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Kureha Corporation - Company Capsule

Reference Code: BR0559CC
Published Date: April 2011




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Kureha Corporation - Company Overview

Kureha Corporation (Kureha) is a Japan based chemicals manufacturing company. The company is principally engaged in
developing, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing of advanced high performance chemicals for the agricultural sector
and advanced materials, specialty chemicals, and specialty plastics primarily in Japan. In addition, it is also involved in the
development of original and advanced products in the agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and packaging material verticals.
Moreover, the company also offers high-barrier packaging materials, advanced plastics and carbon products to its clients
across various verticals. The company through its subsidiaries principally operates in the regions of Japan, China,
Vietnam, US, Belgium, Germany, UK and few other regions. Kureha additional offerings include environmental protection
services and leasing and management services along with engineering and construction work. Kureha is headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan.


Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of JPY134,606 million during the fiscal year ended 2010. The company's revenue
declined at a compounded rate of 5.19% during the period 2008-2010 with a year on year declined of 6.4% over fiscal
year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, its operating margin was 4.24% as against an operating margin of 6.58% in fiscal
year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, the company registered a net margin of 1.16% as against a net margin of 2.34% in
the fiscal year 2009.




Kureha Corporation - Key Facts

Kureha Corporation, Key Facts

                                  3-3-2 Nihonbashi-Hamacho,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock         4023 (The Tokyo Stock
Corporate Address:                Chuo-ku, , 103-8552, Japan                                     Exchange)
                                                                    Exchange



Telephone                          + 81 3 32494664                  No. of Employees             4,084



Fax                               N/A                               Financial Year End           March



URL                               www.kureha.co.jp                  Revenue (in JPY Million)     134,606.00



Industry                          Chemicals                         Revenue (in USD Million)     1,437.79



Locations                         China, Japan, Vietnam, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Kureha Corporation - Major Products and Services

Kureha Corporation is a Japan based chemicals manufacturing company. Key products and services offered by the
company include the following:

Kureha Corporation, Major Products and Services
Products:

Advanced Materials:

PPS resin

PVDF resin

Antistatic resin

ESD control materials

Carbon fiber

Bead-shaped activated carbon

Specialty carbon material

Specialty Chemicals:

Caustic soda

Hydrochloric acid

Liquid chlorine

Sodium hypochlorite

Monochlorobenzene

Para-Dichlorobenzene

Ortho-Dichlorobenzene

Anti cancer agent

Therapeutic agent for chronic kidney disease

Fungicide for wheat and oil seed rape

Seed treatment fungicide

Fertilized granulated soils

Therapeutic agent

Agricultural fungicide

Specialty Plastics:

PVDC film

PVDC compound

Multilayer shrinkable film

Multilayer non-shrinkable film

Multilayer bottle

High barrier lamination film

Household wrapping film

Kitchen sink use garbage bags

Vacuum cleaner paper packs

Plastic containers

PVDF fishing lines




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Kureha Corporation, Major Products and Services
Machinery for auto-seal food packaging

Services:

Undertaking transportation and storage operations

Industrial waste and medical waste processing

Environmental protection services

Environmental assessments for various substances

Environmental engineering and industrial waste treatment

Industrial facility design, construction and management

Civil engineering and construction contracting

Transport and warehousing

Plant engineering and management operations

Safety-related operations
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Kureha Corporation - Key Competitors

The following companies are the major competitors of Kureha Corporation:

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

Tosoh Corporation

Zeon Corporation

Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.

SHOKO CO., LTD.

Tokuyama Corporation




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Kureha Corporation - Key Employees


Kureha Corporation, Key Employees


          Name                              Job Title                     Board Level     Since   Age


Hideo Nakatani             Vice President                           Senior Management


Keikichi Munakata          Director, Executive Vice President       Executive Board       2009    61


Koji Hagino                Director, Executive Vice President       Executive Board       2010    62


Kunihiko Saito             Director                                 Non Executive Board   2007    75


Naoki Fukuzawa             Vice President                           Senior Management


Naoki Ueda                 Vice President                           Senior Management


Naoya Suzuki               Director, Executive Vice President       Executive Board       2009    62


Nobuyuki Hiruta            Vice President                           Senior Management


Norikazu Sunou             Director, Senior Vice President          Executive Board       2009    62


Shusuke MATSUO             Vice President                           Senior Management


Tadashi Sagawa             Senior Vice President, Director          Executive Board       2009    57


                           Chief Executive Officer, President,
Takao Iwasaki                                                       Executive Board       2010    62
                           Director


Takashi Yamamoto           Vice President                           Senior Management


Takeshi Takahashi          Director                                 Non Executive Board   2007    66



								
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