Earth Corporation

Our History

YearCompany MilestonesProduct Development Milestones
1892 Founded in Osaka (Namba) by Hidezo Kimura  
1910 Plant built in Hyogo Prefecture (Sakoshi, Ako City)  
1916 Successful enabled magnesium carbonate production in Japan  
1925 Kimura Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. established  

Released “Earth” insecticide for household use

1940   Released “Earth Uzumaki Ko” mosquito repellent incense
1953   Released “Earth Aerosol” spray
1964 Changed company name to Earth Chemical Co., Ltd.

Released “Bath Roman”
bath solution

1970 Ownership stake acquisition by Otsuka Group  

Released “Gokiburi Hoi-Hoi” cockroach traps

1978 Established Earth Environmental
Services Co., Ltd.

Released “Earth Red” fumigator

1979 Completed construction on R&D Center and Biological Laboratory  
1980 Established ARS Chemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (now Earth (Thailand) Co., Ltd.)  
1982   Released “Nezumi Hoi-Hoi” rodent traps

Released “Dani Earth” flea and tick spray


Released “Earth No-mat” liquid-type mosquito killer


Released “Sebon” aromatic toilet cleanser, and “Arinosu Korori” ant bait

1986 Acquired stake in Otsuka Zoekon K.K. (now Earth Pet Co., Ltd.)  
1987 Completed construction on
Ako Plant

Released “Mondahmin” mouthwash

1989 Established Tokyo Office and International Office  
1990 Established Earth Chemical
(Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Released “Earth Gokiburi Hohsan Dango” boric acid-based cockroach bait,

and “Rotenyu Meguri” bath powder

1991 Moved company headquarters to Tokyo  
1992 Transferred management of the Biochemical Division to Earth Biochemical Co., Ltd. (now Earth Pet Co., Ltd.)  

Released “Saratekuto” additive-free insect Repellent spray

1995   Released “Goki Jet” cockroach spray and

“Pirepara Earth” moth repellent and deodorizer
1996 Sales collaboration with Block Drug Co. in the USA (now GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Japan K.K.)

Sold “Polident” and other products from Block Drug Co. (now GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Japan K.K.)

Released “Earth Jet” fly and mosquito spray

1998   Released “Earth Okugai-yo Mushi-yoke Jumbo Senko” insect repellent incense stick for outdoor use, and

“Amido ni Mushi Konai” insect repellent for screen doors
1999   Released “Earth Red Non-smoke” insect fumigator, and

“Air-con Senjo Spray” purifier for air conditioners
2000   Released “Osoto de No-mat” outdoor mat-free insect repellent, and

“Mushi Korori Non-smoke” insect fumigator

Took over the Vapona brand of pest control products from Shell Japan K.K., and launched it for sale

2002 Completed construction of new R&D Center (TR21, Ako) at the Sakoshi Plant

Sales collaboration for Aquafresh products with UK company GlaxoSmithKline (now
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Japan K.K.)
Released “Denchi de No-mat” mat-free mosquito killer, and

“Hachi Abu Magnum Jet” insecticide spray for bees and horseflies
2003 Joint development with Teijin Nestex Co., Ltd. for Scoron mosquito-repellent polyester cloth Released “Medicinal Mondahmin” mouthwash

Launched “Earth Garden Series”
2004 Completed construction on headquarters building Released “Dani Earth Bo-Dani Spray” for prevention of mites, and

“Earth Alcohol Jokin Spray” sanitizer
2005 Obtained certification for ISMS (Information Security Management System)

Established Earth Chemical (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

Released “Black Cap” cockroach extermination bait

2006 Assigned to First Section of
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Released “DETHMOR Pro” rodenticide
2007 Collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. of the UK for sales of household products

Joint development with JFE Galvanizing and Coating Company Limited and Ishihara Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for Sanita cockroach-repellent coated steel sheets

Launched “Finish” dishwasher detergent (from Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.) for sale Released “Ko-bae Ga Hoi-Hoi” traps for small household

2008 Tarky Co., Ltd. becomes a subsidiary of Earth Biochemical Co., Ltd. (now Earth Pet Co., Ltd.) Launched “Muse” soap (from Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.) for sale

Released “Vapona Mushi-yoke Net W” fly repellent nets, “Mama Wa Boku (Watashi)

No Haisha San” children’s toothpaste, and “Onso” bath salts
2009 Certification and registration of Eco Action 21 environmental management system

Completed construction of new plant for Earth Chemical (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Released “Osu Dake No-mat” insect killer

2010   Released “Kobae Konai Earth Gomibako-yo” small household fly repellent for wastebaskets, and

“Hoshitsu Nyuuyokueki Ulmore” moisturizing bath liquid
2011   Released spray version of “Osu Dake No-mat” insect

repellent, and “Sho-shu Aroma Palette” deodorizer
2012 Bathclin Corporation becomes a subsidiary Nikke Pet Care Co., Ltd. becomes a subsidiary of Earth Biochemical Co., Ltd. (now Earth Pet Co., Ltd.)

Released rose scent of “Earth Uzumaki Ko” mosquito repellent incense, and

“Earth Shiramitori Shampoo” for removal of lice

2013   Released “Earth Garden T” garden insect repellent, and

“Minna ni Yasashii Josozai O-uchi no Kusa Korori” herbicide for weeds
2014 Established 100% subsidiary Hakugen Earth Co., Ltd. to take over business from Hakugen Co., Ltd. “Korasu Jet Reito Sacchu” insect spray, and

“Yabu-ka no Inai Niwa wo Tsukuru Spray” aedes mosquito repellent for gardens
2015 Established Earth Chemical (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd. (now Earth Corporation (Shanghai)) Released “Onpo” bubble bath
2016 Completed construction on new Mondahmin plant

Entered capital and business alliance with Taiko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Made Johnson Trading Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary
Released “Nachurasu Ten-nen Herb no Gokiburi-yoke” herbal cockroach repellent,

“Nachurasu Korasu Jet Gokiburi Byosatsu” instant cockroach killer,

“Saratekuto EX Premium 30” insect repellent for body application, and

“Sukki-ri!” air freshener
2017 Entered capital and business alliance with Protoleaf, Inc.

Entered business alliance with Hyponex Japan Co., Ltd.

Made A MY GIA JOINT STOCK COMPANY (now Earth Corporation Vietnam) into a subsidiary

Merged pet-related business operations and established Earth Pet Co., Ltd.

Released “Goki-Push Pro” anti-cockroach applicator,

“natuvo” organic insect repellents, and

“ToWhite” toilet cleaner

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