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Kuraray manufactures chemicals, synthetic and chemical fibers, and other materials. The Company provides special resin, man-made leather, fine chemicals, and non-woven fabrics used as apparel and industrial materials. It also produces pharmaceutical and medical products such as dialyzers and dental-care products. 

HQChiyoda City, JP

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)9,089
Job Openings3
Revenue (FY, 2017)¥518.4 B(+7%)
Share Price (Jun 2020)¥1.2 K(-2%)
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Key People/Management at Kuraray

Hitoshi Toyoura

Hitoshi Toyoura

President, Kuraray America, Inc.
Masaaki Ito

Masaaki Ito

Representative Director and President
Tsugunori Kashimura

Tsugunori Kashimura

Managing Executive Officer
Matthias Gutweiler

Matthias Gutweiler

President, Kuraray Europe GmbH
Yoshimasa Sano

Yoshimasa Sano

Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Nobuhiko Takai

Nobuhiko Takai

Vice President, Functional Materials Company; and General Manager of Carbon Materials Division
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Kuraray Office Locations

Kuraray has offices in Chiyoda City, Fukuoka, Kamisu, Kurashiki and in 28 other locations
Chiyoda City, JP (HQ)
Otemachi Sta., 2 Chome-1-1 Ōtemachi
Chiyoda City, JP
1 Chome-1-1 Ōtemachi
Fukuoka, JP
3-chōme-25-25 Higashihie, Hakata-ku
Kurashiki, JP
1 Chome-4 Honmachi
Kurashiki, JP
1-chōme-7-2 Achi
Kurashiki, JP
Tamashima Otoshima
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Kuraray Financials and Metrics

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Kuraray's revenue was reported to be ¥518.44 b in FY, 2017 which is a 6.9% increase from the previous period.

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Kuraray Cybersecurity Score

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Kuraray Revenue Breakdown

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Kuraray revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.5% from United States, 17.8% from Japan, 10.3% from Europe, 7.1% from Asia, 6.1% from China, 5.1% from Isoprene, 7.1% from Fibers & Textiles, 7.1% from Functional Materials, 25.9% from Vinyl Acetate and 7.0% from Other

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Kuraray News and Updates

Global Specialty Films Market Report 2019-2024 - Key Players are Honeywell, SABIC, Kuraray America, and Covestro

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PVDC Barrier Materials Global Market 2018 Top Key Players – Kuraray, Dow, DuPont, Solvay, Asahi Kasei and Forecast to 2025

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Kuraray Blogs

A Radiation Detecting Material Supporting Cutting-Edge Physics ResearchKuraray’s Plastic Scintillating Fiber Wins the JCIA Technology Special Award

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; hereinafter “Kuraray” or the “Company”) hereby announces that it was awarded the Technology Special Award under the 52nd JCIA (Japan Chemical Industry Association) Technology Award Program in recog…

Top Message:The Kuraray Group’s Initiatives to Counter the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Representative Director and PresidentMasaaki Ito Currently, the spread of the novel coronavirus is affecting regions around the globe. We hereby express our wholehearted sympathy to all those infected with the coronavirus and those who face significant hardship and inconvenien…

Our Countermeasures Addressing the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus (Update as of April 8, 2020)

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Kuraray” or the “Company”) has been implementing a variety of countermeasures to address the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response to the Japanese government’s declaration of a state of emergency, Kuraray has now raised the level of such co…

Our Countermeasures Addressing the Spread of the New Coronavirus (Update as of February 27, 2020)

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Kuraray” or the “Company”) is striving to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus by implementing upgraded countermeasures as described below. 1.1. Basic Policy To ensure the safety of its employees, the K…

New Production Facility for PVA Water-Soluble Films to Be Established in Europe Meeting Growing Global Demand and Strengthening Our Global Supply Chain

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (President: Masaaki Ito; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter “Kuraray”) hereby announces that it will establish a new MonoSol production facility for PVA water-soluble films in Poland as demand grows for packaging film for unit dose detergents, pharmac…

Our Countermeasures Addressing the Spread of the New Coronavirus

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. has implemented the following countermeasures in response to the spread of the new coronavirus. 1.Basic Policy To ensure the safety of its employees, the Kuraray Group has made decisions regarding business travel and an…
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Kuraray Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kuraray founded?

    Kuraray was founded in 1926.

  • Who are Kuraray key executives?

    Kuraray's key executives are Hitoshi Toyoura, Masaaki Ito and Tsugunori Kashimura.

  • How many employees does Kuraray have?

    Kuraray has 9,089 employees.

  • What is Kuraray revenue?

    Latest Kuraray annual revenue is ¥518.4 b.

  • What is Kuraray revenue per employee?

    Latest Kuraray revenue per employee is ¥57 m.

  • Who are Kuraray competitors?

    Competitors of Kuraray include CPH Chemie + Papier Holding, Dottikon Es Holding and Isagro.

  • Where is Kuraray headquarters?

    Kuraray headquarters is located at Otemachi Sta., 2 Chome-1-1 Ōtemachi, Chiyoda City.

  • Where are Kuraray offices?

    Kuraray has offices in Chiyoda City, Fukuoka, Kamisu, Kurashiki and in 28 other locations.

  • How many offices does Kuraray have?

    Kuraray has 44 offices.