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NIPPON CARBON Management Philosophy ” A company with dream and skill to aim at a society of love and science”

We, Nippon Carbon Group, for more than a century of time since our foundation in 1915, have been operating under our management philosophy of “A company with dream and skill to aim at a society of love and science” and opened up the era as a pioneer in the carbon industry for years as succeeded in industrializing graphite electrode for electric arc furnace, carbon fiber products, silicon carbide continuous fiber for the first time in Japan.
We would continue to devote our experience and know-how in the field of carbon and graphite that we have built over the years to introducing value-added products matching with the needs of each time globally.

In FY2018, our annual turnover increased and improved earnings much higher than FY2017 due to a rise in the price of graphite electrode under the tight supply-demand situation in the market and an active capital investment in the semiconductor and other industries.

However, market of graphite electrode will not be stable and a rise in the price of raw material will have a bad influence on the cost of production.
On the other hand, wave of automobile electrification is accelerating that will increase demand for a varieties of carbon materials such as anode materials for use in lithium ion batteries for electric automobiles though supply of raw materials are limited.
Also, reduction of subsidy for solar industry has a bad influence on the forecast of other carbon products.

The surrounding environment of our company is changing rapidly so we have drawn up “Mid-term Management Policy” and aim to enhance profitability and corporate value by organizing flexible and speedy corporate structure through reformation of business portfolio and reinforcement of management base.
We will fulfill corporate social responsibility and make contribution to creation of a prosperous society through pursuit of technology which will harmonize with the environment.

In order to respond to the mandate from all stakeholders, we will push ahead with reformation in every aspect so we look forward to your further support in the future.

January 1, 2019

Takafumi Miyashita

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