The Dawn of Overseas Development

The Dawn of Overseas Development (1980~2004)

1980

Establishment of Japan Oxygen, Inc. in the US

To expand its overseas business, the company established Japan Oxygen, Inc. as a base to begin penetration into the US market.

Historical Background

Iran-Iraq War Began

1982

Establishment of National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. in Singapore

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.

1983

Acquisition of Matheson Gas Products, Inc. in the US

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.

1987

Taiyo Sanso Co., Ltd. 1946-1994

Start of electronic material gases supply business in Taiwan

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)

1992

Acquisition of Tri-Gas, Inc. in the US

To improve its industrial gas business in the US, the company acquired the industrial gas manufacturer Tri-Gas, Inc.

1995

Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd. 1995-2004

Establishment of Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd.

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

1996

Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd. 1995-2004

Establishment of Fu Yang Gas Co., Ltd. in Taiwan

The company established the general industrial gas supplier Fu Yang Gas Co., Ltd., which supplies industrial gases and electronic material gases in Taiwan.

1999

Integration of businesses in the US and establishment of current Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

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.

2001

Taiyo Toyo Sanso Co., Ltd. 1995-2004

Establishment of Japan Fine Products Co., Ltd. in Japan

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.

2003

Establishment of Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas (currently Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd.) in China

The industrial gas supplier Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas (currently Shanghai Taiyo Nippon Sanso Gas Co., Ltd.) was established in China.

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