Nissan Chemical Corporation
Native name
TypePublic (K.K)
TYO: 4021
Nikkei 225 Component
FoundedFebruary 1887; 136 years ago (1887-02)
FounderJokichi Takamine
Eiichi Shibusawa
Takashi Masuda
Area served
Key people
Kojiro Kinoshita
(President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease JPY 193.4 billion (FY 2017)
(US$ 1.8 billion)
Increase JPY 27.1 billion (FY 2017)
(US$ 255 million)
Number of employees
2,583 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2019)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Nissan Chemical Corporation (日産化学株式会社, Nissan Kagaku Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company and constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[4]


The Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo factory in 1908
The Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo factory in 1908

The company was founded in 1887 as the Tokyo Jinzo Hiryo (Tokyo Artificial Fertilizer Company) by Jokichi Takamine, Eiichi Shibusawa and Takashi Masuda.[5] Takamine served as chief technical advisor for the company, which later was renamed to Dai Nippon Artificial Fertilizer Company.[6] The company changed the corporate name from Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. to Nissan Chemical Corporation on July 1, 2018.

Business segments

The four main businesses of Nissan Chemical are Chemicals, Performance Materials, Agricultural Materials and Pharmaceuticals. Among the company's products are LCD display materials such as SUNEVER® and an external antiparasite drug for animals called Fluralaner, which is an active ingredient in the veterinary pharmaceutical "BRAVECTO®", developed by MSD Animal Health (MSD), the global animal health business of Merck & Co., Ltd.


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Nissan Chemical. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "About the company". Financial Times. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nikkei Constituents". NIKKEI. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Barbara Molony (1990). Technology and Investment: The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry. Harvard University - Council on East Asian Studies. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-674-87260-8.
  6. ^ Daniel H. Inouye (November 15, 2018). Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in New York City, 1876-1930s. University Press of Colorado. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-60732-793-6.

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