Nissan Chemical Corporation

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Nissan Chemical Corporation
Native name
Public (K.K)
Traded asTYO: 4021
Nikkei 225 Component
FoundedFebruary 1887; 133 years ago (1887-02)
FounderJokichi Takamine
Eiichi Shibusawa
Takashi Masuda
Area served
Key people
Kojiro Kinoshita
(President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease JPY 193.4 billion (FY 2017)
(US$ 1.8 billion)
Increase JPY 27.1 billion (FY 2017)
(US$ 255 million)
Number of employees
2,583 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2019)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Nissan Chemical Corporation (日産化学株式会社, Nissan Kagaku Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company and constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[4]


The Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo factory in 1908

The company was founded in 1887 as the Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo (Tokyo Artificial Fertilizer Company) by Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa and Takashi Masuda.[5] Takamine served as chief technical advisor for the company, which later was renamed to Dai Nippon Artificial Fertilizer Company.[6] The company changed the corporate name from Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. to Nissan Chemical Corporation on July 1st, 2018.

Business segments[edit]

The four main businesses of Nissan Chemical are Chemicals, Performance Materials, Agricultural Materials and Pharmaceuticals. Among the company's products are LCD display materials such as SUNEVER® and an external antiparasite drug for animals called Fluralaner, which is an active ingredient in the veterinary pharmaceutical "BRAVECTO®", developed by MSD Animal Health (MSD), the global animal health business of Merck & Co., Ltd.


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Nissan Chemical. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "About the company". Financial Times. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nikkei Constituents". NIKKEI. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Barbara Molony (1990). Technology and Investment: The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry. Harvard University - Council on East Asian Studies. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-674-87260-8.
  6. ^ Daniel H. Inouye (November 15, 2018). Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in New York City, 1876-1930s. University Press of Colorado. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-60732-793-6.

External links[edit]

Official website (in English)