The world is undergoing dramatic changes with the emergence of high growth markets such as India and China, heightening needs to address issues of resources and the environment, and major industrial transformations such as the development of electric vehicles. Simply expanding business along the conventional path is no longer sufficient.
To respond swiftly and flexibly in this changing world, the Asahi Kasei Group is advancing a transformation of our business portfolio through enhanced collaboration between our four business sectors of Chemicals & Fibers, Health Care, Electronics, and Homes & Construction Materials. Based on our vision of creating products which contribute to “living in health and comfort” and “harmony with the natural environment” in accordance with our mid-term management initiative “For Tomorrow 2015,” we are advancing R&D for further business expansion in the three key fields of the environment & energy, residential living, and health care.
To develop new products which contribute to “living in health and comfort” and “harmony with the natural environment,” the Asahi Kasei Group has adopted a research configuration that extends across different business units with resources concentrated in fields related to the environment & energy, residential living, and health care.
The creation of new businesses is advanced through three combined-unit projects: “Environment & Energy for Tomorrow”, “Residential Living for Tomorrow”, “Health Care for Tomorrow.”
Focus and optimization on key group projects
Coordinated development of production technology is promoted from the business development phase.
Identification of future core businesses of the group
The Asahi Kasei Group works in collaboration with industry, academia, and government, advancing many joint R&D projects, and outsourcing technological developments to other companies, universities, and public research institutes both in Japan and around the world.