About Us

Corporate Profile

Corporate name Shinano Electric Refining Co., Ltd.
Date founded December 26, 1921
President Masao Sakaki
No. of employees 67 (as of March 31, 2019)
Capital \200,000,000 JPY
Offices and plant
Headquarters
5F Kanda Urban Building, 4-2, Kanda-Tsukasamachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0048 Headquarters
Phone: 03-5298-1601
Kashiwabara
Plant
2222, Oaza-Kashiwabara, Shinanomachi, Kami-Minochi-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-1305 Kashiwabara Plant
Phone. 026-255-3010
Line of business
  1. Production, processing, and distribution of abrasive materials
  2. Production, processing, and distribution of fire resistance materials
  3. Production, processing, and distribution of PVA grinding wheel
  4. Production, processing, and distribution of ceramic products as well as products related to and derived from such
  5. Grinding of metallic silicon
  6. Production, processing, and distribution of organometallic compounds

History

December 1921
Taisho Electric Refining Co., Ltd., founded
1926
Began experimental production of alundum (molten alumina) and carborundum (silicon carbide)
1931
The first company in this industry in Japan to ship silicon carbide abrasive grain for artificial abrasive grinding wheel
February 1951
Corporate name Changed to Shinano Electric Refining Co., Ltd.
April 1962
Began production and distribution of green silicon carbide (SiC) ingots
July 1965
Joined Shin-Etsu Group, aiming for further development of management bases
April 1966
Began production and distribution of powder
October 1968
Began production and distribution of PVA grinding wheel
January 1991
Began business of grinding metallic silicon
November 1999
Obtained ISO 9002
July 2003
Obtained ISO 9001
October 2007
Began operation of a new-type dry production line
March 2015
Became Shin-Etsu Chemical 100% subsidiary