01/27/2012 |

Kuraray Europe GmbH establishes subsidiary in France

At the end of 2011 Kuraray Europe GmbH established a new wholly owned subsidiary in France.


At the end of 2011 Kuraray Europe GmbH established a new wholly owned subsidiary in France: Kuraray Europe France S.A.R.L. The new company is based in Antony, suburb of Paris. "We have set up this new company to drive forward growth in Europe," explained Werner Flach, Head of Finance and Administration and member of the Management Committee of Kuraray Europe GmbH to mark the opening of the new subsidiary on January 17, 2012. "France is an important market for us and we intend to step up customer service in this country through our new subsidiary." Initially, the business activities of Kuraray Europe France S.A.R.L. will focus on the dental business. Further product lines will be added as Kuraray expands its European business. The team of the new company starts with Managing Director Daniel Kinderf and Marketing and Sales Manager Valerie Salavin and will be expanded gradually in the coming months.
Address of the new subsidiary:
Kuraray Europe France S.A.R.L.
3, Avenue de la Division Leclerc
92160 Antony
Tel: +33 (1) 56 45 12 51
Fax: +33 (1) 56 45 12 90

From left: Dr. Matthias Gutweiler, Managing Director Kuraray Europe GmbH,
Daniel Kinderf, Managing Director Kuraray Europe France S.A.R.L. and
Yasuhiro Yamamoto, President of the Chemicals Company,
opening a traditional sake barrel.

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Kuraray Europe GmbH
Kuraray Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global speciality chemical company Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray was founded in 1926 and now has around 6,500 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3.2 billion. It is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials. Kuraray Europe GmbH is based at Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and has around 650 employees. It is the leading European producer of PVA, PVB and PVB films. The company’s product portfolio also includes chemical specialities, activated carbon, thermoplastic elastomers, industrial fibres, man-made leather and dental products. For further information please visit www.kuraray.eu.