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History

February 1937 Established a paint dealer called “Nishikawa Shokai” in Kanda Ogawa-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
October 1945 Moved the head office to Urawa-City(present Saitama City ), Saitama and started manufacturing paints.
May 1948 Changed the company name to the “Nishikawa Shokai Co., Ltd.” with one million yen in capital. Moved the head office to Kanda Tomiyama-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
October 1949 Built the Shimura Factory in Funado, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.
May 1950 Changed the company name to “Atom Chemical Paint Co.,Ltd.”
October 1954 Officially recognized as a JIS certified factory.
April 1962 Received the Governor of Tokyo Award (for enterprise rationalization).
January 1965 Designated as a Model Factory for Rationalization of Small-to-Medium Sized Enterprise.
June 1969 Moved the head office to Funado, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo from Kanda.
November 1969 Formed a technological tie-up with Baltimore Paint Co. in U.S.A. for the road marking paints.
February 1971 Developed the world’s first “Heat Line Marker”which is the spray-painting machine for thermoplastic road marking materials and received Ministry of International Trade and Industry technology development grant for the technique at the same time.
November 1971 Built the Saitama Factory ( present Kazo Factory ) in Kazo-City, Saitama.
February 1976 Received the Medium and Small-sized Business Research Center Award(existing “Good Company Award”).
December 1977 Built the Kuki Factory in Minamisaitama-gun, Shobu-machi, Saitama(Shobu-machi, Kuki-City of the present).
January 1981 Established Floor Paint Department and entry full-scale to the market of floor paint for factories.
April 1984 Received the Ichimura Award for the Development of “the Lower temperature thermoplastic road marking materials with the meltable bag”.
April 1985 Received the Director General of the Science and Technology Agency Award for the Development of “the Lower temperature thermoplastic road marking materials with the meltable bag.” The lower thermoplastic road marking materials with meltable bag.
May 1985 Keinosuke Nishikawa ,the founder of the company , was given the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.
January 1986 Formed a technological tie-up with Mameco International, Inc. in USA about heavy duty floor materials.
February 1988 Started offering the technical expertise about the road marking materials to Hiap Hong Co.,Ltd. In Thailand.
June 1988 Increased in capital to 1,040 million (one billion and forty million) yen.
Went public as store registration brand (Tokyo).
Built the Okayama Factory in Nagi-cho, Katsuta-gun ,Okayama.
April 1994 Changed the company name to “Atomix Co., Ltd.”
April 1997 Opened the TSC (Technical Service Center ).
October 1998 Obtained ISO 9002 certification in Okayama Factory and related business section.
November 2000 Obtained ISO 9001 certification in the Road Department.
January 2001 Established ATOM(Langfang) Paint Co.,Ltd. as the subsidiary in China.
October 2001 Amalgamated Home Paint Department(Atom House Paint) with Atom Support Co.,Ltd.
November 2001 Obtained ISO 14001 certification in the Paint Department (Kazo Factory).
October 2003 Established ATOM(Wuxi) Paint Co.,Ltd. as the subsidiary in China.
December 2004 Obtained ISO 14001 certification in the Road Department(Kuki Factory and Okayama Factory).
December 2004 Went public on the JASDAQ Exchange (present Osaka Securities Exchange).
October 2005 Received the Governor of Tokyo for the inorganic and organic hybrid coating materials “Atom Compbrid”.
July 2007 Obtained ISO 9001 certification in the Paint Department (Kazo Factory).
April 2010 Participated in the Saitama-Hatayama Mountainous District Conservation Project
May 2012 Liquidated Atom (Langfang) Paint Co., Ltd
July 2013 Became a listed company(TSE JASDAQ Standard) in line with the merger of Osaka Securities Exchange’s cash-equity trading platforms with Tokyo Stock Exchange.
December 2014 Construction of the new research laboratory was completed on the site of Kazo Plant. Research personnel brought together at the laboratory