Nissan Chemical Corporation

Last updated

Nissan Chemical Corporation
Native name
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 4021
Nikkei 225 Component
ISIN JP3670800006
Industry Chemicals
FoundedFebruary 1887;134 years ago (1887-02)
FounderJokichi Takamine
Eiichi Shibusawa
Takashi Masuda
Area served
Key people
Kojiro Kinoshita
(President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease2.svg JPY 193.4 billion (FY 2017)
(US$ 1.8 billion)
Increase2.svg JPY 27.1 billion (FY 2017)
(US$ 255 million)
Number of employees
2,583 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2019)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2] [3]

Nissan Chemical Corporation (日産化学株式会社, Nissan Kagaku Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company and constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index. [4]



The Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo factory in 1908 Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo.jpg
The Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo factory in 1908

The company was founded in 1887 as the Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo (Tokyo Artificial Fertilizer Company) by Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa and Takashi Masuda. [5] Takamine served as chief technical advisor for the company, which later was renamed to Dai Nippon Artificial Fertilizer Company. [6] The company changed the corporate name from Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. to Nissan Chemical Corporation on July 1, 2018.

Business segments

The four main businesses of Nissan Chemical are Chemicals, Performance Materials, Agricultural Materials and Pharmaceuticals. Among the company's products are LCD display materials such as SUNEVER® and an external antiparasite drug for animals called Fluralaner, which is an active ingredient in the veterinary pharmaceutical "BRAVECTO®", developed by MSD Animal Health (MSD), the global animal health business of Merck & Co., Ltd.

Related Research Articles

Nikkei 225 Japanese stock market index

The Nikkei 225, or the Nikkei Stock Average, more commonly called the Nikkei or the Nikkei index, is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). It has been calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper since 1950. It is a price-weighted index, operating in the Japanese Yen (JP¥), and its components are reviewed once a year. The Nikkei measures the performance of 225 large, publicly owned companies in Japan from a wide array of industry sectors.

Sumitomo Corporation is one of the largest worldwide Sogo shosha general trading companies, and is a diversified corporation. The company was incorporated in 1919 and is a member company of the Sumitomo Group.

Alps Electric

Alps Electric Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, producing electronic devices, including switches, potentiometers, sensors, encoders and touchpads.


Tosoh Corporation is a global chemical and specialty materials company. The company was founded in 1935 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, as Toyo Soda Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and in 1987 changed its name to Tosoh Corporation. Today, its corporate headquarters are in Tokyo, Japan.


Kubota Corporation is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. One of its notable contributions was to the construction of the Solar Ark. The company was established in 1890.

Teijin Limited is a Japanese chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT products.

Nippon Suisan Kaisha

Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd., more commonly known as Nissui, is a marine products company based in Japan. It had annual revenues of US$5.1 billion in 2014. The company was established in 1911, and is a commercial fishing and marine product procurement corporation. Its goal is to “Establish a global supply chain of marine products.”

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a multinational Japanese chemical company. Its main products are chemicals and materials science.

Ube Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese chemical company manufacturing chemicals, plastics, battery materials, pharmaceuticals, cement, construction materials, and machinery.

Shimizu Corporation Architectural, civil engineering and general constructing firm in Japan

Shimizu Corporation is an architectural, civil engineering and general contracting firm. It has annual sales of approximately US$15 billion and has been widely recognized as one of the top 5 contractors in Japan and among the top 20 in the world.

Kyowa Hakko Kirin

Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese pharmaceutical and biotechnology company under the Kirin Holdings, and is among the 40 largest in the world by revenue. The company is headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo and is a member of the Nikkei 225 stock index.

Unitika Ltd is a Japanese company based in Osaka. Primarily, the company produces various textiles, glass, plastics, and carbon fiber products. They are also known for their films, which are used in consumer products like athletic apparel and food packaging.

Toppan Japanese printing company

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. or simply Toppan is a Japanese global printing company. Toppan was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in Tokyo.

Denka (company)

Denka Company Limited; formerly Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (電気化学工業株式会社) is a Japanese chemical company, established in 1915 and headquartered in Tokyo, manufacturing organic and inorganic chemicals, cement, special cement additives, electronic component transfer materials and food packaging materials. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.

Maruha Nichiro Corporation is a Japanese seafood company, beginning its operation in 1880, when its founder, Ikujiro Nakabe, began a fish sale business in Osaka. The company is the largest of its kind in Japan, with Nippon Suisan Kaisha and Kyokuyo Co., Ltd. as its main competitors.

Mitsubishi Materials

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, or MMC, is a Japanese company. It is a manufacturer of cement products, copper and aluminum products, cemented carbide tools, and electronic materials. It is one of the core companies of Mitsubishi Group.

Nippon Kayaku

Nippon Kayaku is a Japanese company that was founded in 1916 as the first industrial explosives manufacturer in Japan under the company name Nippon Kayaku Seizo Co., Ltd.. Its main business areas are functional chemicals, pharmaceuticals, safety systems and agrochemicals. It has 8 plants and 4 laboratories in Japan. It also has subsidiaries in different countries around the world. It is listed on the Nikkei 225.

Sumitomo Chemical

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. is a major Japanese chemical company. The company is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the on the Nikkei 225 stock index. It's a member of the Sumitomo group and was founded in 1913 as a fertilizer manufacturing plant.

Tokuyama Corporation is a Japanese, Tokyo-based chemical company and the world's fourth largest silicon manufacturer.

Taiyo Nippon Sanso

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, commonly known as TNSC, is a Japanese multinational industrial gas manufacturer incorporated in the year 1918 as Nippon Sanso Corporation.


  1. "Corporate Profile". Nissan Chemical. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. "About the company". Financial Times . Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review . Nikkei Inc. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  4. "Nikkei Constituents". NIKKEI. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  5. Barbara Molony (1990). Technology and Investment: The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry. Harvard University - Council on East Asian Studies. p. 27. ISBN   978-0-674-87260-8.
  6. Daniel H. Inouye (November 15, 2018). Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in New York City, 1876-1930s. University Press of Colorado. p. 45. ISBN   978-1-60732-793-6.

Official website (in English)