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History of TAIYO NIPPON SANSO
  • Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
  • Nippon Sanso Corporation
  • Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    Established as Nippon Sanso Ltd.
  • 1911
    Started the manufacturing of oxygen at the Osaki Plant.
  • 1918
    Renamed as Nippon Sanso Corporation.
  • 1934
    Established the Kamata Plant in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
  • 1935
    Completed the first Japanese-built air separation plant.
  • 1954
    Started the manufacturing of liquid oxygen (Japan's first), high purity nitrogen and argon.
  • 1964
    Established the Shunan Plant (currently Shunan Sanso Co., Ltd.).
    Started the production of semiconductor material gases at the Kawasaki Plant.
  • 1969
    Established Fuji Sanso Corporation, a joint venture with Taiyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
  • 1971
    Tokyo Liquid Oxygen completed the world's first air separation plant using LNG cooling.
  • 1980
    Established Japan Oxygen, Inc. in the U.S.
  • 1981
    Started the full-scale production and distribution of stainless steel vacuum bottles.
    Established Iwate Gas Center, the first Total Gas Center (TGC).
  • 1982
    Established National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
  • 1983
    Acquired Matheson Gas Products, Inc. in the U.S.
  • 1987
    Established the Mie Oyamada Plant (currently Japan Fine Products Corporation), a manufacturing plant for semiconductor material gases.
  • 1989
    Acquired the Thermos Group, a manufacturer of household products.
  • 1990
    Established Shin Sagami Sanso Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Taiyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
  • 1992
    Acquired Tri-Gas, Inc., an industrial gas producer in the U.S.
  • 1993
    Established Dalian Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd. (currently Dalian Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd.), a subsidiary that manufactures and distributes various industrial gases in Dalian, China.
  • 1994
    Established NS Engineering Corporation.
  • 1996
    Established Nippon Sanso Taiwan, Inc. (currently Taiyo Nippon Sanso Taiwan, Inc.), a subsidiary that distributes specialty gases, high purity gases, and equipment, as well as provides engineering services, in Taiwan.
  • 1999
    Merged Matheson Gas Products, Inc. and Tri-Gas Inc. in the U.S. to create Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
  • 2001
    Spun off the Thermos division into Thermos K.K.
    Established Japan Fine Products Corporation, a joint venture with Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
  • 2002
    Established Nippon Sanso Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (currently Taiyo Nippon Sanso Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.).
    Spun off the industrial equipment division into Nissan Tanaka Corporation.
  • 2003
    Established Shanghai Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd. (currently Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd.), a subsidiary that manufactures and distributes industrial gases in China.
    Made National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. in Singapore a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • 1918
    Established as Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
  • 1946
    Established as Taiyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
  • 1995
    Merged with Toyo Sanso Corporation to create Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd.
    Established Nikko Sanso Co., Ltd., a subsidiary.
  • 1996
    Established Fu Yang Gas Co., Ltd.
  • 1998
    Acquired a controlling interest in Nichigo Acetylene Co., Ltd.
  • 1999
    Established Kansai Saan Gas Co., Ltd.
  • 2000
    Made Nippon Tansan Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary by means of a stock swap.
    Established SaaN Taiwan Co., Ltd.
  • 2001
    Established Japan Fine Products Corporation, a joint venture with Nippon Sanso Corporation.
  • 2003
    Established SaaN Shanghai Co., Ltd.
    Consolidated the separate gas business of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation into TM Air Co., Ltd. (formerly Kashima Sanso Co., Ltd.).