Asahi Kasei launches Asahi Kasei Asia Pacific as ASEAN regional headquarters

July 31, 2019
Asahi Kasei Corp.

Asahi Kasei Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (AKAP) will begin operating on August 1, 2019, as Asahi Kasei’s regional headquarters for business in the ASEAN region.

Asahi Kasei currently has 16 entities in 5 ASEAN countries offering high value-added products such as materials for automotive, apparel, and hygienic markets. With its steady population growth and ongoing economic expansion, ASEAN is not only an important region for manufacturing but also becoming a key market. As economic activity continues to advance in this region of diverse languages, commercial customs, and legal systems, regulatory requirements for business operation are advancing apace. It was therefore determined that a regional headquarters for Asahi Kasei Group operations in the ASEAN region would enable increasingly diverse and complex risks to be effectively managed.

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, home to many Asahi Kasei affiliates and featuring superior regional accessibility, AKAP will contribute to further growth of the Asahi Kasei Group’s business in the ASEAN region through enhanced marketing and management functions while supporting the operations of each entity, advancing human resources development, facilitating coordination among the different entities, and raising operational efficiency.

Corporate profile of Asahi Kasei Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.

Managing Director
Jumpei Seki
Location
Bangkok, The Kingdom of Thailand
Paid-in capital
80 million baht
Establishment
March 8, 2019
Start-up
August 1, 2019

Main Asahi Kasei Group entities in the ASEAN region

Name Business
Asahikasei Plastics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of colored and compounded performance resin
Thai Asahi Kasei Spandex Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of spandex yarn
Asahi Kasei Spunbond Thailand Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of spunbond nonwovens
Asahi Kasei Advance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of stretch yarn; trading of textile materials and performance resin
PTT Asahi Chemical Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of acrylonitrile and methyl methacrylate
Daramic (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of lead-acid battery separator
Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore Pte. Ltd. Manufacture and sale of performance resin
Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd. Manufacture and sale of synthetic rubber
Asahi Kasei Jyuko Vietnam Corp. Manufacture of structural steel frame members
Asahi Kasei Plastics Vietnam Co., Ltd. Analysis and development of performance plastic parts using CAE technology
Asahi Kasei Advance Vietnam Co., Ltd. Manufacture and sale of fiber-related products
Asahi Kasei Advance Corp. Myanmar Branch Support of fiber business
ZOLL Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd. Sale of critical care devices
ZOLL Medical Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Sale of critical care devices
ZOLL Medical (Thailand) Ltd. Sale of critical care devices
Sage Automotive Interiors Co., Ltd. Support of sale of automotive interior material in Thailand