Ube Industries


Ube Industries

Infobox Company
company_name = Ube Industries, Ltd.
company_"UBE"
company_type = Corporation (tyo|4208)
foundation = 10 March, 1942
location = Tokyo,Japan
Ube,Yamaguchi,Japan
key_people = Hiroaki Tamura, Representative Director & President
industry = Chemicals
products = Chemicals,Cement,Machinery,Aluminum wheels
revenue =
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees = 10,673 (2006)
homepage = [http://www.ube-ind.co.jp/english/index.htm]

Nihongo|Ube Industries, Ltd.|宇部興産株式会社|Ube Kōsan Kabushiki-gaisha is a Japanese chemical engineering firm.

Main Products

*Caprolactam: The world's third largest producer.
*Polyamide: The world's fourth largest producer of polyamide6. And world's third largest producer of polyamide12.
*Polyimide
*Polyethylene
*Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene: "UMG ABS" which is subsidiaries of Ube industries is the Japan's largest producer.
*Synthetic rubber: Japan's largest producer of butadiene rubber.
*Cement: "Ube-Mitsubishi Cement", a subsidiary of Ube Industries, is Japan's second largest supplier.
*Coal
*Aluminum wheels: The world's third largest producer.
*Bridges
*Injection Molding Machines
*Die Casting Machines
*Light Metals Extrusion Machines

History

*1897 nihongo|"Okinoyama Coal Mine"|沖ノ山炭鉱組合|Okinoyama Tankō Kumiai is established as a silent partnership
*1914 nihongo|"Ube Shinkawa Iron Works"|宇部新川鉄工所|Ube Shinkawa Tekkōjo is established as a silent partnership.
*1923 nihongo|"Ube Cement Production, Ltd."|宇部セメント製造|Okinoyama Tankō Seizō is established.
*1933 nihongo|"Ube Nitrogen Industry, Ltd."|宇部窒素工業|Ube Chisso Kōogyō is established.
*1942 Ube Industries, Ltd. is established through amalgamation of the four foregoing companies.
*1993 Capital investment is made in PQM of Spain (now Ube Chemical Europe, S.A.)
*1997 Thai Caprolactam Public Co., Ltd. and Ube Nylon (Thailand) Ltd. open for business.
*1998 Ube-Mitsubishi Cement Corporation (joint venture with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation) is established.

Locations(World Wide)

*Thailand
*Singapore
*Philippines
*China
*HongKong
*U.S.
*Canada
*Germany
*Spain

External links

*en icon [http://www.ube-ind.co.jp/english/index.htm UBE HomePage]
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/ube-industries-ltd Answers.com UBE Industries]
* [http://www.ubemachinery.com/index.html Ube Machinery U.S. Homepage]


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