Industrial Products Business

By providing customer solutions,
we aim to gain loyal customers.

Masazumi Kikukawa
Representative Director,
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Percentage of Consolidated Net Sales
(Japanese GAAP)

8.1%

Net Sales*

* External sales, IFRS standard (Figures for 2017 are approximate values, and have not been audited by the accounting auditor.)

The V-2 Plan and Review of 2017

The Industrial Products Business comprises Chemical Products and Detergents for Institutional Use Products. Under the V-2 Plan, Lion Specialty Chemicals worked to enhance profitability in chemical products through the consolidation of chemical product companies and business selection and concentration. In institutional-use detergents, Lion Hygiene pursued bold measures for new business in the home meal replacement (HMR) market.

During 2017, in Chemical Products, Lion Specialty Chemicals worked to develop new products, while at the same time accelerated global development in the automotive and other priority fields. In Detergents for Institutional Use Products, to meet growing demand in the precut vegetables market, Lion Hygiene expanded its business with a focus on gaining new customers (such as food producers) for cleaning agents used in vegetable washing and vegetable washing systems.

The LIVE Plan and Business Strategies

Chemical Products

  • Lion Specialty Chemicals will concentrate management resources in the Automotive and Electrical and Electronics fields, aiming to enhance the added value of products and gain loyal customers by strengthening measures to major customers to uncover specific customer issues and offer solutions.
  • Lion Specialty Chemicals will utilize the corporate group’s overseas business locations to establish locally based business models, and drive business globalization.

Detergents for Institutional Use Products

  • Lion Hygiene will continue to gain customers for cleaning agents used in vegetable washing and vegetable washing systems. We will position the vegetable washing field as a next-generation core business, and prioritize investment of management resources.

Looking toward 2020

In Chemical Products, Lion Specialty Chemicals will aim to improve profitability and acquire a growth character, build a collaborative structure with a broad range of external companies, and gain products and business with leading positions in global niche markets.

In Detergents for Institutional Use Products, Lion Hygiene will offer demand-creating solutions and pursue innovations to establish businesses able to contribute to the creation of safe and comfortable hygienic living environments.