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

HQChiyoda City, JP

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)11,115(+23%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)¥518.4 B(+7%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)¥1.1 K(-1%)
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Key People/Management at Kuraray

Yoshimasa Sano

Yoshimasa Sano

Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Masaaki Ito

Masaaki Ito

Chairman and Director
Hitoshi Kawahara

Hitoshi Kawahara

President and Representative Director
Hiroaya Hayase

Hiroaya Hayase

Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Kenichi Abe

Kenichi Abe

Director and Managing Executive Officer
Hajime Suzuki

Hajime Suzuki

Vice President, Kuraray America
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Kuraray Office Locations

Kuraray has offices in Chiyoda City, Fukuoka, Kamisu, Kurashiki and in 29 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-chōme-7-2 Achi
Kurashiki, JP
Tamashima Otoshima
Miyoshi, JP
Higashiyama Miyoshicho
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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's current market capitalization is ¥379.8 b.
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Kuraray Revenue Breakdown

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Kuraray revenue breakdown by business segment: 10.2% from Isoprene, 14.2% from Fibers & Textiles, 14.2% from Functional Materials, 51.9% from Vinyl Acetate and 9.6% from Other Business

Kuraray revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 13.0% from United States, 35.6% from Japan, 20.6% from Europe, 14.1% from Asia, 12.1% from China and 4.5% from Other

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Kuraray News and Updates

FY2020 1H Earnings Presentation

The Kuraray's earnings presentation for 1H.

Business Results for the Second Quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2020

In the second quarter of fiscal 2020 (January 1, 2020–June 30, 2020), the world economy saw a much clearer retraction as efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have failed to gain traction.

Notice of Earnings and Dividend Forecasts

Kuraray Co., Ltd. hereby announces its full-year consolidated earnings forecast for fiscal 2020 (January 1 to December 31, 2020), a forecast that had been undecided when the May 14, 2020 “Notice of Revision to Earnings Forecasts” press release was issued.

Notice regarding the Announcement of the New Medium-Term Management Plan

The Kuraray Group has been formulating a new medium-term management plan to take over from the PROUD 2020 three-year management plan, which is scheduled to come to a finish at the close of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

Kuraray to Participate in the Upcoming Round of THE DIGITAL MATERIAL SHOW, a U.S.-Based Trade Show About to Go Online

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; hereinafter “Kuraray”) hereby announces that it participates in THE DIGITAL MATERIAL SHOW, a trade show aimed at connecting apparel and sports brands with material suppliers. This annual event has traditionally been hosted in…

MonoSol to Cut Ribbon on Lebanon Facility

Merrillville-based MonoSol LLC will Thursday cut the ribbon on its new $72 million manufacturing facility in Lebanon. Governor Eric Holcomb and Lebanon Mayor Matt Gentry will be on hand to celebrate the opening of the 150,000-square-foot building.
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Kuraray Blogs

Our Countermeasures Addressing the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus (Update as of January 9, 2021)

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hitoshi Kawahara; hereinafter “Kuraray” or the “Company”) has been implementing a variety of countermeasures to address the spread of the novel coronavirus. In light of the government declaration of a state of emerge…

2021 New Year’s Greeting

Kuraray Co., Ltd. I have the great honor of being appointed Representative Director and President of Kuraray as of January 1. On behalf of the Kuraray Group, I would like to make a few comments to bring in the New Year. Many of you would have spent the New Year’s holidays under unusual circum…

Price Revisions for KURALON™ and KURALON™ K-II

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray announces its decision to increase the prices of KURALON, a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber, and KURALON K-II for shipments commencing January 1, 2021. Costs arising from the manufacture of these offerings have been increa…

Notice regarding the Declaration of Kuraray’s Support of TCFD Recommendations

Kuraray Co., Ltd. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; hereinafter “Kuraray”) hereby announces that it has declared its support of recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). A taskforce established by the Fi…

Price Increase of SEPTON™ , HYBRAR™ and TU-Polymer

Kuraray Co., Ltd. The Elastomers Business Unit will raise the transaction prices of following Elastomer products in all regions effective December 1, 2020 or as existing supply agreements allow: ALL SEPTON™ , HYBRAR™ and TU-Polymer: $0.22 per kilogram ($0.10 per pound). Increasing feedsto…

Contributing to the Preservation of the Forest EnvironmentKURAFLEX™ COUNTER CLOTH to Bear the FSC™ Certified Logo

Kuraray Kuraflex Co., Ltd.(The Kuraray Group) Kuraray Kuraflex Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President: Shinji Matsuo; hereinafter “Kuraray Kuraflex”) hereby announces that its KURAFLEX™ COUNTER CLOTH, a nonwoven kitchen wipe for hygiene control, has been certified by the Forest Steward…
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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 Yoshimasa Sano, Masaaki Ito and Hitoshi Kawahara.

  • How many employees does Kuraray have?

    Kuraray has 11,115 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 ¥46.6 m.

  • Who are Kuraray competitors?

    Competitors of Kuraray include Showa Denko, Central Glass and CPH Chemie + Papier Holding.

  • 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 29 other locations.

  • How many offices does Kuraray have?

    Kuraray has 44 offices.