Describes the history of Harves Co., Ltd.



Company History

Apr. 1988 The company was founded with 2 million JPY as initial capital in Toshima district,Tokyo.
Released HI-LUBE series that is solid grease.
Apr. 1992 Developed and released DRYSURF series that is quick-drying lubricant.
July 1992 Relocated HQs to Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture.
Increased capital to 10 million JPY.
Feb. 1997 Our first factory was established in Kawaguchi city, Saitama Prefecture.
July 1998 The FG series, that is PFPE based grease, was added to HI-LUBE product line.
Oct. 1999 Our second factory was established in Kawaguchi city, Saitama Prefecture.
Sept. 2000 R&D office was newly organized added in HQs.
Dec. 2002 Our new factory and Analysis Center were established in Ina town, Saitama Prefecture.
Increased capital to 30 million JPY.
Jan. 2003 Relocated HQs due to extension of business.
June 2003 Acquired the certification of ISO9001(Main offices,Ina Factory).
July 2003 Released DURASURF series that is industrial fluorinated coating.
Feb. 2004 Oku-aizu Kaneyama Natural Sparkring Water is founded as subsidiary.
Business of bottling and sales of natural sparkling water started.
Apr. 2004 Packaging Division was established at the Kotobuki Factory.
July 2005 Acquired the certification of ISO14001(Main offices,Ina Factory,Kotobuki Factory).
Sept. 2005 HARVES CO.,LIMITED was founded in Hong Kong as overseas subsidiary.
Oct. 2007 Increased capital to 50 million JPY.
Nov. 2008 Harves is certified as a "Technology Brand" company by Saitama City.
Feb. 2009 Oku-aizu Kaneyama Natural Sparkring Water Co. is liquidated
Harves Co., Ltd. took over the business of bottling and sales of natural sparkling water.
Sept. 2009 Started new technology development with assistance by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan,
which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan.
Sept. 2010 Acquired the additional certification of ISO14001(Aizu Takizawa Factory).
Acquired the additional certification of ISO9001(Aizu Takizawa Factory).
Nov. 2010 The Seoul Branch of HARVES Co., Ltd. was founded.
May 2011 Harves Trading & Consulting Co., Ltd. was founded in Shanghai.
Aug. 2011 Acquired the additional certification of ISO9001(Kotobuki Factory).
Sept. 2012 Harves Trading & Consulting Co., Ltd. changed its name to Harves (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Harves is certified as a "Diverse work styles practice" company by Saitama prefecture.
Harves is Authenticated as a "CSR challenge" company by Saitama City.
Mar. 2013 Increased capital to 52.5 million JPY.
Sept. 2013 Extended Ina Factory.
Oct. 2015 A new factory, F&P Factory, was completed and Kotobuki factory of Filling and Packing Division was moved.
Nov. 2015 Korea branch office name changes (Seoul Branch -> Korea Branch), the new Office has been expansion and relocation.
HARVES (HONG KONG) Co., Ltd has moved.