Our History

1931-1940

1936Oct. Chemicals division of Aichi Tokei Denki spun off to create Aichi Kagaku Kogyo, capitalized at 1 million yen and headquartered within the Aichi Tokei offices (#15 Chitose Aza Funagata, Minami-ku, Nagoya).
1939Feb. Developed Japan's first urea-based resin adhesive, "AICHI-MUTEKI-NORI."

1941-1950

1944Mar. Established the Shinkawa plant.
1949May. Listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

1951-1960

1954July. Urea resin wood adhesives first in Japan to be granted the right to display the JIS mark.
1960Jan. Launched "AICA DECOLITE" high pressure laminate (HPL). Changed the brand name of the melamine sheets to "AICA."

1961-1970

1962July. Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1966Mar. Built factory in Jimokuji.
June. Changed company name to "AICA Kogyo Co., Ltd."
1967Feb. AICA HPL (high pressure laminate) receives JIS certification.
1968Dec. Established first joint company in Malaysia.
1969Mar. AICA Aibon (polyvinyl acetate plastic emulsion wood adhesive) received JIS certification.

1971-1980

1974Mar. Established P.T. AICA Indonesia.
Oct. Moved headoffice to the 20th floor of the Takihyo Building (2-20-19 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya), currently the Nagoya Tokio M&F Building.
1976July. Established AICA Door Sdn. Bhd.
1979Dec. Established MAICA Wood Industry (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

1981-1990

1986May. Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.

1991-2000

1997Dec. Granted for ISO9001.
1999Mar. Invested in MAICA LAMINATES SDN. BHD. (Malaysia)
June. Established the Fukushima Plant.
Sept. Granted for ISO14001 certification.
2000Apr. Established R&D building within the Fukushima Plant.
Sept. Constructed Head office Building within the Shinkawa Plant.
Established P.T. Techno Wood Indonesia (in Karawang Indonesia).

2001-2010

2001Mar. Acquired stock for and subsidized Ganz Chemical Co., Ltd.(Osaka).
Aug. Granted OHSAS18001 certification.
Oct. Merged AICA Hanbai Co., Ltd. which was a subsidiary.
2002June. Established R&D building within the Jimokuji Plant.
Nov. Acquired stock for and subsidized Dainippon Shikizai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2003May. Established Kunshan AICA Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Sept. Established Shenyang AICA-Hope Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2004Apr. Built AICA Osaka Building (1-13-27 Minamisenba, Chuoku, Osaka).
Aug. Unit of stock transaction changed from 1,000 shares to 100 shares.
2005Apr. Merger with Dainippon Shikizai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2006Aug. Established AICA Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2008Oct. Acquired stock for and subsidized Nishi Tokyo Chemix Corporation.
2009Apr. Moved Nagoya branch to 2-1-1 Suemoridori, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya.
2010Oct. Granted Forest Stewardship Council “Chain of Custody” Certification, a first for high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturers.

2011-2020

2011June. Established AICA Laminates India Pvt. Ltd. in India. Took over high pressure laminate (HPL) business from Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd.
2012Apr. Merged Ganz Chemical Co., Ltd.
Sept. Established AICA Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam).
Dec. Acquired stocks of Dynea Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Dynea Chemicals (Finland) and established Aica Asia Pacific Holding Pte.Ltd. (Singapore).
2013Feb. Granted for Biomass Mark certification for high pressure laminate (HPL).
2014Jan. Moved Fukuoka branch to 1-60 Higashihie, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, and established Fukuoka showroom
Apr. Transferred the printed wiring board business.
2015Sept. Established AICA SDK PHENOL CO., LTD., Ltd. Acquired the phenolic resin business of Showa Denko K.K.
Oct. Established AICA TECH KENZAI CO.,LTD. Acquired business of Mitsubishi Materials Kenzai Corporation.
2016Feb. Acquired Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare "Kurumin" certification as a company that supports working parents.
Apr. Merged AIHO CO., Ltd.
Nov. Established AICA America, Inc. (USA).
2017Apr. Established AICA’s 10 years Vision.
June. Opened first full-scale, directly operated showroom "Taiwan Aica Taichung Showroom" in Taiwan with Taiwanese joint venture "Taiwan Aica Kogyo Co., Ltd."
Oct. Merged AICA SDK PHENOL CO., LTD.
Dec. Established AICA Laminates Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
2018Jan. Moved Head office to JP Tower Nagoya, Nagoya City, Aichi and rename the Head-Office Factory as the Nagoya Factory.
Acquired shares to convert EVERMORE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Taiwan) to a subsidiary.
Established Aica Asia Laminates Holding Co., Ltd. (Thailand).
Mar. Acquired shares of convert Thai Chemical Corporation
(Thailand) by Aica Asia Pacific Holding Pte.Ltd. to a subsidiary.
2019Apr. Acquired stock of Sois Mendinni Industrial Technology (Shanghai) Ltd. through Aica Asia Laminates Holding Co., Ltd.(Thailand) and made into a subsidiary.
July. Entered a capitaland business tie-up with SOUBU Co., Ltd.
Sept. Acqired shares of convert Nanjing Zhongteng Chemical Co., Ltd. (China) by Dynea Nanjing Co., Ltd. what is subsidiary of AAPH to a subsidiary.
Dec. Acquired shares to convert Wilsonart LLC’s Asia Pacific Subsidiaries to a subsidiary.
2020Mar. Acquired shares to convert AICA HPL Trading Joint Stock Company (Vietnam) to a subsidiary.
July. Acquired shares to convert U-BEST VIET NAM POLYMER INDUSTRY and VIET NAM SUM YAD TECHNOLOGY LIMITED by EVERMORE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. to a subsidiary.

2021-

2021Mar. Acquired one of the phenolic resin business of DIC Corporation.
Apr. Acquired shares to convert Adtek Consolidated Sdn. Bhd (Malaysia) to a subsidiary.
July. Acquired the UV curing coating material for overprint varnish business and Dayuan plant of Covestro Resins (Taiwan) Ltd. by EVERMORE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
2022Apr. Selected "Prime Market" in Tokyo Stock Exchange and "Premier Market" in Nagoya Stock Exchange.
July. Acquired shares to convert Taiwan Aica Kogyo Co., Ltd. to a subsidiary.