To expand its overseas business, the company established Japan Oxygen, Inc. as a base to begin penetration into the US market.
Iran-Iraq War Began
In 1982, the company established National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. in Singapore,
one of the central hubs of South East Asia, to expand its business into the ASEAN countries.
The company acquired Matheson Gas Products, Inc., which has a history and proven track record as a specialty gas manufacturer, enabling the company to create a framework with the aim of expanding its business in specialty gas fields overseas as well in Japan.
Taiyo Sanso Co., Ltd. 1946-1994
The company was designated as an electronic material gases delivery controlling company by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, beginning its overseas electronic material gas supply business.
Privatization of Japanese National Railways (into JR)
To improve its industrial gas business in the US, the company acquired the industrial gas manufacturer Tri-Gas, Inc.
Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd. 1995-2004
Taiyo Sanso Corporation Co., Ltd. merged with Toyo Sanso K.K. and changed its business name to Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd..
Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
The company established the general industrial gas supplier Fu Yang Gas Co., Ltd., which supplies industrial gases and electronic material gases in Taiwan.
The company integrated Matheson Gas Products, Inc. and Tri-Gas Inc. in the US, establishing Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. The company thus became a general supplier, delivering industrial and electronic material gases and forming the prototype for its current gas business in the US.
The former Nippon Sanso Co., Ltd. and Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd. pooled their resources to establish Japan Fine Products Co., Ltd., an electronic material gases supplier for the semiconductor industry.
Electronic material gases began to be used in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries.
The industrial gas supplier Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas (currently Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd.) was established in China.
The Dawn of Industrialization in Japan
Acceleration of Global Expansion