Corporate History

Jun. 1966. Ogaki Distillation Industry Co., Ltd. was established to recycle waste solvents
(Capital at the time of establishment was 5 million JPY)
May 1978 Chiba Distillation Industry Co., Ltd. was established as the manufacturing site in the Kanto area.
Mar. 1986 Tokyo office established in Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
May 1987 Wanouchi plant built, and started operation.
Jul. 1991 Merged with Chiba Distillation Industry Co., Ltd. (Currently Chiba Plant) and the company name was changed to Nippon Refine Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1993 Developed concentration and drying device “L-FINE” in collaboration with Nippon Sharyo,Ltd.
Jul. 1994 Developed diagonal evaporation concentration device “SOLSTAR”.
May 1995 SOLSTAR was awarded “Separation Technology Award”.
Mar. 1996 Awarded “Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Head of Environmental Protection and Industrial Location Bureau Award” of the waste solvent recycling and purification business.
May 1997 Developed drainage water trace solvent removal and recovery system “SOLPICO”
Nov. 1997 SOLPICO was awarded “Head of Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute Award”.
Nov. 1997 Tokyo office was moved to Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
May 1999 SOLPICO was awarded “Separation Technology Award”.
Jan. 2000 President Taijun Kawase (now Honorary Chairman) was awarded “Chiba Prefecture Venture Business Management Award”
Dec. 2000 Subsidiary “Taiwan Refine Co., Ltd.” was established in Taipei city, Republic of China.
(Capital: 30 Million NT$ at establishment, as of the end of 2010: 106 Million NT$)
Jan. 2001 Tokyo office was changed to Tokyo Headquarters.
Feb. 2002 Wanouchi Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
Apr. 2002 Technology Development Center established.
Jan. 2003 Subsidiary “Suzhou Refine Co., Ltd.” was established in Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic of China.
(Capital: 600,000 US$ at establishment, as of the end of 2010: 7.25 Million US$)
Oct. 2003 Developed volatile organic gas collection system “ECOTRAP”.
Jun. 2005 Removal solvent renewal system “SRS” was awarded “Separation Technology Award”
Jun. 2005 Built the Suzhou factory (Suzhou Refine) in the Jiangsu Suzhou industrial park ward in China. Start of production.
Jul. 2006 Ogaki Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
Nov. 2006 Environment System Department obtained ISO9001 certification.
Jun. 2007 ECOTRAP was awarded “Separation Technology Award”.
Jul. 2007 Chiba Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
Jun. 2008 Established Technology Development Center.
Jun. 2008 Selected as "the strongest small-medium sized enterprises" by Ministary of Economy,Trade and Industry.
Jun. 2009 ISO14001 certification
Jun. 2011 Built the Tainan factory (Taiwan Refine) Tainan City in Taiwan.Start of production.
Jun. 2014 Subsidiary “Kyushu Refine Co., Ltd.” was established in Kitakyushu city.
Feb. 2015 Subsidiary “Hefei Refine Co., Ltd.” was established in Hefie City , Anhui Province, Peoples Republic of China.
(Capital: 800 Million US$ at establishment)
Jul. 2015 Kyushu Sales office was established in Fukuoka city.
Jun. 2016 Aquired all the stocks of Seaact.