The History of SEKISUI North America

We are proud to be the first Japanese manufacturer to operate in North America.

We started in Pennsylvania in April 1963, when the SEKISUI Plastics Corporation began operations as the first Japanese manufacturer in North America. Since then, we have grown to include ten individual companies. We continue to honor our parent company’s story by building a rich history based on its solid foundation.

2013

SEKISUI America Corporation celebrates 50 years of operation in North America.

2011

SEKISUI Diagnostics is formed as an affiliate of SEKISUI Medical Co., Ltd.

2009

Global manufacturer and supplier of Polyvinyl Alcohol products, SEKISUI Specialty Chemicals America, LLC, is added to SEKISUI America Corporation.

2008

XenoTech adds its focused expertise on biotransformation and preclinical development consulting to the broad range of pharmaceutical development services offered by SEKISUI.

2007

Allen Extruders, LLC is acquired, bringing its legacy of superior quality and service as a high-quality thermoplastics manufacturer.

2005

SEKISUI SPR Americas, LLC opens operations in North America and begins its rapid growth in underground infrastructure.

2004

SEKISUI Products, LLC is formed and begins importing high performance plastic products to North America from Japan.

2003

SEKISUI S-LEC joins the company, adding its 40+ years of experience in glass interlayer technology.

1990

KYDEX, LLC adds its specialty in thermoplastic sheet design and manufacturing to the SEKISUI family.

1983

SEKISUI America Corporation is established to support each company in North America with reliable resources and assets.

1971

SEKISUI S-LEC Mexico opens its operations in Mexico and begins providing glass interlayer technology to Latin America.

1969

SEKISUI Voltek begins providing innovative, cutting-edge solutions for several industries, including transportation, healthcare, construction, tapes, and more.

1963

SEKISUI Plastics Corporation becomes the first Japanese manufacturer to operate in North America.