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1.Outline

Ube Industries makes a wide variety of products including chemicals, cement, plastics, and molding machines. Founded in 1897 in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, today the company provides products and services from plants and offices in Japan and around the world.

Corporate Name Ube Industries, Ltd.
Accounting period March 31
Locations Tokyo Head Office
Seavans North Building, 1-2-1, Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8449, Japan
Ube Head Office
1978-96 Kogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8633, Japan
Stock exchanges Tokyo, Fukuoka [Code: 4208]
President Yuzuru Yamamoto
Capital 58.4 billion yen (As of March 31, 2018)
Number of employees Consolidated 10,799
Non-consolidated 3,555
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2018

2.Business Areas

The Ube Group operates five main businesses. (As of March 31, 2018)

Chemicals

*Inter-segment internal sales are included (percentages add up to above 100%).

  • Caprolactam (raw materials of nylon)
  • Nylon resin
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Lithium-ion battery materials
  • Fine chemicals (High-purity chemical products produced in small quantities for special applications), other

Net sales 305.4 billion yen
Operating profit 28.9 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 44%

Chemicals

Pharmaceutical

  • Drug discovery for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies
  • Contract manufacturing for pharmaceutical companies including manufacturing process R&D

Net sales 10.2 billion yen
Operating profit 2.1 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 1%

Pharmaceutical

Cement & Construction Materials

  • Cement
  • Building materials
  • Limestone
  • Ready-mixed concrete, other

Net sales 238.8 billion yen
Operating profit 12.3 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 34%

Cement & Construction Materials

Machinery

  • Molding machines
  • Industrial machinery
  • Bridges, other

Net sales 90.1 billion yen
Operating profit 5.5 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 13%

Machinery

Energy & Environment

  • Import and sales of coal
  • Coal center (storage and distribution)
    In-house power plant
    Independent power producer

Net sales 71.3 billion yen
Operating profit 2.3 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 10%

Energy & Environment

3.History

The history of the Ube Industries Group goes back to the founding of the Okinoyama Coal Mine in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture with the establishment of a silent partnership. The Group continues to evolve with the times and adapt to structural changes in industry.

Ube Industries, Ltd. is established through amalgamation of the four foregoing companies.

Ube Industries, Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

4.Global Expansion

The UBE Group operates a global network of plants and sales offices that supply high-quality products and services. In addition to operations in Spain, Thailand, the United States and other countries, the Group operates plants in Japan in Ube City (Yamaguchi Prefecture) as well as other parts of the country such as Ichihara City (Chiba Prefecture), Sakai City (Osaka Prefecture) and Kanda-machi (Fukuoka Prefecture).


5.Historical Business Results

6.Stock

Transfer agent and share registrar and account management institution for special accounts Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Address: 1-4-5 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Number of shares Total issuable shares: 330,000,000
Total shares issued: 106,200,107 (including treasury stock)
Number of shareholders 65,803 (As of March 31, 2017)
Shareholder composition
Historical dividend per share
(Yen)
  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018(forecast)
Interim
Year end 5.0 5.0 6.0 75 75
Total 5.0 5.0 6.0 75 75

The Company consolidated its shares in a ratio of 10 common shares to one common share, effective October 1, 2017. As for the forecast of the year-end dividends for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, the figure given takes into account the impact of said share consolidation.

7.Business Principles

The UBE Group Vision is set as described below based on the business principles of "coexistence and mutual prosperity" and "from finite mining to infinite industry."

Wings of technology and spirit of innovation. That's our DNA driving our global success.
The UBE Group will embrace a frontier spirit in seeking to achieve coexistence with the global community driven by the limitless possibilities of technology, while continuing to create value for the next generation through manufacturing.

1897 Okinoyama Coal Mine is established as a silent partnership.

Okinoyama Coal Mine (1910)

Founded to develop an undersea coalfield in the Ube area. The Group continues to be engaged in the coal business under the Energy & Environment Division, and its industrial facilities in the Ube area are built on land filled with soil dug from coal mines.

1914 Ube Shinkawa Iron Works is established as a silent partnership.

Ube Shinkawa Iron Works (1914)

Precursor to the Machinery Company that was started to manufacture and maintain coal mining machinery.

1923 Ube Cement Production, Ltd. is established.

Ube Cement Production under construction (1924)

Precursor to the Cement & Construction Materials Company that was started to utilize coal and soil dug from coal mines, and capitalize on rich limestone deposits in the Ube area.

1933 Ube Nitrogen Industry, Ltd. is established.

Ube Nitrogen Industry, Ltd (1936)

Precursor to today's chemical business that was started to manufacture ammonium sulfate as a chemical fertilizer, using coal as a raw material.

2001 Energy & Environment Division is established.

Okinoyama Coal Center

Established by integrating the coal business and power business. Operates an independent power producer (IPP) business in addition to private power plants that supply electricity.

2011 Pharmaceutical Division is established.

Pharmaceutical Factory

Spun off from the Specialty Chemicals & Products Company to serve as the third cornerstone of the chemical business.

2015 Chemicals Company is newly established.

Polycarbonate Diol Production Factory in Spain

Established by merging the Chemicals & Plastics Company and Specialty Chemicals & Products Company, to better position the company to rapidly meet the needs of markets.

1.Outline

Ube Industries makes a wide variety of products including chemicals, cement, plastics, and molding machines. Founded in 1897 in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, today the company provides products and services from plants and offices in Japan and around the world.

Corporate Name Ube Industries, Ltd.
Accounting period March 31
Locations Tokyo Head Office
Seavans North Building, 1-2-1, Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8449, Japan
Ube Head Office
1978-96 Kogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8633, Japan
Stock exchanges Tokyo, Fukuoka [Code: 4208]
President Yuzuru Yamamoto
Capital 58.4 billion yen (As of March 31, 2018)
Number of employees Consolidated 10,799
Non-consolidated 3,555
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2018

2.Business Areas

The Ube Group operates five main businesses. (As of March 31, 2018)

Chemicals

*Inter-segment internal sales are included (percentages add up to above 100%).

  • Caprolactam (raw materials of nylon)
  • Nylon resin
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Lithium-ion battery materials
  • Fine chemicals (High-purity chemical products produced in small quantities for special applications), other

Net sales 305.4 billion yen
Operating profit 28.9 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 44%

Chemicals

Pharmaceutical

  • Drug discovery for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies
  • Contract manufacturing for pharmaceutical companies including manufacturing process R&D

Net sales 10.2 billion yen
Operating profit 2.1 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 1%

Pharmaceutical

Cement & Construction Materials

  • Cement
  • Building materials
  • Limestone
  • Ready-mixed concrete, other

Net sales 238.8 billion yen
Operating profit 12.3 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 34%

Cement & Construction Materials

Machinery

  • Molding machines
  • Industrial machinery
  • Bridges, other

Net sales 90.1 billion yen
Operating profit 5.5 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 13%

Machinery

Energy & Environment

  • Import and sales of coal
  • Coal center (storage and distribution)
    In-house power plant
    Independent power producer

Net sales 71.3 billion yen
Operating profit 2.3 billion yen
Share of UBE Group net sales 10%

Energy & Environment

3.History

The history of the Ube Industries Group goes back to the founding of the Okinoyama Coal Mine in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture with the establishment of a silent partnership. The Group continues to evolve with the times and adapt to structural changes in industry.

1897
Okinoyama Coal Mine is established as a silent partnership.

Okinoyama Coal Mine (1910)

Founded to develop an undersea coalfield in the Ube area. The Group continues to be engaged in the coal business under the Energy & Environment Division, and its industrial facilities in the Ube area are built on land filled with soil dug from coal mines.

1914
Ube Shinkawa Iron Works is established as a silent partnership.

Ube Shinkawa Iron Works (1914)

Precursor to the Machinery Company that was started to manufacture and maintain coal mining machinery.

1923
Ube Cement Production, Ltd. is established.

Ube Cement Production under construction (1924)

Precursor to the Cement & Construction Materials Company that was started to utilize coal and soil dug from coal mines, and capitalize on rich limestone deposits in the Ube area.

1933
Ube Nitrogen Industry, Ltd. is established.

Ube Nitrogen Industry, Ltd (1936)

Precursor to today's chemical business that was started to manufacture ammonium sulfate as a chemical fertilizer, using coal as a raw material.

1942

Ube Industries, Ltd. is established through amalgamation of the four foregoing companies.

1949

Ube Industries, Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2001
Energy & Environment Division is established.

Okinoyama Coal Center

Established by integrating the coal business and power business. Operates an independent power producer (IPP) business in addition to private power plants that supply electricity.

2011
Pharmaceutical Division is established.

Pharmaceutical Factory

Spun off from the Specialty Chemicals & Products Company to serve as the third cornerstone of the chemical business.

2015
Chemicals Company is newly established.

Polycarbonate Diol Production Factory in Spain

Established by merging the Chemicals & Plastics Company and Specialty Chemicals &Products Company, to better position the company to rapidly meet the needs of markets.

4.Global Expansion

The UBE Group operates a global network of plants and sales offices that supply high-quality products and services. In addition to operations in Spain, Thailand, the United States and other countries, the Group operates plants in Japan in Ube City (Yamaguchi Prefecture) as well as other parts of the country such as Ichihara City (Chiba Prefecture), Sakai City (Osaka Prefecture) and Kanda-machi (Fukuoka Prefecture).

5.Historical Business Results

6.Stock

Transfer agent and share registrar and account management institution for special accounts
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Address: 1-4-5 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Number of shares
Total issuable shares: 330,000,000
Total shares issued: 106,200,107 (including treasury stock)
Number of shareholders
65,803 (As of March 31, 2017)
Shareholder composition
Historical dividend per share (Yen)
  FY
2014
FY
2015
FY
2016
FY
2017
FY
2018
(forecast)
Interim
Year end 5.0 5.0 6.0 75 75
Total 5.0 5.0 6.0 75 75

The Company consolidated its shares in a ratio of 10 common shares to one common share, effective October 1, 2017. As for the forecast of the year-end dividends for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, the figure given takes into account the impact of said share consolidation.

7.Business Principles

The UBE Group Vision is set as described below based on the business principles of "coexistence and mutual prosperity" and "from finite mining to infinite industry."

Wings of technology and spirit of innovation. That's our DNA driving our global success. The UBE Group will embrace a frontier spirit in seeking to achieve coexistence with the global community driven by the limitless possibilities of technology, while continuing to create value for the next generation through manufacturing.