Year History
June 1922 The Chemicals Department of Takeda Chobei Shoten (the present Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.) separated and established as an independent company, Takeda Pure Chemicals Ltd.
1947 Company name changed to Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
1952 Head office moved to the current address
1967 Tokyo and Osaka Research Laboratories completed
1972 Head Office building completed
1974 Wako Chemicals GmbH established in Dusseldorf under 100% capital ownership
1981 Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. founded in Dallas, Texas under 100% capital ownership
1989 Tobu Distribution Center opened
Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. moved to Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Liaison Office opened
1991 Seibu Distribution Center opened
Matumoto Plant opened
2005 Boston Sales Office, Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. opened
Tokyo Plant obtained JCSS certificate of registration
Mountain View R&D Center opened
2010 Shanghai Representative Office opened
2012 Wako Holdings USA, Inc. founded under 100% capital ownership
Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. and Mountain View R&D Center were restructured to establish a new Wako Chemicals USA, Inc., Wako Life Sciences, Inc., and Wako USA Automation, Inc.
Wako Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. founded under 100% capital ownership
2015 Wako acquired Sibayagi Co., Ltd.
2017 Wako became 100% subsidary of FUJIFILM Corporation
2018 Wako merged FUJIFILM Finechemicals Co., Ltd.
Company name changed to FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation