A Global Leading Company in Synthetic Paper
YUPO CORPORATION is a joint venture established in May 1969 through 50/50 investment by Oji Paper Co., Ltd. (present Oji Holdings Corporation) and Mitsubishi Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (present Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation), with the aim of commercializing petrochemical-based synthetic papers.
The company completed its first production line in 1971, its second in 1986, and its third in 1990 at its Kashima Factory in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture, and has built a structure for the stable supply of product in Japan and overseas. In September 1998, the company established an American manufacturing and sales subsidiary in Chesapeake, Virginia. YUPO CORPORATION is advancing the development of a stable supply system on a global level.
In October 2000, the company established a sales subsidiary in Germany, and began sales on its own under the YUPO brand in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has additional sales bases in China, India, and Thailand, and is currently a global top manufacturer with a high share in the synthetic paper field.
|Company Name||YUPO CORPORATION|
Shin-Ochanomizu Bldg. 15F,
|Number of employees||331 (as of March 31, 2020)|
|Business composition||Synthetic paper: 81%; synthetic paper processed products: 19%|
|Sales||Domestic sales: 68%; Exports: 32%|
|Industry||Pulp and paper|
|Production capacity||28,000 tons/year (Kashima Factory)|
|Banks||Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUFG Bank, Ltd., etc.|
|Suppliers||Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, etc.|
|Distributors||Oji Imaging Media Co., Ltd., Oji Tac Co., Ltd., Japan Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., Kokusai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., Shinsei Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., Yoshikawa Paper Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Oji Paper Sales Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation Packaging Ltd., NP Trading Co., Ltd., etc.|
|Sales||Fiscal 2019: ¥15,420 million|
|Representative Director||Masashi Watanabe, President
Katsuhiro Naitou, Executive Vice President