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.

1940s 1946

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

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

Delivered Japan’s first large-scale pure water system

▲1951
Monobed pure water system under construction
1950s 1952 Formed an alliance with Rohm & Haas (United States) and became a general agency for Amberlite (ion exchange resins)
1950s 1955 Relocated head office to Kikuzaka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
1950s 1957 Started national production of Amberlite
1950s 1958 Delivered Japan’s first invert type liquid sugar refining apparatus
1950s 1959 Listed shares for over-the-counter trading
1960s 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)
1960s 1961 Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1960s 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)
1960s 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
1960s 1966 Changed name to Organo Corporation
1970s 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)
1970s 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)
1970s 1974 Took a stake in Maruei Kogyo Co. and changed its name to Organo Koji Tokyo Co., Ltd. (now Organo Plant Service Corporation)
1980s 1985 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1980s 1985 Completed Satte Factory in Satte, Saitama Prefecture
1980s 1986 Established Organo (Malaysia) in Malaysia (now Organo (Asia) Sdn. Bhd.)
1980s 1986

Completed Central Research Laboratory in Toda, Saitama Prefecture

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

Completed Tsukuba Factory in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture

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

Completed Iwaki Factory in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture

▲1997
Iwaki Factory
2000s 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)
2000s 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)
2000s 2002 Established Rhodia Organo Food Tech Co., Ltd. (now Organo Food Tech Co., Ltd.)
2000s 2003 Established Organo (Suzhou) Water Treatment Co., Ltd., in Suzhou, China
2000s 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)
2000s 2005

Moved the Development Center to Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture

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