History

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Years

For over a century, the Mitsui Chemicals Group has continued to grow and respond to changing needs of society.
We trace our roots back over a century to the Mitsui coal mines in Kyushu, Japan. We have continued to evolve with the times by providing products to support a better lifestyle for all. As of March 31,2016

  • Mitsui Mining Operations start at Omuta Works (current)
  • Establishment of Toyo Koatsu Industries Expansion of synthetic ammonia and chemical fertilizer business
  • Establishment of Mitsui Chemical Industry Strengthening of synthetic organic chemistry business
  • 1948 World's first large-scale production of urea for fertilizer Contribution to stable food supplies
  • Establishment of Mitsui Petrochemical Industries Eight Mitsui Group companies join hands in petrochemical business
  • 1958 year Japan's first ethylene plant Contributing to petrochemical development of Japan's high-growth period Japan's first industrialization of polyethylene
  • Establishment of Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals Start as a diversified chemical company
  • 1997 Establishment of Mitsui Chemicals A diversified chemical company with a global presence
  • 1990s to 2000s Rapid globalization Establishment of strategic production sites and global supply networks PP cmpound (U.S.) TAFMER™(Singapore)

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Overseas Sales

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To bolster our global presence, the Mitsui Chemicals Group has aggressively expanded its overseas business.
By fiscal 2015, our overseas sales that comprised 17% of total sales in fiscal 1997 grew to 45%.
As of March 31,2016

Japan

Europe

6%

Asia

15%

China

10%

America

13%

Others

1%

Asia excluding Japan and China

Overseas Sales 44%

Employees

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The Mitsui Chemicals Group believes in the power of diversity.
One of our strengths is our people. Working around the world at what they do good, our diverse team continues to do even better.
As of March 31,2016

Japan 9,104

Europe 1,069

Asia 1,158

China 678

America 1,431

Others 7

Asia excluding Japan and China

Oversees employees 34%

Operating Income Target

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Billion Yen

Looking to the future, the Mitsui Chemicals Group sets its operating income target at 100 billion yen around 2020.
We are tirelessly working to develop solutions to major social issues facing humankind around the world by balancing economic, environmental, and social concerns while pursuing sustainability in harmony with society.

100 Billion Yen

Target Portfolio

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Business domains

The Mitsui Chemicals Group will revolutionize its business portfolio to capitalize on its strengths.
We are targeting three business domains to drive growth while strengthening our basic materials such as commodity chemicals which are important in supporting society and industry.

Targeted growth drivers

Mobility

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Healthcare

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Food & Packaging

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Business domains that support society and industry

Basic Materials

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Addressing needs of all modes of human and commodity transportation

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Improving quality of life (QOL) and happiness through better health in an aging society

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Reducing food loss and waste, stabilizing agricultural production, and bolstering food safety and reliability

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Supporting society and industries by providing platform materials and technologies

Mitsui Chemicals Solutions

The chemical industry is important in supporting development and comfortable lifestyles of people around the world.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group will continue to contribute to society through its innovative, performance-driven products and technologies and help make the world a better place for all as a leading solution provider.

Global No.1

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Asia No.1

High Performance Hygienic Nonwovens Click

Global No.2

Automotive PP Compound Materials Click

Asia No.1

Highly Functional Sealants Click

Productivity 1.5 times

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