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HighChem Group was established in 1998, starting with 5 employees and the sales of $1.6 million in the first year. Over 20 years, HighChem has experienced robust business expansion in chemical industry, establishing trusted and longstanding business relations with over 600 manufacturing partners, sourcing more than 2000 chemicals, and having more than 500 employees in 2019. 


Although starting with business between Japan and China, HighChem Group strives to expand into new markets in a globalized world. As an important location to support this endeavor, HighChem America, Inc. was founded in 2013, a wholly owned subsidiary of HighChem Company Limited. Based out of Atlanta, GA, a top business city and a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern U.S., we play a key role in delivering HighChem products and technologies to customers across global chemical market.

Established 21th Century Company Limited, the predecessor of HighChem



HighChem Company Limited

Initiate import and export of functional chemicals and intermediates with China 

Relocated the methanol plant of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to Inner Mongolia

Started OEM of chemicals 


Joined a team to inspect fine chemicals in China and established a basis for a trading company specializing in chemicals


Established a subsidiary named HighChem (Shanghai) International Trading Co., Ltd. in Shanghai


Joined a project to construct China’s largest plant to manufacture hydrazine and ADCA foaming
agent (azodicarbonamide) in Chongqing

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Plant to manufacture hydrazine and ADCA foaming agent in Chongqing


Opened sales office in Beijing


Sales exceeded $100 million

Established the Tianjin Research Center adjacent to the Tianjin Office


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HighChem (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. engaged in manufacturing palladium and copper catalysts

Cooperated with Ube Industries to start CTEG® technology licensing business in China

Established a subsidiary named Beijing Booming HighChem Technology Co., Ltd. in Beijing

Opened sales office in Zhengzhou

Relocated the Tokyo Head Office to Hacchobori

Started import and sales of APIs


Initiated the third three-year
medium-term management plan


Invested in Runhe Plant Technology Co., Ltd., in China to strengthen the agriculture business

Established HighChem Tanyi Chemical Nantong Research Center Co., Ltd.

Invested in Shanghai Hangri Chemical Co., Ltd., to join the semiconductor business

Transferred the CTEG® business of HighChem headquarters to HighChem Technology Co., Ltd.

Established the joint venture company Hangri Japan Co., Ltd., to strengthen the semiconductor business


Celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary


Relocate the Choline Chloride Plant of the Niigata Factory of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to Shandong Province in China



Methanol plant relocated to Inner Mongolia

Registered as an exporter/importer and distributor of poisonous and deleterious substances


Opened sales office in Shanghai

Relocated the Tokyo Head Office to Iwamoto-cho


Established a subsidiary named HighChem (Chongqing) Chemicals Co., Ltd. in Chongqing


Opened sales office in Tianjin


Expanded  business areas

Started dealing with bulk products and food additives

Started dealing with LED materials, lithium-ion batteries and other electronic materials

Entered the licensing business of C1 chemicals, including CTEG® technology

Opened sales office in Guangzhou


Established a catalyst plant in Nantong

Obtained approval to manufacture and market pharmaceutical products


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Plant of Xinjiang Tianye Co., Ltd., which adopts CTEG® technology


HighChem America, Inc. 

Opened the Tokyo Research Center

Invested in Zhejiang Yangtian Agriculture Development Co., Ltd. to start a new agricultural business


Reorganized the structure to strengthen CTEG business

The catalyst plant established in Nantong became a subsidiary of Beijing Booming HighChem Technology Co., Ltd

Established HighChem Technology Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary of Beijing Booming HighChem Technology Co., Ltd., in Japan


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Runhe Plant Technology Co., Ltd.

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One of the OCA manufacturing processes / Celebration of the establishment of the Zhangjiagang plant of Shanghai Hangri

Initiated the fourth three-year
medium-term management plan