History

1916 Founded Hashimoto Shokodo Pharmaceutical Plant in Sakai City, Osaka,
and started manufacturing hydrosulfate.
1930 Started manufacturing fluorine compounds.
1934 Established general partnership, Hashimoto Pharmaceutical Plant.
1944 Established Hashimoto Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. (Sakai City, Osaka)
1945 Resumed manufacturing copper sulfate in Shorinji Factory. (Sakai City, Osaka)
1956 Resumed the operation at Sanpo Factory (Sakai City, Osaka)
and additionally built production facility for hydrofluoric acid.
1961 Additionally built production facilities for hydrofluoric acid,
aluminum fluoride and other fluoride products.
1963 Succeeded in industrialization of borontrifluoride gas in Japan.
1970 Established Izumi Factory. (Izumiotsu City, Osaka)
1971 Completed production facility for dry aluminum fluoride in Sanpo Factory.
1973 Moved and merged the facilities in Shorinji Factory with Izumi Factory.
1984 Completed cleaning plant (PAS-I) for high purity hydrofluoric acid used for semiconductors in Sanpo Factory.
1990 Moved the head office to Nishi-ku in Osaka City.
Changed the company name to HASHIMOTO CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Completed cleaning plant (PAS-II) for ultra high purity hydrofluoric acid used for semiconductors in Sanpo Factory.
1991 Separated the Transportation Department and established BLUE EXPRESS, INC. 100% owned affiliated company.
1992 Stopped manufacturing aluminum alloy.
1994 Established joint company, FECT CO., LTD.. in South Korea.
1996 Completed new plant for lithium hexafluorophosphate in Izumi Factory.
1997 New administrative office and laboratory were established in Sanpo Factory.
Changed the company name to STELLA CHEMIFA CORPORATION.
1999 Completed cleaning plant (PAS-III) for ultra high purity hydrofluoric acid used for semiconductors in Sanpo Factory.
Moved the head office to Chuo-ku in Osaka City.
Listed on the second section of Osaka Securities Exchange.
2000 Listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
2001 Established a wholly owned subsidiary company in Singapore, STELLA CHEMIFA SINGAPORE PTE LTD.
2002 Established ZHEJIANG BLUE STAR CHEMICAL CO., LTD. in China.
2006 Expanded Sanpo Factory.
2007 Established a wholly owned subsidiary company, STELLA PHARMA CORPORATION. Medical business went into full scale operation.
Completed cleaning plant (PAS-IV) for ultra high purity hydrofluoric acid used for semiconductors in Sanpo Factory.
2008 Established STELLA GREEN CORPORATION, wholly owned subsidiary company.
2009 Acquired ARISE CORPORATE CORPORATION. (became wholly owned)
2010 Established a wholly owned affiliated company, COSME DE STELLA CORPORATION to which STELLA PHARMA CORPORATION transferred the cosmetic business.
2012 Expansion plant for lithium hexafluorophosphate in Izumi Factory.
2014 Established Kitakyushu Factory. (Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu City)
2015 Established QUZHOU BDX NEW CHEMICAL MATERIALS CO., LTD. in China.
2016 Converted to a company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee.