History of Pilipinas Kao, Inc.

1977 PKI was incorporated as a joint project between Kao Corporation, Japan and a local company, Aboitiz & Co.
1978
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Start of construction of Jasaan Plant

1980 - Methanolysis & Glycerine Refining commercial operation
- Hydrogenation & Fractionation commercial operation
1986 - Multi-reactor Plant construction.
- Multi-reactor Plant commercial operation
1988 - Methanol Cracking and Tertiary Amine Plant construction
1989 - Methanol Cracking Plant commercial operation.
1990 - Tertiary Amine Plant commercial operation
1991 - MRP Low Temperature commercial operation
1992 - Installation of two generators.
- Start of construction of Hydro Capacity-up facilities
1993 - Bead Plant commercial operation.
- Start of operation of Hydrogenation Capacity-up
1994
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- Hydrogenation and Fractionation Process Control
converted to DCS (Centum XL).
- Installation of 20 tons Steam Boiler.
- Automation of Hydrogenation and Fractionation
Process operation

1998 - Kao Corporation acquired 100% ownership of PKI.
2001 - High Technology Fatty Alcohol Plant commercial operation (pure cut alcohol production)
2004 - High Technology Fatty Alcohol(HTFA) Plant capacity up to 41,000 MT.
2007 - Inauguration of the new High Purity Fatty Alcohol
- PKI received the "Top Exporter-Other Manufacturer" award from BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) Stakeholder's Awards
2008 - The new Tertiary Amine plant was inaugurated.
- PKI received an "Outstanding Exporter Award" from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) for its exemplary performance in export generation.
2009
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- Receives Gold Award at International Convention
on Quality Control Circles and Incident-free
Award from Philippine Department of Labor
and Employment

Kao Group