About us

Message from the President

Committed to Rapidly Realizing
Our Customers’ Ideas

Photo of President Kinsei Seishi Co., Ltd.
President and
Representative Director
Wataru Takenouchi

With the support of its many customers, Kinsei Seishi achieved its 100th year in business since its founding in Kochi City in 1917. We are dedicated to being a pioneer in the industry by taking on the challenge of anticipating future trends, while carrying on the spirit of technological innovation inherited from our predecessors and taking pride in our long history.
As the first company in Japan to produce nonwoven fabrics using domestically-developed technology, Kinsei Seishi aims to lead other companies in the development of new products together with our customers while unearthing their diverse needs related to a variety of applications, including sanitary, medical, food, filters, wipes, and construction materials. At the same time, we will continue to produce general purpose products and highly functional non-woven fabrics while remaining committed to the value and quality that “Made in Japan” stands for.
A unique characteristic of our company is that it can manufacture products entirely in-house, including everything from supplying raw materials to manufacturing finished products using a variety of non-woven fabric production lines and conversion equipment. Together with our group companies we have a system in place that enables us to respond to any and every demand made by our customers by offering secondary conversion, lamination, and commercialization services in addition to unprocessed nonwoven fabrics.
A company is a group of people. I believe that its full potential can be exploited by uniting the power of each person working there. We at Kinsei Seishi are committed to delivering even better products to Japan and the world by sharing value and putting dependable quality and safe operations first, under the open and transparent labor-management relations.

Photo of President Kinsei Seishi Co., Ltd.
President and
Representative Director
Wataru Takenouchi
Corporate Overview
Company name
Kinsei Seishi Co., Ltd.
Established
June 25th, 1951
Capital
72,850,000 JPY
Representative
Wataru Takenouchi, President and Representative Director
Employees
114 (as of September 2017)
Main Business Activities
Non-woven fabric manufacturing;
non-woven fabric and Japanese paper conversion and sales;
film manufacturing and sales

-Non-woven fabric:
manufacture of non-woven fabrics for food, household domestic, medical & sanitary, filtration and other applications; conversion and sales of non-woven fabric products

-Paper:
conversion and sales of Japanese paper products for filtration, food, and other applications

■ Headquarters & Kochi Factory
63 Iguchicho, Kochi-shi, Kochi, Japan 780-0921
TEL:+81-88-822-8105 FAX: +81-88-822-8108

■ Hidaka Factory
277-3 Shimobun, Hidaka-mura, Takaoka-gun, Kochi, Japan 781-2151
TEL: +81-889-24-4000 FAX: +81-889-20-1576

■ Tokyo Sales Office
5F Rinkei Bldg., 2-8-9 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0032
TEL: +81-3-5823-5611 FAX: +81-3-3866-8606

Affiliated Companies
Hikari Kako Co., Ltd.: Paper & nonwoven fabric conversion, laminating
Asahi Kako Co., Ltd.: Paper & nonwoven fabric conversion

Company History
1917
Founded as Miura Shoko Co., Ltd.
1943
Renamed to Kochi Seishi Co., Ltd. after merging with other factories in the same industry as part of wartime reorganization of businesses carried out by the government
1951
Established as Sanei Seishi Co., Ltd. in Iguchicho, Kochi City
1953
Renamed to Kinsei Seishi Co., Ltd.
1956
Succeeded in developing dry-laid nonwoven fabrics
1972
Introduced manufacturing facilities for chemical bonded nonwoven fabrics
1989
Construction of Hidaka Factory
1995
Established Hikari Kako Co., Ltd.
2000
Achieved ISO 14001 environmental management certification Established Asahi Kako Co., Ltd.
2002
Introduced new manufacturing facilities for air-laid nonwoven fabrics at Hidaka Factory
2009
Halted operations of Japanese paper manufacturing facility
2012
Introduced film manufacturing line
2013
Completed new warehouse at Hidaka Factory
2015
Introduced equipment for hot melt-lamination
2018
ANEX 2018 Awarded New Product Award at Asian Nonwoven Industry Comprehensive Exhibition
JAB CM009 Certification mark