Representative Director and President Kenji Asakura


Since our founding in 1832, the NAGASE Group has traded in chemicals as our foundational products, as well as wide range of products that support daily life in various forms. Looking ahead of the times, we have flexibly adapted our business models by acquiring functions to include manufacturing, processing, as well as research and development. Today, we are a worldwide cooperate group consisting of 102 companies that offer solutions to our global customers.

In fiscal 2017, we set record highs for consolidated net sales and operating profits for the first time in 10 years. We expect even stronger results for fiscal 2018, the third year of our ACE-2020 mid-term management plan. We remain united, making steady progress toward the goals of ACE 2020.

The circumstance surrounding us is changing radically. In order to realize sustainable business growth, we focus on the key idea of being a “Business Designer”. Committing to trading and chemicals as our pillar businesses, we also reach out beyond these two fields by integrating trading, research, investment, logistics, overseas, and manufacturing functions. We aim to create new businesses beyond the framework of our traditional chemical trading company roots.

The NAGASE Group maintains the highest standards of integrity, contributing to a better society through our growth. This is the first underlying principle in our universal and unchanging management philosophy. We will always keep this in mind and will continue working to meet the expectations of our stakeholders. We look forward to your continued support.

Kenji Asakura
Representative Director and President
June 2018