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1980s


1980
The 50th anniversary of the founding of company was marked.
Construction of the Sakai LPG Terminal (storage capacity: 80,000 tons or greater) was completed and import of LPG directly from the Petromin was started the following year.
1980


1985
The company formed a business tie-up with the Union Carbide Corporation in the industrial gas field. Mr. Naoji Iwatani became Chairman and Mr. Koji Saitoh became President.


1986
Lifestyle-upgrade business operations were started based on the secondary proposal of starting a new business dealing with daily life.


1987
The Iwatani logo was adopted. The Shiga Technical Center (in Moriyama) was established. Business cooperation with the NHK Symphony Orchestra was launched and the company was awarded "the Arima Award" by the orchestra in 1993.
1987


1989
Starting with the Dalian Iwatani Gas Machinery Co., Ltd., a joint venture with the city of Dalian, several joint ventures were launched in China.
1989