Asahi Kasei Corporation (旭化成株式会社, Asahi Kasei Kabushiki-gaisha, styled as AsahiKASEI) is a multinational Japanese chemical company. Its main products are chemicals and materials science.

Asahi Kasei Corporation
Native name
Asahi Kasei kabushiki gaisha
TypePublic KK
TYO: 3407
TOPIX Large 70 Component
TOPIX 100 Component
Nikkei 225 Component
IndustryChemical industry
FoundedMay 21, 1931; 91 years ago (1931-05-21)
HeadquartersHibiya Mitsui Tower, 1-1-2Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0006 Japan
Key people
Koshiro Kudo
RevenueIncrease $ 18.5 billion (FY 2014) (¥ 1,897 billion) (FY 2014)
Increase $ 989.7 million (FY 2014) (¥ 101.29 billion) (FY 2014)
Number of employees
46,751 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2022)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

It was founded in May 1931, using the paid in capital of Nobeoka Ammonia Fiber Co., Ltd, a Nobeoka, Miyazaki based producer of ammonia, nitric acid, and other chemicals. Now headquartered in Tokyo, with offices and plants across Japan, as well as China, Singapore, Thailand, U.S.A. and Germany.

The company is listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the TOPIX 100[3] and Nikkei 225[4] stock market indices.


The company Asahi Kasei began in the year 1931 with the production of chemicals that included ammonia and nitric acids. In 1949, exchanges between stocks started up between Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Asahi Kasei entered into a joint petrochemical venture with Dow Chemical. A production of Polystyrene and Saran Wrap began in 1952. Diversification into acrylonitrile, construction materials, petrochemicals, glass fabrics, ethylene, housing, medical devices, electronics, engineered resins, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and liquors began in the 1960s and 1990s. Net sales exceeded $10 billion globally in the years 2000–2003. Finally, in the years 2008–2009, there was further diversification into medical devices. In 2018, Asahi Kasei acquired Sage Automotive Interiors.[5]

Asahi Kasei subsidiary Polypore and Celgard inked a significant global strategic partnership agreement with USA based company C4V to foster high voltage battery separators, part of which Asahi Kasei also plan to work with C4V to deploy large scale manufacturing Gigafactories in different locations across the globe [6]


The company makes about 18 billion dollars globally in annual net sales. Their core operating segments include:

  • Chemicals (43.4%)
  • Homes (27.2%)
  • Healthcare (7.95%)
  • Fibers (7%)
  • Electronics (10%)
  • Construction materials (3.3%)
  • Services, engineering, and others (1.2%)


As of March 2022, Asahi Kasei currently employs 46,751 people [7] and have a total of 54 manufacturing facilities found in different areas all over the world. Some of these places include North America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, and Japan.

Their operations in North America are located in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Mexico. In Europe it has sites in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. The sites in Japan are located in Tokyo, Kawasaki, Nobeoka, and Mizushima. The sites in South and East Asia operate in India, Suzhou, Shanghai, Thailand, and Singapore.[8]

Business segments and productsEdit

The main operations of the company are divided into the following four business sectors:[9]

  • Chemicals & fibers
    • Chemicals
    • Polymer products
    • Specialty chemicals
    • Fibers
  • Homes & construction materials
    • Foundation systems
    • Insulation materials
    • AAC-related products
    • Structural materials
    • Order-built homes
    • Real estate–related operations
    • Building remodeling
  • Electronics
  • Health care
    • Blood transfusion devices
    • Blood purification devices
    • Bioprocess products: leukocyte reduction filters, virus removal filters
    • Orthopedics and urology pharmaceuticals
    • Critical care devices: defibrillators, wearable defibrillators, automated CPR systems, temperature management systems, data solutions[buzzword]
    • Diagnostic reagents
    • Nutritional products


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Asahi Kasei Financial Statements". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "TOPIX Large70 Components" (PDF). Japan Exchange Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Asahi Kasei to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors | Press Releases | Asahi Kasei". Asahi Kasei Corporation. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  6. ^ "Celgard and C4V Begin Exclusive Strategic Alliance Agreement for High-Voltage Lithium-ion Batteries for Giga-factories". Retrieved 2023-02-28.
  7. ^ "Corporate Profile". [1] Retrieved December 19, 2022
  8. ^ "Corporate Profile Brochure" [2] Retrieved December 19, 2022
  9. ^ "Asahi Kasei products". Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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