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KAO CORPORATION
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Overview
KAO CORPORATION
Kao (pronounced "cow") is one of Japan's leading makers of personal care, laundry, and cleaning products. Its brand names include Attack (a top laundry detergent in Japan), Bioré (skin care), Laurier (sanitary napkins), Merries (disposable diapers), and PureOra (toothpaste). The company also manufactures Healthya brand beverages (green tea and water), cooking oils and fatty chemicals, printer and copier toner products, and plastics used in products ...
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such as athletic shoe soles. Kao, which generates nearly two-thirds of sales from Japan, is well-diversified with all five of its business segments contributing more than 15% of revenue.
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YOSHIHIRO HASEBE   See more contacts
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing Basic Chemical Manufacturing Converted Paper Product Manufacturing Soap and other detergents Hair preparations, including shampoos
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Surface active agents Industrial organic chemicals, nec Converted paper products, nec
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Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing Basic Chemical Manufacturing Beverage Manufacturing Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing Communications Equipment Manufacturing Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Converted Paper Product Manufacturing Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Dairy Product Manufacturing Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing Fabric Mills Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills Footwear Manufacturing Forging and Stamping Foundries Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Grain and Oilseed Milling Hardware Manufacturing Household Appliance Manufacturing Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Mediate Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Other Food Manufacturing Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Other Textile Product Mills Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Other Wood Product Manufacturing Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing Plastics Product Manufacturing Printing and Related Support Activities Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing Rubber Product Manufacturing Sawmills and Wood Preservation Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Ship and Boat Building Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing Textile Furnishings Mills Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills Tobacco Manufacturing Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
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1-14-10, NIHOMBASHIKAYABACHO CHUO-KU, TOKYO, 103-0025 Japan See other locations
+81-336607111
8,112
33,409
$13.23 billion
-8% -14.89% $15,948 DEC
1887 1940
Tokyo:4452
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Contacts
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  • YOSHIHIRO HASEBE
    President
  • TOSHIAKI TAKEUCHI
    Senior Managing Director
  • TOMOHARU MATSUDA
    Managing Director
  • MICHITAKA SAWADA
    Chairperson
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Financial data as of December 31, 2020 (12 month period) in USD
Annual Revenue 2020
$13.23 billion USD
1 USD = 104.4386 JPY