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1953 Hakuto Co., Ltd. established in Ginza, Tokyo, with capital of 5 million yen, and begins import and sale of rough crystals from Brazil.
1958 Hakuto begins import and sale of electronic measuring instruments.
1961 Osaka Office (present Kansai Branch) established in Osaka.
1963 Hakuto Chemical Co., Ltd. established for production and domestic sale of industrial chemicals, and provision of related engineering services.
Starts import and sale of electronic parts.
1969 Hakuto Engineering Co., Ltd. established.
1970 Hakuto Chemical Co., Ltd. establishes Yokkaichi Factory and Yokkaichi Research Institute in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.
Nagoya Branch Office (present Nagoya Branch) established in Nagoya.
1971 Office (later reorganized into Hakuto America, Inc.) opened in Chicago, U.S.A.
1973 S&T Enterprises Ltd. (present Hakuto Enterprises Ltd.) established in Hong Kong.
1974 S&T Enterprises Ltd., Taiwan Branch (present Hakuto Taiwan Ltd.), opened in Taipei, Taiwan.
1977 S&T Enterprises Ltd., Singapore Branch (present Hakuto Singapore Pte. Ltd.), opened in Singapore.
1980 Hakuto moves its Head Office to present address (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo).
1983 HTC Co., Ltd. established in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
1985 Atsugi Distribution Center established in Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Acquires 100% of the shares of Nippon Technology Co., Ltd.
1986 Acquires Hakuto Engineering Co., Ltd.
1987 HTC Co., Ltd. changes its trade name to Haktronics Co., Ltd.
1989 S&T Enterprises (Thailand) Ltd. (present Hakuto (Thailand) Ltd.) established in Bangkok, Thailand.
1990 Human Resources International Co., Ltd., a temporary employment agency, established in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
1991 Acquires Hakuto Chemical Co., Ltd.
1993 ST Hi-Tech Ltd. (present Hakuto Engineering (Thailand) Ltd.) established in Bangkok, Thailand.
1994 Nippon Technology Co., Ltd. acquires Hakutronics Co., Ltd. and changes its trade name to Hakutronics Co., Ltd.
Acquires 100% of the shares of Newport Co., Ltd., a Japanese subsidiary of Newport Corporation.
1995 Hakuto's shares registered with the Japan Securities Dealers Association for over-the-counter transactions.
1996 S&T Enterprises (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (present Hakuto Singapore Pte. Ltd.) established in Singapore.
1997 S&T HITECH LTD. (present Hakuto Taiwan Ltd.) established in Taipei.
Hakuto America Holdings, Inc., a holding company in the U.S., established in Chicago.
1998 Chemical Business Operation's Yokkaichi Factory and Purchasing Department acquire ISO9002 ertification, the international standard for quality management systems.
1999 Stocks listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Acquires 53% (present 100%) of the shares of Fuyo Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
Chemical Business Division's Yokkaichi Factory acquires ISO14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management systems.
Hakuto Europe GmbH established in Munich, Germany.
Hakuto Head Office, Kansai Branch, and Isehara Technical Center acquire ISO14001 certification, the international standard for environmental anagement systems.
2000 Hakuto Information Technology Co., Ltd. (HIT) established in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, and forms a business alliance with ASA Systems Inc.
Stocks listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The names of all the overseas subsidiaries unified into "HAKUTO."
Hakuto America, Inc. acquires Hakuto U.S.A. Holdings, Inc. (former Hakuto America Holdings, Inc.)
2001 Chemical Business Division's Yokkaichi Laboratory acquires ISO/IEC Guide 25 certification, the international standard for laboratories and assay offices.
Isehara Technical Center acquires ISO9002 certification, the international standard for quality management systems.
2002 Hakuto California, Inc. established in Mountain View, U.S.A.
Chemical Business Division (including sales offices, Yokkaichi Factory, and Yokkaichi Laboratory) renews ISO9002 certification by acquiring ISO9001 certification, the international standard for quality management systems.
2003 Hakuto A&L Co., Ltd., a trustee company engaged in business and distribution activities, established in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
Acquires Hakutronics Co., Ltd. Isehara Technical Center renews ISO9002 certification by acquiring ISO9001 certification, the international standard for quality management systems.
2004 Hakuto America, Inc. completes liquidation procedures.
Hakuto Europe GmbH completes liquidation procedures.
2005 All of the Hakuto Group companies acquire ISO14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management systems.
Hakuto Korea Co., Ltd. established in Seoul, South Korea.
2006 Transfers all of the shares of Human Resources International Co., Ltd.
Acquires 55% of the shares of MOLDEC Co., Ltd.
2007 Acquires 100% of the shares of MICROTEK Inc.
2008 Transfers all of the shares of Hakuto Korea Co., Ltd.
2010 Transfers all of the shares of Hakuto Information Technology Co., Ltd.
2011  Acquires 100% of the shares of Adixen Japan Ltd.