Kurita Water Industries Ltd. provides water treatment solutions to a wide range of industries in the form of products, technology, and maintenance services. The Company’s operations are broadly divided into the Water Treatment Chemicals business and the Water Treatment Facilities business. Kurita’s key resources are: technology-driven company with advanced research and development capabilities, and its business network spanning all of Japan and across the globe. By providing customers from a broad range of industries with all-round water management solutions while focusing on such issues as enhancing productivity, reducing environmental burden and energy saving, Kurita endeavors to create values. The Kurita Group’s worldwide subsidiaries and affiliates are located in various regions of the world.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
- more than $1,000,000,000 US
Welcome to Kurita!
Since our founding in 1949, Kurita has been consistently operating in two areas of water and the environment in pursuit of its corporate philosophy of studying the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and man are in harmony.
With our water treatment technologies cooling water, boiler water & heating systems, waste water and reverse osmosis plants work more efficiently and are more stable. We offer specially developed technologies for process treatment for use in refineries, petrochemical plants, the steel industry and in the production of pulp and paper. Additionally, with aluminum compounds range, Kurita produces special additives for the tunneling and construction industry, for municipal and industrial water treatment and for the paper industry.
Kurita’s key resources are: technology-driven company with advanced research and development capabilities, laboratories and pilot test plants and its business network spanning across the globe and allowing us to develop continuously customised state-of-the-art technologies. By providing customers from a broad range of industries with all-round water and energy management solutions while focusing on such issues as enhancing productivity, reducing environmental burden and energy saving, Kurita endeavors to create values.
The Group is comprised of more than 52 international branches and subsidiaries. The Group has over 5,600 employees worldwide as of 2017 with a turnover of approximately 1.91 billion USD. Over 3,000 patents are proof of Kurita’s innovative approach to a resource-saving consumption of water.
From Japan to the world.
The Kurita success story began in the middle of the last century: Haruo Kurita founded Kurita Water Industries Ltd. in Japan in 1949. Initially the company provided the Navy with chemical products for the treatment and optimization of boiler water. Kurita extended its range and offered systems for water treatment shortly afterwards. The next expansion came in the 1960s with chemical solutions for process optimization in paper production, the petrochemical industry and in steel production.
Its growing expertise in water and process treatment, its leadership in the Asian market as well as continuous research and development allowed Kurita Water Industries to consolidate its global market position.
The Kurita Group has bolstered its business platform by bringing Fremont Industries, LLC into the Group in the Unites States. We have also established new overseas Kurita Group companies in Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates in 2017. We will accelerate its efforts to further expand its business in all regions by establishing a global business structure spanning for the four regions of Japan, Asia, Europe and the US.
Kurita’s actions are directed by its environmental responsibility. Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and man are in harmony. This is one of the guiding principles of our company philosophy. And this is our daily commitment: in our research and development as well as in concrete solutions for you on site.
We are driven by the realization that water - our most important resource - is in limited supply. All our energy and competence is therefore invested in the effective usage of this precious commodity. Innovative technologies like Kuriverter RC provide decisive impulses – with solutions that profit our customers. And the environment.
We commit ourselves not only to meet technological challenges, but also use our abilities to support humanitarian projects.
- Kurita Water Industries Ltd. founded the Kurita Water and Environment Foundation in 1997 to fund selected scientific projects in the areas of water and the environment.
- Kurita Water Industries Ltd. is one of only 30 worldwide enterprises listed in the the Nature-Stock-Index (NAI).
- Selected Kurita products are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF International).
Satisfied customers, committed employees and respect for society and nature are the core values of our company. This is why we established an internal quality, environmental protection, safety and health management system at a very early stage. The conscientious and responsible action of each and every Kurita employee is guided by these values.
Naturally we follow internationally recognized standards and are subject to regular controls.
Customised technologies for industrial water, paper and process treatment.
Aluminum compounds for tunneling, construction and industrial projects.
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Kurita Group Philosophy System
The missions that the Kurita Group will fulfill in society into the future, its medium- and long-term visions, and its ways of thinking and values as the foothold for achieving them are stipulated as the Kurita Group Philosophy System.
- Kurita Group will contribute to facilitate the coexistence and shared prosperity of the natural environment and human society by creating shared value with society through water.
- Kurita Group will generate new functions and value for water, through further exploration and exploitation of the fundamental properties of water.
- Each individual of Kurita Group will adopt its customers’ point of view and solve their water and environmental issues, by making full use of its unique technologies, products and services.
- The Kurita Group Philosophy System clearly states that all of the Group's activities are aimed at achieving the Corporate Philosophy.
“A Creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment“, contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.
Kurita Group will seek to create shared value with society such as environmental preservation and the effective use of resources, and will realize its corporate philosophy, by continuing to innovate and through businesses contributing to the natural environment, industry and people's lives.
Kurita Group will, as an indispensable partner, create value for customers such as “pursuit of safety,“ “productivity enhancement“ and “reduction of environmental impact.“
Kurita Group will evolve its “service business“ and will provide customers, at speed, with comprehensive solutions making full use of Kurita's technologies, products and services in chemicals, facilities and maintenance.
Business of the Kurita Group
The Kurita Group’s comprehensive capabilities
The Kurita Group has accumulated the technological know-how on water treatment since its foundation in 1949.
To meet customers’ needs, such as improving productivity and reducing their environmental impact, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions to customers by integrating a variety of technologies, products, and services in three business areas: water treatment chemicals, water treatment facilities, and maintenance services.
Focusing on these three business areas, the Kurita Group manages a wide range of businesses, such as businesses related to water treatment chemicals and water treatment facilities. It also supports soil and groundwater remediation, chemical cleaning, tool cleaning, water quality analysis, and environmental analysis. The Group fully utilizes its comprehensive capabilities to solve the water and environment-related issues that customers face.
- Manufacture and sale of water treatment chemicals
- Manufacture of water treatment chemicals
- Chemical cleaning/ Plant facilities cleaning services
- Water quality analysis/ Environmental analysis
- Maintenance of water treatment facilities
- Ultrapure water supply
- Soil and groundwater remediation
- Manufacture and sale of water treatment equipment and products for commercial use and general households
In 1951, soon after the foundation of the company, the Boiler Water Supply Laboratory was established as a base for research and development activities.
Since then, an attitude of sincerely working together with customers as a technology-driven company has been continually passed down.
Clarifying essential issues by being deeply involved in field sites and develop technologies to solve these issues is our mission, a mission that remains unchanged since the foundation of the company.
We will develop technology at field sites and change the field sites by the developed technology.
We will go beyond the expectations of both customers and ourselves.
We will enhance technology to study the properties of water, master them and provide solutions that only Kurita can create.
With a target of becoming indispensable to society as a technologydriven company, we will continue to focus on technologies and use the technologies to meet the requirements of customers.