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Covestro is a leading global manufacturer of sustainable, diverse and innovative materials. Its products and solutions shape everyday life and are used in a wide variety of key industries such as the automotive, construction and electronics sectors.
President's Message

Covestro: To make the world a brighter place

Thank you for visiting our company website.

Our company has contributed to meet the needs of our customers and challenges that the world has been facing. We will continue to do so as a global chemical company in a speedy and efficient manner under our purpose: to make the world a brighter place. Brighter does not only mean "bright" in terms of light. It also means "smart" as a way to find further solutions to the challenges that humanity is facing: energy- and environmental issues, ageing society, urbanization etc. With our new vision "We will be fully circular", we are accelerating the transition to a circular economy.

In Japan, Covestro is well equipped to meet its purpose and vision. Our four legal entities Covestro Japan Ltd., Sumika Covestro Urethane Co., Ltd., DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd. and Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. offer a range of solutions to our customers through our PCS, PUR, CAS, TPU and coating materials for fiber-optic cables products.

We have production facilities in Niihama, Sakai and Tsukuba with excellent safe and stable operations, our Innovation Center in Amagasaki plus our sales office in Tokyo that serves to build a strong network with our stakeholders. Our workforce has been part of our history and is the most critical asset to our company. While utilizing this strong base in Japan on top of the global Covestro network, we aim to serve our customers' business in Japan and beyond.

Along our values being Curious, Courageous and Colorful, Covestro is looking forward to continue to find new solutions with our local business partners, addressing issues that Japan society is facing.

Yours Sincerely,
Kimiyasu Yonemaru
Covestro Country President for Japan

Covestro in Japan Legal Entity Structure

Facts & Figures

Learn about Covestro’s global setup and its most important business figures.

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Headquarters

Address
KDX Hamamatsucho Place 3F,
1-7-6, Shibakoen, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0011


Phone
03-6403-9100


Fax
03-3436-1540

Address
3-13-26, Kukuchi, Amagasaki,
Hyogo 661-0977


Phone
06-6497-2300


Fax
06-6499-9461

Address
KDX Hamamatsucho Place 3F,
1-7-6, Shibakoen, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0011


Phone
03-6403-9107


Fax
03-3433-0533

Address
57-1 Sawabe, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, 300-4104


Phone
029-862-5784


Fax
029-862-5771

Production Sites & Technical Centers

Address
Sumika Covestro Urethane Co., Ltd.
3-13-26, Kukuchi, Amagasaki,
Hyogo 661-0977


Phone
06-6497-2300


Fax
06-6499-9461

Address
Sumika Covestro Urethane Co., Ltd.
1-10-1, Kikumoto-cho, Niihama,
Ehime 792-0801


Phone
0897-37-2698


Fax
0897-32-8284

Address
DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd.
1-3, Takasago, Takaishi,
Osaka 592-0001


Phone
072-268-0466


Fax
072-268-0402

Address
Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd.
57-1 Sawabe, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, 300-4104


Phone
029-862-5784


Fax
029-862-5771

Address
Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd.
Kanagawa Science Park (KSP) C-Tower Room 1225
3-2-1 Sakado, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture 213-0012


Phone
044-328-5210


Fax
044-328-5209

History

Covestro has been a separate legal entity since September 2015. It arose out of the Bayer Group, whose roots extend back to the 19th century. Many key events in the company’s history are linked with developments in its home country Germany. Covestro is among the world’s largest polymers companies and a leader in research and production.

  • 2020

    Relocation of DIC Covestro Polymer Head Office

  • 2019

    Sumika Covestro Urethane Co., Ltd. marks its 50th anniversary

  • Innovation Center renews its lab space, to strengthen capability on Automotive and Construction markets

  • Covestro raises stake of DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd. from 50% to 80%

  • 2017

    Niihama Plant receives prestigious safety award from Japan Chemical Industry Association.

  • 2016

    Covestro Japan Ltd. Head Office and Sumika Covestro Urethane Co., Ltd. Tokyo Office are relocated to new Tokyo Office.

  • 2015

    1st September

    Covestro starts operations of the Bayer MaterialScience business in Japan under the name of Covestro Japan Ltd., Sumika Covestro Urethane Ltd., and DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd.

  • 2014

    Bayer MaterialScience Japan consolidates its offices in Kansai area at Amagasaki Sumika Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd. headquarters.

  • 2009

    Bayer MaterialScience's Innovation Center is expanded and commences full-fledged operation.

  • 2007

    DIC Bayer Polymer Ltd. constructs a new compounding plant.

  • Bayer MaterialScience Ltd. is established as a holding company of Bayer MaterialScience group in Japan.

  • 2006

    Sumika Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd. successfully achieves two million working hours without recordable incident at its Niihama Plant.

  • 2004

    Bayer AG undergoes a comprehensive restructuring process. The plastics unit becomes Bayer MaterialScience, an independent subgroup.

  • 2001

    Sumitomo Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd. changes name to Sumika Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd.

  • 2000

    Capital share of Sumitomo Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd. change (Bayer : Sumitomo Chemical = 60 : 40)

  • DIC Bayer Polymer Ltd. is established as a joint venture of Bayer Ltd. and Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Inc. (Now, DIC Corporation)

  • 1971

    Production of MDI, a raw material for rigid polyurethane foam, begins in Niihama.

  • 1969

    The polyurethane business is divided out from Bayer Japan Ltd., and Sumika Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd. is jointly established by Bayer AG and Sumitomo Chemical.

  • 1958

    Industrial production of the polycarbonate Makrolon® begins in Krefeld-Uerdingen.

  • 1953

    Bayer chemist Hermann Schnell invents polycarbonate in the central laboratory of the Krefeld-Uerdingen plant.

  • 1937

    Chemist Otto Bayer invents polyurethanes in Leverkusen. Because the advantages of the new material are initially unclear, a number of years pass before industrial production begins.

  • 1911

    Friedrich Bayer & Co. is established as a wholly owned subsidiary in Kobe, Japan.

  • 1886

    The red direct dye Benzopurpurine developed by Bayer and Agfa's Congo Red are introduced to Japan.

Corporate Compliance

Covestro must comply with all laws and regulations, and act in accordance with ethical principles in order to achieve its goal of sustainable growth in corporate value.

Construction Community

To promote the construction of eco-friendly and economical buildings are the mission of the Covestro Japan Construction Community.

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In construction, sustainability and cost effectiveness can go hand in hand - in fact, to promote the construction of eco-friendly and economical buildings are the mission of the Covestro Japan Construction Community.

Globally, the operation of buildings accounts for 40% of the overall energy consumption and more than 1/3 of Greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, over the whole lifecycle of a building, energy costs represent a huge part of the overall costs - therefore, investments in energy efficiency can pay for themselves after only a short period.

If you are interested in learning more about the activities of the CJCC, please contact: cjcc@covestro.com

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