Asahi Kasei

Company Information from ICIS

Asahi Kasei is a Japanese-based producer of chemicals and plastics, fibres, construction materials and speciality and fine chemicals.

Asahi Kasei states that its strategic investment is being advanced to lay the foundation for expansion and growth. Its strategic plan is the expansion of businesses characterised by global competitiveness and the enhancement of businesses focused on the domestic Japanese market.

The company states that it remains highly dependent on the Japanese economy, and to outpace Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the long term it needs to take bigger strides in the expansion of globally competitive businesses and the creation and development of new businesses. At the same time it needs to enhance its domestic businesses to obtain greater added value and adapt to the changing industrial structure in Japan.

Strategic investment is largely to be directed to the four product categories of monomers, chemical-based, specialised-function products, electronics products, and medical devices, including both business expansion and new business creation.

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Key Personnel

Honourary chairman and representative director: Nobuo Yamaguchi
Group chairman and representative director: Ichiro Itoh
President: Shiro Hiruta
Member: Koji Fujiwara
Member: Taketsugu Fujiwara
Member: Kiyoshi Tsujita
Member: Yuji Mizuno
Member: Yoshio Hayashi
Member: Yuzo Seto
Member: Yukiharu Kodama
Member: Morio Ikeda


Tokyo Head office:
1-105 Kanda Jinbocho

Tel: +81 3 3296 3000
Fax: +81 3 3296 3161

Osaka head office:
3-3-23 Nakanoshima

Tel: +81 6 7636 3111
Fax: +81 6 7636 3077


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