about Iwai Chemicals Company
Iwai Chemicals Co. Ltd. was established in 1947 with the aim of producing and distributing high purity reagents. For the past 70 years we have upheld "integrity" as the cornerstone of our management philosophy, with the understanding that only by earning our customers' trust can we continue to innovate and grow.
Remarkable advances have been made in the field of life science since our founding, especially in the fields of molecular biology, genetic engineering, and immunology. We have achieved its current position as an industry leader by anticipating and acting on the need for specialized reagents in these research areas by compiling a comprehensive product line through partnerships with major manufacturers, both domestic and overseas. Furthermore, in order to meet the various needs of companies, government agencies, universities, and research institutions, we expanded our Technical, Marketing and Planning division, produced our own antibodies, and added numerous services such as large-scale culturing and peptide/DNA synthesis. As the field of life science continues evolving, we continue to evolve as well, constantly endeavoring to discover new areas of potential development, anticipate customers' needs, and stay at the cutting edge of research trends.
In order to provide first-class service, we have continued our efforts to improve our internal supply-line infrastructure. In 1990, we opened a distribution center in Tokyo's Kanda district with the aim of streamlining product management, logistics, and delivery of products to our customers. We subsequently established sales offices in Tsukuba, Tama, Mishima, Yokohama and Kashiwa - all within the Kanto area - in order to provide better service throughout the region. In 2002, we launched a company-wide overhaul of our facilities to significantly enhance IT infrastructure and centralize the sales department at the Kanda 2nd Building. In 2005, our Reagent Technical Support, Equipment/Device Technical Support, and International Purchasing groups were established with the intention of growing and improving our sales support system.
During this time, we have also pursued several external ventures. Iwai USA Inc. was created in 2000 to invest in bio-venture companies around the world. Through Iwai USA Inc., we obtained management rights to Chondrex, Inc., a manufacturer of arthritis and inflammation related reagents. Further expansion into the global market was made in 2006 with the establishment of our international sales office, Iwai North America, Inc. In 2008, Iwai USA Inc. merged out to Iwai North America Inc.
Iwai Chemicals' greatest asset is our employees. We strive to facilitate a work environment in which each person's individuality is respected and valued. We also believe in focusing on training and professional development, aiming to foster future leaders of the reagent industry.
|Company Name||IWAI CHEMICALS COMPANY LTD.
Tokyo 103-0023 JAPAN
(Kanda 2nd Building)
Tokyo 101-0032 JAPAN
|Sales Branch||Tsukuba, Tama, Misima, Yokohama, Kashiwa|
|Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Representative||President & CEO: Masao Iwai|
|Officer||Vice-President: Takakazu Iwai
Director: Yoshiyuki Iwai
Director: Kazuyoshi Suzuki
Director: Yoichi Hayashi
Director: Kazuo Kita
Director: Jun Iwai
Auditor: Shohachi Matsumoto
Executive Adviser: Hiroyuki Iwai
Adviser: Taizo Hashimoto
Adviser: Yasunori Ishihara
|Capital||JPY 20 million|
|Sales||JPY 15.7 billion (in 2017 fiscal year)|
|Employees||172 persons (as of September 30, 2017)|
|Related Company||Iwai North America Inc.
Iwai Contract Warehouse Company Ltd.
|Bank References||MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
|Business Purposes||1.Import, export and resale of biological,
chemical and industrial reagents
2.Import and resale of lab equipments
3.Resale of pharmaceutical flavors, dyes,
medical devices and consumables
4.All transactions and business associated
with the above items
|Customers||Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Astellas Pharma Inc.
Eisai Co., Ltd.
National Cancer Center Japan
National Institute of Health Sciences
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo Women's Medical University
LSI Medience Corporation
|1947||Iwai Chemicals Company Ltd. is established in Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo City, Tokyo|
|1948||Iwamotocho Factory and Warehouse are set up in Chiyoda City, Tokyo|
|1963||Constructed Iwamotocho Factory building|
|1969||Constructed Matsunoki Warehouse and Employee Dormitory in Suginami City, Tokyo|
|1973||Constructed and moved into New Headquarter|
|1978||Computerized merchandise control is established|
|1982||Tsukuba Branch is set up in Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki Pref.|
|1984||Distribution Office is set up in the Headquarter|
|1985||Computers are installed in the Headquarter|
|1985||Technical, Marketing and Planning Division are established|
|1986||Purchasing and Distribution Division expanded|
|1988||Tama Branch is set up in Kunitachi City, Tokyo|
|1989||Mishima Branch is set up in Shizuoka Pref.|
|1990||Constructed New Distribution Center in Iwamotocho, Chiyoda City|
|1992||Yokohama Branch is set up in Yokohama City|
|1995||Tsukuba Branch relocated to Tokodai, Tsukuba City.|
|1998||Constructed Kanda 2nd Building in Iwamotocho|
|1998||Started partnership with Chondrex, Inc.|
|2000||Iwai USA Inc. is established in San Jose, CA|
|2000||Iwai USA Inc. became the majority shareholder of Chondrex, Inc.|
|2002||Sales department is centralized in Kanda 2nd Building|
|2004||Kashiwa Branch is set up in Kashiwa City, Chiba Pref.|
|2006||Iwai North America Inc. is established in Burlingame, CA|
|2008||Iwai USA Inc. merged out to Iwai North America Inc.|
|2013||Tama Branch relocated to Tachikawa City, Tokyo|