Founded as a cotton cloth wholesaler in Naka-ku, Nagoya under the name of "Hattori Kanesaburo Wholesale Store".
Hattori & Co.,Ltd incorporated was launched.
Separated the spinning division (the present Kowabo Company, Ltd.) from the trading division to establish Kaneka Hattori & Co.,Ltd (the present Kowa Company, Ltd.).
Company name changed to Hattori Co., Ltd.
Branching out of Chemical Division
Company name changed to Kowa Company, Ltd.
Kowa Europe GmbH is established.
Kowa Research Europe, Ltd. established.
Nikken Chemicals Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Kowa Company, Ltd. through acquisition of stock.