Company/IR/CSR HistoryHistory

Origin of the Company Name

Ion exchange resin, one of Organo’s core materials, is called organic zeolite, or “organolite” for short, as opposed to natural inorganic zeolite. The company name derives from the name of the resin.

Origin of the Logo

Water, air and earth are the most important three elements in the survival of living things.
The Organo logo represents these three elements.

1940 1946

Developed heat-free water distillation system
Founded Japan Organo Co., Ltd.  in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture

▲1946
Heat-free water distillation system
1940 1948 Launched sales of Japan’s first neon lamp-type water quality monitoring instrument, the company’s very first patent
1950 1951

Delivered Japan’s first large-scale pure water system

▲1951
Monobed pure water system under construction
1950 1952 Formed an alliance with Rohm & Haas (United States) and became a general agency for Amberlite (ion exchange resins)
1950 1955 Relocated head office to Kikuzaka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
1950 1957 Started national production of Amberlite
1950 1958 Delivered Japan’s first invert type liquid sugar refining apparatus
1950 1959 Listed shares for over-the-counter trading
1960 1960 Took a stake in Nihon Suiko Co., Ltd. (changed name to Kansai Organo Shoji Co., Ltd. in 1985, and to Organo Kansai Co., Ltd. in 2006; absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
1960 1961 Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1960 1961 Established Organo Softener Co., Ltd. in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (changed name to Tokyo Organo Shoji Co., Ltd. in 1981, and to Organo Tokyo Co., Ltd. in 2006; absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
1960 1963

Delivered the world’s first continuous pure water production system (2200㎥/d)
Delivered Japan’s first pulse bed sugar liquid decolorizing equipment

▲1963
Pulse bed sugar liquid decolorizing equipment
1960 1966 Changed name to Organo Corporation
1970 1972 Established Hokkaido Organo Shoji Co., Ltd. in Sapporo, Hokkaido (changed name to Organo Hokkaido Co., Ltd. in 2006, absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
1970 1972 Established Kyushu Organo Shoji Co., Ltd. in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture (changed name to Organo Kyushu Co., Ltd. in 2006; absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
1970 1974 Took a stake in Maruei Kogyo Co. and changed its name to Organo Koji Tokyo Co., Ltd. (now Organo Plant Service Corporation)
1980 1985 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1980 1985 Completed Satte Factory in Satte, Saitama Prefecture
1980 1986 Established Organo (Malaysia) in Malaysia (now Organo (Asia) Sdn. Bhd.)
1980 1986

Completed Central Research Laboratory in Toda, Saitama Prefecture

▲1986
Central Research Laboratory
1980 1989 Set up joint venture, Organo (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
1980 1989

Completed Tsukuba Factory in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture

▲1989
Tsukuba Factory
1990 1991 Selected as a Loan Margin Trading Issue on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1990 1995 Established Taiwan Branch
1990 1996 Established Eco-Techno Corporation (business taken over by Organo Corporation in 2017, and then dissolved)
1990 1997 Moved head office to Toyocho, Koto-ku, Tokyo
1990 1997

Completed Iwaki Factory in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture

▲1997
Iwaki Factory
2000 2000 Established Chubu Organo Shoji Co., Ltd. in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (changed name to Organo Chubu Co., Ltd. in 2006, absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
2000 2000 Established Tohoku Organo Shoji Co., Ltd. in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (changed name to Organo Tohoku Co., Ltd. in 2006, absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
2000 2002 Established Rhodia Organo Food Tech Co., Ltd. (now Organo Food Tech Co., Ltd.)
2000 2003 Established Organo (Suzhou) Water Treatment Co., Ltd., in Suzhou, China
2000 2005 Made Yamashita Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd. a subsidiary (changed name to Organo Yamashita Yakuhin Co., Ltd. in 2007; absorbed by Organo Corporation in 2014)
2000 2005

Moved the Development Center to Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture

▲2005
Development Center
2000 2005 Established Organo Technology Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
2000 2008 Expanded Development Center to incorporate research functions
2000 2008 Upgraded and expanded Iwaki Factory
2000 2008 Made Danisco Organo Food Tech Co., Ltd. (now Organo Food Tech Co., Ltd.) a wholly owned subsidiary
2010 2010 Established Organo (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. in Vietnam
2010 2013 Established joint venture, PT Lautan Organo Water, in Indonesia
2010 2013 Made Hostech Co., Ltd. a subsidiary
2010 2014 Consolidated seven subsidiaries in Japan, merging six regional companies with Organo Yamashita Yakuhin Co., Ltd.
2010 2015 Established joint venture, Murugappa Organo Water Solutions Limited, in India
2010 2017

Executed reverse stock split (1 for 5 of the Company’s ordinary shares, with share unit changed from 1,000 to 100; effective October 1, 2017)
Completed second factory in Thang Long Industrial Park, Vietnam

▲2017
Second factory in Thang Long Industrial Park, Vietnam