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Company Profile

  • Business description

    Kao is the largest household and personal care product manufacturer in Japan with a footprint across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Japan remains its largest market, contributing about 60% of sales and an estimated 70% of profits with several leading brands including Attack and Biore. Initially a soap producer established in the 1890s, Kao has expanded into cosmetics, disposable hygiene products, and chemicals, in addition to its home care and toiletry products. Asia, the largest overseas market contributing 20% of group sales, is a key growth driver, led by expansion in China and Indonesia. It has also acquired several Western skin and haircare brands including Jergens, John Frieda, Curel, Molton Brown, and the latest, Oribe.

  • Contact

    14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho 1-chome
    Chuo-ku
    Tokyo 103-8210
    JPN

    T: +81 336607111

    E: ir@kao.co.jp

    http://www.kao.com

  • Sector

    Consumer Defensive

    Stock type

    Defensive

  • Industry

    Household & Personal Products

    Fiscal Year End

    31 December 2024

    Employees

    42,450

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