History

History

1988/4
Harves Co., Ltd was founded (capital stock: 2 million JPY) in Toshima-ku Tokyo, and started sales of HI-LUBE, solid grease
1992/4
Started manufacturing and sales of DRYSURF, quick-drying lubricant
1992/7
Relocated the headquarters to Saitama-city
1995/11
Increased capital to 10 million JPY
1997/2
Established the first factory in Kawaguchi-city, Saitama
1998/7
Fluorinated series and FG series were added to HI-LUBE product line
1999/10
Established the second factory in Kawaguchi-city, Saitama
2000/9
R&D center was established at the headquarters (Saitama-city)
2002/12
A new factory and analytic center were established in Ina, Saitama
Capital was increased to 30 million JPY
2003/1
Relocated the headquarters to current location (Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama-city) due to business expansion
2003/6
Acquired ISO9001 certification
2003/7
Started manufacturing and sales of DURASURF, fluorinated coatings for industrial use
2004/2
Established the spring water business division and started manufacturing and sales of "Oku-aizu Kaneyama Natural Sparkling Water"
2004/4
Established the filling and packaging business division. Established the Kotobuki Factory (currently F&P Factory).
2005/7
Acquired ISO14001 certification
2005/9
Established Hong Kong local office (Harves (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.)
2007/10
Increased capital to 50 million JPY
2008/11
Certified as "Technology Brand" of FY2008 by Saitama-city
2010/11
Established the Korea branch (HARVES Co., Ltd. KOREA Branch)
2011/5
Established Shanghai local office (Harves (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)
2012/9
Certified as "Company with diverse work styles (Gold award)" by Saitama
2012/9
Acquired additional ISO9001 certification (at Kotobuki Factory)
2012/9
Started sales of Metllasse, aging care cosmetics
2013/3
Increased capital to 52.5 million JPY
2014/10
Established the cosmetic business division
2015/10
F&P Factory is newly added in the company-owned land adjacent to Ina Factory
Introduced Harves scholarships program
2016/3
Established NST Co., Ltd.
Started manufacturing and sales of veterinary supplement "Vercure"