Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (信越化学工業株式会社, Shin'etsu Kagaku Kōgyō kabushiki kaisha) is the largest chemical company in Japan, ranked No. 9 in Forbes Global 2000 for chemical sector. Shin-Etsu has the largest global market share for polyvinyl chloride, semiconductor silicon, and photomask substrates.
|Shin'etsu Kagaku Kōgyō kabushiki kaisha|
|Founded||(September 16, 1926)|
(as Shin-Etsu Nitrogen Fertilizer)
|Headquarters||4-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan|
|Revenue||$ 13 billion (FY 2017) (JPY 1,441.4 billion) (FY 2017)|
|$ 2.4 billion (FY 2017) (JPY 266.2 billion) (FY 2017)|
Number of employees
|17,892 (as of April 28, 2014)|
|Footnotes / references|
“Shin-Etsu” in the company's name derives from Shin'etsu Region, where the company established the first chemical plant as Shin-Etsu Nitrogen Fertilizer in 1926, though the company today is headquartered in Tokyo and has its manufacturing locations in 14 countries worldwide.
Shin-Etsu splits its business into three distinct groups: