Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
(original name "") , a Japanese manufacturer, provides water treatment chemicals and facilities as well as process treatment chemicals. Haruo Kurita, who previously served in the navy, has founded the company in 1949. His first business was the chemical treatment of navy boilers. During the 50´s Kurita Water Industries expanded the portfolio and started with the water treatment facilities business, chemical cleaning business (Kurita Engineering Co., Ltd.) and maintenance services. In her second decade, the 60´s, Kurita Water Industries entered the process treatment market, especially in the pulp and paper, petrochemical and steel industries. Since the mid of the 70´s up to now, Kurita Water Industries established 14 overseas subsidiaries and affiliates. Since 2003 Kurita Water Industries is listed in the Nature Stock Index (). Wikipedia