1925-1959

Development and marketing of:

  • carborundum abrasives
  • resin teeth
  • the first Japanese-made diamond abrasives for contra-angles and turbines

1955

Opening of the Tokyo Sales Office

1965

Opening of the Osaka Sales Office

1971

Establishment of SHOFU Dental Corporation in California

1973

Establishment of Shiga Shofu Inc., a factory producing resin teeth

1978

Establishment of SHOFU Dental GmbH in Germany

1979

Opening of the Fukuoka Sales Office

1980

Establishment of SHOFU Dental Singapore Pty. Ltd. – since 1987: Shofu Inc., Singapore Branch

1982

Completion of the manufacturing plant for machine-made diamond instruments in Kyoto

1983

Change of the company name to SHOFU INC. – together with managerial and organizational restructuring

1985

Opening of the Sendai Sales Office

1987

Opening of the Sapporo Sales Office

1989

As the first dental company, Shofu Inc. goes public in Osaka and Kyoto

1991

Acquisition of the UK dental manufacturer Advanced Healthcare Ltd.

1992

Establishment of the UK sales office SHOFU Dental Products Ltd.

1996

Establishment of SHOFU INC. Shanghai

1996

Establishment of Promech Inc. in Saitama, for the production of articulators

1997

CE certification

1997

Completion of the research center in Kyoto

2003

Establishment of Shanghai SHOFU Dental Material Co., the first Chinese manufacturing plant

2005

Establishment of SHOFU Dental Supplies Shanghai Co., the Chinese sales office

2006

Completion of the training center in Kyoto

2007

Listing on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

2009

Business and capital alliance with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Sun Medical Co. Ltd.

2010

Launch of:

  • Lite Art light-cured paste stains
  • Solidilite V and Sublite V light-curing units

2011

Launch of:

  • Beautifil Flow Plus injectable anterior and posterior composite
  • Veracia SA semi-anatomical tooth line and Q3-Pack patented setup support

2012

Launch of:

  • diamond coated abrasives Dura-Green DIA
  • fissure sealant system BeautiSealant

2013

Launch of:

  • self-adhesive composite cement BeautiCem SA
  • speed investment Ceravety Press & Cast
  • Universal Opaque for Solidex and Ceramage

2014

Launch of:

  • Beautifil-Bulk bulk-fill composite in two viscosities
  • Vintage MP Uni-Layer, single-layer ceramic for PFM restorations