History of TAIYO NIPPON SANSO
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For the history of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group prior to 2004, see "History of Nippon Sanso Holdings" on the website of Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation, which transitionedto a holding company structure in October 2020.

  • 2004
    Merged with Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd. to create Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation. Moved its head office to Koyama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
  • 2005
    Merged Dia Reiko Kogyo Co., Ltd., (a subsidiary company in the cryogenic equipment business), and Nissan Kogyo Co., Ltd. to create Cryo One Inc.
    Merged Ozawa Sanso K.K., (a group company of Taiyo Nippon Sanso in medical-related business), Yamato Sanki K.K., and Suzusho Medical Co., Ltd., (a subsidiary of Suzuki Shokan Co., Ltd)., to create Nippon Megacare Corporation.
    Acquired the shares of Nippoku Sanso K.K. (currently Taiyo Nippon Sanso Hokkaido Corporation), an industrial gas manufacturer in Hokkaido.
  • 2006
    Acquired all the shares of Hitachi Sanso K.K. to make it a wholly owned subsidiary named Taiyo Nippon Sanso Higashikanto Corporation.
  • 2007
    Merged Nippon Tansan Co., Ltd., Ekika Tansan Co., Ltd., their holding company Nippon-Ekitan Holdings Corporation, and the carbon dioxide business of Taiyo Nippon Sanso, to create Nippon Ekitan Corporation.
  • 2008
    Established Taiyo Nippon Sanso (China) Investment Co., Ltd., an investment company, and Dalian Changxing Island Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd., an industrial gas manufacturer, in Dalian’s Changxing Island Seaport Industrial Area in China.
    Reorganized the roles and functions of Saan Engineering Corporation and NS Engineering Corporation into Taiyo Nippon Sanso Engineering.
  • 2010
    Acquired a 51% share of K-Air India Gases Pte. Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of industrial gases in India, and renamed it as Matheson K-Air Gases India Pte. Ltd. (currently Taiyo Nippon Sanso India Pvt. Ltd.).
  • 2012
    Made a takeover bid for Leeden Limited to make it a wholly owned subsidiary via its wholly owned subsidiary Taiyo Nippon Sanso Singapore Pte.
  • 2013
    Merged Saan-Tech Corporation, Futaba Bussan Corporation, and Toei Kagaku Corporation to create Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas and Welding Corporation.
    Acquired all the shares of Pacific Medico Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment.
  • 2014
    Acquired all the shares of Continental Carbonic Products, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of liquid carbon dioxide gas and dry ice in the U.S.
    Established PT. Samator Taiyo Nippon Sanso Indonesia on the island of Java, Indonesia, as a joint venture with Samator, an industrial gas manufacturer in Indonesia, and National Oxygen, a subsidiary in Singapore.
    Established Taiyo Nippon Sanso Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd., the regional headquarters in Southeast Asia.
    Merged three of the Singapore-based consolidated subsidiaries to create Leeden National Oxygen Ltd.
    Became a consolidated subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation as a result of the conclusion of the tender offer for the company's shares.
  • 2015
    Merged five subsidiaries in the LP gas industry to create Taiyo Nippon Sanso Energy Corporation.
    Acquired Air Products Industry Co., Ltd., a company accounted for using the equity method in Thailand, and made it a consolidated subsidiary.
    Acquired Renegade Gas Pty Ltd. (currently Supagas Pty Ltd.), a distributor of industrial gases in Australia.
  • 2016
    Established Yahata Sanso Center jointly with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (currently Nippon Steel Corporation).
    Acquired part of the U.S.-based industrial gas business and related assets of Air Liquide via Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
    Established Taiyo Nippon Sanso Myanmar Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of industrial gases in Myanmar, via Taiyo Nippon Sanso Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Acquired Taiyo Gases Co., Ltd., a distributor of industrial gases in Thailand.
    Acquired Supagas Holdings Pty Ltd. (currently Supagas Pty Ltd.), a manufacturer of industrial and LP gases in Australia, via TNSC (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • 2017
    Established JFE Sanso Center Kurashiki Plant as a result of the transfer of operations and maintenance of the air separation plants in West Japan Works (Kurashiki Area) from JFE Steel Corporation.
  • 2018
    Established the Technical Academy as a hub for technological education.
    Acquired all the shares of IMI Co., Ltd., a distributor of medical equipment.
    Acquired the shares of the corporations running part of the European business of Praxair via Nippon Gases Euro-Holdings S.L.U., etc.
  • 2019
    Acquired part of the HyCO business and related assets of Linde Gas North America LLC via Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
  • 2020
    Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Split Preparation Corporation was established in preparation for the transition to a holding company structure.
    Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation converted to a holding company structure and its trade name changed to Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation.
    Manufacturing and sales of industrial gas and related equipment in Japan was taken over by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Split Preparation Corporation and its trade name changed to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation.
    Pacific Medico Co., Ltd. was merged with IMI Co., Ltd. , which remains as the surviving company.