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Toyobo Co., Ltd.
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 3101
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Textile
Founded Osaka (May 1882; 136 years ago (1882-05))
Headquarters 2-8, Dojima Hama 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8230, Japan
Key people
Ryuzo Sakamoto
(Chairman of the board)
Seiji Narahara

Increase US$ 3.41 billion (FY 2013)

(JPY 351.57 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase US$ 79.2 million (FY 2013)

(JPY 8.15 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
10,487 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Toyobo Co., Ltd. (東洋紡績株式会社, Tōyōbōseki Kabushiki-gaisha) is one of Japan's top makers of fibers and textiles, including synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon and acrylics) and natural fibers, such as cotton and wool.

The company's textiles are designed for clothing, home furnishings, and for industrial uses and include spandex yarn for apparel, polyurethane fiber for pantyhose, yarns for airbags and tire cords and synthetic fibers for apparel. Toyobo is also engaged in the spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, sewing, and the wholesaling and trading of textiles in Japan and internationally.

Toyobo also manufactures plastic films and resins. Biochemical products such as reagents, medical products (e.g. fiber membranes for artificial organs), and purification devices are also manufactured by the company.[3]

The company operates across Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, United States, and Germany and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, being a component of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[4]


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  1. ^ "Corporate Data". Toyobo. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Company Snapshot". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Company Snapshot". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 

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