NAGASE at a glance


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We are “Business Designer”

The NAGASE Group began as a specialized sales agent securing exclusive contracts to sell industry-leading products from around the world in Japan. This enabled us to acquire leading-edge technology and information gathering expertise-as well as our global network-to transform our business into a hybrid model offering superior manufacturing, processing, and R&D functions as well as trading company services. We will continue tackling new challenges as a Business Designer as we look ahead toward 2032-our 200th anniversary-and beyond.

Net Sales

799.5billion yen

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Number of Employees


(Fiscal year ending March 2020)
※The number of bases : As of the end of September 2020

NAGASE’s Business

NAGASE Global Network

As of the end of September 2020

Business Designer

We use the term Business Designer to describe the type of company we want to become. While our main activities have been based in trading and chemicals, we have extended beyond those categories, integrating six functions on a higher level: Trading, R&D, Investment, Logistics, Global Network, Manufacturing. We are now designing businesses without boundaries.

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