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

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

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

Delivers Japan’s first large-scale pure water system

▲1951
Monobed pure water system under construction
1950 1952 Forms an alliance with Rohm & Haas (United States) and becomes a general agency for Amberlite (ion-exchange resins)
1950 1955 Relocates head office to Kikuzaka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
1950 1957 Starts national production of Amberlite
1950 1958 Delivers Japan’s first invert type liquid sugar refining apparatus
1950 1959 Lists shares for over-the-counter trading
1960 1960 Takes a stake in Nihon Suiko Co., Ltd. (changes 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 Lists on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1960 1961 Establishes Organo Softener Co., Ltd. in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (changes 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

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

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

Completes Central Research Laboratory in Toda, Saitama Prefecture

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

Completes 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 Establishes Taiwan Branch
1990 1996 Establishes Eco-Techno Corporation (business taken over by Organo Corporation in 2017, and then dissolved)
1990 1997 Moves head office to Toyocho, Koto-ku, Tokyo
1990 1997

Completes Iwaki Factory in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture

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

Moves the Development Center to Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture

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

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))
Completes second factory in Thang Long Industrial Park, Vietnam

▲2017
Second factory in Thang Long Industrial Park, Vietnam