HISTORY/OBJECTIVE/THE BOARD

BRIEF HISTORY

Founded in 1948 with 66 member companies engaged in the production of dyestuffs, pigments, tar intermediates, sweeteners, rubber chemicals and photochemicals.

During over 60 years since its foundation, the size and scope of business of members have successfully expanded in line with the economic growth of Japan. Along with the expansion of the market, other new companies have joined this association. Now the number of our members accounts for 105 companies with 18 associate members.

Today, issues of common interest can be generally classified into two groups; The first is to maintain competitive power of chemical industry in the rapidly changing and becoming borderless society.
The second is the environmental protection and the chemical safety management, which become more and more important worldwide.

Our members make every effort to achieve the above objectives. This association focuses on those members’ common objectives, listens to their voices and looks for the best solutions.

OBJECTIVES AND MISSIONS

  • To clarify the needs of the whole members and meet their requirements.
  • To do the study and the research necessary for the development of business opportunities of member companies.
  • To provide members with networking opportunities and promote the high level of industry standards.
  • To contribute to the sound development and growth of the industry.

THE BOARD

Chairman Yoshihiko Okamoto (Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, SUMITOMO CHEMICAL Co.,Ltd.)
Vice Chairman Keiji Shite (Exective Officer, MITSUI CHEMICALS,INC.)
Vice Chairman Shigemasa Ouchi (President, OUCHISHINKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL Co.,Ltd.)
Managing Director Shigeshi Fukuda
Directors 32 Directors
Auditors 4 Auditors