Kurita Water Industries Ltd
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.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Chemical Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
- more than $1,000,000,000 US
Message from the President
Aiming for 'A creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment'
For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of 'water and the environment.' As a leading company in water treatment, the Kurita Group has tackled pollution and other social and environmental issues, providing solutions to water-related challenges across a range of industries. In these activities, we have been providing customers with solutions by harnessing our products, technologies, and expertise in water treatment chemicals, water treatment facilities, and maintenance services.
Globalism and the rapid progress in digitalization in recent years have influenced not only economic and industrial development but also the shape of society itself, having created new issues in the global environment. In an ever more complex social environment, we will respond with agility and flexibility to changes in the environment that have never been experienced before and issues that have no easy solutions. At the same time, we will create the unique value that only the Kurita Group can create. Through these activities, we aim to contribute to achieving sustainable society together with our customers.
In the 'Maximize Value Proposition 2022 (MVP-22),' the Medium-Term Management Plan that was launched in April 2018, we reviewed our missions reflected in our Corporate Philosophy of 'Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and humanity are in harmony,' defined CSR as the Kurita Group’s responsibility for its impacts on society, and positioned CSR at the heart of management strategy. While innovations for solving global issues are required, we will make a sustained effort to create value that the Kurita Group shares with society, as the 'Creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment' that is set forth in our Corporate Vision. We aspire to create unprecedented 'new value' by positioning 'solving water resource issues,' 'sustainable use of energy,' 'waste reduction,' and 'progress in production technologies in industries' as social issues that we should address and by identifying the essence of the value that is required.
To be an indispensable partner to our customers and an entity that is essential for society, each one of us will aim to maximize customer intimacy by seeking value thoroughly. We will view everything from the customers’ perspective and build a globally competitive business system as we strive to improve the value we provide. Under the MVP-22, the Kurita Group will implement these initiatives and innovate, thereby transforming itself into a corporate group that continues to create shared value with society in the future.
I hope that we can count on your continued support for 'A creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment.'
The Kurita Group has a 60-years-long history of experience as a leading company in the fields of water and the environment.
Founded initially as a water treatment chemical business (boiler water treatment chemicals).
Boiler Water Supply Laboratory established.
KK Suzuki Shokai established a chemical cleaning company (now Kurita Engineering Co., Ltd.).
Kansai Kurita Seibi KK. established as a maintenance company for water treatment facilities (predecessor of Kurita Technical Service Co., Ltd.).
Kurita do Brasil LTDA. established to manufacture and sell water treatment chemicals in Brazil.
Kurita Operation and Maintenance Services, Ltd. established as a water treatment facilities operation and maintenance company (now Kuritaz Co., Ltd.).
Kurita (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. established as Kurita's water treatment chemicals and water treatment facilities business base in Southeast Asia.
PT Kurita Indonesia established to carry out the production and sale of water treatment chemicals in Indonesia.
Kurita (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. established to conduct water treatment chemical manufacturing and sales in Taiwan.
Kurita Europe GmbH established in Germany as Kurita's base in Europe for water treatment chemical production and sales.
Goshu Chemical Co., Ltd. established to conduct water treatment chemical manufacturing and sales in Thailand (now Kurita-GK Chemical Co., Ltd.).
Kurita Water Industries (Dalian) Co., Ltd. established as Kurita's base in China for water treatment chemical production and sales.
Kurita America, Inc. established in the United States to conduct water treatment facilities sales and maintenance services.
Kurita Water Industries Ltd. merges with maintenance company Kurita Technical Service Co., Ltd.
Acquires an equity stake in Hansu Technical Service Ltd., which is involved in the production, sales and maintenance of water treatment facilities in Korea.
Land Solution Inc. established as a consulting company dealing in soil remediation.
Kuritec (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established as Kurita's base in China for import, sales and maintenance services of water treatment facilities.
Integration of precision tool cleaning business units from Group companies and establishment of Kuritec Service Co., Ltd.
Analysis divisions from Group companies integrated to establish Kurita Analysis Service Co., Ltd.
Kurita Water Industries (Suzhou) Ltd. established as a water treatment facilities production and sales base in China.
Kurita Global Technology Center established through the integration of research and development facilities.
Kurita Chemical Manufacturing Ltd. established as a new subsidiary to manufacture water treatment chemicals.
Acquires water solution, paper solution and aluminum compound businesses of BK Giulini GmbH from Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL); establishes Kurita Europe APW GmbH.
Kurita Europe GmbH and Kurita Europe APW GmbH merged into a company (named Kurita Europe GmbH).
Kurita Polska SP.z.o.o. established in Poland as a water treatment chemicals sales company.
Acquired Fremont Industries, LLC, a US water treatment chemicals manufacturing and sales company.
Kurita-GK Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam) and Kurita Middle East FZE (United Arab Emirates) established as water treatment chemicals sales companies.
Kurita R&D Asia Pte.Ltd. established in Singapore as a new R&D base.
Acquires additional equity of equity method affiliate Hansu Co., Ltd., making it a consolidated subsidiary.
Acquired a stake in Fracta, Inc., a U.S. Startup, and makes the company its subsidiary.
Acquired U.S. Water Services, Inc. (United States), a company that manufactures and sells water treatment chemicals and facilities.
Acquired Avista Technologies, Inc. in the United States, and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd., which manufacture and sell RO chemicals.
Kurita Kitakantou Co., Ltd. established as a new company offering total solutions for water treatment.
Pentagon Technologies Group, Inc., a U.S.-based precision tool cleaning company, reorganized into a subsidiary.
Kurita Engineering Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kurita, integrated into Kurita through an absorption-type merger.
Water treatment chemical companies in the Middle East, namely Kurita AquaChemie Ltd., Kurita Aquachemie Saudi Arabia Co., and Kurita AquaChemie
FZE made into group companies.
Acquired Keytech Water Management, a Canadian water treatment chemicals company.
Kurita Innovation Hub established as a new R&D facility to create innovations.
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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Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and humanity are in harmony
- 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.
To be flexible and competitive company that can survive in the market environment, we will conduct business activities in a fair manner, moving away from old values and ideas that are no longer appropriate.
To become a global corporate group, we will proactively adopt the rules of international society and conduct business activities openly.
We will conduct business activities in a sincere manner, while making strenuous efforts to meet social expectations and further enhance our reputation as a company true to its word.
As a company that leads the world with its technologies, we will provide our customers with high-quality products and services while conducting our business activities in such a way that prioritizes the minimization of negative impacts that technologies may have on the lives and properties of people.
As a company committed to achieving a sustainable society, we will conduct business activities in such a manner as to ensure the compatibility of economic growth and environmental protection, so that we can help keep the global environment in good shape for the next generation.
Business of the Kurita Group
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.