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Latest update: 27/04/2017 14:01:32

Ohsawa Wax Co., Ltd.

We focus on developing oil products such as grease and fuel, and we also work on production system improvement.

We deal with household products, gardening and agriculture products, oil products, plastic
containers, and physical/chemical products. We also supply containers. We have developed oil products such as aerosol products and oil series, and gardening and agriculture products such as watering cans, mix containers, and gasoline carrying cans. We have established a factory in Vietnam and we are strengthening our overseas production.

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[Company strength]
We continuously work on new development and sales activities with a focus on application development. We started production at our Vietnam factory in December 2012, and this is significantly contributing to our company’s business. We have a policy to further strengthen production in Vietnam. We hope to make the best use of our existing technology to continue to manufacture products with competitive power in terms of both cost and quality. We are also expanding sales of resource-saving and low-cost oil products and the like by making use of our container blow molding and content-filling simultaneousness processing equipment. In this business we conduct integrated production covering from container manufacturing and filling to labeling. Such integrated production makes it possible for us to concentrate the production process and support high-mix low volume manufacturing. We also support cost reduction in inventory conveyance for products such as containers and caps, reducing the amount of resin, and so on. This is a project to significantly reduce costs compared with conventional products.

[Business description]
We are engaged in businesses involving various kinds of development, manufacturing, and sales. This includes oil products such as grease and oil, containers as well as fuels for gardening and agricultural applications, various plastic containers, and physical/chemical containers such as beakers.

[Industry]
Chemical and petroleum product manufacturing

[Strength of products/technologies]
We make use of plastics to manufacture many originally developed products at the request of home centers throughout Japan. We are working hard to develop human-friendly, Earth-friendly products. We add a number of devices and extra value which may be useful to our users. These efforts receive high evaluations from retail stores together with our strength in developing and manufacturing various products. This is why we possess competitiveness in our product power, as well as our price advantage, and we can expand our market share.

[Representative's message]
Our company is an enterprise with a history exceeding 100 years. The global environment is changing day by day. We hope to cope with such a situation by becoming the kind of enterprise that can acquire various patents, develop new products, and expand overseas factories. We want to be a company that can evolve when change is required. We observe a corporate philosophy of applying science to industry and a comfortable life. We firmly observe our corporate theme, “Be more gentle,” which has been passed down since our foundation. We hope to expand our business from our Vietnam factory to the whole world. Our goal in the coming 100 years is to be a global enterprise that manufactures refined products with a Made-in-Japan spirit. 

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
We do business with all of the home centers throughout Japan. Transactions with major companies are now our main business. Our sales section supports various inquiries from these customers as the point of contact. However, we are sure that reinforcing our company organization will also be urgently required because of the rapid increase in sales in the past several years. Our future hiring policy will involve assigning global human resources under a policy of putting the right person in the right position, regardless of nationality. We will actively seek to employ people who have language ability (including English) plus another skill. These include international physical distribution, international accounting, personnel and general affairs in foreign countries, and sales experience in overseas expansion. We are aggressively promoting overseas expansion.

[Market share/Ranking]
Mixed gasoline for gardening and two-cycle engines: We have a share of about 60% share of domestic Japanese market.
Watering cans: We have a share of about 20% of the domestic Japanese market.


[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
JAPAN DIY SHOW 2000 DIY New Product Contest, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Award.


[Authorization/Certification]
New Partnerships approval in 2007.

[Factory (domestic)]
Gifu

[Factory (overseas)]
Vietnam

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
We have a track record of deliveries to major home centers such as DCM, Cainz, Komeri, and Nafco through a trading company in Japan.

[Main Clients / Business History (overseas)]
We have a track record of exports to Taiwan.

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Marketing Support Department, SMRJ
Chubu Head Office, SMRJ
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