|1875||Began the operation of the Kusakura Copper Mine in Niigata (Company foundation).|
|1877||Began the operation of the Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi.|
|1884||The Ashio Copper Mine produced the largest amount of copper in Japan.|
|1885||Began using rock drills to excavate mine cavity.|
|1887||Set up the Manufacturing Section at the Ashio Copper Mine and began machinery repair and manufacturing.|
|1894||Began operation of the Shimo-Yamada Coal Mine in Fukuoka and entered into the coal industry.|
|1900||Set up a machinery works at the Ashio Copper Mine and entered into the machinery industry.|
|1905||Furukawa & Co. was founded. Shifted from private management to a corporate structure.|
|1906||Completed Hosoo Electric Power Station in Nikko in Tochigi.|
|1911||Changed the organization to Furukawa General Partnership.|
|1914||Manufactured the first rock drill in Japan.|
|1918||Spun off the Mining Division from Furukawa General Partnership and established Furukawa Mining Co., Ltd.|
|1920||Established the Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. through investment in kind to Nikko Electric Copper Refinery.|
|1941||Furukawa General Partnership was merged with Furukawa Mining Co., Ltd. to form the basis of the current management.|
Spun off the Machinery Division from Ashio Mining to establish Ashio Manufacturing.
|1944||Bought Osaka Smelter of Toa Chemical Smelting Co., Ltd. and established it as Osaka Cementation and Refining. Entered into the chemical industry.
Built the Oyama Works of the Machinery Division of the Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi.
|1950||Built the Takasaki Works of the Rock Drill Division in Gunma.|
|1951||Began manufacturing of titanium dioxide and cuprous oxide at Osaka Cementation and Refining.|
|1954||Imported flash smelting technology from Outokumpu in Finland.|
|1956||Completed the flash smelting plant at Ashio Smelting and Refining.|
|1960||Began sales of petroleum.|
|1961||Began manufacturing of concentrated sulphuric acid at Osaka Cementation and Refining.|
|1962||Completed the Furukawa/Outokumpu flash smelting plant at Ashio Smelting and Refining.
Completed development and began sales of bowling equipment.
Began manufacturing of crawler shovels at the Oyama Works.
Completed research and development of high-purity (99.999%) metallic arsenic and commenced with the sale of it.
|1970||Withdrew from the coal industry.|
|1971||Built the Yoshii Works of the Bowling Division in Gunma.
Began manufacturing of wheel loaders at the Oyama Works.
|1972||Built the Iwaki Works of the Electronic Materials Division in Fukushima
Changed the English company name to Furukawa Co., Ltd.
|1973||Discontinued the Mining Division of the Ashio Office (closed the Ashio Copper Mine).
Built the Mibu Works of the Construction Machinery Division in Tochigi.
|1986||Built the high-purity metallic arsenic manufacturing facility at the Iwaki Works.|
|1987||Bought UNIC Corporation (manufacturer for truck-mounted cranes).
Took over the Manufacturing Division of UNIC Corporation and established it as the Sakura Works.
|1989||The Japanese name changed from Furukawa Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha to Furukawa Kikai Kinzoku Kabushiki Kaisha.|
|1990||Bought an American breaker manufacturer.|
|1997||Established a copper smelting company, Port Kembla Copper Pty. Ltd. (PKC) in Australia.
Established a manufacturer of UNIC products and components, Furukawa UNIC (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
|1998||Established a rock drill products distribution company, Furukawa Rock Drill Europe B.V. in Holland.
Newly established the Materials Research Laboratory for metal and electronic chemical-related research.
|1999||Moved the Materials Research Laboratory to Tsukuba City in Ibaraki.|
|2000||Newly established the Techno-Research Laboratory for machinery segment-related research.|
|2001||Established Gunma Kankyo Recycle Center Co., Ltd.|
|2002||Established the Semiconductor Growth System Department as a development organization for manufacturing equipment for electronic materials, etc.|
|2003||Established a rock drill products distribution company, Furukawa Rock Drill Korea Co., Ltd. in Korea.
Merged Furukawa Real Estate Co., Ltd. and established the Real Estate Division.
Established Taian Furukawa Machinery Co., Ltd. - a joint company for the manufacturing and distribution of UNIC cranes in China.
Discontinued operations at the copper smelting company run by PKC in Australia.
Transferred and spun off the Casting business to Furukawa Castec Co., Ltd.
|2004||Sold the Construction Machinery business to Hitachi Construction Machinery Group.|
|2005||Spun off the Machinery business, the Metals business and the Electronic Materials and Chemicals business and strengthened the management system as the Furukawa Company Group.|
|2006||Established a rock drill products distribution company, Furukawa Rock Drill (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China.
Transferred the General Machinery business to Otsuka Iron Works, Ltd. from Furukawa Industrial Machinery Systems Co., Ltd. and changed the company name to Furukawa Otsuka Co., Ltd.
|2007||Formed a capital and business alliance for the GaN Semiconductor Epi Wafer business with POWDEC K.K.|
|2008||Furukawa Industrial Machinery Systems Co., Ltd. merged with Furukawa Otsuka Co., Ltd.
Newly setup the Nitride Semiconductors Department as a nitride semiconductor-related research organization.
Spun off the Fuels business and passed it on to Furukawa Commerce Co., Ltd.
|2009||Tohpe Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of paints and chemicals, became a consolidated subsidiary.
Established Taian Furukawa Unic Crane Co., Ltd. in China.
|2010||Obtained interests in a copper mine in Canada.|
|2011||Established a rock drill products distribution company, Furukawa Rock Drill India Pvt. Ltd., in India.|
|2012||Established a rock drill products distribution company, Furukawa Rock Drill Latin America S.A., in Panama.
Established a UNIC products distribution company, LLC Furukawa UNIC RUS, in Russia.
Withdrew from the fuels industry.
|2013||Transferred all shares of Tohpe Corporation to Zeon Corporation and withdrew from the paints industry.
Built a solar power station on the site of the former Ashio Smelting and Refining.
|2014||The Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building was completed in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
Established a coil manufacturing company, FD Coil Philippines, Inc., in the Philippines.
Integrated our research institutions: the Techno-Research Laboratory, the Materials Research Laboratory and the Semiconductor Growth System Department.
|2015||Formulated the Management Philosophy, Action Guidelines and long-term vision.|
|2018||Established a sales company of rock drill products, Furukawa Machinery Asia SDN. BHD. in Malaysia.|
|2021||Put a function of the head office together and moved to the Tokiwabashi Tower in Otemachi Tokyo.
Made Yamaishi Metal Co.,Ltd. is the consolidated subsidiary.
Let us introduce the history of Furukawa Co., Ltd.
which has been developed along with the history of Japan.