News & Stories

Story // 30.11.2022

A day for the nature

Advocated by the United Nation`s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all SEKISUI employees are asked to engage in social and environmental activities to make their contribution.  One example: The Nature Working Day.
Story // 15.11.2022

A day for young and old: SEKISUI S-LEC Family Days 2022

SEKISUI S-LEC organized family days in Roermond and Geleen, the Netherlands, to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary. Employees and their families were invited to see the factory and spend some time on site.
Story // 02.11.2022

Taking opportunities: Interview with Adnan Zec

Creating something new is always exciting. Setting up a new production line as well. This unique opportunity was given to Adnan Zac, process operator at SEKISUI S-LEC. And this was not the only opportunity given to him. Read our interview!
Story // 26.10.2022

Why culture is important in communication: High versus low context communication

SEKISUI is a Japanese company with multiple entities all over the world. Many SEKISUI companies have culturally diverse teams which makes culture play an important role in the communication between employees.
News // 12.10.2022

Asaka Lead Town finalized

Just three years after construction started, Asaka Lead Town’s infrastructure and all its buildings are complete. 130 houses have been sold and as many as 103 SEKISUI products are used in the modern living complex. Learn more
News // 22.09.2022

Building a circular economy through innovation and strong partnerships

SEKISUI is on its way to a circular economy. The latest milestone on the way to a sustainable society is a joint initiative between Shiseido, SEKISUI CHEMICAL and Sumitomo Chemical to establish a circular economy for plastic cosmetic containers.
Story // 07.09.2022

Hidden Heroes: SEKISUI Micropearls

With the series “Hidden Heroes”, we are taking a closer look at SEKISUI’s portfolio and offer deep but simple insights into the products of the European companies. Today, we will have a look at SEKISUI Micropearls.
Story // 29.08.2022

SEKISUI in Europe: A strong network

In Europe, there are nine different companies with eight production sites and various sales offices across the continent. Did you ever wonder what the SEKISUI Group in Europe is all about?
Story // 20.07.2022

Keep on moving

Based on the idea that employees are valuable resources entrusted to the Group by society, the health and safety of employees has a very high priority at SEKISUI. So has doing good and contributing to society. A few examples.
Story // 29.06.2022

Business culture: Key differences between Japan and the West

Despite being in Europe, SEKISUI’s working atmosphere is heavily influenced by Japanese culture. Have you ever wondered what this means or how it becomes visible in your daily work? Read this article!
Story // 07.06.2022

Protecting the earth and its resources: SEKISUI's strategy for a liveable world

The earth is home to all of us and therefore particularly worthy of protection. SEKISUI is committed to participating in this effort and has set itself numerous initiatives, goals, and programmes to stop the worrying developments.
Story // 24.05.2022

“Striving for the best product for our customers!“ Interview with Ruud Verheijen

We talked to Ruud Verheijen, Manager Technology at SEKISUI S-LEC B.V. in Geleen, who recently changed positions within the company and is focusing on the product quality every day.
Story // 26.04.2022

Safety First: Information day at SEKISUI ALVEO

The Safety Day of SEKISUI ALVEO BS GMBH took place in Bad Sobernheim, Germany, with around 90 employees and a varied program on the subject of occupational safety under the motto "Work safe - investment into the future".
Story // 13.04.2022

Unleashing the full 5G potential

The new mobile communications standard 5G is on the rise. In order to not destroy the high-potential standards and their effect, SEKISUI has developed a transparent and flexible radio wave reflective film.  
News // 30.03.2022

SEKISUI in Europe launches communication campaign to highlight synergies for customers and prospects

SEKISUI in Europe, the network of nine different companies in Europe, is launching a communication campaign to raise awareness for the common strengths within the SEKISUI group in Europe.
Story // 28.03.2022

Hidden Heroes: thermal Gap Filler by SEKISUI POLYMATECH

With the series “Hidden Heroes”, we are taking a closer look at SEKISUI’s portfolio and offer deep but simple insights into the products of the European companies. This time, you will learn about CGW® thermal Gap Fillers as one of SEKISUI POLYMATECH.
Story // 23.02.2022

Hidden Heroes: S-LEC PVB interlayer film

With the series “Hidden Heroes”, we are taking a closer look at SEKISUI’s portfolio and offer deep but simple insights into the products of the European companies. This time we would like to introduce the S-LEC PVB interlayer fim
Story // 02.02.2022

Creating benefits for all European companies: Interview with Bernd Schroeder

The EHS Manager joined the regional headquarters SEKISUI EUROPE B.V. last year, now supporting all European companies with regards to environmental management, health protection and occupational safety.
Story // 27.01.2022

The world of SEKISUI: Interesting facts & figures

We put together some interesting information for you – about SEKISUI, in Europe and the world. 
News // 21.01.2022

SEKISUI CHEMICAL selected as one of the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

2022 is the fifth consecutive and seventh time overall that SEKISUI CHEMICAL has been included in this index.
News // 10.01.2022

SEKISUI CHEMICAL recognized for efforts in climate change and water security

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. has been again awarded a place on the Climate Change A List and Water Security A List by the international non-profit environmental organization CDP.
Story // 08.12.2021

An eventful history: SEKISUI now and then

Almost 75 years of SEKISUI! How did it all start? What were great milestones and recent developments? The history of SEKISUI is a great journey, starting in Japan in 1947.
Story // 24.11.2021

Hidden Heroes: SPR spiral wound technologies

With the series “Hidden Heroes”, we are taking a closer look at SEKISUI’s portfolio and offer deep but simple insights into the products of the European companies. This time, the SPR spiral wound technologies are introduced.
Story // 27.10.2021

New job within SEKISUI: Interview with Ramon Vlot

Ramon Vlot recently took over a new position at SEKISUI ESLON B.V. after a long-term engagement at SEKISUI ALVEO B.V.. We had the chance to meet him and talked about why he changed positions and what he likes about SEKISUI.
Story // 13.10.2021

Corporate Culture: How to brainstorm with Japanese clients or colleagues

The corporate culture in a Japanese company differs from other workplaces in Europe. Here's how to avoid misunderstandings caused by different cultural backgrounds.
News // 21.09.2021

Circular Economy: How SEKISUI plans to revolutionize the recycling process

SEKISUI has taken up the challenge to turn unusable waste into useful raw materials – for the health and sustainability of society.
Story // 15.09.2021

25 years at SEKISUI: Interview with Annabel Beyer, SEKISUI CHEMICAL GMBH

Annabel Beyer celebrated her 25 years anniversary at SEKISUI CHEMICAL GMBH last year. Learn more about the Customer Service Manager and her years at SEKISUI.
Story // 08.09.2021

Sustainability in everyday life

We put together a bunch of tips and interesting figures to deepen the understanding of responsibility and what impact our everyday actions can have.
News // 04.08.2021

ArcelorMittal and SEKISUI CHEMICAL announce carbon recycling partnership

ArcelorMittal and SEKISUI CHEMICAL announce they are partnering on a project to capture and re-use carbon waste gases from the steelmaking process.
News // 28.07.2021

Construction start for new FFU® plant in Roermond

Close to the other SEKISUI companies, the new plant will be built by SEKISUI ESLON B.V. and will manufacture synthetic wood for railway sleepers made from long glass-fiber-reinforced foamed urethane (FFU®).
Story // 07.07.2021

Hidden Heroes: ESLON®-DC ESD plates

With the series “Hidden Heroes”, we are taking a closer look at SEKISUI’s portfolio and offer deep but simple insights into the products of the European companies – starting with ESLON®-DC ESD plates by SEKISUI CHEMICAL GMBH.
News // 30.06.2021

SEKISUI in motion: From Kent to Bad Sobernheim

Being together, even if physically apart. And for a good cause. This was the idea behind this year’s virtual employee event „SEKISUI in motion“.
News // 26.05.2021

SEKISUI’s products for a sustainable environment and society

Since its foundation in 1947, the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has focused on contributing to environment and society through its business and products.
Story // 10.05.2021

SEKISUI at a glance

Would you like to learn more about the beginnings of SEKISUI and the goals for the future? Our short video on SEKISUI provides a comprehensive and easy-to-understand overview.
News // 04.05.2021

SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE meets high Safety, Environment and Quality standards

Safety, quality and sustainability are top priorities for SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE, just as for every other SEKISUI company worldwide. The company’s performance has now been certified.
News // 22.02.2021

SEKISUI again honored for its ESG management

The S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook delivers one of the world's most comprehensive and independent analysis on corporate sustainability. SEKISUI CHEMICAL has been ranked again in this assessment and scored at "Bronze Class".
News // 27.01.2021

SEKISUI again awarded as one of the most sustainable companies in the world!

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. has been ranked for the sixth time in the “Global 100” ranking due to its corporate sustainability performance.
News // 21.01.2021

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Named to the CDP A List in Both Climate Change and Water Security

For the third consecutive year, SEKISUI CHEMICAL has been awarded a place in the Climate Change A List and the first time in the Water Security A List.
Story // 14.12.2020

A modern place for innovative thinking

Have a look at the Minase Innovation Center, fostering internal and external fusion as well as innovation. 5 creative floors hold values for both employees and customers.
News // 08.12.2020

SEKISUI to produce Synthetic Railway Sleepers (FFU) in Europe

SEKISUI has announced its decision to open a production plant in the Netherlands for the manufacture of synthetic wood for railway sleepers made from long glass-fiber-reinforced foamed urethane (FFU).
News // 25.11.2020

SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS announces launch of the OSOM® Ultra Plus Flu A&B Test in Europe

SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS announces it has received CE Marking (Conformité Européenne) for the OSOM® Ultra Plus Flu A&B Test and has begun marketing in Europe.
Story // 14.10.2020

A modern town only SEKISUI can create

On the old Tokyo plant sites of SEKISUI CHEMICAL in Asaka City, something exciting is happening: the location is the base for a secure, safe and sustainable town built out of SEKISUI products.
News // 23.09.2020

SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE starts production in the Netherlands

SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE as part of the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will serve the increasing demand for thermal interface materials at a time when sustainability and safety are more important than ever for the automotive sector.
Story // 09.09.2020

Interview with René Venner: A new role within the SEKISUI family

René Venner changed from SEKISUI S-LEC to SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE. We talked with him about the new position and his daily business life.
News // 02.09.2020

SEKISUI CHEMICAL joining the international initiative "RE100"

SEKISUI CHEMICAL has joined the international initiative "RE100" aiming to achieve 100% renewable electricity used in its business activities by 2050.
News // 26.08.2020

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group releases CSR Report 2020

Lately, the company published its CSR Report 2020 to share annual sustainability insights.
Story // 19.08.2020

Never not running: SEKISUI at the Virtual Ekiden race

It is the second weekend of July in times of Covid-19. How do you spend your free time when you are athletic and like running? You join a virtual run, such as the Ellisons 2020 Virtual Ekiden. So did 18 motivated runners from SEKISUI!
News // 29.07.2020

SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS invests £14.4 Million in cGMP Biopharma CDMO Capacity

SEKISUI announces the decision to invest £14.4 Million in its biopharma CDMO business aimed at cGMP microbial capacity expansion at the existing site in Maidstone, Kent to be completed by the second half of 2022.
Story // 15.07.2020

SEKISUI products in the Medical business

Medical solutions by SEKISUI contribute to the health of society by high quality diagnostics products and make our daily lives safer. Have a look at our animation!
Story // 01.07.2020

Interview with Makoto Sambongi (Managing Director SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE B.V.)

"The group of SEKISUI companies in Europe is very helpful. We can learn from each other.” This is what Makoto Sambongi, Managing Director of SEKISUI POLYMATECH EUROPE B.V., states on the European cooperation.
Story // 04.03.2020

Interview with Tom Hirayama: “In Europe, people do not live to work, they work to live!”

We talked to Tom Hirayama, expat and currently working for SEKISUI CHEMICAL GMBH in Düsseldorf, Germany, and asked him about his expat life.
Story // 10.02.2020

SEKISUI products in the electronic sector

SEKISUI products are part of our everyday life. Who of you knew that SEKISUI offers flat panel displays for smart phones, car dashboards, tablets, cameras and other electronics?! Have a look at the animation and learn more.
News // 05.02.2020

SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS opens new Bioprocess Innovation Centre

SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS’ Enzyme business unveiled its new Bioprocess Innovation Centre at its site in Kent – an opening representing the company’s commitment to serve its customers with innovative process development solutions.
News // 30.01.2020

SEKISUI one of the most sustainable companies in the world!

For the third time in a row, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. has been ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World – in recognition of SEKISUI’s corporate sustainability performance based on ESG factors.
Story // 04.12.2019

KAIZEN: Continuous Improvement at SEKISUI

KAIZEN is integral to SEKISUI’s culture, a defining philosophy that inspires to constantly evaluate, refine and progress. Every year, there are teams competing against each other at the European KAIZEN convention.
Story // 27.11.2019

FFU® goes UK

SEKISUI CHEMICAL GMBH was partnering with Progress Rail UK to laminate 16 meters FFU® synthetic sleepers for the first time outside of Japan. The project ended with an outstanding construction, customer satisfaction and long-lasting friendships.
Story // 03.10.2019

SEKISUI PIPE RENEWAL develops product configurator for customers

The tool provides a perfect overview of the winding tube technologies and all other services.
News // 01.10.2019

SEKISUI CHEMICAL to expand its presence in the European Automotive Market

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. is expanding its presence in Europe, focusing on the automotive industry and supporting the shift to a connected, autonomous, shared and electric industry with new production facilities.
Story // 08.09.2019

The SEKISUI European Football Tournament 2019

Football unites! Since 2016, employee football teams from all over Europe compete against each other in the annual SEKISUI European Football Tournament. In 2019, the event took place in Herkenbosch, the Netherlands.
News // 02.09.2019

SEKISUI CHEMICAL @ IAA 2019

Driving tomorrow with sustainable solutions. At its first appearance at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), Japanese company SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. presents product innovations for the European automotive industry.
Story // 19.06.2019

“Two heads are better than one”. Insights into the daily working life of Elena Llorens Domenjó

A Laboratory Chemist that does not only love analyses and methods but also travelling and exploring new countries. Get to know one of the employees of SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS EUROPE and winner of the silver KAIZEN award: Elena Llorens Domenjó
Story // 12.06.2019

Interview with William Stockburn (Vice President and General Manager of the Enzyme Business for SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS in Europe)

Have you ever wondered what SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS is doing? Will Stockburn, Vice President and General Manager of the Enzyme Business for SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS, explains what the company is actually doing and where the products are used.
Story // 03.05.2019

Interview with Naoya Nishimoto (Managing Director of SEKISUI S-LEC)

SEKISUI in Europe provides a vast array of innovative products and services, engages around 1,000 employees and combines the strength of various great companies. One of these companies is SEKISUI S-LEC – with its Managing Director Naoya Nishimoto.
Story // 10.04.2019

A day in the life of Margarita Negrete Rodríguez

Margarita Negrete Rodríguez from SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS EUROPE in Tarragona talks about her typical working day as a lab leader, how she collaborates with her colleagues and what family means to her.
Story // 30.03.2019

Welcome back: Nergis Guzelocak

Returning to the company after maternity leave can be a challenge. But it can also be a very good experience – like for Nergis Guzelocak from SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS. What does it feel like to be back in the company?
Story // 02.02.2019

Broadening one’s horizon

Roel Geerbex from SEKISUI S-LEC learned about different departments and gained new perspectives when doing a traineeship within the company. Read more about Roel’s experience and the other challenges he meets in life.
News // 24.01.2019

SEKISUI is again one of the most sustainable companies in the world!

SEKISUI was ranked as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by Corporate Knights. In their opinion, sustainable companies don't just make the world a better place, they offer higher returns and longer lifespans.
Story // 13.01.2019

Intercultural Communication at SEKISUI

Intercultural communication is an essential skill for anyone working for a global company – such as our employees at SEKISUI. European employees now attended an intercultural communication workshop and learned how to avoid misunderstandings.
Story // 05.01.2019

A day in the life of Boudewijn Kock

Optimisation, safety and talking parrots: In "A day in the life" Boudewijn Kock from SEKISUI S-LEC gives us some interesting insights into his week at work and personal life.
Story // 31.10.2018

When colleagues become family: friendship for live at SEKISUI ALVEO

After 44 years of sharing good and bad company times, Paul Franssen and Riny van de Venne are still good friends and like to spend their free time together.
Story // 31.10.2018

The SEKISUI European Football Tournament 2018

he annual event is a highlight for many employees as it brings together colleagues from all over Europe and enables to meet people from other SEKISUI companies – from different locations, departments and hierarchy levels.

Contact

Lena Tiedeken

Corporate Communications

Lena.Tiedeken@sekisui.com

Katharina Hakim

Corporate Communications

Katharina.Hakim@sekisui.com