About Us

Name Watanabe Chemical Co., Ltd.
Establishment October 26th, 1949
Capital ¥100,000,000
Sales Turnover \26,500,000,000(As of September 2021)
Offices Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Singapore
Main Shareholders Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
Yoshiyuki Watanabe
Employee Stock Ownership
Executives Chairman and Representative Director
Yoshiyuki Watanabe

President and Representative Director
Shigehiro Hatanaka

Managing Director
Soichiro Watanabe

Yasunobu Murai

Corporate Officer
Issho Nasu

Corporate Officer
Naomasa Hayashi
Location Osaka Head Office Access Map
Aioisonpo-Midosuji Bldg 10F.
6-1, 3-chome, Hiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
541-0046, Japan

Tokyo Branch Access Map
Ginsen Shinbashi No. 2 Bldg 4F.
1-9, 5-chome, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
105-0004, Japan

Nagoya Office Access Map
Nishiki park Bldg 6F.
4-3, 2-chome, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
460-0003, Japan

Singapore Branch Access Map
1 Wallich Street #14-01
Guoco Tower Singapore 078881
Bank Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
(Temmabashi Branch, Marunouchi-Nakadori Branch, and Nagoya Ekimae Branch)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
(Osaka Chuo Branch)

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
(Semba-Chuo Branch, and Head Office)

Higo Bank
(Osaka Branch)
Business line Active pharmaceutical ingredients
Raw materials for personal care products
Food additives
Industrial chemicals
Electronics industry material
Number of Employees 76

Company’s history

October 1949 Established “Watanabe Yakuhin Co.,Ltd.”
February 1953 Established Tokyo Branch
April 1970 Established Nagoya Office
June 1992 Changed company name to “Watanabe Chemical Co., Ltd.”
January 2004 Established a joint venture “Shinzen International trading (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.” together with a Taiwanese company in Guangzhou, Guangdong in China.
April 2007 Terminated a joint venture and established “Watanabe Chemical (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.” under full ownership of capital in Guangzhou, Guangdong in China.
April 2007 Acquired Certification of Eco-Action 21.
August 2011 Established Watanabe Chemical Co., Ltd. Shanghai Office
September 2013 Reorganized Shanghai office and established “Watanabe Chemical (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. Shanghai branch.”
May 2015 Established “WACC Jakarta Office” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
July 2015 Established “WAC(Shanghai)trading Co.,Ltd.” under full ownership of capital in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
December 2015 “Watanabe Chemical (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.” changed its name to “Guangzhou WAC trading Co.,Ltd.”
December 2015 Abolished business of Watanabe Chemical (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. Shanghai branch.
January 2016 WAC(Shanghai)trading Co.,Ltd. takes over the business of Watanabe Chemical (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. Shanghai branch.
November 2017 Established Watanabe Chemical Co., Ltd. Singapore Branch