YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1959
REVENUE: $182 million
• Architectural coatings
Hitoshi Yamaguchi, president; Akiyoshi Nakagami, managing director; Hiroyuki Imaida, managing director; Yoshiki Tachibana, managing director.
Kikusui Chemical Industries Co. Ltd. engages in the production and sale of architectural coatings, specialty functional materials, construction materials, and civil engineering materials. The company offers ceramics, building materials, paints and crushed natural decorative material sheets. In addition, it involves in the manufacture and sale of machinery and equipment. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Under the slogan, “Work in Harmony with Nature, Work for the Benefit of People,” Kikusui manufactures water-based and organic-solvent-free architectural paints and uses its own methods to minimize drainage and waste generated during the production process. In addition, the company deals with natural paints from Germany and allergy-free paints from Sweden.