Idemitsu 0W-16 Synthetic Oil launches in the U.S. Entire line of Idemitsu Synthetic Oils meet latest SP/GF-6 standards.
Idemitsu and ZEPRO fully synthetic motor oils begin distribution on Amazon.com in North America.
Idemitsu 0W-20 becomes first engine oil to receive dexos-1™ GM approval.
Idemitsu Research & Development Center opens in Wixom, Michigan; features state-of-the-art equipment that allows for cutting-edge product development.
Apollo America changes its name to Idemitsu Lubricants America to unify the Idemitsu name around the world.
Idemitsu opens its state-of-the-art blending and packaging facility, strategically locating it in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This centralized location incorporates convenient access to three major interstate highways, efficient rail and air transportation facilities and transportation resources provided by the Ohio River.
Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation (ILA) founded as Apollo America Corporation, a 100% subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan. Apollo opens sales offices in Detroit, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California.
Idemitsu begins supplying lubricant products in the United States.
New York office opens.
Idemitsu Kosan (Japan) founded by Sazo Idemitsu.