Today, the Nagase Group provides its customers with trading, marketing, R&D, manufacturing and processing functions in 5 segments: Functional Materials, Advanced Materials & Processing, Electronics, Automotive & Energy, and Life& Healthcare.
Nagase & Co., Ltd, the nucleus of our group, was established as a dyestuffs wholesaler in Kyoto in 1832. In 1900, it started importing synthetic dyestuffs from Chemical Industry of Basel. In the ensuring years, it has accumulated considerable know-how in its role as a “technology and intelligence oriented trading company.”
While developing new markets around the world together with its customers, Nagase has worked on acquiring processing and manufacturing functions, and R&D functions for the development of new technologies and products.
At the Nagase Research and Development Center, we conduct research into basic technologies such as organic synthesis and biotechnology, while at the same time working on the development of pharmaceutical raw materials with fewer side effects and natural extracts that will enhance the bioactivity of the human body, Nagase group manufacturing companies are involved in producing and processing pharmaceutical intermediates, functional polymers, raw materials for electronics applications and plastic products.
Currently, the Nagase Group comprises 100 member companies at home and overseas. One of the Group's features is that it can call on these companies to combine their trading, marketing, R&D, manufacturing and processing function as necessary to provide high levels of customer satisfaction.
Looking ahead, Nagase Group will, along with its customers worldwide, continue to seize business opportunities and provide business solutions.