HighChem Group was established in 1998 with 5 employees and generated $1.6 million in sales within the first year. Over 20 years, HighChem has experienced robust business expansion in the chemical industry, established trusted and longstanding business relations with over 600 manufacturing partners, and sourced more than 2000 chemicals.
With 19 different locations across two continents, HighChem Group strives to expand into new markets within chemical and pharmaceutical industries. As an important location to support this endeavor, HighChem America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HighChem Company Limited was established in 2013. Based out of Atlanta, GA, a growing center of business and a primary transportation hub in the Southeastern region, we play a key role in delivering HighChem products and technologies to customers across global chemical market.
Established 21st Century Company Limited, the predecessor of HighChem
HighChem Company Limited
Initiated import and export of functional chemicals between Japan and China
Methanol plant of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to Inner Mongolia
Started contract manufacturing business
Established HighChem International Trading Co., Ltd. in Shanghai
Investment in China’s largest plant to manufacture hydrazine and ADCA foaming
agent (azodicarbonamide) in Chongqing
hydrazine and ADCA foaming agent plant in Chongqing
Opened a sales office in Beijing, China
Sales exceeded $100 million
HighChem (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. engaged in manufacturing of palladium and copper catalysts
Partner with Ube Industries to start SEG® technology licensing business in China
Established Beijing Booming HighChem Technology Co., Ltd.
Opened sales office in Zhengzhou, China
Invested in Runhe Plant Technology Co., Ltd., in China to strengthen the agrochemical business
Invested in Shanghai Hangri Chemical Co., Ltd., to start semiconductor business
Established joint venture company Hangri Japan Co., Ltd.,
Collaboration with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Relocation of Choline Chloride Plant to Shandong Province in China
Methanol plant relocated to Inner Mongolia
Established HighChem Chemicals Co., Ltd. in Chongqing
Opened a sales office in Tianjin, China
Started trading of bulk chemicals and food additives
Began trading with LED materials, lithium-ion batteries and other electronic materials
Opened a sales office in Guangzhou, China
Established a catalyst plant in Nantong, China
Started trading of pharmaceutical products
SEG Plant of Xinjiang Tianye Co., Ltd. - one of the licensees site in China
HighChem America, Inc.
Runhe Plant Technology Co., Ltd.
Commissioning of Hangri Zhangjiagang plant
Celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary
Started trading and technology development in
biopolymers and carbon capture
Established Research Center in Chiba, Japan
Acquired ceramic binder division from Yuken Industry Co., Ltd. and started production of Serander®