Global Expansion

Since first starting overseas operations more than 50 years ago, we have expanded our business globally and continued to grow with our prominent technologies and products.
Our aim has been to further expand our business by accurately identifying customer needs, and providing products that specifically suit each locality.

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group Around the World

Global Development of Business
  • North America

    • Number of companies 18

    • Sales: 81.3billion yen

  • Europe

    • Number of companies 18

    • Sales: 57.5billion yen

  • Asia

    • Number of companies 45

    • Sales: 121.1billion yen

  • Other areas(Australia, Middle East and Latin America)

    • Number of companies 7

    • Sales: 14.6billion yen

* for the term ended March 2020; on a consolidated basis.
* Japan is not included under Asia region figures.

Main products

Company name Product name Mainly offered in
North America Europe Asia Other areas
Housing Prefabricated modular houses and housing estate development
Urban Intrastructure & Environmental Products Functional plastic sheets
Pipeline renewal materials
Resin rain gutters
Fiber-reinforced foamed urethane (FFU)
Static dissipative plates
Plant piping
Water infrastructure related materials
High Performance Plastics Interlayer films for laminated glass
Polyolefin foams
Polyvinyl alcohol
Packaging tapes
Molded resin products for automotive parts
Composite mold products for aircraft and drones
Heat dissipation materials
Semiconductor related materials
Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride resin/compound
Medical Diagnostic reagents and analyzers
Pharmacokinetic Studies
Vacuum blood collection tubes

PICKUP PRODUCTS

  • Polyolefin foam

    Polyolefin foam

    Polyolefin foam is a well-known product of the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. With production bases located worldwide, we offer products for various industries such as the automobile, electronics and construction industries. In South East Asia, we supply piping and construction insulation materials under the Thermobreak brand.

  • Contributing to Development of the Aircraft Industry Mainly in North America

    Contributing to Development of the Aircraft Industry Mainly in North America

    In the US, we produce molded plastic sheets for use in aircraft interior work and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic molded products for interior and exterior work. We are contributing to improving the safety, comfort and energy-conservation ability of aircraft.

  • Attempting to Popularize Industrialized Housing in Thailand

    Attempting to Popularize Industrialized Housing in Thailand

    Through a joint venture with the Siam Cement Group, a prominent conglomerate in Thailand, we have been involved in the detached housing business in Thailand since 2009. We are gradually being more highly evaluated in Thailand due to the high performance and follow-up services that we have cultivated in Japan.

  • Promoting Innovation in the Netherlands, a Major Base

    Promoting Innovation in the Netherlands, a Major Base

    We have established many production bases in Netherlands for products including interlayer films, foam bodies and drainpipes, making it a major base for the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. In 2017, a Research Center promoting innovation for mobility-related products was established. We plan to reinforce interlayer film capacity and establish new plants for heat release materials in 2020, thereby increasing our presence in the Netherlands even further. (The photograph shows the Open Innovation Campus of Brightlands Chemelot, where the Research Center is located)

  • Contributing to Global Health by Supporting Medical Sites

    Contributing to Global Health by Supporting Medical Sites

    Like in Japan, we are also engaging in various businesses supporting testing, medical care and drug creation in the U.S., Europe and Asia in order to contribute to enriching the health and lives of people worldwide. In 2020, we have plans for expansion including starting operations at a test drug production plant in China. We are also contributing to border measures for protection against the novel coronavirus in Singapore, with our subsidiary in Singapore developing testing kits for the virus.

  • Contributing to Solving Water Infrastructure Issues Worldwide

    Contributing to Solving Water Infrastructure Issues Worldwide

    In developed nations including those in Europe and the U.S., as well as Australia and South Korea, we are supplying renewal materials that can solve sewage system deterioration problems. In Vietnam, we have been supplying piping materials mainly for new construction works through local cooperating companies since 2017. In Thailand, we are producing CPVC, which is a raw material for insulation piping. Thus, we are deploying businesses that match the needs of each country.

Global Data

Overseas sales trends

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  • * The fiscal year is from April 1 to March 31 the following year.

TOPICS

  • Entered the U.S. market as the first Japanese manufacturer in 1963

    Entered the U.S. market as the first Japanese manufacturer in 1963

    SEKISUI PLASTICS CORPORATION first opened in Pennsylvania, U.S. to manufacture polystyrene foam paper. It was the very first Japanese plant to set up in the U.S. This typifies the frontier spirit of the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group.

  • Globally Deploying Environmental Protection Activities

    Globally Deploying Environmental Protection Activities

    Each year, we hold SEKISUI Environment Week for the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group overall, implementing environmental protection activities at sites throughout the world. (The photograph shows our foreign plant removal activities in Central Park, New York)