Nissan Chemical Corporation

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Nissan Chemical Corporation
Native name
日産化学株式会社
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
Headquarters,
Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Kojiro Kinoshita
(President and CEO)
Products
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]

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History

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.

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References

  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.

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