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Unicharm

Unicharm Corporation
ユニ·チャーム株式会社
Public
Traded as TYO: 8113
Industry Chemicals
Founded February 10, 1961 (1961-02-10)
Founder Keiichiro Takahara
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Takahisa Takahara (President, CEO)
Products
  • Adult and baby diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pet food and toiletries
Revenue Increase ¥495.77 billion (FY2013)[1]
Increase ¥59.49 billion (FY2013)[1]
Increase ¥43.12 billion (FY2013)[1]
Total assets Increase ¥535.06 billion (FY2013)[1]
Total equity Increase ¥278.35 billion (FY2013)[1]
Owner Keiichiro Takahara
Number of employees
10,287 (2012)
Website /english.jp.co.unicharmwww

Unicharm Corporation (ユニ·チャーム株式会社 Yuni chāmu kabushiki kaisha) is a Japanese chemicals company, specializing in the manufacturing of diapers for both babies and adult incontinence, feminine hygiene products and pet care products. In 2011, it is the leader in baby and feminine care products in Japan.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Operations 2
    • Brands 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Unicharm traces its roots to the Taisei Kako Co., Ltd., founded by Keiichiro Takahara in 1961, selling wood wool cement board. The company ventured to manufacture and sell sanitary napkins in 1963. The company then started selling tampons in 1974, when Unicharm Corporation was founded to separate the feminine care production from the main company.

Operations

Brands

The company has a number of prominent brands in its portfolio, including MamyPoko, Charm, Sofy and Lifree.

References

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External links

  • Official website (Japanese)
  • Unicharm Global Website
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