Hakuto is a unique mini-conglomerate. It is both an electronics trading company and industrial chemical manufacturer. The origin of the company’s electronics trading business is a trading company founded in 1953 to import raw quartz for use in electronic devices. The industrial chemical manufacturing business started in 1960 as a new unit aimed at diversifying the company’s operations and enhancing stability. At present, Hakuto is a conglomerate centered on these two main businesses. Its operations focus on Japan and the Asia region.