A Century Full Of Visions
Care for People – Care for Earth: This is not just the name of Asahi Kasei’s current midterm plan. It is a philosophy deeply anchored in the company’s DNA.
Asahi Kasei – About Us
Asahi Kasei is a Japanese technology group with a broad range of highly diversified materials and solutions that not only enrich our modern life but also actively shape the world of tomorrow.
Located at the thriving Düsseldorf Harbor area, Asahi Kasei Europe is the operational headquarter of the Asahi Kasei Group in Europe. In addition to serving European markets with performance plastics, synthetic rubber and elastomers, packaging products, performance coating materials, membranes and systems, and acrylonitrile, we also work with our sister company Asahi Kasei Microdevices Europe GmbH for the supply of electronic devices.
The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center provides technical service to European customers. At the same time it serves as a driver for the development of products and product grades to open up new businesses and application areas for the European market.
Contributing To Life And Living
Our Unchanging Mission For A Century.
Shitagau Noguchi founded Asahi Kasei for the purpose of “improving people’s standard of living by supplying an abundance of the highest-quality daily necessities at the lowest prices“.
In the century since then, we have always striven to meet the changing needs of society while holding this objective to heart. We have continuously changed by tackling challenges and anticipating changes in society. But we have never wavered from our original purpose.
We, the Asahi Kasei Group, contribute to life and living for people around the world.
What Is Our Basic Purpose?
What Direction Are We Going?
Providing new value to society by enabling “living in health and comfort” and “harmony with the natural environment“
Sincerity – Being sincere with everyone
Challenge – Boldly taking challenges, continuously seeking change.
Creativity – Creating new value through unity and synergy.
The Character Of Asahi Kasei
We always imagine the world of tomorrow, and envision what needs to be created.
Since our founding, we have always been deeply committed to contributing to the development of society, anticipating the emergence of new needs. This is what we mean by “Creating for Tomorrow.”
Asahi Kasei Europe
Research & Development
The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center
In October 2017, Asahi Kasei Europe opened a research and development center in Dormagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, to expand the activities on the European market. The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center – the Group’s first research center outside of Japan – provides technical customer service and develops products for the European market. As part of the consolidation of all Asahi Kasei Europe business units, the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center moved to Düsseldorf harbor in February 2021.
Partner of “Sportstadt Düsseldorf”
Sports is an essential part of Asahi Kasei’s philosophy. As an active supporter of athletics and judo, employees of the company regularly participate in sports events worldwide, from local marathons and national tournaments, up to the Olympic Games.
Asahi Kasei Europe dedicated itself to actively promote sports activities in Düsseldorf. Being a partner of the “Sportstadt Düsseldorf” ensures, that our support reaches the right audience.