Milestones of Kuraray’s history in Europe

1965First branch of Kuraray Co., Ltd. established in Hamburg, Germany
1968Branch relocated to Düsseldorf, Germany
1991Establishment of Kuraray Europe GmbH in Düsseldorf
1995Establishment of Kuraray EVAL Europe GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany
1997Establishment of EVAL Europe N.V. in Antwerp
1999Start of production at EVAL in Antwerp
2001Acquisition of Clariant's PVA/PVB  operations in Frankfurt; establishment of Kuraray Specialities Europe GmbH
2004Acquisition of the TROSIFOL business in Troisdorf (Germany) and Nishni Nowgorod (Russia) from HT Troplast AG
2005Start-up of the 5th production line for PVA in Frankfurt
2006Relocation of Kuraray Europe GmbH to Frankfurt
2006Integration of Kuraray Specialities Europe GmbH into
Kuraray Europe GmbH in Frankfurt
2007Acquisition of amaretta GmbH in Aßlar, Germany; integration into Kuraray Europe GmbH and relocation to Frankfurt
2008Start-up of the 7th TROSIFOL production line in Troisdorf
2008Establishment of Kuraray Nordic Ab Oy in Finland
2008Establishment of Kuraray Dental Italia S.r.l in Italy
2008Integration of Acacia Dental into Kuraray Dental Benelux B.V. in the Netherlands
2008Acquisition of the PVB business of Wacker Polymer Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany
2009Start-up of the 6th PVB production line in Frankfurt
2011Decision to invest EUR 58 million in PVA production in Frankfurt; start of construction work on 6th PVA line in Frankfurt
2012Establishment of Kuraray Europe France S.A.R.L. in France
2012Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. is launched through the integration of Kuraray Medical Inc., Noritake Dental Supply Co., Limited and Kuraray Noritake Dental Holdings Inc.

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