The company headquarters building in Osaka
Nikkei 225 Component
|Founded||Osaka (May 1882 )|
|Headquarters||2-8, Dojima Hama 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8230, Japan|
(Chairman of the board)
|Revenue||JPY 351.57 billion) (FY 2013)|
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11px US$ 79.2 million (FY 2013)(JPY 8.15 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
|10,487 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2014)|
Footnotes / references|
Toyobo Co., Ltd. (東洋紡績株式会社 Tōyōbōseki Kabushiki-gaisha?) is one of Japan's top makers of fibers and textiles, including synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon and acrylics) and natural fibers, such as cotton and wool.
The company's textiles are designed for clothing, home furnishings, and for industrial uses and include spandex yarn for apparel, polyurethane fiber for pantyhose, yarns for airbags and tire cords and synthetic fibers for apparel. Toyobo is also engaged in the spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, sewing, and the wholesaling and trading of textiles in Japan and internationally.
Toyobo also manufactures plastic films and resins. Biochemical products such as reagents, medical products (e.g. fiber membranes for artificial organs), and purification devices are also manufactured by the company.
The company operates across Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, United States, and Germany and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, being a component of the Nikkei 225 stock index.
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