SEKISUI Chemical Group Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary in 2017
On March 3, 2017, SEKISUI Chemical Group celebrated its 70th anniversary. From its beginning as a single plastics manufacturing plant to what it is today—a $12 billion global chemical and manufacturing company—SEKISUI Chemical has been a corporate leader in key industries and a strong advocate for environmental issues. “SEKISUI, Inc.” was founded in Japan as a general plastics manufacturing business in March 1947. Early success led to the Nara plant opening, which included the first plastic automatic injection molding business in Japan.
Throughout the 1950s, the company continued to expand with new products, technologies, and facilities. In April 1963, the “SEKISUI Plastics Corporation” became the first Japanese company to open a manufacturing facility in the United States.
Over the next four decades, the growing company expanded into new technologies and established a global presence. Throughout, SEKISUI Chemical has been a leader in promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives while strongly supporting a number of environmental causes. These efforts have become integral to the company.
On March 3, 2017, SEKISUI Chemical Group companies around the world marked this significant milestone with celebrations and memorials and embraced progress toward the next stage of growth and advancement.