|1952||Founded Asahi Chemical Laboratory.
Started silver recycling business from photographic fixing solutions. The photography industry expanded significantly along with the rapid economic growth, and the demand for silver increased in industries related to silver for photosensitive materials
|1968||Kobe Plant constructed in Higashi-Nada-Ku, Kobe|
|1969||Introduced our own electrolytic silver recycling equipment ahead of the industry, making it possible to recycle silver with efficiency and high purity|
|1974||Opened Fukuoka Office. Thereafter followed by offices and plants throughout the country|
|1975||Acquired Industrial waste disposal license from Kobe City
(Detoxification of Photographic Effluent Treatment)
Developed a compact electrolytic silver recovery device "PLATA"
|1978||Completed Head Office building in Higashi-Nada-Ku, Kobe
Registration of environmental measurement certication office
|1982||Launched precious metal recycling business in the field of dental
Determined the diversification of precious metal recycling business foreseeing the reduction of the photo effluent treatment market
|1984||Launched precious metal recycling business in the field of plating solution|
|1986||Launched precious metal recycling business in the field of electronics components and jewelryDeveloped compact electrolytic gold collection equipment "ZIPANG"|
|1990||Entered into environmental preservation business other than photographic effluents|
|1994||Established Asahi G&S Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia|
|1997||Merged five group companies and changed their names into Asahi Pretec Corp.|
|1998||Transferred headquarters operations to Sannomiya, Kobe City
Established Technical Research CenterStarted manufacturing of dental alloy
|1999||Acquisition of ISO9002 certification with Technical Research Center
(Changed registration to ISO9001 in 2002)
Made initial public stock offering on over-the-counter market
|2000||Acquisition of ISO14001 certification with Technical Research Center
Entered into indium refinery full operations
Listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Ex-change
|2002||Promoted to the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
The 50th Anniversary
|2003||Established Shanghai Asahi Pretec Co., Ltd. in China|
|2004||Acquired Nihon Chemitech Co., Ltd.|
|2005||Expanded auto-catalyst recycle business|
|2006||Acquired Iyotec Co., Ltd.
Established Asahi Pretec Korea Co., Ltd. in Korea
|2007||Established the Tokyo Head Office in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Acquired Taiyo Chemical Co., Ltd.
|2008||Established Japan Waste Corporation
Acquired Fuji Rozai Co., Ltd.
|2009||Established Asahi Holdings,Inc.|
|2010||Acquired Ecomax Co., Ltd. Opened Yokohama Office of Japan Waste Corporation
Established Jungju Factory of Asahi Pretec Korea Co., Ltd. and launched dental business in Korea
|2011||Launched E-scrap business
Acquired Kyodo Chemical Co., Ltd.
|2012||Acquired INTER CENTRAL, INC.|
|2013||Established Asahi Pretec Taiwan Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
Established a joint-venture, Asahi Shih Her Technologies Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
Established Taiwan Factory of Asahi Pretec Taiwan Co., Ltd.
|2014||Acquired KOEIKOGYO CO., LTD.
Acquired FUJI MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS MFG. CO., LTD.
Launched Life and Health business
Established Asahi Americas Holdings, Inc.
|2015||Acquired Asahi Refining USA Inc. & Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.|