KANAME CHEMICALS CO.,LTD.
HOME
Japanese
Company Outline Main Business Organization Figure Main Handling Items Customers Inquiry Topics
Topics
Addition of Measures Against the Pandemic to Kaname BCP
 

In view of the infectious spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide, the following measures against the pandemic have been added and applied since June 2020:

New Construction and Relocation of the office of Seaside 1st Factory
 

In May 2020, a new office and storage facility were constructed and relocated to the site where tha 3rd Warehouse had previously stood.
The street address has been changed, as follows:
Old:14-1, Chikko Hamadera Nishimachi
new:13-16 Chikko Hamadera Nishimachi

Change of General Manager of Sales Department
 

In April 2020, Director Tetsuya Shimada left tha position as General Maneger of Sales Department and took office exclusively as the Director of Seaside 1st Factory.
Motoya Nakamura, former Maneger of the Sales Department, was promoted to the position of General Maneger of the Sales Department.

Change of Labels in Accordance with Revised Food Labeling Act
 

Following revision of the Food Labeling Act in March 2020, the labels for the following relevant products were changed:
Sodium hypochlorite, caustic soda(food additive), white hydrochloric acid

New Construction of Storage Facility at Seaside 2nd Factory
 

A new warehouse for poisonous and deleterious substances was constructed at the former material storage site in December 2019.

Renewal of ISO 9001:2015 certification
 

In July 2018, we renewed our ISO 9001:2015 certification for the Kaname QMS.

Damage from Earthquake and Typhoon
 

Damage from the earthquake and the typhoon in 2018
Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake (occurred on June 18 with seismic intensities of 6 at the epicenter, 4 at the Head Office, and 3 at Seaside 1st and 2nd factories) caused partial damage to the Head Office building. The factories were not affected. Typhoon No.21(occurred on September 4, with maximum wind velocity of at least 50M; the first large typhoon hitting the factories directly since their inauguration) did not affect the Head Office building, but damaged a total of 27 areas at Seaside 1st and 2nd Factories and the Head Office of Kaname Transportation Co.,Ltd. (Ishizu).
Restoration work after the earthquake and the typhoon wasu coverd by casualty insurance.

Renewal of the dilution/cooling system for concentrated sulfuric acid
 

In June 2017, an old dilution/cooling system for concentrated sulfuric acid was replaced. An auxiliary system was also installed in December.

Renewal of ISO 14001:2015 certification
 

In August 2017, we renewed our ISO 14001:2015 certification for the Kaname EMS.

Management reshuffle
 

At the end of May 2017, Kaname's top management was reshuffled as follows.
President: Makoto Shimada (reappointed)
Director: Tetsuya Shimada
(new, General Maneger of Sales Department and Director of Seaside 1st Factory)
Director: Yukari Honda (new)
Auditor: Hisako Shimada (reappointed)
Executive Officer: Shinya Okada (new,General Manager of the General Affairs Department)
Executive Officer: Masaaki Okuda (new, General Manager of the Seaside 2nd Factory)
Tomitsugu Kashimoto and Yozo Ueno, both having served as directors for many years, retired at the end of May and March, respectively.

Kaname Integrated ISO Manual
 

The Kaname QMS and the Kaname EMS Manuals were consolidated into a Kaname Integrated ISO Manual in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 and came into effect in April 2017.

Renewal of storage tanks
 

In FY 2016, Kaname renewd its four 100m3 storage tanks (two for hydrochloric acid and another two for sulfuric acid) at the Seaside 1st Factory and its two 15m3 tanks for acetic acid at the Seaside 2nd Factory.

Award for contribution to pharmaceutical administration
 

In October 2016, President Makoto Shimada received an award for contribution to pharmaceutical administration from the Governor of Osaka Prefecture.

Expansion fo sodium hypochlorite facilities
 

The seaside 1st Factory's facilities for sodium hypochlorite were expanded and went into operetion in July 2016.

Kumamoto Earthquake
 

Kumamoto was hit by a series of strong earthquakes in 2016, including ones that occurred on April 14 at 9 p.m. and on April 16 at 1 a.m. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were affected by the disaster.
Kaname Chemicals and its president Makoto Shimada offered decent donations through the Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where Shimada serves as a Class U@member, and the Sakai Chemical Industrial Complex Cooperative Association, which Shimada directs, respectively.

Reorganization of the Seaside 1st Factory and change of the registration to handle poisonous and deleterious substances
 

The conventional Seaside 1st Factory, its adfacent land and buildings purchased for extension, and the conventional Seaside 3rd Factory were consolidated into a new Seaside 1st Factory. The purchased two buildings were turned into the 1st and the 2nd Warehouses, and the former 3rd Factory into the 3rd Warehouse.
At the end of February 2016, an application to revise the registration as a manufacturer/seller of poisonous and deleterious substances was submitted to reflect these changes and was approved (valid from June 20,2015 through June 19,2020)

Renewal of a storage tank
 

In FY 2015, the Seaside 1st Factory's 200m3 storage tank for aluminum sulfate was renewed.

A letter of commendation received for making accurate and honest tax declarations
 

In November 2015, we received a letter of commendation for making accurate and honest tax declarations from the superintendent of the Nishi Tax Office.

Acquisition of commercial rights
 

On August 1,2015, Kaname acquired the entire commercial rights to Koei Chemical, a family-owned company thet wend out of business at the end of July.

Renewal of ISO 9001:2008 certification
 

In July 2015, we renewed our ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Classification and labeling of chemicals according to the GHS standards
 

We revised the safety data sheets (SDS) for our products to meet the rules of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals(GHS), issued by the United Nations, and made them available at our website on the Products page in July 2014. The information contained in the labels for products offered in containers were updated accordingly,effective for products shipped in or after April 2015.

Sale of land
 

An 863m2 site that had been purchased in 2010 and used as a storage area for empty containers was sold to a new member company of the Sakai Chemical Industrial Complex Cooperative Association in March 2015.

Chairman's death and memorial service
 

Shigeo Shimada, who is one of the founders of Kaname Chemicals and had served the company as president and chairman for many years, passed away on October 31,2014.We extend our deep gratitude to all those who have shown support and kindness to him over the past years.
HIs memorial service, held on December 8 in the same year at Rihga Royal Hotel, was attended by about 830 people. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to them.

Purchase of land and buildings
 

We purchased 4,034m2 of land and two buildings, with floor areas of 946m2(after reduction from 1,111m2 due to partial demolition) and 814m2, respectively, from Company N, which had been orerating its Sakai Factory at the site adjacent to our Seaside 1st Factory. The sales agreement was signed in August 2014, and the property right was transferred in November.
The land and buildings are located in an area maneged by the Senboku Industrial Complex Cooperative Association.

Renewal of ISO 14001:2004 certification
 

In August 2014, we renewed our ISO 14001:2004 certification.

Establishment and implementation of the Kaname Business Continuity Plan(BCP)
 

In April 2014, we established and started to implement the Kaname BCP to prepare for potential great earthquakes along the Nankai Trough, considering the nature and locations of our business.

Complete renewal of the Seaside 1st Factory's waste water treatment facility.etc.
 

In fiscal 2010 and 2011, we thoroughly inspected the ground, facilities and buildings of the Seaside 1st Factory,which is more than 30 years old, in earthquake resistance and other aspects. In fiscal 2012, the factory's entire electrical installations, including switchboards and wiring, were replaced. The full renewal work of the drainage system began in June 2013 and ended in March 2014.

Acquisition of land adjacent to the Seaside 2nd Factory
 

In February 2014, we purchased 672m2 of land adjacent to the Seaside 2nd Factory (for use as a material storage area for the time being).

Letter of appreciation from Osaka Prefecture's Port and Harbor Bureau
  On August 1, 2013, Kaname Chemicals received a letter of appreciation from the Director-General of the Osaka Prefecture's Port and Harbor Bureau for our continued cooperation on its tree-planting activities in the "Kyosei no Mori" forest in the Sakai 7-3 District since its start in 2006.
 
Increase in the authorized cargo tonnage limit of the Seaside 1st Factory's vessel mooring facility
  In October 2012, the maximum cargo tonnage limit of the Seaside 1st Factory's mooring facility was raised to 998 DWT from 702 DWT after we abtained authorization from Osaka Prefecture's Port and Harbor Bureau.
Renewal of ISO 9001:2008 certification
  In July 2012, we renewed our ISO 9001:2008 certification.
60th anniversary of founding
  On May 28, 2012, Kaname Chemicals celebrated its 60th anniversary of founding. We could not have reached this milestone without many years of your warm support and patronage. Your continued guidance and assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Renewal of ISO 14001:2004 certification
  In August 2011, we renewed our ISO 14001:2004 certification.
Introduction of a second ICP-MS system
  In May 2011, the Seaside 2nd Factory introduced a second ICP-MS system(Agilent 7700S)to its laboratory to meet the need for expanding and advancing analytical operations.
Great East Japan Earthquake
 

We continue to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake,which struck the Tohoku and Kanto regions on March 11,2011.
We received requests from various quarters for emergency shipment of caustic soda and other chemicals that were in short supply in the wake of the earthquake,and we did our utmost to arrange such shipments.
Kaname Chemicals, Kaname Transportation and the Kaname Friendship Association separately offered decent donations through the Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry,where Kaname Chemicals President Makoto Shimada serves as a Class Umember.
We sincerely hope that steady progress will be made in the restoration and reconstruction of the affected areas and in the settlement of the situation at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

A letter of commendation received for making accurate and honest tax declarations
  In November 2010, we received a letter of commendation for making accurate and honest tax declarations from the superintendent of the Nishi Tax Office.
Acquisition of land
  In September 2010, we purchased 863m2 of land near the Seaside 1st Factory for use as a storage area for empty containers.
Establishment of Kaname's basic policy for social responsibility
  In 2010 April,we established a basic policy for corporate social responsibility(CSR)after carrying out various CSR programs.
Kaname's basic CSR policy
1. Kaname Chemicals will value and fulfill its social responsibility through commitment of its president,board members,manegers and all other employees.
2. Kaname Chemicals will pursue the following policies in the respective areas of our social responsibility:The person responsible for implementing the policy in each area is shown in parentheses.
  (1) Human resources and labor relations
We comply with the Labor Standards Act,internal work rules and other regulations in performing recruitment,employment,wage payment,labor management and other labor-related operations.
(General Maneger of the General Affairs Dept.)
  (2)

Industrial safety and health
We properly manege industrial safety and health in accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act and other applicable laws to maintain a safe and hygienic working environment ando to protect our employees'health.
(Heads of each organization)

  (3) Fair trade and corporate ethics
We conduct business fairly by adhering to applicable laws,social ethics and other rules.
(General Manager of the Sales Dept.)
  (4) Quality and safety
We maintain and improve the Kaname Quality Manegement System (QMS) to ensure the quality and safety of our prducts.
(Head of Quality Control)
  (5) Information security
We safeguard our computer systems and programs against computer viruses and information leakage by implementing and improving protective measures.
(Head of IT)
  (6) Environmental conservation
We endeavor to prevent environmental pollution and conserve the environment by maintaining and improving the Kaname Environmental Manegement System(EMS).
(Head of Environmental Manegement))
  (7) Social contribution
We Participate in community cleaning and greening activities led by relevant organizations.
(Head of each organization)
Renewal of ISO 9001:2000 / JIS Q 9001:2000 certification(entire company)
  In July 2009, we renewed our ISO 9001:2000 / JIS Q 9001:2000 certification.
Addition of two nitric acid tanks
  Two 100m3 nitric acid tanks were added at the Seaside 1st Factory,one in November 2008 and another in March 2009,bringing the site's total number of such tanks to four.
Acquisition of ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004 certification
  In August 2008, Kaname's entire sites and processes became certified for ISO 14001:2004/JIS Q 14001:2004.
Certification body: Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)
Registration number: JQA-EM6173
The registration name,the scope of registration and the associated organizations are the same as those for ISO 9001:2000 certification (JQA-QMA10188).
Registration date: August 22, 2008
Expiry date: August 21, 2011
(For our Environmental Policy,see the Company Profile page)
Revision on the Scope of registration and the associated organizations for our ISO9001:2000/JIS Q 9001:2000 certification
  Kaname's scope of registration and associated organizations for the certification have been revised as follows as a result of JQA's periodic audit and extended audit(to add the Seaside 1st Factory) in July 2007.
Certification body:Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)
Registration number
Registration name
:
:
JQA-QMA10188
Kaname Chemicals Co., Ltd.
3-2-7, Kyomachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Scope of registration:
1. The design/ development, manufacture and sales of industrial chemicals(such as hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, sodium hypochlorite, aluminum polychloride, aluminum sulfate, acetic acid, mixed acid for semiconductor and LCD, etc.)
2. The wholesales of industrial chemicals(such as hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, sodium hypochlorite, aluminum polychloride, aluminum sulfate, acetic acid, methanol, etc.) and resins, oils and fats, etc.
Associated organization:
1. Rinkai 1st Factory
13-16, Chikkohamaderanishi-machi, Nishi-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka, Japan
[The design / development and manufacture of above(1) industrial chemicals ]
2. Rinkai 2nd Factory
8-18, Chikkohamaderanishi-machi, Nishi-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka, Japan
[The design / development and manufacture of above(1) industrial chemicals]

Registration date
Last renewal date
Last revision date
Expiry date
:
:
:
:
July 11, 2003
July 11, 2006
July 13, 2007
July 10, 2009
Establishment of the laboratory's branch in the Seaside 1st Factory
  The laboratory at the Seaside 2nd Factory had conducted the quality analysis of aoo products of the Seaside 1st Factory (general industrial chemicals, etc.) and the Seaside 2nd Factory (high purity mixed acids,etc.) before. On February 1,2007, a new laboratory branch established in the Seaside 1st Factory started to perform the analysis work for the products produced within the Seaside 1st Factory.
Renewal of ISO 9001:2000/JIS Q 9001:2000
  In July 2006, we renewed our ISO 9001:2000/JIS Q 9001:2000 certification.
Voluntary liquidation of Kaname Singapore
  In May 2006, Kaname Singapore Pte Ltd, founded in December 1999, was liquidated voluntarily.
A letter of commendation received for making accurate and honest tax declarations
  In November 2005, we received a letter of commendation for making accurate and honest tax declarations from the superintendent of the Nishi Tax Office.
Completion of a Berth and hydrochloric acid tanks in the Seaside 2nd Factory
A berth and hydrochloric acid tanks were completed in mid-June 2004 as part of the second-phase construction of the Seaside 2nd Factory.
The following facilities were added:
 
Dolphin-type berth
  2000t in capacity and 5.5m in available depth(12m in actual depth)
Hydrochloric acid tanks
    Four 400m3 tanks,1,600m3 in total capacity
Each made of steel with a rubber lining,measuring 6.1m in inner diameter and 14.7m in height
Incidental facilities
   
Tank truck loading facilities
Scrubber
40t Truck scale
:
:
:
2
1
1
Introduction of an ICP-MS system
  An ICP-MS system(Agilent 7500CS)was introduced to the Seaside 2nd Factory's laboratory at the end of March 2004 to enable fast ultra-trace metal analysis.
Acquisition of ISO 9001:2000/JIS Q 9001:2000 certification
In july 2003,Kaname's head office and Seaside 2nd Factory became certified for ISO9001:2000/JIS Q 9001:2000
Quality policy and manegement principles
  As part of our efforts to obtain ISO 9001 certification,we defined our quality policy in October 1,2002:"To provide high quality products ando services that satisfy our customers."
Management principles that represent Kaname's attitude toward business were also established inApril 2003(see tha Company Profile page).
50th anniversary of founding
  On May 28,2002,Kaname Chemicals celebrated its 50th anniversary of founding owing to many years of continuous patronage by our loyal customers.We could not have reached this milestone without your warm support and cooperation As we step into the next phase of our development,every employee is remembering the aspirations that Kaname started with and is resolved to make every possible effort to meet customers'expectations.
Your continued guidance and assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Appointment of a new president
  Shigeo Shimada, who is one of the founders of Kaname Chemicals and has been its president for many years,stepped down on March 31,2002, and become the chairman of the board on April 1.
Makoto Shimada,former executive director,assumed the position of president on April 1.
We sincerely hope to receive your continued patronage.
Relocation and renewal of the Seaside 2nd Factory
  Our Seaside 2nd Factory has been relocated for renewal to a waterfront area,approximately 500m from the previous site.
1. New Seaside 2nd Factory (commissioned in December 2001)
 
(1) Premises (acquired in August 2000)
Ground area: 3,562m
2
(2) Buildings (completed in September 2001)
Total floor area: 1,765m
2
Consisting of an office building(three-storied,with a laboratory located on the third floor),a workshop building and a warehouse(two-storied,with rooftop tanks)
(3) Facilities (relocated in late November 2001)
2. Previous Seaside 2nd Factory (sold to an adjacent company in December 2001)
Ground area:1,420m
2
Back to page top  
Copyright (c) 2005 KANAME CHEMICALS CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved.