The beginnings of the Moriroku Group can be traced back to the year 1663 in the former province of Awa in Tokushima Prefecture. Thanks to your patronage and support, this year in 2013, we will mark the 350th anniversary of our founding.
Have a look for yourself at the long history that the Moriroku Group shares with the development of chemical industries in Japan, starting with our initial forays in the distribution of the natural raw materials of indigo and manure.
Video commemorating our 350th anniversary
Timeline of Moriroku history
Started dealing in Awa indigo and manure in Awa
Established Kanto area sales headquarters in Edo （Tokyo)
Exhibited Awa indigo at Paris International Exposition
Started wholesaling of domestic and foreign fertilizers
Opened Osaka and Kobe Offices
Opened Osaka Office
Started import and sales of dyestuffs, industrial chemicals and sodas
Established as a stock company Incorporated Moriroku Shoten as a stock company
（Capital: 1 million yen, Head Office: Tokushima, Branch Offices: Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe)
Moved the head office to Osaka (Opened Shikoku Office)
Started dealing in food mold inhibitors (Advanced into modern chemical products business)
Opened Nagoya Office
Started dealing in vinyl chloride (Advanced into resin business)
Started dealing in low-pressure polyethylene, and developed product application methods (Advanced into pro-duction business)
Moved the head office to Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Opened Osaka branch)
Changed the trade name to Moriroku Trading Company, Ltd.
Constructed new factory in Suzuka-shi, Mie
Moved the head office to Kasumigaseki Building, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Increased the capital to 100 million yen
Increased the capital to 200 million yen
Opened the Technical Service Center
Constructed Kanto Plant in Ohizumi-cho, Ohra-gun, Gunma
Changed the trade name to Moriroku Company Ltd., and increased the capital to 300 million yen
Constructed the Technical Research Center and prototype facility in Kawagoe-shi, Saitama
Opened Hong Kong Representative Office
Established a local corporation Greenville Technology, Inc. in Ohio, U.S.A. through joint venture with Honda
Increased the capital to 450.1 million yen
Constructed Meiwa Factory in Meiwa-cho, Ohra-gun, Gunma
Established a local corporation, Moriroku Company (HK) Ltd., in Hong Kong
Increased the capital to 1,358.1 million yen
Established a local corporation, Moriroku Philippines, Inc. in Laguna, Philippines
Opened Bangkok Representative Office
Established a local corporation, Moriroku UT India Pvt., Ltd., in New Delhi, India
Established a local corporation, Listowel Technology, Inc., in Ontario, Canada
Established a local corporation, Moriroku (Singapore) Pte., Ltd., in Singapore
Established a local corporation, Moriroku (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in Bangkok, Thailand
Established a local corporation Rainsville Technology, Inc. in Alabama, U.S.A.
Established a local corporation,Guangzhou Moriroku Technology, Co.,Ltd. in Guangzhou,China
Established a local corporation,Suzhou Moriroku Technology Co.,Ltd.in Suzhou,China
Established a local corporation,Moriroku(Shanghai)Co.,Ltd. in Shanghai,China
Established Moriroku (Guangzhou) International Trading Co., Ltd.
Established Production Operational Headquarters Development Center to integrate the production operational headquarter functions in Moka-shi, Tochigi
Moved the head office to Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established a local corporation, Wuhan Moriroku Technology Co., Ltd. in Wuhan, China. started to operate in Nov. 2005
Increased capital to 1,640.1 million yen
Consolidated Chemical Department and Plastic Department into Chemical Business HQ(reorganization).
Established Moriroku Precision Co., Ltd.
Established Moriroku (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Established Moriroku Austria GmbH
Established Moriroku America, Inc.
Moved the Suzuka Plant to Ifuna-cho, Suzuka-shi, Mie-ken.
Changed its trade name to Moriroku Holdings Company, Ltd., at the same time establishing new operating companies, Moriroku Chemicals Company, Ltd. and Moriroku Technology Company, Ltd., which would take over the chemical and production sectors of the company, respectively (transition to a holding company structure).
Established Moriroku Agri Co., Ltd.
Established Moriroku Technology(Thailand)Co., Ltd.
Established Moriroku Chemicals Korea Co., Ltd.
Established PT. Moriroku Technology Indonesia
Established Moriroku Technology De Mexico S.A. De C.V.
Consolidated Kanto Plant, Meiwa Plant and Mold Production Plant(in Kawagoe-shi, Saitama) into Ota-shi, Gunma.