Our company started out as Glass-lined Product Department of Kobe Steel Ltd. when a Glass-lined Plant was constructed on the premises of the Kobe Steel Yamanote Plant. Manufacturing of glass-lined product and sales for export were commenced from the following year.
Kobe Steel Ltd. made a technical tie-up with a US company Pfaudler, and spun off the Glass-lined Product Department and incorporated it as an independent company named “Shinko Pfaudler Co.,Ltd.” with 90 million yen capital jointly invested by Kobe Steel and Pfaudler.
Shinko Pfaudler broke into water treatment equipment business.
Shinko Pfaudler broke into cooling tower business.
Shinko Pfaudler broke into sewage and organic waste water treatment equipment business.
Harima Factory was completed and commenced its operation.
First sewage sludge incineration plant was delivered.
First municipal waste incineration plant was delivered.
Shinko Pfaudler Co.,Ltd. was renamed to Shinko Pantec Co.,Ltd.
All manufacturing functions were put together into the Harima Factory, which then changed its name to Harima Manufacturing Plant.
Technology Laboratory was set up in the Kobe Hightech Park. (Nishi Ward, Kobe City)
Shinko Pantec was listed in the Second Section on the Osaka Securities Exchange.
(Current Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Shinko Pantec broke into PCB treatment business.
Environment Analysis Center was set up, and started analytical services for specified chemical substances and microchemical substances.
New headquarters was completed.
The environmental business unit of Kobe Steel., Ltd. was consolidated into Shinko Pantec Co., Ltd, which was renamed to Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd.
SD supply business for PCB detoxification facilities started at Harima Manufacturing Plant.
Waste Management Final Disposal Site started its business.
Sagamihara city ordered our fluidized-bed gasification and melting furnace, a facility that will be the largest of its kind in Japan. (Kobelco Eco-Solutions thus commands the top position in the domestic market for such facilities.)
Kobe city ordered from us for the first domestic “bio-gasification facilities” for refining biogas from sewage sludge with a high methane concentration.
“Eco Station” at the Higashi-Nada Plant in Kobe City, a facility for supplying biogas started its operation.
SD supply business for PCB detoxiation facilities stated at Muroran SD Production Plant.
Vietnam Office was opened. (Ho Chi Minh city)
The View Clean Okuetsu, a municipal waste processing facility located in Fukui Prefecture, achieved 308 days of continuous operations.
Dusseldorf Office was opened.
Injection of biogas from sewage into utility gas pipelines started at the Higashi-Nada Plant in Kobe City. (first case in Japan)
Overseas affiliate, KOBELCO ECO-SOLUTIONS VIETNAM CO.,LTD. was established in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Kobelco Eco-Solutions was listed on the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Vietnam overseas affiliate opened a Hanoi branch office.
Vietnam overseas affiliate set up a factory for manufacturing glass-lined process equipment.
Maintenance business was acquired from Kobelco Eco-Maintenance Co.Ltd.
Opened an office in Cambodia. (Phnom Penh city)
“Notification of Commencement of Business” was filed in regard to production and sale of Euglena. (food ingredient)
Wood biomass power generation plant started its operation at Ono City, Fukui Prefecture.
Sales of Kobe Euglena started.
MICAREA Co., Ltd. was established. (at Kobelco Eco-Solutions Head Office)
The waste treatment facility business unit of IHI Enviro Corporation was merged into Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd.
Opened an office in the UK. (London)
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