Overview of the Kao Group

Striving for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally through Yoki-Monozukuri implemented from the consumer/customer's perspective

The Kao Group develops consumer product business that targets general consumers. Kao Group business segments that cater to the consumer include: the Beauty Care Business in which we offer prestige cosmetics, and premium skin care and hair care products; the Human Health Care Business with products that include functional health beverages and feminine and baby care products; and the Fabric and Home Care Business, which includes laundry detergents and household cleaners. Also, in the Chemical Business we develop chemical products that meet the various needs of industry.

In these diverse business fields, Kao remains committed to Yoki-Monozukuri implemented from the consumer/customer's perspective so that we may strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally.

Consolidated SalesDec. 31, 2013

Net Sales
Sales Breakdown by business (FY 2013)

Group OperationsMar. 31, 2012

Beauty Care Human Health Care Fabric & Home Care Chemicals
Japan Kao Customer Marketing Co., Ltd. Check Check Check
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. Check
Kanebo Cosmetics Sales Inc. Check
Nivea-Kao Co., Ltd. Check
Goldwell Japan Co., Ltd. Check
Kao Professional Service Co., Ltd. Check
Kao-Quaker Company, Limited Check
China Kao (China) Holding Co., Ltd. Check Check Check Check
Kao Corporation Shanghai Check Check Check
Kao Commercial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Check Check Check
Kanebo Cosmetics (China) Co., Ltd. Check
Shanghai Kanebo Cosmetics Co., Ltd. Check
Kao Chemical Corporation Shanghai Check
Kao Trading Corporation Shanghai Check
Hong Kong Kao (Hong Kong) Ltd. Check Check Check
KPSS Hong Kong Ltd. Check (*1)
Taiwan Kao (Taiwan) Corporation Check Check Check Check
Taiwan Kanebo Cosmetics Co., Ltd. Check
TKPSS Taiwan Ltd. Check (*1)
Vietnam Kao Vietnam Co., Ltd. Check Check
Philippines Pilipinas Kao, Inc. Check
Thailand Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Check Check Check Check
Kao Commercial (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Check Check Check
Kanebo Cosmetics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Check
Kao Consumer Products (Southeast Asia) Co., Ltd. Check Check Check
Malaysia Kao (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Check Check Check
Kao Soap (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Check
Kanebo Cosmetics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Check
Fatty Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Check
Kao Plasticizer (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Check
Kao Oleochemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Check
Singapore Kao (Singapore) Private Ltd. Check Check Check Check
Indonesia P.T. Kao Indonesia Check Check Check
P.T. Kao Indonesia Chemicals Check
Australia Kao Brands Australia Pty. Limited Check
Kao Australia Pty. Limited Check Check
New Zealand Kao New Zealand Limited Check
Canada Kao Canada Inc. Check
United States Kao USA Inc. Check
Kanebo Cosmetics U.S.A. Inc. Check
Kao Specialties Americas LLC Check
Mexico Quimi-Kao, S.A. de C.V. Check
Denmark Kao Denmark A/S Check
Russia Kanebo Cosmetics Rus LLC Check
Germany Kao Germany GmbH Check
Guhl Ikebana GmbH Check(*1)
Kao Corporation GmbH Check
Kao Chemicals GmbH Check
United Kingdom Kao (UK) Limited Check
KPSS (UK) Limited Check(*1)
Molton Brown Ltd. Check
France Kao France SARL Check
Italy Kao Italy S.p.A. Check
Spain Kao Spain, S.L. Check
Kao Chemicals Europe, S.L. Check
Kao Corporation S.A. Check
South Africa Kao South Africa Pty. Ltd. Check

Company OutlineDec. 31, 2013

Company Name Kao Corporation
Address 14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho 1-chome
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8210 Japan
Founded June 1887
Incorporated May 1940
Capital 85.4 billion yen
Employees 6,172
(Number of employees in Kao Group consolidated companies: 33,054)
Representative Michitaka Sawada, President and CEO
Consolidated Sales and Income
Net sales 1,315.2 billion yen
Operating income 124.7 billion yen
Ordinary income 128.1 billion yen
Net income 64.8billion yen

* Revised on December 5, 2013. Please click here for details.
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