company_name = Tosoh Corporation
company_type = Public (Tokyo Stock Exchange: [4042] )
foundation = 1935
location = Tokyo, Japan
key_people = Madoka TASHIRO, Chairman & CEO
industry = Manufacturing
products = Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Specialty materials
revenue = profit$5.5 Billion USD(Year ending March 2006)
net_income = profit$234 Million USD(Year ending March 2006)
num_employees = 9000(Year ending March 2006)
homepage = []
Tosoh Corporation|東ソー株式会社|Tōsō Kabushiki-gaisha
(tyo|4042) is a diversified global chemical and specialty materials company. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and listed on the Nikkei 225 index, the Company has expanded its reach into high value-added businesses such as fine chemicals, scientific instrumentation, thin film materials, and quartzware. The Tosoh Group comprises more than 130 companies worldwide and collectively employs a multiethnic workforce of over 9,000 people and generates net sales of ¥649 billion (US$5.5 billion).


[ Tosoh Corporation ] is divided into 8 business divisions that are organized in 3 groups; Petrochemical, Basic, and Specialty. A fourth Group, "Service" operations primarily comprises logistics, construction, engineering support, and related services. Below is a short introduction to each group and divisional links are provided so you can start exploring the vast world of Tosoh.

Petrochemical Group Divisions: [ Olefins] [ Polymers]

Products made from petrochemicals are found in every aspect of human activity, from basic industries to sophisticated service companies to personal recreation. Companies that supply this unfathomable variety of goods, increasingly use Tosoh basic chemicals and compounds to create new approaches and new products that make people's live fuller and richer.Petrochemicals from Tosoh are used for such essentials as medicine and clothing, as well as TV and radio components, automobile parts, building materials, paints, and a wide number of other applications. Petrochemical products promise to play an important role in the advances in industry and technologies.

Basic Group Divisions: [ Chlor-alkali] [ Cement]

Tosoh is a key supplier of fundamental chemicals such as caustic soda, calcium hypochloride, and sodium bicarbonate, which are used in applications that range from swimming-pool disinfectants, to food products and pharmaceuticals. As Japan's largest producer of caustic soda, Tosoh uses its process technologies to take advantage of economies of scale which realizes a competitive advantage that can be passed on to customers. Tosoh is continuously striving to integrate the latest technologies into their production systems.

Specialty Group Divisions: [ Organic Chemicals] [ Specialty Materials] [ Electronic Materials] [ Bioscience] The Specialty Group focuses on technologically sophisticated products for high-technology industries including semiconductors, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals and health care. Tosoh has been recognized by industry observers in areas from academia, government, and scientific institutions.

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