Company Information

□Company Outline

□Company History

1942 Bihoku Seifun Kogyosho estabilished.

            Niimi Plant(No. 1) constructed. Yogai Mine developed.

1947 Changed the name to Bihoku Funka Kogyo Co., LTD as incorporated.
            Capital: ¥2 million.

1949 Capital increased to ¥3 million. Osaka Sales Office opened.

1957 Succeeded in mass production of "SOFTON" ultra fine particles.

1962 Capital increased to ¥9 million.

1963 Capital increased to ¥15 million.

1964 Designated as a model plant for small business study by Okayama Prefectural Government.

1965 Niimi Plant(No. 2) constructed.

1966 Produced “LIGHTON”,surface coated superfine calcium carbonate.

1967 Capital increased to ¥19.5 million.

1968 Designated a model plant for rationalization of small businesses by the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency, Okayama.
            Prefectural Government Awarded the Director-General's Prize by the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency.

1971 Certified Drag manufacturing license of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Japanese Pharmacopoeia..
            Designated as a model plant for rationalization of small businesses by the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency. (also
            designated six more times thereafter)

1972 Capital increased to ¥30 million. Fukushima Plant opened.

1984 Wet type grinders completed at Niimi Plant.

            Released "HYDROCARB" wet-type calcium carbonate.

            Dry type classifiers at Niimi Plant (No.1) underwent drastic overhaul.

1986 Receired the Hiroshima Bureau of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry by electrical safety.

1989 Wet type grinders completed at Fukushima Plant.

1990 Relocated manufacturing plant for Pharmaceuticals and Food Additives to Tettacho.
            Updated Dragmanufacturing license.

1995 Karabitsu Mine developed. Material plant for the Mine completed.

            New Head Office and Fukushima Plant office building completed.

1998 Released “μ-POWDER” new function calcium carbonate.

1999 Released “SETACARB HG” wet-type super fine calcium carbonate.

2002 Head Office, Niimi Plant, Karabitsu Mine and Osaka Sales Office obtained ISO 9001 (2000) certification.

2003 Fukushima Plant and Otakine Mine obtained ISO 9001 (2000) certification.

            Tetta Plant certified and registered for GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) for food additives.

            Released “LIGHTON TC-5”, precision-classification ultra-fine particle calcium carbonate.

2004 Head Office, Niimi Plant, Tetta Plant, Osaka Sales Office and Karabitsu Mine obtained ISO 14001(2004) certification.

2005 Tetta Plant obtained ISO9001(2000) certification.

            Fukushima Plant and Otakine Mine obtained ISO14001(2004) certification.

2007 Expansion of production facilities of “LIGHTON” in Fukushima plant.

2009 Expansion of production facilities of Wet type grinders in Fukushima plant.

2010 Completion of expansion of production facilities of Wet type grinders in Niimi plant.
2016 Tetta Plant obtained HALAL certification. (NPO Japan Halal Association)

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