Ube Industries

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Ube Industries, Ltd.
宇部興産株式会社
Type PublicFTSE4Good Index
Traded as TYO: 4208
Industry Chemicals
Founded 10 March 1942
Headquarters Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people Michio Takeshita
(Kanji: 竹下 道夫)
CEO & President
Products Chemicals, cement, machinery, coal
Revenue Increase US$5.91 billion (2010)
Operating income Increase US$2.97 billion (2010)
Net income Increase US$0.08 billion(2010)
Total assets Increase US$7.04 billion (2010)
Total equity Increase US$2.17 billion (2010)
Employees 11,108 (2010)
Website UBE Industries Official website

Ube Industries, Ltd. (宇部興産株式会社 Ube Kōsan Kabushiki-gaisha?)(TYO: 4208) is a Japanese chemical company.


Main products[edit]

Chemicals and plastics[edit]

Speciality chemicals and products[edit]

Pharmaceutical[edit]

Cement and construction materials[edit]

Energy and environment[edit]

Machinery and metal products[edit]

History[edit]

Watanabe Memorial Hall
  • 1897 Okinoyama Coal Mine (沖ノ山炭鉱組合 Okinoyama Tankō Kumiai?) is established as a silent partnership
  • 1914 Ube Shinkawa Iron Works (宇部新川鉄工所 Ube Shinkawa Tekkōjo?) is established as a silent partnership.
  • 1923 Ube Cement Production, Ltd. (宇部セメント製造 Okinoyama Tankō Seizō?) is established.
  • 1933 Ube Nitrogen Industry, Ltd. (宇部窒素工業 Ube Chisso Kōogyō?) is established.
  • 1942 Ube Industries, Ltd. is established through amalgamation of the four foregoing companies.
  • 1993 Capital investment is made in PQM of Spain (now Ube Chemical Europe, S.A.)
  • 1997 Thai Caprolactam Public Co., Ltd. and Ube Nylon (Thailand) Ltd. (now UBE Chemicals(Asia)Public Company Ltd.) open for business.
  • 1998 Ube-Mitsubishi Cement Corporation (joint venture with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation) is established.

In 1897, Sukesaku Watanabe (an industrialist,a member of the House of Representatives of Japan and a deputy mayor of Ube) established Okinoyama Coal Mine,the predecessor of the present Ube industries. Since then, the company has established four core business units: Chemicals, Cement and Construction Materials, Energy and Machinery. (Ube industries is called "Ube-Kosan" in Japanese. "Kosan" means Expanding new businesses one by one for the local community).

Corporate governance[edit]

Board directors[edit]

  • Chirperson and Director
    • Hiroaki Tamura
  • President and Representative Director
    • Michio Takeshita (CEO, also holds the post of vice chairperson of the Japan Chemical Industry Association)[1]
  • Representative Director
    • Kazuhiko Okada
  • Directors
    • Akinori Furukawa (CCO, General Director of General affairs and Personnel Office)
    • Makoto Umetsu (General Director of Research and Development)
    • Yoshiomi Matsumoto (He was vice president of the Industrial Bank of Japan)
    • Mitsutaka Motoda (He is President of the Sanwa Research Institute and used to be Senior managing director of Sanwa bank)

Locations(UBE Group)[edit]

Ube Kosan Building in Ube City

Japan[edit]

  • Tokyo (Headquarter)
  • Ube (Headquarter, R&D, Plant, Bulk terminal, Limestone mine)
  • Fukuoka (Sales branch, Plant)
  • Chiba (R&D, Plant)
  • Osaka (Plants, Sales branch)
  • Nagoya (Sales branch)

The presidents of the Ube Chamber of Commerce and Industry are elected from retired persons of The company. Serving president Yasuhisa Chiba (he was Representative Director of Ube industries) also holds the post of vice chairperson of the Chemical Society of Japan.[2] Some employees of the Ube Group are elected to assemblyman.

Worldwide[edit]

etc.

UBE Group is doing business worldwide, especially Thailand(Rayong Province) and Spain(Province of Castellón) are main sites for petrochemical business. UBE Chemicals(Asia) Public Company Ltd.(UCHA) is one of the cogent chemical companies in Thailand. The company is the sole caprolactam producer in Thailand. Dr. Charunya Phichitkul, the president of UCHA also holds the post of vice chairperson of the petrochemical Industry Club The Federation of Thai Industries.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website of JCIA,"About JCIA Officers", Retrieved on March 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Official website of CSJ,"公益社団法人日本化学会 設立と役員人事のお知らせ", Retrieved on March 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Official website of FTIPC,"FTIPC Organization Chart 2010-2011", Retrieved on March 6, 2011.

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