseki group received the Nagoya Mayor Award.

 

At the 20th Environmental Communication Awards, “Daiseki CSR Environmental Report 2016” received the Excellent Award in the environmental report division (Award for the 20th Environmental Communication Judge chairperson )

At the 20th Environmental Communication Awards, “Daiseki CSR Environmental Report 2016” received the ExcellentAward in the environmental report division (Award for the20th Environmental Communication Judge chairperson )