Sumitomo Chemical is a Japanese based manufacturer of a diverse range of products, including basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals, IT-related chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Envisioning further expansion of its business on a global scale, the basic principle of Sumitomo’s strategic plan is to achieve and consolidate high profitability and secure sustained growth potential. Sumitomo places a high priority on realising solid returns on the significant business investments it has made, and at the same time, it will incorporate concepts aimed to propel the company to further heights in business growth.
In particular, Sumitomo Chemical will focus on initiatives such as enhancing global management, enlarging the economic value added of each business sector, expanding life sciences and IT related materials businesses and enhancing their competitiveness, and paving the way for further growth.
Life sciences and IT-related materials are the fields where the company forecasts high market growth and expects continued high performance, capitalising on its technological and other strengths. Sumitomo is investing business resources in the research and development of organic polymer LEDs, which hold promise as materials for next-generation displays.
Sumitomo Chemical employs 27,828 people with head offices in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, and had net sales of Y1,621bn in the fiscal year ended 31 March 2010.
Chairman: Hiromasa Yonekura
President: Hiroshi Hirose
Executive vice president: Naoya Kanda
Executive vice president: Osamu Ishitobi
Director and senior managing executive officer: Takatsugu Enami
Director and senior managing executive officer: Kiyohiko Nakae
Director and senior managing executive officer: Yoshimasa Takao
Director and senior managing executive officer: Masakazu Tokura
Director and senior managing executive officer: Kenjiro Fukubayashi
Director and managing executive officer: Kenichi Hatano
(Updated January 2010)
Sumitomo Chemical Company Sumitomo Building5-33, Kitahama 4-chomeChuo-ku, Osaka 541-8550JapanTel: +81 6 6220 3891Fax: +81 6 6220 3345
Sumitomo Chemical is one of Japan's leading chemical manufacturers. It offers a diverse range of products, including basic chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
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Sumitomo has developed a new corporate business plan ending in fiscal 2009. Envisioning further expansion of its business on a global scale, the basic principle of the plan is to achieve and consolidate high profitability and secure sustained growth potential. (Edited from annual report and company website). ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form.
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