Corporate Information

Corporate Philosophy

Message from the President

Since 1900, our corporate philosophy has been based on three types of development.
We’ve been focused on the future for one full century.

Since our founding in 1900, we at Ishihara Chemical have been supported by the rock-solid sense of purpose of those who came before us-a sense of purpose that has been passed down unbroken to us today. Through relentless self-development, we seek to maintain our identity as pioneers. Through unique product development, we seek to contribute to the greater good of society. And through expansive market development, we seek to realize our true potential. These three types of development empower us to shape our own future. We remain committed to creativity so that we can supply the market with high-performance, high-quality products while pursuing ever-higher levels of reliability. While it’s no easy task to overturn conventional wisdom, a fresh sense of imagination drives technical innovation and enables us to develop high-value-added products. As a new era dawns upon us, we will continue to shape the future day by day, doing our best to develop products and technologies based on our unique perspective and to create and uncover a variety of needs.


Basic Management Policies

  • Ishihara Chemical will balance the development of its businesses across its three core fields in accordance with its three-part corporate philosophy of self-development, product development, and market development in order to maintain a high market share in business fields that are considered to be niche markets. Furthermore, we will increase the profitability of each of our businesses while working to ensure solid business results for the company as a whole.
  • We will pursue a basic management policy of contributing to the greater good of society while earning the trust and meeting the expectations of all stakeholders-shareholders, business partners, employees, and others-through the development of the company by means of consistent initiatives to create and uncover new needs through our business operations.

Company Characteristics


Ishihara Chemical is dedicated to developing new products and markets through relationships of trust with its partners based on a stable business and financial base.

Business domains
  • We diversify business risk across our operations by means of an “all-weather” approach to management and have developed four businesses in three fields unified by the core technologies of surface chemistry.
Significant share of niche markets
  • Leading share of Japan’s domestic solder plating market
  • Lead-free products (environmentally friendly products)
R&D-oriented philosophy
  • Robust R&D framework
    • About one-third of all employees work in R&D.
    • About 10% of revenue derived from finished goods sales is reinvested in R&D.
    • We pursue R&D in partnership with universities and research laboratories.
Technical support
  • We provide high-value-added services, including technical follow-up care, based on our exceptional technical support capabilities.