Quimi Kao (Mexico) Holds Anniversary Ceremony to Celebrate 30 Years Since Establishment

July 15, 2008

Ceremony in Guadalajara City welcomes government dignitaries of Jalisco.
President Saito of the Global Chemical Business greets guests at the anniversary ceremony.
Honored guests at ceremony in Mexico City Branch

Quimi Kao was established by Kao Corporation and Sinor Kao (now Spain’s Kao Corporation S.A.) in 1978 in Guadalajara, Mexico, to serve the Central and South American markets as a manufacturer of fatty amines and related derivatives used in asphalt emulsifiers, as well as raw materials for softeners. Since then, Quimi Kao became a 100 percent-owned Kao Corporation subsidiary in 1990, and subsequently a member of Kao Chemicals Europe in 2005. Today, Quimi Kao is one of the leading manufacturers of asphalt emulsifiers and raw materials for softeners in Central and South America.

The 30th Anniversary Ceremony was held on June 3 in Guadalajara City and was attended by seven officials from Jalisco State, where Quimi Kao locates, and nearby cities, including the Jalisco minister of the Economic Development.

The event began with a speech by Mr. Saito, president of the Global Chemical Business, Kao Corporation, including an overview of the 30-year history of Quimi Kao and words of admiration and encouragement for the most vital issues at hand, Kao’s proactive safety and environmental protection activities. The Jalisco minister of the Economic Development then followed with congratulatory words and appreciation for Quimi Kao’s contributions to the area over the past 30 years.

Quimi Kao then presented gifts of appreciation to three valued employees who have been with the company for the entire 30 years since its establishment. The more than 300 attendees, mainly employees and their families, applauded generously, and the ceremony was ended with a flourish.

The 30th anniversary was also celebrated on June 4 at the Mexico City Branch with a ceremony attended by more than 100 guests, including many valued customers.

As a member of the Kao Group, Quimi Kao continues to implement "The Kao Way,‥the Kao corporate philosophy, while promoting sustainable business activities.

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