Company Information from ICIS

Shin-Etsu Chemical is a Japanese-based producer of inorganic and organic chemicals, synthetic resins and electronic materials. It has three core business areas covering organic and inorganic chemicals, electronic materials, and functional materials and other businesses.

The main aim for Shin-Etsu is to “assure sustainable future growth”. It will make major investments to support business expansion over the medium to long term. The company will strengthen its existing businesses and develop and commercialise new businesses in order to generate growth.

Shin-Etsu is further improving its position as the “world’s largest” manufacturer of semiconductor silicon wafers with expansion of capacity at its Shirakawa plant in Japan. In addition, the company is adding to multiple production bases by investing in integrated production facilities in the US to assure supply.

Research and development (R&D) will remain a driving force for Shin-Etsu. The group will also focus on maintaining and improving its financial underpinnings.

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Key Personnel

President and CEO: Chihiro Kanagawa
Executive senior managing director: Shunzo Mori
Executive senior managing director: Fumio Akiya
Executive senior managing director: Yasuhiko Saitoh
Executive senior managing director: Yoshiaki Ono

Managing director: Kiichi Habata
Managing director: Koji Takasugi

Director: Frank Popoff
Director: Shunji Kono
Director: Masashi Kaneko
Director: Tsuyoshi Miyazaki
Director: Toshihiko Fukui
Director: Toshinobu Ishihara
Director: Masaki Miyajima
Director: Atsushi Nakamura
Director: Fumio Arai
Director: Toshiyuki Kasahara
Director: Hidenori Onezawa
Director: Masahiko Todoroki
Director: Ken Nakamura
Director: Toshiya Akimoto
Director: Yukihiro Matsui
Director: Hiroaki Okamoto


Shin-Etsu Chemical Co
6-1, Otemachi 2-chome
Tokyo 100-0004

Tel: +81 3 3246 5091
Fax: +81 3 3246 5096


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