Kao-Quaker

Overview & history of Kao-Quaker

Overview


Kao Quaker Co., Ltd. was established in 1974 as a joint venture between Quaker Oats Co. (USA) and Kao Soap Co., Ltd., for the manufacture and sale of binders for casting sand.In 1997, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.

Company name

Kao-Quaker Company, Limited

Head office

2-1-3 Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Established

1974/11/1

Capital

400 million yen

Representative

President & CEO Shigeaki Takashina

Business description

Manufacture and sale of binders for casting sand and the manufacture and sale of related casting materials

Business offices

East Japan Sales Office, Central Japan Sales Office, West Japan Sales Office, Toyohashi Plant and Laboratory

History of Kao-Quaker


1974

[Japan] Established as a joint venture between Quaker Oats Co. (USA) and Kao Soap Co., Ltd. Commenced production of Kao Lightner at Wakayama Plant.

1981

[Japan] Operations commenced at Toyohashi Plant

1983

[Japan] Opened Toyohashi Laboratory & Casting Center

1987

[Japan] Commenced manufacture and sale of core wash and mold paint

1990

[Japan] Commenced manufacture and sale of Kao Step

1992

[Worldwide] Commenced manufacture and sales in Thailand (Bangkok)

1994

[Japan] Commenced manufacture and sale of New Furan

1997

[Japan] Joint venture was dissolved to make Kao-Quaker a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.

2000

[Japan] Toyohashi Plant and Laboratory acquire ISO 14001 certification

2002

[Worldwide] Commenced manufacture and sales at Kao Chemical Corporation Shanghai in China

2004

[Japan] Commenced manufacture and sale of EG runner

2007

[Japan] Commenced sale of Lunamos

2012

[Worldwide] Operations commenced at Huludao Jinxing Casting Materials Co., Ltd. in China

2015

[Worldwide] Completion of Kao (Shanghai) Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. in China

2017

[Japan] Commenced provision of KQM Monitoring System service

2019

[Japan] Toyohashi Plant achieves 100% shift to renewable energy

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