Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:30 HKT/SGT

Source: Showa Denko K.K.
Showa Denko (SDK) CEO Message at Initiation Ceremony

TOKYO, Apr 1, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) today held a ceremony for newly-hired employees. At the ceremony, Hideo Ichikawa, President and CEO, gave a message as summarized below:

Welcome to the age of change

In this January, the Showa Denko Group started its new medium-term consolidated business plan "Project 2020+." To cope with current business environment full of volatility and uncertainty, and to take full advantage of business opportunities, we must change ourselves drastically. We will change ourselves to be a corporate group that takes full advantage of its own strong points, expands business activities globally, and operates a lot of "individualized businesses" that have sustainable high-level profitability and stability.

Since all of you join this Group in the first year of the new business plan, you will find many rewarding opportunities. Please take advantage of such opportunities, and exert your full powers.

Three "pluses"

Let me show you the following three important actions I want you to think about and put into practice from now on:

1. "Shaping Ideas"
The driving force behind actions to change the future is passion of each of you. Put your passion as a new working adult into your objectives, and shape your actions from these objectives.

2. Take the leadership
In order to shape ideas, you must have vitality to embroil people around you, and take the leadership when necessary. The first step to nourish such vitality is "taking responsibility." No matter what kind of adversity lies ahead, you must have a strong will and courage to act on your own initiative, and take action.

3. Respect diversity
If you respect, accept, and take advantage of diversity, discoveries of something new and new ideas will follow. Please take good care of ties with diverse persons around you, including your superiors, seniors, colleagues, and stakeholders outside the company.

Into the ideogram "+" in the name of our new business plan "Project 2020+," we have put our hope that all employees of the Group take part in the execution of the plan, and add new value to the Group. I hope all of you have global vision and continuously attempt new challenges with the aim of realizing dreams of the Group and each of you.

About Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY), a major manufacturer of chemical products, serves a wide range of fields from heavy industry to electronics and computer industries. The Petrochemicals Sector provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemicals Sector provides industrial, high-performance and high-purity gases and chemicals for semicon and other industries, and the Inorganics Sector provides ceramic products, such as alumina, abrasives, refractory and graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. The Aluminum Sector provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum, the Electronics Sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys, and the Advanced Battery Materials Department (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit

Public Relations Office
Phone: 81-3-5470-3235

Apr 1, 2016 11:30 HKT/SGT
Source: Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (TSE: 4004)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Chemicals
From the Asia Corporate News Network

Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.

Hideo Ichikawa, President and CEO
View Image

Showa Denko K.K.
May 22, 2019 11:00 HKT/SGT
Showa Denko Group Revises CSR Policy
May 9, 2019 14:00 HKT/SGT
Showa Denko Announces 2019 First Quarter Financial Results
May 9, 2019 14:00 HKT/SGT
Showa Denko Introduces SAP S/4HANA as Next-Generation ERP System
May 9, 2019 14:00 HKT/SGT
SDK to Improve Carbon Division's Production Sites in Europe
Apr 25, 2019 10:30 HKT/SGT
Showa Aluminum Can to Establish Third Production Base in Vietnam and Expand Existing Can End Production Lines
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 HKT/SGT
Showa Denko Starts Service to Measure Performance of Noxious-GHG Removal Equipment
Apr 16, 2019 11:00 HKT/SGT
SDK Group Starts Mass Production of Liquefied Carbon Dioxide in Oita Petrochemical Complex
Apr 10, 2019 10:00 HKT/SGT
SDK and IBM Develop AI-Based Patent Interpretation Support System
Apr 1, 2019 11:00 HKT/SGT
Outline of Showa Denko CEO Message at Initiation Ceremony
Mar 5, 2019 16:30 HKT/SGT
Showa Denko Revises Board Benefit Trust
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: