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1927

Higuchi Oil Company Ltd. was established by Yujiro Higuchi 1927 and started business as an importer and distributor of petroleum-related products.

1956

Introduced to Japan methacrylic products of Röhm & Haas GmbH, West Germany (renamed Röhm GmbH in 1971).

1964

Introduced to Japan Röhm Pharma GmbH's film coating based for pharmaceuticals. Also started import and distribution of fluidized-bed granulating and coating machines of Glatt GmbH, West Germany.

1969

Licensed to Okawara Mfg.Co.,Ltd. the fluidized-bed granulating machine from Glatt, West Germany.

1980

Signed an agreement with Freund Industry Co., Ltd. for the distribution of pharmaceutical manufacturing machines.

1991

Yokohama Office was closed,and consolidated with the Head Office,which was moved from Marunouchi to Shinagawa.
Higuchi Industries Ltd. was established in Hong Kong.
Higuchi (China) Ind. Ltd. was established in Guandong, China.

1992

The current president of Higuchi Inc, Yasunori Ohama assumed the presidency.

1993

The U.S.A. Branch was established in Dallas, Texas.
Started import and distribution of gelatin capsules of Su-Heung Capsule Co., Ltd., Korea.

1994

Started import and distribution of yeast extracts of DHW GmbH & Co.

1998

Due to business expansion, Osaka Office was moved to Osaka Chowa Bldg.
Established pharmaceutical laboratory "Pharma Techno Lab."Started import and distribution of water-soluble cutting fluids and additives from Polartech Ltd., England.

2000

Signed a sales agent agreement with Ecolab K.K., a Japanese affiliate of Ecolab Inc.,U.S.A.Started import and distribution of gelatin by Geltech Co., Ltd., Korea.

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2001

Signed a sales agent agreement with DEC, Switzerland for distribution of the powder transfer system.
Higuchi (China) Ind. Ltd. obtained ISO9001.

2002

Started distribution of the Taste Sensing System of Intelligent Sensor Technology, Inc.

2003

Signed a sales agent agreement with Nu-Mega Ingredientspty Ltd., Australia and began distribution of Omega-3(DHA).

2004

Signed a sole agency agreement with DeoAdd V. GmbH (renamed D.O.G.Deutsche Oelfabrik in 2006), Germany and started distribution of industrial lubricant additives.

2005

Relocated Osaka Branch to Naniwasuji Bldg. adjacent to Utsubo Park on the occasion of opening a Laboratory Showroom.

2006

Started distribution of galenIQ (reduced palatinose as pharmaceutical excipient )of Palatinit GmbH, Germany.

2007

Entered into an agency agreement with Meggle Japan Co., Ltd.

2008

Established Scienctific Instrumentation Group.
Signed a sales agent agreement with Varian Technologies Japan Limited.

2010

Dalian liason office and Los Angeles office were established.

2011

DEC House was established.
Head office (Tokyo) and Scientific Instrument Group (Chiba) were relocated to the Taiyo-Seimei Bldg in Kohnan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

2012

Change from “HIGUCHI Inc. Dalian Office” to “HIGUCHI TRADING (DALIAN) CO., LTD.”.

2013

U.S. Branch was relocated from Dallas, Texas to Los Angeles, California; the U.S. liaison offices were integrated.
The local corporation HIGUCHI USA INC. was established in Dallas, Texas, and it inherited all duties of the former U.S. Branch.

2014

Signed an agency contract with SI-Group Inc., U.S.A, and started selling antioxidants for lubricants and resins.

2015

Signed a special sales agreement with the import source of SciAps Inc. U.S.A, MOL Techno-Trade Ltd., and started selling Handheld Raman Spectroscopy.