- Unitika's head office in the Osaka Center Building
- Unitika Memorial Hall in Amagasaki
| TYO: 3103 |
Nikkei 225 Component
|Industry|| Textile |
|Founded||June 19, 1889|
|Headquarters||Osaka Center Bldg., 4-1-3 Kyutaro-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-8566 Japan|
(CEO and President)
|Revenue||$ 1.57 billion (FY 2013) (¥ 162.68 billion) (FY 2013)|
|$ 5.64 million (FY 2013) (¥ 583 million) (FY 2013)|
Number of employees
|4,534 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)|
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