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Corporate History

Corporate History

1949 Founded as Higashiyama Densen K.K. in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture for manufacturing of paper-wrapped wire for fan motors and special instrument transformers.
1959 Built a new plant in Moriyama-ku, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture and commenced in-house processing of paper covering, motor winding, and insulator/lead wire processing for copper wire.
1973 Spun off the Electronic Component Department of the Higashiyama Densen K.K. into Higashiyama Denzai K.K. in Moriyama-ku, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture.
1985 Spun off the Production Engineering Department of the Higashiyama Densen K.K. into Higashiyama Shin Gijutsu K.K. in Moriyama-ku, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture.
1991 Renamed Higashiyama Densen K.K. as E-Tech K.K., and Higashiyama Denzai K.K. as Higashiyama Film K.K.
1993 Renovated the clean room for film production to reinforce operations of the printing and electronics departments. Enhanced cutting machines to reinforce the film processing department for the printing industry.
1995 Founded HIGASHIYAMA FILM SINGAPORE in Singapore, and 東山菲爾姆薄膜(上海)有限公司 in Shanghai, China.
1996 Dissolved and liquidated Higashiyama Shin Gijutsu K.K.
1997 Renamed E-Tech K.K. as Higashiyama Film Co., Ltd. and relocated the head office to Ena, Gifu. Build a new plant equipped with a clean room and coating lines in Ena Techno Park in Ena, Gifu.
2001 Merged Higashiyama Film K.K. (former Higashiayam Denzai K.K.) into Higashiyama Film Co., Ltd (former E-Tech K.K.) and relocated the head office to Moriyama-ku, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture. Completed the second Ena plant. Added the second coating machine.
2003 Sold the 100% shares of HIGASHIYAMA FILM SINGAPORE.
2004 The first and second Ena plants and the sales promotion department acquired the ISO9001:2000 certification on functional plastic films. Added the third coating machine and a dedicated test machine.
2005 The Nagoya Plant and the second Ena plant slitter group acquired the ISO9001:2000 certification on manufacturing of industrial films (for electric insulation and imaging applications, etc.) and harness products (for compressors). Founded Hiyashiyama (Shanghai) Function Film Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China to expand the printing material business (operations commended in July 2006).
2006 Obtained a commercial land lease in Mizunami Creation Park in Mizunami, Gifu and commenced the construction of the Mizunami Plant.
2007 Completed the Mizunami Plant. Added the fourth coating machine (the first machine for Mizunami Plant). Enlisted on the JASDAQ exchange.
2010 Became a subsidiary of HF Holdings Inc. through TOB. (June)
2011 Went private through MBO. (December)
2012 Added the fifth coating machine in Mizunami Plant.
2013 Founded the Korea branch (sales site).
2014 Founded the Taiwan branch (sales site).
2014 Became a consolidated subsidiary of Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
2018 Assigned the insulator processing business. Relocated the head office to Nakamura-ku, Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture.
2019 Market the 70th anniversary.

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