STRATEGIC PARTNER OF PLASTICS

Company History

Mar. 1951
Nihon-Jushi Ltd. established for the purpose of selling plastics (capital: ¥300 thousand).
Mar. 1952
Changed name to Nihon-Jushi Co., Ltd. to expand business (capital: ¥1,000 thousand).
Mar. 1961
Increased capital to ¥15,000 thousand; Nichimen Corporation increases equity stake to 13.3%.
Mar. 1967
Shizuoka Branch opened in Shizuoka City.
Dec. 1994
Nichimen Corporation became the majority shareholder, with a 55.5% stake, following a third-party allocation of shares.
Sep. 1995
Changed name to Nichimen Plastics Corporation.
Mar. 1998
Moved headquarters to Omori-kita, Ota-ku, Tokyo.
Oct. 1998
Merged with Nichimen Plastics Co., Ltd. to strengthen sales in the Kansai district.
Nov. 1998
Acquired stock in Fujimatsu Company Co., Ltd., and made the company a subsidiary.
Jan. 2000
Changed name to Pla Matels Corporation.
Merged with Koshi Industrial Co., Ltd. to expand business.
Apr. 2001
Dispatched a sales representative to Bangkok, Thailand.
Oct. 2001
Listed on JASDAQ (OTC).
Acquired 50% stake in Shinwa Gosei Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong).
Apr. 2002
Dispatched a sales representative to Shanghai, China.
Jan. 2003
Acquired the sales business of Asahi Plastics Co., Ltd.
Established a subsidiary in Hong Kong: Pla Matels (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2003
Established a representative sales office in Philippines.
Mar. 2003
Established a branch office in Singapore.
Apr. 2003
Converted a representative sales office in Shanghai into a subsidiary: Pla Matels (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Sep. 2003
Established subsidiary FILTEREN Co., Ltd., which acquired the sintered filter business of KAKEN, Inc. in Oct., and transferred its business to the new Toda plant to launch full-scale production of sintered filters in Dec.
Feb. 2004
Subsidiary Fujimatsu Company Co., Ltd. acquired sub-subsidiary Tamatsu Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2004
Established a subsidiary in Singapore: Pla Matels (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Oct. 2004
Established a subsidiary in Tianjin, China: Pla Matels (Tianjin) International Trading Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2006
Established a joint venture with TOYO INK MFG. CO., LTD. : TOYO INK COMPOUNDS VIETNAM CO., LTD.
Jul. 2007
Moved headquarters to Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
Jan. 2009
Established Pla Matels (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. in China.
[ Capital: 100% Pla Matels (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. ]
Aug. 2009
Established a subsidiary in Dalian: Pla Matels (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2011
Converted a representative sales office in Philippines into a subsidiary: Pla Matels (Philippines) Corporation.
Nov. 2011
Established a representative sales office of Pla Matels (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Hefei, P.R.China
May. 2012
Established Hirosaki office in Hirosaki, Aomori
Jul. 2012
Established Pla Matels (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aug. 2012
Established Nagasaki office in Nagasaki
May. 2013
Established PLA MATELS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED in India
Aug. 2013
Established Taiwan Pla Matels Corporation Taichung Branch in Taichung, Taiwan
Feb. 2015
Established Pla Matels (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia
Jul. 2017
Established PLA MATELS VIETNAM CO., LTD. in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam