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HISTORY Toda Kogyo’s history begins with Bengala.

In addition to being the top manufacturer of iron oxide, Toda Kogyo Group is in a position to support industry throughout the world by providing unique products through its original nanotechnologies based on wet synthesis technology.This history dates all the way back to 1823 (the Bunsei period).

History
November1933
TODA KOGYO CORP. established with ¥500,000 capital in Yokogawa, Hiroshima Prefecture, for
the purpose of producing and selling Bengala.
April1951
Took over Kutsuwa Bengala Manufacturing Corp.
April1953
Production plant of ferrite materials newly added to Hiroshima plant.
November1954
Took over Kibi Kogyo Corp.
October 1959
Onoda Plant built in Onoda, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
July1969
Equipment for production of magnetic particle materials for audiotapes and videotapes added to
Onoda Plant.
June1973
Wet coloration pigment facility added to Onoda Plant.
September1983
Shares listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
December1984
Plant for the production of ferrite materials (Otake Plant) built in Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture.
April1988
Special facility to produce coloring materials for electronic printing added to Onoda Plant.
July1994
Wholly owned subsidiary Toda Kogyo Europe GmbH established in Duesseldorf, Germany.
August 1996
Wholly owned subsidiary Toda America Inc. established in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.
July1997
Okayama Plant splits off from the parent company to form Toda Pigment Corp.
January2003
Wholly owned subsidiary Toda Plastic Magnet Material (Zhejiang) Corp. established in
Zhejiang Province, China
May2003
Deqing Toda Sanfeng Pigment Co., Ltd. established in Zhejiang Province, China.
May2003
Equipment for production of battery materials added to Onoda Plant.
August 2004
Zhejiang Toda DMEGC Magnetic Co., Ltd. established in Zhejiang Province, China.
June2006
Equipment for production of antenna sheets for IC tags added to Otake Plant.
October 2006
TODA Ferrite KOREA Co., Ltd. established in Busan, Korea.
April2007
Toda Magnequench Magnetic Material(Tianjin) Co., Ltd. established in Tianjin, China.
August 2007
Battery materials business division of Germany's H.C. Starck GmbH purchased.
August 2007
Wholly owned subsidiary Toda Advanced Materials Inc. established in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
(company located in Toronto until November 2007).
March 2008
A patent license relating to the cathode material for Li-ion battery obtained from Argonne
National Laboratory USA.
April 2008
TODA ISU CORPORATION established in Kangwon-Do, Korea.
June 2008
Acquired the whole shares of Tokyo Shikizai Industry Co., Ltd.
March 2010
Toda America Inc. and Toda Advanced Materials Inc. became equity method affiliates of Toda
Kogyo, selling off part of their shares.
October 2011
Toda United Industrial(Zhejiang) Co.,Ltd. established in Zhejiang, China. became a consolidated
subsidiary of Toda.
November 2011
Approved for DBJ’s Environmental Ratings from the Development Bank of Japan.
June 2012
Toda Magnet(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd. established in Shenzhen, China.
February2014
BASF TODA Battery Materials LLC, the joint venture company with BASF Japan Ltd., was established.

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