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When was Shin-Etsu Polymer founded?
September 15, 1960.
Where is the headquarters located?
1-9 Kanda-Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0041 Japan
Do you have any regional offices and overseas bases?
A number of domestic and overseas sales and production bases including Osaka Branch, Tokyo Plant (Saitama-shi) and 14 consolidated subsidiaries. For details, see here(as of the end of March 2019).
How many overseas production bases?
Seven bases in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Hungary, India and Thailand.
What is your capitalization?
11,635 million yen (as of the end of March 2019).
Are you listed on a stock exchange?
We are listed in the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code No. 7970).
Who is your major shareholder?
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., owns approx. 52% of the share (as of the end of March 2019).
How many employees do you have?
Total for all group companies 4,614 / Independently 1,034 (as of the end of March 2019).
Are you currently hiring?
We are hiring accordingly.
What is the origin of the corporate name "Shin-Etsu Polymer"?
"Shin-Etsu" indicates that we are one of the group corporate of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., and the place of its origin.
"Polymer" derives from a polymer compound consisting of thousands or ten thousands of monomers linked together, since the corporate was founded as a manufacturer of resin-finished products (We started our business with processing polyvinyl chloride resin manufactured by Shin-Etsu Chemical.). But, it does not indicate any product name. Polyvinyl chloride resin is one of polymers. Today, we are conducting a wide range of businesses from the electric and electronics products to construction materials as a manufacturer using and fabricating a variety of polymers.
Does your corporate logo have any special meaning?
Our logo consists of two trademarks: a symbol mark and a light mark. Light or Memorable Grow is a symbol of bright future and human dreams as well as it mean the potential of Shin-Etsu for dynamic growth in a global scale. Every Shin-Etsu group companies use this logo.
What is the background of the corporate's founding?
Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd., was established as a manufacturer of resin-finished products, a subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. We at Shin-Etsu Polymer is expected to fully utilize our advantages that we can cover a complete line of manufacturing processes from compounding of materials to resin finishing and to grow dramatically with Shin-Etsu Chemical by enhancing research and development in both compounding of materials and resin finishing.
What is your major business?
We are a manufacturer of resin-finished products featuring our unique compounding and fabrication processes of various products such as conductive silicone rubber and polyvinyl chloride products. We are manufacturing and selling a wide range of products including keypads for cellular phones and PCs, mechanical parts such as inter-connectors, automotive electrical components, office-automation equipment parts, semiconductor wafer shipping box, packaging materials such as wrap films, and construction materials such as polyvinyl chloride pipes.
What are the core technologies of Shin-Etsu Polymer?
Our core technologies are the technologies for "Compounding," "Evaluation," "Composition," and "Fabrication" of various plastic materials including silicone and conductive materials.
What are your major products?
Our current major products are "Keypads" for cellular phones and automotive electronics components and "Wafer Carriers" for transporting and handling silicon wafers.
What are your latest business results (sales record)?
Our consolidated sales amount for the year ended March 31, 2019 (Fisical year 2018) is 85,460million yen. See the Latest Financial Information page.
What is your domestic market and overseas market sales ratio?
Our sales percentage of the overseas market sales to the consolidated sales is approx. 47% (as of the end of March 2019).
How can we request materials or additional information on Shin-Etsu Polymer?
Please use the "Inquiry" form.
Do you publish a newsletter or mail magazine?
No, not at this time.