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News // 09.01.2024
SEKISUI included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World Index
SEKISUI has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index for the 12th consecutive year, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
Story // 18.12.2023
SEKISUI Design Studio won the Deshima Netherlands Award for Newcomer
This prize was given at the DUJAT Dinner, for the 9th edition of the biennial awards for Japanese companies who have an impact in the Netherlands and the world.
Story // 05.12.2023
Hidden Heroes: SEKISUI’s Advancell
Get to know our next hidden champion product Advancell and learn why you have probably encountered it more often than you think!
Story // 27.11.2023
KAIZEN, the philosophy of changing for the better
The 13th edition of the European KAIZEN Convention, packed with powerful ideas, sustainable improvement and innovative progress took place on November 21st in Sittard, Netherlands.
Story // 15.11.2023
"SEKISUI: Innovative, Sustainable and Adaptive"
Learn more about Vicky Ann Wilson, Senior Administrative Assistant at SEKISUI DIAGNOSTICS in Kent, UK, and read what she is proud of and why she calls herself the fairy godmother of the company.
Story // 07.11.2023
Celebrating our new production facility
Watch our video recap to get a glimpse of the opening ceremony for the FFU's railway sleeper production facility and its traditional Japanese ceremonial highlight.
News // 10.10.2023
New production facility for FFU® railway sleepers
SEKISUI successfully opened its new production for FFU® railway sleepers on the factory premises in Roermond. Read more on the opening ceremony.
News // 20.09.2023
SEKISUI receives TISAX certification
As the mobility industry evolves, data protection standards will become a fundamental requirement for suppliers working with car manufacturers. Learn more about the latest certfification of SEKISUI!
Story // 06.09.2023
“Europe plays a central role in expanding our business overseas.”
Get to know Satoshi Masuda, Managing Director of SEKISUI's regional headquarters, and learn how he wants to strengthen the business in Europe!
Hidden Heroes: Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol
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, you will learn more about Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol .
Story // 18.07.2023
SEKISUI’s comprehensive approach to biodiversity conservation
Aware of its responsibility, SEKISUI believes that biodiversity must play a central role at all sites around the world. Learn how the company supports employees and sites to ensure a sustainable future.
Hidden Heroes: Fi-Block™
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. In this article, you will learn more about SEKISUI’s Fi-Block™.
Story // 22.05.2023
Introducing SEKISUI in Europe
We are your trusted partner for innovative and sustainable high-performance solutions. With our commitment to sustainability, innovation and quality, we help our customers to shape a better tomorrow for everyone!
News // 08.05.2023
Launching MANION-HST, a record-setting high-performance TIM for power module applications
SEKISUI POLYMATECH launches new product MANION-HST. The cutting-edge thermal interface material is designed to optimize the performance of power module applications. Learn more!
Story // 15.03.2023
Focusing on the long-term perspective. Interview with David Borrell
David Borrell is Operations Leader at SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS EUROPE in Tarragona, Spain. He is responsible for the production and technical department, also ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. Learn more about him!
Story // 23.02.2023
Hidden Heroes: Calmmoon Rail
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 Calmmoon Rail.
Story // 15.02.2023
Remote audits at European sites
The pandemic situation challenged many companies with regards to on-site audits. Also SEKISUI. A remote inspection technology offered a solution, connecting the team in Japan with local experts on-site and enabling visual audits worldwide.
Story // 31.01.2023
“I really enjoy the diversity of my job.” Interview with Mart Claessen
Being the youngest employee in his team, Mart Claessen gives insight into his working life at the European Research and Development Center (ERDC) at SEKISUI EUROPE B.V. Learn about his motivation and the challenges he faces.
News // 19.01.2023
SEKISUI again one of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world
SEKISUI has again been included in the 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations In The World Index (2023 Global 100). This marks the sixth consecutive time and the eighth time overall that SEKISUI has been part of this important ranking.
Story // 10.01.2023
Achieving sustainability with high-quality products
It is the task of all actors to find solutions against climate change. SEKISUI wants to support this by focusing on products that contribute to solving environmental and societal issues throughout the supply chain, in-house and after purchase.
News // 19.12.2022
SEKISUI included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World Index
SEKISUI has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index for the 11th year in a row, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
News // 14.12.2022
Six decades of innovation: SEKISUI celebrates 60 years in Europe
What began with the founding of a German GmbH (limited liability company) in 1962 is today a group of 9 companies with around 1000 employees that drive innovation in various ways and search for new, efficient solutions every day.
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
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.
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.