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Greetings gPursuing to be the company that can contribute to society through continuous effort and passionh

Throughout our history since our founding in 1901 and our incorporation in 1937, we have engaged in through our business, which is related to building materials, mainly focusing on "gypsum" and the development of construction methods using these materials.
Our core product, "Tiger Board", is the first gypsum board produced in Japan. Today, it is used as a noncombustible building material that can allow our users to build wooden houses into fire resistant constructs that are compliant with the ministerial regulation. In addition, we have developed products that cater not only to fire resistance, but also to earthquake-proofing, sound insulation, Sick Building Syndrome and so on. Recently, as our response to the enforcement of "law for promoting the use of wood in public buildings", as well as based on the merit of wooden buildings such as shortening of construction period, short depreciation period and CO2 reduction, we have succeeded in the development of "fire-resistant system for exterior walls" that can be applied for future constructions of fire resistant wooden buildings.
In other words, we do not merely manufacture and sell products and construction methods, but we believe that we protect your life and wealth from disasters and create a comfortable living space that is safe, secure and healthy. This is our joy and pride.

Furthermore, safe, secure and comfortable space created by our company can only be realized when people in various departments such as development, manufacturing, distribution and sales are doing their work properly and without making mistakes. Therefore, we are focusing on how to train good people as well as on how to make good products. Based on the recognition that each of our employees plays an important role, we are working together as one big family called Yoshino Gypsum, and we care for a warmhearted and passionate corporate culture.

In the future, we plan to take up the great challenge to expand overseas markets as we expand our domestic market share. In Japan's increasingly aging society, we will contribute to the construction of elderly nursing home care facilities and the construction of homes where elderly people can live with confidence. In addition, we will develop new markets overseas, centered on the ASEAN region.
This way, we will continue to take up on new challenges with constant effort and enthusiasm, and we will make every effort to contribute to society through our business.

Thank you for your attention. We look forward to your continued guidance and support in the future.

Company Profile
Company Name Yoshino Gypsum Co.,Ltd
Date Founded March 2, 1937
Head Office 3-3-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 (Shin Tokyo Bldg.)
Phone: 03(3216)0951 (switchboard)@Fax: 03(3214)5094
Main business field Manufacture and sell products that use gypsum as the raw material.
  • Tiger Board (Gypsum Board)
  • YN Plaster (Gypsum Plaster)
  • Tiger Putty (Putty for Drywall Systems)
  • SL Plaster (Self-leveling subfloor materials)
  • GL Bond (Adhesive for unlined gypsum board)
  • Calcined gypsum etc.

Production trends
Domestic Production Trends of Gypsum Boards
(Unit: hundred million m2)
(Statistics reported by Gypsum Board
Association of Japan)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
5.20 4.40 4.41 4.69 4.92 5.15 5.29

Market Share
Tiger Board accounts for about 80% of the market in Japan.
Most Tiger Boards are used as walls and ceilings, with 75% for residential use, 20% for building use and 5% for industrial use.
Annual usage in Japan is higher than than 3m2 per capita.

Concept
Our Production Methods are in Harmony with Global Environment
In Yoshino Gypsum, we have been actively engaged in "Global Environmental Conservation Issues" since our earliest days, and have successfully established various techniques and facilities which take the global environment into consideration. These include an efficient technology for using gypsum by-product as a raw material, a recycling system collecting waste gypsum board from construction sites and the reuse of it at our plants and a gypsum board liner production system using recycled paper. We always aim to continue developing our production systems with great consideration for the limited natural resources of the world, in order to maintain harmony within the global environment.

Our Products Create Healthy Living Environment
"Our corporate mission is to provide our customers and consumers with products bringing Safety (Fire Resistance) and Comfort (Sound Insulation, Heat Insulation and Air Refreshment) to their living spaces. We provide a wide range of products including dental gypsum products, soil conditioner as well as building and construction products.

We Take Pride in Our Vibrant Human Resources
Yoshino Gypsum has grown into one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of gypsum building materials, with over 100 years of experience in the field. This has been achieved through the considerable ongoing support we receive from our customers. We aim to continue providing high-quality products and services with faithfulness and the spirit of challenge.

Corporate History
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1901 Started mining gypsum at Yoshino Mine in Yamagata Prefecture.
1922 Started production of gypsum board.
1937 Incorporated as Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1948 Provided public guidance in board manufacturing technology to Nitto Gypsum Co., Ltd. and Osaka Fireproof Board Co., Ltd.
1955 Technical cooperation with Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., a gypsum manufacturer in the United States.
1959 Established Tohoku Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. and completed the Akita Plant.
1961 Completion of the Takasago Plant of Ryoka Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Takasago Paper Mill became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yoshino Gypsum.
1962 Completion of the Minamata Plant of Chisso Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Completion of the Ube Plant of Ube Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1963 Completion of the Hokkaido Plant of Sumiko Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1967 Completion of the Enokicho Plant of Niigata Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Completion of the Onahama Plant of Ryoka Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1968 Completion of the Miyako Plant of Rasa Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. Provided transfer of technology to Rigips Baustoffwerke GmbH, a West Germany manufacturer.
1971 Completion of the Higashiko Plant of Niigata Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1973 Completion of the Iwaki Plant of Onahama Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1974 Completion of the Naoshima Plant of Naoshima Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
1977 Technical cooperation with National Gypsum Company, a gypsum manufacturer in the United States.
1979 Provided transfer of technology to CSR Limited, a leading building products company in Australia.
1980 80th anniversary of the company's founding was celebrated.
1981 Business cooperation with Nissan Kenzai Co., Ltd.
1982 Business cooperation with Taki Kenzai Co., Ltd.
1984 Establishment of Yoshino Gypsum DD Center.
1987 50th anniversary of the companyfs incorporation. Completion of the Chiba II Plant of Toyoichi.
1988 Tsuneo Sudo retired as president and became chairman; Eiichiro Sudo succeeded his position as president.
1990 90th anniversary of the company's founding was celebrated. The "Yoshino Gypsum 90-year Chronicle" was published.
1992 Established Noshiro Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Established Sohma Gypsum Co. as a joint venture with Nitto Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1993 Technical cooperation with BPB plc, an Europe's largest gypsum products manufacturer.
Kita-kyushu Plant was commissioned with the state-of-the art technology.
1994 Computerized online system brought online by our Information Systems Division (Central Computing Center).
1995 Gypsum rock import agreement was concluded with Dampier Salt, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, Western Australia's natural crude gypsum producer.
1996 Commenced a plant establishment project in Shikoku Island (Imabara City) to provide cutting edge board factory to the West Japan regional market.
1997 Started selling board products of Nitto Gypsum Board Co., Ltd. through our network based on the Tiger brand.
1999 Yoshino Gypsum Group received certification for the international quality management principles, ISO 9001, 9002.
2000 President Eiichiro Sudo was awarded with the gBlue Ribbon Medalh for his contribution to the construction material industry. A memorable celebration of receiving award for the 100th anniversary, three generations of Yoshino Gypsum.
Takasago Seishi Co., Ltd., a sister company that provides gBoard Linersh to Yoshino Group, started operating their most advanced machine.
Mikawa Plant received certification for the international environment management principles, ISO 14001.
2001 Constructed and completed the world's top laboratory facility "Total Quality Testing Center" in the Chiba II Plant.
2002 Completion of gYoshino Gypsum Toranomon Buildingh, our broadcast center for spreading the latest technical information.
2003 ISO 9000:2000 transition has been completed.
2005 President Eiichiro Sudo was awarded with the gOrder of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbonh for his lifelong achievement in promoting the gypsum board industry.
2007 Inherited the business of Nihon Boka Light Kogyo Co., Ltd., which was renamed to NBL Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group.
Opened the gKita-Kyushu Training Centerh.
Completion of the gChiba III Planth that is equipped with a world-class production capacity.
2008 Opened the gMikawa Training Centerh.
2009 Established Nihon Solaton Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group, and started the manufacturing of rock wool decorated sound insulation board gSOLATONh
2010 A memorial celebration was held for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company's founding.
Completion of a new plant of Nihon Solaton Co., Ltd.
OAcquired Duracrete sales and import business from Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
2011 Opened the gKobe Training Centerh.
2012 Opened the gSendai Training Centerh.
2014 Eiichiro Sudo retired as president and became chairman; Eisaku Sudo succeeded his position as president.
Established Sankei Yoshino Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group, and started manufacturing and selling calcined gypsum.
Established TIGEREX Co., Ltd. as a part of Yoshino Group, and started manufacturing and selling ceramic products.
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