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July, 1916 Established Kyushu Refractories Co.,Ltd. by Yasuzaemon Matsunaga.
October, 1918 Established as KUROSAKI REFRACTORIES CO.,LTD. (now KROSAKI HARIMA CORPORATION).
June, 1919 Kiln unloaded for the first time and full-fledged operation
May, 1949 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
October, 1956 Capital participation from Yawata Iron&Steel Co.,Ltd (now Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation).
April, 1985 Fine Ceramics Division established.
October, 1989 Made AMR Refractarios,S.A. the Subsidiary.
December, 1995 Wuxi Krosaki Sujia Refractories Co.,Ltd. established.
April, 1999 Merger with Krosaki Furnace Corporation.
April, 2000 Merger with Harima Ceramic Co.,Ltd. Name changed to Krosaki Harima Corporation.
May, 2002 Made Kyushu Refractories the Subsidiary.
August, 2002 Krosaki USA Inc., established.
January, 2003 Krosaki Harima (Shanghai) International Trading Co.,Ltd.,(now Krosaki Harima (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Co.,Ltd.)established.
January, 2004 SN Refratecture Tokai Co.,Ltd. established.
April, 2007 Made SN Refratecture Tokai Co.,Ltd. the Subsidiary.
July, 2009 Made Shin-Nippon Thermal Ceramics Corporation equitymethod affiliate.
August, 2009 Krosakiharima Europe B.V. established.
April, 2010 K&K CORPORATION, KROSAKI MACHINE INDUSTRIES CO.,LTD. and KROSAKI INDUSTRY CO.,LTD. merged. Name changed to KROSAKI HARIMA CERA CORPORATION.
April, 2010 Made joint venture regarding advanced ceramics sole business.
April, 2010 Krosaki Magnesita Refractories LLC established.
May, 2011 Made TATA REFRACTORIES LIMITED(now TRL KROSAKI REFRACTORIES LIMITED)the Subsidiary.
January, 2012 Made ARIAKE MATERIALS COMPANY, LIMITED the Subsidiary.
July, 2012 Merger with Kyushu Refractories Co.,Ltd.

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