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Living with Cotton

Exploring New Markets for Cotton.Developing Cotton in the 21st Century.

代表取締役 菊池元宏

代表取締役 菊池元宏

Since 1948,Marusan Industry Co.,Ltd. has been a leading manufacturer of high quality absorbent cotton (Japanese Pharmacopeia) for hygiene,medical and cosmetic products in Japan.
With developing unique own technology for bleaching cotton and manufacturing nonwovens,Marusan has become to be known as a company of initiative in the market today.
Marusan is supplying various products for hospital use such as absorbent cotton,alcohol swab,nonwoven gauze etc.
Marusan’s cosmetic cotton/puff brand “Selena”is well known for its high quality and other consumer products such as cotton swabs,wet wipes and tea bags are also supported in the market for years.
Marusan is also well known as a manufacturer of 100% cotton spunlace nonwovens“Miracle Cotton”for hygiene and medical products.“Miracle Cotton”nonwovens are utilized as a dry-wipe in the clean rooms in Japan and overseas markets today.
Recently,the direct sowing of rice seeds in the cotton web is hold the spotlight in the agricultural industry as it is very new organic rice farming system,easy to handle and gentle to the environment.
Marusan would like to contribute to the society to introduce the unique cotton products good for the health and beauty of human life as well as the products good for the environment in keeping with the motto”Create, Challenge and Contribute the society”.
Lastly it would be very much appreciated if we might have your precious patronage and guidance and if we might have the chance to comply with your requirement soon.

Yours sincerely,

Motohiro Kikuchi
Representative Director & CEO

Natural

We supply cotton to your daily life in products we make, using the gifts of Nature

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Creation

Bringing Nature’s gentleness into your life.

Cotton products are used in various aspects of people’s daily lives.
Because they are worn directly next to the skin,they need to be soft, smooth, and comfortable.
We offer an extensive lineup of item that provide a pleasant touch of natural cotton for everyday use.
Our goal is to provide a”moment of comfort”with our cotton goods.
Though small in size, each of our products gives the comfort that only 100% cotton can offer.
At Marusan, we keep this concept in mind as we develop, produce, and supply cotton products.

With a wide variety of products to meet the diversified needs of today’s consumers, Marusan’s cotton goods are used in an expanding range of applications.

Our products have been developed with the aim of enhancing safety and security through the manufacture of clean, pure cotton products for delicate skin. We also endeavor to provide “a little convenience” by venturing info a variety of untapped areas in which cotton can be used. We will continue to create new items for the people who love 100% pure cotton.

Factory

Creating a ever-expanding world for soft cotton with the most modern equipment and advanced technology.

Our facilities, the most extensive in Japan, combined with our unique technology are key to our No.1 market share and high-quality products.

All processes at Marusan are integrated, from the processing of cotton materials to the manufacture of finished products.

The most advanced robot machines and fully automated equipment enable us to ensure high production capacity and quality. We have developed a powerful array of new technologies including “Miracle Cotton,”the industry’s first 100% cotton non-woven fabric spunlace produced on a commercial scale. Our non-degreased refining process preserves oil contained in natural cotton in an effective manner. The manufacture of our diverse cotton products and our top share are supported with the world’s leading equipment and technology.

Quality

“I wish I had…”Responding to such wishes, we expand cotton’s possibilities to meet every user’s needs.

We aim for quality that exceeds what is called”best.”
Thoroughly refining each and every process we use,
we are able to create high-quality products meeting the user’s expectations.

Marusan manufactures and supplies a wide range of cotton products including non-woven cotton fabrics, consumer products such as cosmetic puffs and nursing products, and cotton materials used for medical, industrial, and environmental applications.

Cotton has the ability to make life more enjoyable and pleasant, and our R&D staff is dedicated to the planning and development of new products in order to respond to consumers’ needs as they change with time. We continue to expand cotton’s possibilities through our diversified lineup of products.

All things are interconnected-people with other people, people with their societies, and societits with the world.
We started our contribution to society by being”user friendly.”

Direct sowing of rice in paddies using non-woven fabric multi-sheets

As part of its corporate activities,we at Marusan attach importance to making a positive contribution to the global environment and society. In this effort, we use cotton as the material that’s friendly both to people and nature. For example, we have been successful in developing a non-woven fabric multi-sheet for use in the direct sowing of rice in the paddies. In Japan, powerful herbicides have been developed, one after another, since the end of World War II. Although these chemicals saved much labor in rice growing, the ecological systems in farmland throughout the nation have been significantly weakened. The use of herbicides also causes serious environmental problems. This called for a farming technique that can produce more healthful rice while restoring the environment. It was against such a background that the technique of direct sowing of rice in the paddies using multi-sheets has been developed. With this method, rice seeds are inserted between fabric sheets which are spread over the paddy. This is an innovative farming technique to grow better tasting rice while conserving the natural environment.

History

History and data tell the brand of reliance.
The 21st century of a cotton will be created by the further pace.

Company Profile

Trade Name MARUSAN INDUSTRY CO.,LTD
Head Office  1349 Tokunomori, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture
Date of Establishment October 27, 1948
Capital 290 million yen (As of May, 2010)
Executive Officers February (Once a year)
Accounting Period Manufacture and sales of sanitary materials and hygiene products focusing on cotton
Business Outline Men: 310 Women: 200 Total: 510
(Including temporary, part-time and casual employees)
No. of Employees        Representative Director & CEO Kimitaka Kikuchi
Representative Director & President Motohiro Kikuchi
Director Consultant Akinobu Kikuchi
Managing Director Sunao Morimoto
Director Junkichi Okayama
Director Tateo Shimizu
Director Hiroki Matsukawa
Auditor Yasuhiro Sone

Main Products

Absorbent cotton, makeup cotton, sterilized cotton, cotton buds, cleansing cotton, tea packs, wet tissues (bottle, handy packs), oil absorbent, bleached cotton, nonwoven cotton fabrics and other original fabrics, cloths for agricultural use, mulch sheets (for rice farming, citrus)

Main Customers

ARATA CORPORATION, AEON CO., LTD., Iwatsuki Co., Ltd., ALL JAPAN DRUG Co., Ltd., KAWAMOTO CORPORATION, Sojitz Corporation, Daiei Co., Ltd., HIROSHIMA KYOWA BUSSAN Inc., NID, Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union, Hakujuji Co., Ltd., Paltac CORPORATION, Marubeni Corporation, MORIKAWA SANGYO, LTD., UNITIKA LTD. and more (arranged in Japanese syllabary order)

Main Clients

ITOCHU Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, SEKI Co., LTD., ZENNO & CO., LTD., Sojitz Corporation, SODA NIKKA CO., LTD., Daiko Menka Co., Ltd., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., TOYOSHIMA & Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Shoji Packaging Corporation, UNITIKA LTD., and more (arranged in Japanese syllabary order)

Main Banks

THE IYO BANK, Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., EHIME BANK, LTD., Japan Finance Corporation, Development Bank of Japan

Affiliated Companies

Ehime Mokuro Kogyo Co., Ltd., MCT Saijo Co., Ltd., UMCT Co., Ltd., Harumi Corporation, Eco Products Co., Ltd., Cotton Labo Co., Ltd., DAISAN Co., Ltd.

Company History

May 1941

Began operations as a business located in Yawatahama City, manufacturing mulberry fiber cotton as a factory under the direction of the navy, supplying military clothing spun from cotton and other mixed fibers

October 1948

Brought under new management and established as “MARUSAN INDUSTRY CO., LTD,” which continued on all operations relating to cotton spinning, woven fabric towels, dyeing and the manufacture of sanitary materials (absorbent cottons, gauzes, etc.)

February 1963

Begins manufacturing sanitary napkins

April 1970

Establishes a manufacturing plant for sanitary napkins in Tokunomori, Ozu City and moved production from the Head Office in Yawatahama City to this plant to deal with increased sales volumes

December 1970

Develops a sanitary napkin with activated carbon to eliminate odors, and obtained a manufacturing license from the Ministry of Health and Welfare

January 1972

Devised a taped sanitary napkin and developed the manufacturing equipment to produce it with Nitto Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. Became the first company in Japan to obtain a manufacturing license for it from the Ministry of Health and Welfare

February 1972

Added a makeup cotton manufacturing plant to the Ozu Plant and began manufacturing dual sided press-type cosmetic powder puff

July 1978

Acquired Orion Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd., located in Fuchu City, Tokyo, and established a cleansing cotton plant within the Yawatahama Plant

September 1985

Established Myu Products Co., Ltd. within the Ozu Plant as a joint investment with Shiseido Co., Ltd. and began manufacturing sanitary napkins

October 1985

Newly established a plant in Ikazaki-cho, Kita-gun and consolidated all absorbent cotton manufacturing facilities to set up an end-to-end production system that covered everything from scouring processes to absorbent cotton production. Also newly established manufacturing facilities to produce nonwoven fabric cotton using the water jet system

August 1986

Established thermal bond nonwoven fabric manufacturing facilities within the Ozu Plant site

December 1989

Relocated Orion Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd. from Yawatahama to within the Ozu Plant site and began operations from January of the following year

June 1990

Implemented various processing equipment in relation to the full-fledged production of dry gauzes that use 100% cotton nonwoven fabric as a base material and began manufacturing

September 1991

Doubled production in seeking to enhance and expand cotton nonwoven fabric manufacturing facilities

November 1992

Established a new warehouse and distribution center within the Ikazaki Plant

September 1993

Introduced a robotics system into the makeup cotton manufacturing process

March 1996

Newly established a mixed absorbent sheet manufacturing line within the Ikazaki Plant

March 1997

Introduced a robotics system for cut cotton in the absorbent cotton process

June 1998

Newly established a manufacturing line and began production for enclosed type powder puffs (silky)

August 2000

Began sales of Oil Hunter

September 2000

Established a new alcohol absorbent cotton plant within the Ikazaki Plant

June 2001

Launched the official MARUSAN INDUSTRY website

February 2003

Rebuilt the absorbent cotton plant and offices within the Ikazaki Plant

December 2004

Established the Environment Division (Manufacture of fabric mulch for paddy fields, oil absorbents)

February 2005

Newly established and began production at a needle punching process plant in Uwa-cho, Seiyo City, and acquired ISO9001 certification for the design, manufacture and sale of bleached cotton

November 2005

Acquired ISO9001 certification for the design, manufacture and sale of bleached cotton

November 2006

Expanded the scope of ISO9001 certification to include original fabrics and makeup cotton

April 2007

Rebuilt the Ikazaki Plant laboratories and enhanced quality assurance systems

June 2007

Selected as one of the “300 of Japan’s Vibrant Monodzukuri (Manufacturing) SMEs, 2007”

January 2008

MARUSAN INDUSTRY’s mulch sheets accredited as being an outstanding recycled product

July 2008

Established MCT Saijo Co., Ltd. in Saijo City

November 2008

Expanded the scope of ISO9001 certification to include general medical devices, medicines and quasi-medicines

December 2008

Orion Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd. obtains approval to manufacture and sell medicines

April 2009

Introduced eco-friendly ozone bleaching facilities into the Ikazaki Plant

November 2010

Established a basic agreement towards a business partnership with DAISAN Co. Acquired ISO14001 certification

April 2011

Established UMCT Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with UNITIKA LTD.

July 2011

Began using RPF boilers in the Ikazaki Plant (and switched to RDF boilers the following year) as a move towards achieving a zero emissions operating environment

November 2011

Began operations of the sales company Cotton Labo Co., Ltd., which was established based on a joint investment with Shiromoto Co., Ltd.

October 2012

Opened account with the Development Bank of Japan

November 2012

Proceeded with the reconstruction of the Ozu Plant, newly establishing the overseas-focused cosmetics and enclosed powder puff lines and relocating and consolidating the quality assurance and inspection departments to the plant buildings to more effectively use plant facilities which had expanded following the withdrawal of Unicharm

March 2013

Installed solar panels on the roof of the Ozu Plant (280kw = equivalent to the general amount that would be used for 100 houses) and began selling electricity

March 2013

Installed solar panels within the Ozu Plant (equivalent to 280 kw) and began selling electricity

June 2014

All shares in DAISAN Co. were acquired, making it a 100% wholly owned subsidiary

August 2014

All shares in Cotton Labo Co., Ltd. were acquired, making it a 100% wholly owned subsidiary

October 2014

Installed solar panels within the MCT Saijo Co., Ltd. Plant (equivalent to 270 kw) and began selling electricity

January 2015

Business merger of Orion Yakuhin Kogyo Co.,Ltd.

August 2015

Expand pouch-type of medical products manufacturing facilities

Network

As a consequence of out challenge to open up new horizons,our market is expanding form Ehime to cover all of Japan…and around the world.

Network

Head Office

1349 Tokunomori, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture 795-8508

Tokyo Branch

1-13-4 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0004 (4F Oak Otsuka Bldg.)

Osaka Branch

1-4-11 Kawaramachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City 541-0048 (6F Eizai Bldg.)
TEL.06-6228-7770 Fax.06-6228-7766

Ikazaki Factory

757-1 Ikazaki, Uchiko-cho, Ehime Prefecture 795-0301

Ozu Factory

1349 Tokunomori, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture 795-8508

Ehime Mokuro Kogyo Co., Ltd.

2-79 Kiki, Honai-cho, Yawatahama City, Ehime Prefecture 796-0111

MCT Saijo Co., Ltd.

3-4 Hiuchi, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture 793-0003

Eco Products Co., Ltd.

950-1 Tanaematsuchi, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City, Ehime Prefecture 797-0032

Harumi Corporation

1349 Tokunomori, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture 795-8508

Cotton Labo Co., Ltd.

1-13-4 Kita-otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0004 (4F Oak Otsuka Bldg.)

DAISAN Co., Ltd.

2258-3 Akaoka-cho, Kanan City, Kochi Prefecture 781-5310

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