L'histoire d'Inabata ~受け継がれるパイオニアの遺伝子~

IIIIKK atsutaro’s contribution to business in the Kansai region led him to be named chairman of The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1922. During the 12 years of his chairmanship, in the face of increasingly severe economic climate, Katsutaro tackled issues affecting small and medium-sized firms, the streamlining of industries, and promoting education.n 1926, Katsutaro and the French Ambassador to Japan, Paul Claudel, set up a foundation for Franco-Japanese cultural exchange in Kyoto, which has now become L’Institut Français du Japon – Kansai. Inabata & Co. supports activities of the institute, carrying on the spirit of Katsutaro, who wished to return the kindness he received in France during his youth.nabata Shoten was incorporated in 1918 to become Inabata & Co., Ltd. The company’s business expanded rapidly after World War II. After being listed on the second section of Osaka and Tokyo stock exchanges in 1961 and 1962 respectively, Inabata became listed on the first section of the both exchanges in August 1973. The roots of today’s IT & Electronics divisions can be traced back to the machineries business, importing spinning and weaving machines, which later evolved into trading electronics materials. IT & Electronics has become one of Inabata’s major business domains. The Chemicals Division, which had been trading dyestuffs since the founding days, continues to develop by providing high-performance chemicals such as plastic additives and coating materials. The Plastics divisions grew rapidly along with the expansion of Japan’s petrochemical industry. Abroad, Inabata gained a strong foothold in the resin compounding business, providing engineering plastics to office automation (OA), household electric appliance, and auto-related industries. In Japan, Inabata sells various plastic films including those for packaging. The housing materials business, which started with sales of adhesives, developed to form the Housing and Eco Materials Division, which focuses on providing environmentally-friendly materials. The former Food Division, which spun off from the Chemicals Division to sell cornstarch to the food industry, later merged with the life science business of the