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Written by Sam
April 16, 2019
**We are delighted to welcome Croda as the newest corporate member of the BCCJ!**
Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind the high-performance ingredients and technologies in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. With a strong focus on sustainability and innovation, they collaborate with their customers to meet their, and their customers’, needs and imporve lives by contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Croda’s expertise covers a wide range of diverse market sectors, ranging from Personal Care to Crop Care, Health Care to Lubricants and Polymer Additives to Coatings and Polymers.
Croda Japan was formed in 1966 as a 50:50 partnership. By 1989, it had become a Japanese subsidiary wholly owned by Croda International.
Not only was it one of the pioneering, foreign-owned companies to establish its own manufacturing site in Japan, their site in Shiga also developed Super Refined™ Technology, enabling it to produce extremely high levels of ingredient purity for the health care & personal care markets. They have a strong focus on manufacturing from bio-based materials such as lanolin and plant oils. To meet the regulated demands of the personal care market, the site also became the second manufacturing site in Japan to be awarded EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) GMP certification followed by the EXCiPACT (pharma excipient GMP) certification, which was the first to be awarded in Japan in 2017.
In addition to products from Shiga, Croda Japan offers a wide range of specialities from its group companies around the world, including ingredients for a wide range of industrial applications, such as lubricants and coatings and polymer additives and ceramics.
The working environment at Croda Japan is a good balance of Japanese culture with the dynamism of a global company. Their team enjoys an open and friendly atmosphere with strong emphasis on safety and ownership. All employees are encouraged to contribute to their local community through the company’s award-winning 1% Club.
More info on Croda can be found HERE