Company Information from ICIS

Kuraray is a Japanese producer of petrochemical intermediates, resins, elastomers, fibres, high performance materials and medical products. The company is split into three business segments: Chemicals and Resins, Fibres and Textiles, and High-Performance Materials, Medical Products and Others.

Kuraray believes that it needs to pursue mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that will supplement management resources for the creation of new businesses as well as midstream and downstream M&A that will accelerate its development activities. One of its key targets is the IT-related industry, which it says is very fast moving.

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Key Personnel

President and director: Yasuaki Wakui
Director: Junsuke Tanaka
Director: Seiji Wajiki
Director: Osamu Asaba
Director: Nobuo Iwawaki
Director: Yoichi Ninagawa
Director: Fumio Ito
Director: Noriaki Yoshimura
Director: Shiro Kataoka
Director: Hiroaki Yoshino


Tokyo head office
Ote Center building
1-1-3 Otemachi
Tokyo 100-8115

Tel: +81 3 6701 1000
Fax: +81 3 6701 1005

Osaka head office
Shin-Hankyu building
1-12-39 Umeda
Osaka 530-8611

Tel: +816 6348 2111
Fax: +816 6348 2165

Website: www.kuraray.co.jp/en/ 

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