GC was founded by:

Kiyoshi Nakao, Yoshinosuke Enjo and Tokuemon Mizuno on 11 February 1921 in Tokyo, Japan.
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1921

 
  • GC Chemicals Research Laboratory is established in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

1922

 
  • GC's 1st product, Standard Cement, fails to establish itself on the market.

1925

 
  • Crystalline Cement is developed and introduced at the Japan Dental Association's general conference.

1927

 
  • Modeling compound is developed.

1934

 
  • Incorporated as a joint-stock company with Yoshinosuke Enjo as President and Kiyoshi Nakao as the Executive Director.

1938

 
  • New plant is completed in Itabashi.

1941

 
  • Company celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
  • Company is renamed GC Chemicals Research Laboratory.

1946

 
  • Company is renamed GC Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. with Kiyoshi Nakao as the President.

1948

 
  • Plant for manufacturing porcelain teeth is built; the production of porcelain and acrylic resin teeth begins.

1951

 
  • American dentistry delegation arrives in Japan.
  • Under the instruction of Dr.Paffenburger, GC develops new products that meet ADA standards; this is the Blue Band series.

1953

 
  • Technicol, alginate impression material is developed.

1956

 
  • GC Membership Society is founded.

1957

 
  • Surflex rubber-based impression material is developed.
  • Surstone superhard gypsum is developed.

1959

 
  • GC Toshi Kogyo Corporation is established in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture.

1965

 
  • Unilux diatric porcelain tooth is developed.

1966

 
  • Succeeded in production of the spherical amalgam alloy.

1969

 
  • Hongo Annex is built in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

1971

 
  • GC International Corp. is established.

1972

 
  • European branch opened in Belgium.
  • Livdent plastic anterior tooth is developed.

1973

 
  • Company is renamed GC Dental Industrial Corporation, and GC Dental Equipment Corp. is established.

1974

 
  • Livdent FB-30 developed.

1976

 
  • Fuji-Oyama Factory completed in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture.
  • Fuji-Rock superhard stone is developed.

1977

 
  • Fuji Ionomer, a revolutionary new glass ionomer cement, developed and goes on sale.

1978

 
  • Exaflex, a PVS (Polyvinyl silicone) impression material, goes on sale.
1981  
  • GC becomes a member of the American Dental Trade Association (ADTA).
  • US Branch is opened in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • GC Corporation celebrates its 60th Anniversary.
  • President Toshio Nakao announces the concept of GQC.

1982

 
  • Prospec, a preventive dentistry product,is developed.

1983

 
  • Makoto Nakao is appointed president.
  • FDI Tokyo Convention.

1984

 
  • New building complex for GC International Corp.'s European Branch is built.

1989

 
  • European Factory is built in Belgium.
  • Graft LC, a light-cured composite resin, is developed.

1990

 
  • UK-based ICI's dental care division is acquired.
1991  
  • EOM-∝, Dental unit, goes on sale.
  • GC Corporation celebrates its 70th Anniversary.
  • In commemoration, the name changed from GC Dental Industrial Corporation to GC Corporation, and GC Toshi Kogyo Corporation is renamed GC Dental Products Corp.
1992  
  • The world's first ligh-cured glass ionomer filling material, GC Fuji Ionomer Type II LC is released.
  • GC America is established.
  • GC Italy is established.

1993

 
  • Fuji-Oyama Factory Distribution Center is completed.
1994  
  • Second European Factory is completed.
  • President Makoto Nakao assumes chairmanship of IDM (International Dental Manufacturers Federation)
  • Dental industry's 1st company to acquire the ISO9001 certification.
  • GCB (Belgium) acquires the ISO9002 certification.
1995  
  • President Makoto Nakao is awarded the insignia of Commander of the Crown of Belgium.
  • GCA (America) acquires the ISO9001 certification.
  • GCDP acquires the ISO9002 certification.
  • Shift from GQC to GQM activities.

1996

 
  • International Dental symposium, organized in commemoration of the 40th GC Membership Society's 75th company anniversaries.

1998

 
  • Fuji Lute (Plus) reinforced glass ionomer luting cement is released.
  • ISO14001 certification is acquired.

1999

 
  • GC "Green System" Operation is commenced.

2000

 
  • GC Corporation received The Deming Application Prize.

2001

 
  • GC Corporation celebrates its 80th Anniversary.

2002

 
  • Expansion of manufacturing and logistics operations in the US & Europe.
2003  
  • GC Dental Products Corporation received The Deming Application Prize.
  • GC Dental (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. construction is completed.
  • ISO 13485 certification is acquired.

2004

 
  • GC Corporation is awarded the Japan Quality Medal.
2005  
  • President Makoto Nakao is appointed the 6th Chairman of the Japan Dental Trade Association.
  • GC Corporation is ranked 18th in Nikkei's Quality Management Survey.
  • Work started on the Itabashi Site Redevelopment Project.
2006  
  • The new R&D Building opened (The 1st phase of the headquarter's construction is completed).
  • The International Dental Symposium commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the GC Membership Society.
  • The 30th Anniversary of Fuji Oyama Factory.
2007  
  • The 1th phase of the construction of the new R&D Building is completed.
  • GC Corporation received the Privacy Mark Certification.
  • GC Corporation is ranked 14th in Nikkei's Quality Management Survey.

2008

 
  • The 2nd phase of the construction of new R&D building is completed.
  • GC Europe Campus (Meeting & Education Centre) opened.
2009  
  • GC Corporation received the QC Circle Award for Management.
  • GC Corporation received the Keizaikai Outstanding Performance Award.
  • Started construction of the New Hongo Building (HQ).

2010

 
  • Protho Research Center is opened.
  • Ranked 3rd in the "Nikkei's Corporate Quality Management Survey".
2011  
  • GC Corporate Center (new headquarter) is opened.
  • GC Corporate celebrates its 90th Anniversary.
  • The 3rd International Dental Symposium commemorated the 55th Anniversary of the GC Membership Society.

2012

 
  • GC R&D Center in the Itabashi Site is completed.
  • President Makoto Nakao is awarded the Deming Prize for individuals.
2013  
  • Extension of GC Corporate Center is completed.
  • GC International AG (IAG) in Switzerland is established.
  • Makoto Nakao is appointed the Chairman and Kiyotaka Nakao is appointed the President.