Company Outline & History

Company Outline & History

Trade MarkUnical Co., Ltd.
Foundation Date10 Nov. 1981
Capital10,000,000 Japanese Yen (Paid-up capital)
C.E.OShinji Kobayashi (Director of Technical Division)
Number of Employees20
Correspondent Financial InstitutionTokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Kyoto Bank, Osaka City Shinkin Bank, Nanto Bank
Main customerDomestic
Foreign

Offices

Hashimoto Factory2-9-9, Ominedai, Hashimoto-City, Wakayama,648-0005 Japan(MAP)
TEL.81-72-956-8300 FAX.81-72-956-4808
Taiwan Office4F, No.40, Lane 13, shin shen St.,Shin-Tien City, Taipei-Sheng Taiwan
No.12, Lane6, Chongcinf St., Sanmin District, Kaoshiung City.
China FactoryHongshapo, maoxi, north district, chongqing city.
Korea Factory9L 17B 266 Myeonggok Ri Ungsang-Eup, Yangsan City Kyungnam Korea.

History

1971
  • Ex-president Takashi Kobayashi and Dr. Eiichi Fujii (doctor of engineering) began to research and develop the chemical agent which can be replaced with chlorinated solvent.
1979
  • We worked on the development of the pickling agent for stainless steel which is not contained the fluorinated hydrogen.
1981
  • Nippon Unical & Co. was established by the capital participation of Nippon Kanki Industry &.Co
1983
  • We developed the high-speed degreasing cleaning agent for chlorine resin coating. It could make the degreasing cleaning automatic line system.
1985〜1988
  • We succeeded in developing the degreasing cleaning agent which was low foamed and low wastewater load, and the brightening agent for nickel stainless steel at the normal temperature. We began to develop the pickling agent instead of the salt bath.
1989〜1993
  • We practiced the use of pickling agent instead of the salt bath, and took the delivery record of the product.
  • We succeeded in developing the degreasing cleaning agent which was less waste water load, and achieve the delivery record of the product.
1994〜1995
  • We filed a patent application of degreasing cleaning agent and published the application for patent.
  • We realized to the product of pickling agent for chromium series stainless steel instead of the salt bath and filed patent application of it.
  • We started the business of the cleaning equipment and achieved many delivery records.
  • We began to develop the coating film agent.
    We succeeded in developing the water quality treatment agent and achieve the delivery records of the product.
    We began to develop chemical polishing agent (brightening liquid) for the stainless steel which was used at low temperature.
1996
  • Accompanying with the expansion of our business, we established the Habikino Factory. It should strengthen our capability to research and develop new products, to examine, to analysis and enhance our production capacity.
  • We changed our company's name from Nippon Unical &.Co. to Unical Co., Ltd.
1997
  • We began real oversea business with the cooperation of Mitsui &.Co., Ltd. on 21st of October.
  • Unical and Mitsui &.Co., Ltd. began the first business in Taiwan.
  • Unical and Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Ltd. began to develop the non-rinse degreasing cleaning agent, which could replace the chlorine solvent. We succeeded in it and achieve the delivery record of the product.
  • Unical established the Kanto Sales Office in the Eastern Japan
1998
  • We began to develop the high-speed cleaning agent before galvanize in order to substitute for the molten lead bath.
  • We succeeded in pioneering the new field which was water-soluble resin film, and achieved the delivery results of the product.
  • We achieved the delivery results from powerful company in Taiwan.
  • On 26th of November, we were recognized as high-tech venture enterprise by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture according to the Article 4-4 of Temporary Expedient Act on Promoting the Creative Business of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
1999
  • A Chinese technologist joined our company. Then we could expand largely the market of Taiwan and China.
  • We compiled the Chinese and English brochures about our company in order to expand the oversea market.
  • We achieved the delivery results of inorganic water-soluble film agent, which could realize the smooth surface of objects compared with the existing chlorine resin film.
  • On 24th of September, our patent application of degreasing cleaning agent was acquired, which concentrated our idea of global environment protection.
2000
  • Unical cooperated with Company “D” and succeeded in developing undissolving acidic degreasing cleaning agent for chromium series stainless steel and achieved the delivery results of the product.
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer was introduced. Then we could answer the various demands of our customers and construct the unerring prompt response system. We tried to make accelerate our development.
  • We achieved the delivery record of our cleaning agent to Company “S” in Sweden.
2001
  • Unical cooperated with Company “DK” and succeeded in selling a lot of non-rinse line cleaning equipment.
  • On 1ts of November, we took the first step to enlarge the Chinese market.
  • On 4th of December, we took the first step to enlarge the Korean market.
  • We achieved the delivery records of all stainless wire company in Thailand.
2002
  • We took the steady delivery results from the customers in China.
  • We took the steady delivery results from the customers in Korea.
  • We succeeded in developing epoch-making pollution-free cleaning agent, AM-8,which replaced conventional the molten lead bath cleaning in the field of the cleaning agent before galvanize. And we filed patent application of AM-8.
  • Mitsui & Co. became our sales agency of AM-8, began to sell the product.
  • We developed strong neutral degreasing cleaning agent, SY-6, which had a character of low water load. This new product led the way to resolve any problems of acid and alkali against aluminum, copper, iron and so on.
  • In the degreasing cleaning field, we opened a road to contribute to the target of zero industrial waste in the industry by the achievement of permanent liquid life.
  • We began to develop the long-life descaling agent.
2003
  • We established Daehan Unical Co., Ltd. in order to enter the Korea market in earnest, and began to produce and sell our products in Korea.
  • We took the first large delivery result of our product from a big Vietnam company.
  • We succeeded in developing the long-life (semi-permanent) descaling agent, BA-60, and achieve the large delivery result of it from some big enterprises. And we filed patent application of it.
  • We achieved the delivery result of AM-8 which is the cleaning agent before galvanize.
  • We describe clearly the fundamental principles of Unical:
    Original technology,
    Mission for environmental protection,
    Customers first.

    We describe clearly the three mottos of Unical:
    Great Environmentally Friendly Chemicals,
    Improvement in Quality while Reducing Cost
    Achievement of the Coexistence of Environment and Economy
2004
  • Shinji Kobayashi assumed the position of the director.
  • We took the first delivery result in Malaysia.
  • On 14th of March, We took the first step to enlarge the Europe market. CEO Kobayashi visited the important enterprises of Sweden, Belgium, France and Swiss with Mitsui & Co..
  • We enlarged Habikino Factory and prepared to be able to increase production capacity.
  • We took some real delivery results from K. Company which was the biggest enterprises of stainless wire industry in the world.
  • We took the first delivery result in the U.S..
2005
  • We took some real delivery results from the biggest national enterprises of stainless wire industry in China.
  • We took some real results from the screw industry.
  • We took some real results from the stainless steel mesh industry.
  • We carried out the organization reform of our company.
2006
  • Kobayashi Shinji assumed the president of Unical.
  • We exhibited to the business show of Aichi Steel.
  • We began the graduate recruitment, and aim at the activation of the organization.
2007
  • We visited India for the first time on April 7, and took real results the biggest stainless steel wire manufacturer.
  • We took some results of the cleaning agent from the electronic part industry.
  • We registered the member of Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • We registered the member of JETRO.
  • We developed a neutral degreasing agent which has also antirust effects and broad utility, and we obtained the sales performance.
2008
  • The first year of the second establishment of Unical was started.
  • We began Europe business in full scale.
  • We set up the equipment sales department.
  • We achieved real results in Eastern Europe.
  • We visited Malaysia for the first time on September 1, and received orders from the steel outfit of three companies.
  • After having established Unical, we had an overseas trip as a company trip for the first time (Dec.20/Beijing).
  • We employed two graduated international students (Taiwanese and Chinese).
2009
  • Achievement at cleaning stainless steel screws in Thailand is obtained.
2010
  • Unical officially expanded into Indian market.
2011
  • Celebration marking the 30th anniversary of operations.(1/15)
  • Unical got large-scale equipment order from a large Japanese company.
  • Unical appears in regular feature, 「踏み出せば日本が見える」 on Yomiuri Simbun.(1/15)
  • Introduction of Unical, 「外国人社員の採用でグローバル化に挑む」 , appears in the July issue of Chiba Journal.
  • Unical purchased 12,000-square-meters of land in industrial estate in Hashimoto-City.(8/4)
2012
  • New factory in Hashimoto-City, Wakayama opened.(9/1)
  • Unical expanded into precision parts cleaning markets and made achievements.

Reasons why Unical's products are chosen.

Patent certificate based on rescue of the earth which is basis of Unical’s cleaning principle.

Cleaning agent, Film agent, Cleaning equipment, Chemicals, Pickling agent, Unical Co., Ltd.

Hashimoto Factory
2-9-9, Ominedai, Hashimoto-City, Wakayama,648-0005 Japan TEL.81-736-34-8300 FAX.81-736-34-8301