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
 
1929  

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
 
1973  

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
1983  

Released “Dani Earth”
flea and tick spray

1984  

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

1985  

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
what is now Earth Pet Co., Ltd.
 
1994  

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
2001  

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
flies

2008 Tarky Co., Ltd. becomes a
subsidiary of what is 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 what is 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.
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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