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Shimonoseki-shi, Japan

We are continuously committed to manufacturing top quality products to meet the needs of our customers while adhering to the highest standards in safety, health and environmental (SH&E) practices.

Shimonoseki plant

Our manufacturing facility produces carbon black for tire and industrial rubber product applications. Operating since 1980, we are located on the western tip of Japan's mainland. Comprised of around 40 employees, we operate as one of only a few one-unit carbon black plants.



Commitment to Safety

Safety, Health & Environment

President's Club Award

Safety is, and always will be, top of mind in everything we do. Our facility was one of the first to achieve 10 years of operation with zero recordable safety incidents. As a result, we have been admitted to the President's Club, a prestigious honor that recognizes our manufacturing facilities globally for achieving zero recordable safety incidents in 3 years or 2 million person hours.




Join the Shimonoseki Team

Over the past 10 years, we have learned that it is incredibly important to maintain our spirit for continuous improvement, and we recognize that big results can be achieved through small changes accumulated over time.

Ken Ichikawa, facility general manager