About Us

About Us

Company Name
WATANABE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Locations
Headquarters
2-2-5 Sakaimachi,Naka-ku,Hiroshima,730-0853,JAPAN
TEL:+81-(82)-231-0540
FAX:+81-(82)-231-1451

Seifu-shinto plant
2-4-7 TomoNishi,Asaminami-ku,Hiroshima,731-3169,JAPAN
TEL:+81-(82)-554-0540
FAX:+81-(82)-554-0541

Business purpose
Manufacturing & selling of reagents for peptide synthesis and amino acid derivatives
Founded
February 1,1845
Incorporated
June 27,1952
Management
President & CEO Louis A. Watanabe, Ph.D.
Director Masashi Tsuiki
Paid-In Capital
¥ 20 million

History

1845
Hikosuke Watanabe I started a business selling traditional Japanese and Chinese medicines in Sakaimachi, in the center of Hiroshima. The shop was started under the name of "Watanabe Jurodou".
1904
Hikosuke Watanabe II started a business selling pharmaceutical drugs.
1952
The Company was incorporated as Watanabe Jyurodou Co., Ltd., under the presidency of Hikosuke Watanabe IV. Industrial chemicals and food additives were the main sales items.
1960
Gion Plant completed.
  • Gion Plant
1963
The Company changed its name to Watanabe Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Industrial chemicals and food additives were the main sales items.
  • Old headquarters building (front view)
  • Old headquarters building (side view)
  • Product samples
1982
Hidehiko Watanabe came back from the City University of New York,. Sales of amino acid derivatives and reagents for peptide synthesis were started.
1990
New headquarters building completed.
  • Headquarters building
1994
Hidehiko Watanabe became the 5th president.
2004
New R&D center completed.
2007
Louis A. Watanabe the current president and CEO of the company came back from the University of Montreal, and custom peptide synthesis was started.
2012
Louis A. Watanabe became the 6th president.
2015
170th anniversary
  • Commendation from the Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • 170th anniversary party.
2017
Seifu-shinto Plant completed.
  • Dedication ceremony.
  • Seifu-shinto plant.