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Since its establishment in 1950, HOKKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.(Hereafter, it is abbreviated as "Hokko") has enjoyed steady growth in the volume of business as well as in development of new crop protection products and fine chemical products under efficient and progressive management. In the crop protection products business unit , Hokko has maintained a close relationship with ZEN-NOH, Japan's National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, which has had a predominantly powerful influence on Japan's overall agricultural industry. Accordingly, in Japan, almost all of Hokko's crop protection products sales are channeled through ZEN-NOH, which has resulted in Hokko occupying about 10% of the domestic crop protection products market share. You may be sure that Hokko is ranked as one of the leading crop protection products companies in Japan.
Hokko has exported its products to many foreign countries for many years.

Hokko's crop protection products output is optimized at each of its three factories, located in Hokkaido, Niigata and Okayama Prefecture with flourishing agriculture respectively. Hokko' sales activities in Japan are implemented through its 11 branches, strategically located to cover the whole domestic market effectively. It's Tokyo Head Office plays the role of the network center to supply crop protection products for all of them.

Other than crop protection products, in the fine chemicals business unit, Hokko endeavors to make the best use of its core Grignard Synthesis Technology, which is, to be exact, a know-how accumulated and fostered by its experts over a great many years. A large number of fine chemical products manufactured in the Okayama Factory are successfully placed on both domestic and foreign markets.

Hokko will continue to increase emphasis on R & D to anticipate market needs in a timely fashion. In addition to the Grignard reaction, Hokko is developing other reaction techniques such as the Wittig reaction, Suzuki coupling, chlorination of alcohols and enzyme-catalyzed resolution. Since 1994, sales in the fine chemicals division have shown such a steady growth that the share has reached 20% of Hokko's sales turnover. Hokko has the pleasure of assuring you that this share is still on the increase trend.

facilityHokko will further concentrate its managerial resources on such key fields as electronics, pharmaceuticals, intermediates, synthetic aromatics and inorganic functional materials, in addition to crop protection products. Hokko is proud that its all three factories hold the certificates of both ISO 9002 and ISO 14001, which are internationally well known. Hokko constantly seeks to maintain product quality at the highest possible level and also protect the environment. These activities have won Hokko an outstanding reputation for reliability. Consequently, Hokko has received custom manufacturing from several other corporations at home and abroad.

Hokko's R & D activities are centered on its two research laboratories, The Central Research Laboratories for crop protection products and The Fine Chemicals Laboratories, both of which are located in Atsugi City in the vicinity of Tokyo. Hokko's research laboratories are in charge of conducting cutting-edge research and development work with the aim of developing and creating new products and technology. In addition, The Process Research and Development Laboratory in its Okayama Factory controls process optimization of fine chemicals production.


Non Consolidated Data (As of end of November 2014)

iconCorporate name:

February 27,1950

Yoshikatsu Nakashima

iconHead Office:
Sumitomo Fudosan Building
5-4,Nihonbashi Hon-cho 1-chome,chuo-ku,Tokyo 103-8341,Japan

iconAuthorized No. of Shares:
92 million

3.2 billion yen

iconNo. of Shares of Common Stock Issued:

iconNo. of Shareholders:

iconCommon Stock Listed on:
Tokyo Stock Exchange,1st Section

iconNo. of Employees:


  Sapporo Branch Sendai Branch
  Niigata Branch Tokyo Branch
  Osaka Branch Okayama Branch
  Fukuoka Branch  

iconMain Factories:

  Hokkaido Factory@ Niigata Factory
  Okayama Factory@  

Central Research Laboratories
Fine Chemicals Research Laboratories


Consolidated Accounting
Years ended 30th November 2011 to 2014

For the year: 2014 2013 2012 2011
Net sales (Millions of yen) 42,416 38,795 39,880 41,206
Operating Income (Millions of yen) 1,984 528 708 658
Net Income (Millions of yen) 997 487 142 -41
At year end:        
Total assets (Millions of yen) 42,284 41,462 41,750 43,853
Total net assets (Millions of yen) 15,289 14,499 13,302 13,234
Amounts per share:        
Net Income (Yen) 36.17 17.66 5.14 -1.49
Cash dividends (Yen) 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00


Hokko has been actively engaged in crop protection products business in the Japanese market as a leading manufacturer/distributor. In the field of specialty chemicals, especially application of organometalic chemistry, Hokko has also established its secure position in manufacturing new technology-intensive and high value-added products, which has led Hokko to enjoy the leading manufacturer in the world market of fine chemicals. Hokko's research efforts are now focused on developing new products in the sectors of fast-growing specialty chemicals and biotechnology.

In the fine chemicals business unit, Hokko has utilized its outstanding Grignard reaction technology to successfully develop speciality styrene monomers for high-precision photo-resist applications.

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