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|Shin'etsu Kagaku Kōgyō kabushiki kaisha|
|Founded||(September 16, 1926 )|
(as Shin-Etsu Nitrogen Fertilizer)
|Headquarters||6-1, Ōtemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan|
|Revenue||$ 13 billion (FY 2017) (JPY 1,441.4 billion) (FY 2017)|
|$ 2.4 billion (FY 2017) (JPY 266.2 billion) (FY 2017)|
Number of employees
|17,892 (as of April 28, 2014)|
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (信越化学工業株式会社, Shin'etsu Kagaku Kōgyō kabushiki kaisha) is the largest chemical company in Japan, ranked No. 9 in Forbes Global 2000 for chemical sector. Shin-Etsu has the largest global market share for polyvinyl chloride, semiconductor silicon, and photomask substrates.
The company was named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
“Shin-Etsu” in the company's name derives from Shin'etsu Region, where the company established the first chemical plant as Shin-Etsu Nitrogen Fertilizer in 1926, though the company today is headquartered in Tokyo and has its manufacturing locations in 14 countries worldwide.
Shin-Etsu splits its business into three distinct groups:
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