About Us

History

A New Beginning (Late 1990s ~)

1998 January The Corporate Ethics Committee was launched.
April Corporate Standard of Conduct was enacted.
June Began sales of SAFHS, a device used for the accelerated healing of certain fractures.
December Signed agreement with Byk Gulden Lomburg Chemische Fabrik GmbH of Germany to develop and market spray-type inhalers and a steroid preparation in Japan.
1999 April Advisory Board was launched and corporate officer system was introduced.
September

Acquired an equity stake in Toho Rayon Co., Ltd., now called Toho Tenax Co., Ltd.

October Signed a licensing agreement with TAP Holdings Inc. of the United States for a new therapeutic agent for gout and hyperuricemia.
2000 January Polyester film joint venture with DuPont began operations in seven countries.
2001 February

Acquired Twaron para-aramid business from Acordis B.V. of the Netherlands, and Teijin Twaron B.V. was established.

April Teijin Shoji Co., Ltd., merged with an apparel division of Nissho Iwai Corp.
Teijin Systems Technology Ltd. merged with the former Infocom Corporation.
July Toho Rayon Co., Ltd. changed company name to Toho Tenax Co., Ltd.
August Began sales of new osteoporosis treatment Bonalon tablet (5mg).
2002 March Infocom Corporation was listed on the JASDAQ market.
Withdrew from the acetate fibers business.
April Spun off apparel-use polyester fibers business as a separate company, Teijin Fibers Limited.
New chemical recycling operations were launched at Teijin Fibers Limited Tokuyama Factory.
July "Fiber to Fiber" recycling system was launched, helping to enhance public awareness of recycling.
Teijin Chemicals Plastic Compounds (Shanghai) Ltd was established.
2003 March Teijin Polycarbonate China Ltd. was established
April A holding company system was introduced.
Spun off industrial-use polyester fibers business as a separate company, Teijin Techno Products Limited.
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New corporate brand including new logo and brand statement was rebuilt.

A Corporate Governance Guide was enacted.
July Concluded a cross-licensing agreement with Beaufour Ipsen S. A. of France.
October Spun off pharmaceutical and medical business as a separate company, Teijin Pharma Limited.
December Teijin DuPont Nylon Limited dissolved.
2004 August Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. acquired the U.S. polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fiber business from Acordis BV, of the Netherlands and established a base in North America.
November The Shanghai Branch of the China Marketing Office was established with the aim of strengthening Groupwide marketing in the China.
2006 April Basic Policy for Internal Control System was enacted.
June Opened offices in India and Russia and established a local corporation in China.
October Teijin Pharma Limited established Yuyu Teijin Medicare Inc. a joint venture with Yuyu Inc. in South Korea.
2007 July Announced sustainable environment declaration, aiming for 20% reduction in CO2 emission by 2020.
September Teijin Twaron B.V. was renamed to Teijin Aramid B.V.
2008 April Long-term goals for environmental preservation was enacted, and Teijin Group Environment-Friendly Design Guidelines were formulated.

Innovation Research Institute (currently Iwakuni R&D Center) was established.

June Acquired majority stake in GH Craft Ltd., a manufacturer with an outstanding record in the design and development of advanced composite materials.
2009 February Teijin Pharma Limited established Esteve Teijin Healthcare S.L.-a joint venture with leading Spanish pharmaceuticals manufacturer Laboratorios del Dr. Esteve S.A.-to oversee HOT business in Europe.
2010 April Transferred stake in P.T. Teijin Indonesia Fiber Tbk to a third party.
2011 March

Developed world's first mass production technology for carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP)

May Teijin Pharma Limited commenced sales of hyperuricemia and gout treatment FEBURIC (TMX-67) in Japan.
October

Commenced commercial production of high-performance polyethylene products.

November

Lib separator production joint venture (currently Teijin Lielsort Korea Co., Ltd.) in South Korea was established.

December Teijin Advanced Composites America Inc. was established in the United States.
2012 March Signed an agreement with the China Chemical Fibers Association to enter into a comprehensive alliance.
October Organizational reforms
Teijin Techno Products Limited and industrial fibers business of Teijin Fibers Limited were realigned and integrated into Teijin Limited.
N.I. Teijin Shoji Co., Ltd. and apparel business of Teijin Fibers Limited have been integrated and launched Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
2013 April Organizational reforms
Teijin Chemicals Ltd was integrated into Teijin Limited.
May Teijin Composites Innovation Center was moved to the Matsuyama Factory.
September Joint venture Initz Co., Ltd. was established with SK Chemicals Ltd. to start polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins business.
2014 April Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd. was established.
June Joint venture Teijin FRA Tire Cord (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established to produce tire cords.
2015 April
joint prostheses

Joint venture Teijin Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd., was established to facilitate entry into the market for joint prostheses.

August Technology Development Center was opened in Matsuyama as a development hub for high-performance material solutions.
September

Started Operation of New R&D Center to accelerate material and pharmaceutical integrated development.

2016 September Teijin Film Solutions Limited was established as a wholly owned subsidiary as a resulf of dissolving of the joint venture arrangement with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha for Teijin DuPont Films Japan Limited.
2017 January

Acquired Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation, one of the global leaders in automotive lightweight composite technologies.

May Entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Merck & Co., Inc., U.S.A., for the development, manufacture and commercialization of an investigational antibody candidate targeting tau, for a possible new treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
July Teijin Medical Technologies Co., Ltd., was established to expand the bone-connecting material business.
2018 March New carbon-fiber business subsidiary Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. was established in the U.S. city of Greenwood, South Carolina, the Unaited States.
March Resin compound plant and R&D Facility was established in Teijin Corporation (Thailand) Limited.
April Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. was integrated into Teijin Limited.
August Acquired J.H. Ziegler GmbH, a leading supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany.
Acquired Inapal Plasticos SA, a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal.