History & Achievements

The Kurita Group has a 60-years-long history of experience as a leading company in the fields of water and the environment.

  • History
  • Achievements
    and
    Development

1949

Founded initially as a water treatment chemical business (boiler water treatment chemicals).

1949

Start-up of selling boiler water treatment chemicals

The founder of the Company star ts selling boiler water treatment chemicals based on boiler technology for large ships.

1951

Boiler Water Supply Laboratory established.

(Photo: Facility after it was renamed the Central Research institute)

1951

Entry into the water treatment facilities business

Capitalizing on sales of deionizer for the pretreatment of boiler water supplies, the Company moves into the water treatment facilities business, thus developing its business into a comprehensive water treatment business covering chemicals and facilities.

1953

Start-up of chemical cleaning business

New expansion into chemical cleaning services, where boiler interiors are cleaned using chemical technology.

1958

Expansion of maintenance services

An organization specializing in maintenance services is established with a view to expanding after-sales services and maintenance operations for water treatment facilities.

1959

KK Suzuki Shokai established a chemical cleaning company (now Kurita Engineering Co., Ltd.).

1961

Kansai Kurita Seibi KK. established as a maintenance company for water treatment facilities (predecessor of Kurita Technical Service Co., Ltd.).

1965

Expansion into process treatment chemicals

Develops chemicals that increase productivity in the pulp and paper, petrochemical and steel industries, where large volumes of water are used, as the Company broadens the scope of its business from water treatment chemicals to production process treatment chemicals.

1973

Entry into the electronics Industry

As water of a higher degree of purity is needed to further miniaturize the semiconductor manufacturing processes,ultrapure water production technology is developed.

1975

Kurita do Brasil LTDA. established to manufacture and sell water treatment chemicals in Brazil.

Kurita do Brasil LTDA.

1975

Kurita Operation and Maintenance Services, Ltd. established as a water treatment facilities operation and maintenance company (now Kuritaz Co., Ltd.).

1978

Kurita (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. established as Kurita's water treatment chemicals and water treatment facilities business base in Southeast Asia. Kurita (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. established as Kurita's water treatment chemicals and water treatment facilities business base in Southeast Asia

1986

P.T. Kurita Indonesia established to carry out the production and sale of water treatment chemicals in Indonesia.

1986

Deployment of tool cleaning business

Sales channels established for the electronics business and chemical cleaning technology developed to date are used for the Company's entry into the cleaning business for tools and jigs used in semiconductor manufacturing devices.

1987

Kurita (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. established to conduct water treatment chemical manufacturing and sales in Taiwan.

1989

Kurita Europe GmbH established in Germany as Kurita's base in Europe for water treatment chemical production and sales.

1989

Goshu Chemical Co., Ltd. established to conduct water treatment chemical manufacturing and sales in Thailand (now Kurita-GK Chemical Co., Ltd.).

1991

Launch of soil remediation Services

As soil pollution increasingly becomes a major social problem, the Company commenced soil remediation service operations based on the water treatment technology it had thus far developed.

1995

Kurita Water Industries (Dalian) Co., Ltd. established as Kurita's base in China for water treatment chemical production and sales.

1996

Kurita America, Inc. established in the United States to conduct water treatment facilities sales and maintenance services.

1997

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. merges with maintenance company Kurita Technical Service Co., Ltd.

1998

Acquires an equity stake in Hansu Technical Service Ltd., which is involved in the production, sales and maintenance of water treatment facilities in Korea.

2001

Land Solution Inc. established as a consulting company dealing in soil remediation.

2001

Start of consulting services for hedging soil pollution risks

Start of business involving the hedging of pollution risks and schemes to facilitate the smooth liquidation of land that has been restored to a safe condition based on soil remediation successes to date.

2001

Kuritec (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established as Kurita's base in China for import, sales and maintenance services of water treatment facilities.

2002

Launch of ultrapure water supply business

Launch of outsourcing business in which Kurita owns, operates and manages facilities for customers, supplying them with ultrapure water. A business model is developed that represents a fusion of technology, products and services developed to date across chemicals, facilities and maintenance arms of the business.

2003

Integration of tool cleaning business units from Group companies and establishment of Kuritec Service Co., Ltd.

2003

Analysis divisions from Group companies integrated to establish Kurita Analysis Service Co., Ltd.

クリタ分析センター

2004

Kurita Water Industries (Suzhou) Ltd. established as a water treatment facilities production and sales base in China.

2005

Kurita Global Technology Center established through the integration of research and development facilities.

2009

Kurita Chemical Manufacturing Ltd. established as a new subsidiary to manufacture water treatment chemicals.

2013

Launch of S. sensing, a new water treatment management service in water treatment chemicals business.

2015

Acquires water solution, paper solution and aluminum compound businesses of BK Giulini GmbH from Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL); establishes Kurita Europe APW GmbH.

2016

Kurita Europe GmbH and Kurita Europe APW GmbH merged into a company (named Kurita Europe GmbH).

2016

Kurita Polska SP.z.o.o. established in Poland as a water treatment chemicals sales company

2017

Acquired Fremont Industries, LLC, a US water treatment chemicals manufacturing and sales company.

2017

Kurita-GK Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam) and Kurita Middle East FZE (United Arab Emirates) established as water treatment chemicals sales companies