Company History


1952 Apr Kitamura Shoten founded
1968 May. PTFE proccessing technology developed; contract milling processing begun
1972 May. Kitamura Limited Incorporated
1972 Sep. Furukawa plant opened; contract milling proccessing segment expanded
The manufacturing and sale of Polytetrafluoroethylene Solid Powder Lubricants (KT/KTL series) begun
1980 May. Manufacturing and sale of supplementary feed containing natto begun
1985 Dec. Furukawa Plant #2 (currently the Raw Materials Department) opened
1987 Jan. Permission to manufacture food additives obtained
1991 Jul. Business cooperation with the Toho-Reinetsu Co., Ltd. Cryogenic Pulverization Center
1993 Jan. Start of manufacturing and sale of Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin Dispersion Liquid (KD series)
2000 Feb. Acquisition of ISO9002 certification (for the entire company)
2002 Mar. Shifted to ISO9001:2000
2003 Dec. Suspension of manufacturing and sale of supplement feed
2005 Apr. Concurrent acquisition of ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certification (Furukawa Plant)
2006 Apr. Completion of Plant #2 including three clean rooms in the main office plant