Sumitomo Chemical

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Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Native name
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 4005
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded Ehime, Japan (September 22, 1913;107 years ago (1913-09-22))
Headquarters(Tokyo head office):
Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building (East), 27-1, Shinkawa 2-chome, Chūō, Tokyo 104-8260, Japan

(Osaka head office):
Sumitomo Building, 5-33, Kitahama 4-chome, Chūō-ku, Osaka 541-8550, Japan
Area served
Key people
Masakazu Tokura
Keiichi Iwata
Products Petrochemicals
Alumina products
Organic chemicals
IT-related chemicals
RevenueIncrease2.svg US$ 21.8 billion (FY 2013) (JPY 2,243 billion) (FY 2013)
Increase2.svg US$ 359.2 million (FY 2013) (JPY 37 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
32,542 (as of March 31, 2019)
Website Sumitomo Chemical global website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2]
Headquarters Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building01s5.jpg
European headquarters near Brussels, Belgium Picture SCE office.tif
European headquarters near Brussels, Belgium

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (住友化学株式会社, Sumitomo Kagaku Kabushiki-gaisha) 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 [3] stock index. It's a member of the Sumitomo group and was founded in 1913 as a fertilizer manufacturing plant.


Company milestones

List of chairmen

  1. Atsushi Oya  [ ja ] (1941–1947)
  2. Masaharu Doi  [ ja ] (1947–1963)
  3. Norishige Hasegawa  [ ja ] (1965–1977)
  4. Takeshi Hijikata  [ ja ] (1977–1985)
  5. Hero Mori (1985–1993)
  6. Akio Kasai (1993–2000)
  7. Hiromasa Yonekura (2000–2009)
  8. Hiroshi Hirose  [ ja ] (2009–2011)
  9. Masakazu Tokura  [ ja ] (2011–2019)
  10. Keiichi Iwata  [ ja ] (2019–present)

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