Strengths and Business Model
Features of Our Business
Since our establishment in 1947, we have harnessed our strengths as an independent trading company specializing in chemicals to meet the myriad needs of a range of industries. With our nationwide network of offices and a rich track record of successful business with many customers and suppliers, we will continue to address these comprehensive needs.
With the concept of bridging the environment and chemistry, we do business centered on the dual segments of chemicals and functional materials.
Feature 1. Robust Business Base
Nationwide sales network that enables immediate responses to customer needs
Offices and Affiliated Companies
- Access to products from nearly all chemical manufacturers
- Business relationships with all electrolysis companies (caustic soda manufacturers)
- Wide range of products handled, allowing us to meet myriad customer needs
- Numerous customers and business dealings with high-level companies in all industries, providing a stable business platform
Feature 2. Fields where we have a competitive advantage
- Top-class share of caustic soda sales in Japan
- Strengths in films and soft packaging materials
- Capable of all stages from planning to production of packaging materials, covering from raw films through to finished products
Tailored response to customer needs via four Chemical Centers across the country
Feature 3. Emerging businesses in areas with growth potential (environment and disaster preparedness)
Recycling business operations
Strengths in environmental engineering products for soil stabilization (such as anti-liquefaction)
- EcoAction 21 certified
Strengths and Business Model
As a specialized chemicals trading company that handles soda products as well as inorganic/organic chemicals, petrochemical products, and synthetic resin products, our business model allows us to respond to customer needs in an environmentally friendly way.
We are an independent trading company specializing in chemicals that strives to provide stable supplies of chemical products and functional materials for industrial development in Japan and overseas. As industry structures change, we anticipate customer needs and apply our experience and know-how as a specialized trading company to deliver new raw materials. Regarding distribution, which is a function that underpins the trading business, we have a logistics network that covers all of Japan and are strengthening distribution functions overseas as well in order to promptly deliver the right quantity at the right time to our customers.
Mostly sells inorganic and organic chemicals on the chemicals, paper pulp, food/detergent, public agency, and other markets.
Functional Materials Business
Mostly sells synthetic resins and equipment/materials on the food, resin treatment, electrical machinery, and other markets.
Includes subsidiary operations.
Basic Business Model
Direct Sales Utilizing Our Trading Company Functions
For staple products and fixed regular customers, we ensure stable supplies and quality by developing systems that bring together customers and manufacturers to increase the efficiency of order management and product delivery.
Recycling Business Model
Secondary Use for Environmentally Friendly Resource Saving
The use of chemical products and functional materials can generate byproducts or used chemical waste. Soda Nikka has built a business to use these waste materials for new product creation.
Manufacturing Sales Business Model
Sales of Products Planned and Designed Using Our Specialist Expertise
To respond to increasingly diverse customer needs, we have developed a business model whereby Soda Nikka defines the product specifications, procures the necessary raw materials, and then contracts manufacturing out to a manufacturer.
Chemical Center Business Model
Regionally Tailored Sales Utilizing Our Nationwide Sites
In regions where we have numerous regular customers of varying sizes and with diverse needs, we utilize our Chemical Centers for inventory functions, manufacturing, concentration adjustments, or subdividing.