NAGASE Business Model

A Unique Business Model that Extends Beyond the Traditional Trading Firm Framework

The NAGASE Group has created a truly unique, highly valuable business model by
integrating traditional trading firm functions with manufacturing, processing, and research and development functions.

1Balanced portfolio

Net Sales
799.5
billion yen

Fiscal 2020 Results

We divide our entire business into four sectors, “Growth/Emerging,” “Focus,” “Base,” and “Improvement” to gain maximum efficiency of management resources and expand business, executing strategy for each area for growth, profitability, and business scale. In addition, we will solidify management resources that can be reallocated and conduct aggressive growth investment in order to accelerate asset replacement. Furthermore, we have set a growing investment distribution ratio for the focus area to greater than 35 percent.

2Manufacturing, processing, and research and development functions

60
Manufacturing companies

Manufacturing ratio
40.8%*1

as of March 31, 2020

The NAGASE Group has created a truly unique, highly valuable business model by integrating traditional trading firm functions with manufacturing, processing, and research and development functions.

*1 Share of NAGASE consolidated Operating Income Represented by Manufacturing Business

3Global Network

Worldwide
30countries and areas

124
companies

7,207
employees

as of March 31, 2020

Global Network

Built on a foundation of chemistry, the NAGASE Group is engaged in activities around the world that rely on the use of chemicals across a wide spectrum of products and services through our Functional Materials, Advanced Materials & Processing, Electronics, Automotive & Energy, and Life & Healthcare segments. These products and services include dyes/pigments, coating materials/inks, surfactants, office automation (OA), electrical equipment, home electronics, automobiles, LCDs, semiconductors, pharmaceutical/medical applications, cosmetics and functional food ingredients. We have grown to become a global technology and information network. Today, overseas revenues represents 49.6% of our total business.

4Tradition and Innovation

Established in
1832

Tradition and Innovation

NAGASE & CO., LTD. is a chemicals trading firm, founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1832. The NAGASE Group began as a specialized sales agent securing exclusive contracts to sell industry-leading products from around the world in Japan. Over the years, we have leveraged our 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. Looking forward to our 200th anniversary in the year 2032, we are creating a platform for sustainable growth.

History of NAGASE

5Challenges for Growth in 2015

The profit in 2032
more than
Tripled

長期経営方針の骨子
事業規模

The NAGASE Group has established a set of long-term management policies to take us to our 200th anniversary. These policies will help us achieve the type of growth not possible under our old systems and pace of business. Our aim is to normalization of the profit more than tripled, and we are already taking measures to this end. The framework of our long-term management policy is Challenges for Growth and Reinforce the Management Platform for Growth. Under Challenges for Growth, our aim is to realize significant growth by allocating management resources to focused business and by shifting operation from Japan-centrism to a multinational management system. In so doing, we believe we can achieve the type of growth not possible under our old ways of doing business. At the same time, under Reinforce the Management Platform for Growth, we are constructing a management platform that will contribute to business expansion and globalization as we work to succeed in these challenges.

Management Policy and Plan

Corporate Profile

Company Name NAGASE & CO., LTD.
Founded June 18, 1832
Established December 9, 1917
Representative Director and President Kenji Asakura
Tokyo Head Office 5-1, Nihonbashi-Kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8355MAP
Osaka Head Office 1-1-17 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 550-8668MAP
Paid-in Capital ¥9,699,714,135
Number of Employees 909 (Consolidated 7,207)
Main Business Import/export and domestic sales of chemicals, plastics, electronics materials, cosmetics and health foods
Main Offices Osaka Head Office, Tokyo Head Office, Nagoya Branch Office, Nagase R&D Center, Nagase Application Workshop
Issued Number of Shares 127,408,285
Stock Exchange Listings First Sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Ticker Code 8012
Administrator of
the Shareholders’ Register
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Articles of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation40.6KB)

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