COMPANY MERGER The new start as Resonac Europe
In January 2023, Showa Denko Europe GmbH and Showa Denko Materials (Europe) GmbH, which was formerly Hitachi Chemicals Europe GmbH, started the operations as one company, Resonac Europe GmbH. The Resonac Group has defined its purpose as “Change society through the power of chemistry,” aiming to become a leading functional chemical manufacturer in the world.
Showa Denko Europe GmbH and Showa Denko Materials (Europe) GmbH were established in Germany in 1982 as European sales offices of the Japanese chemical companies Showa Denko K.K. and Hitachi Chemicals Co., Ltd, and have been engaged in sales and marketing activities in the EMEA region. So far, Showa Denko Europe GmbH has offered mainly base material products like Organic and Inorganic chemicals, Fine gasses, and SiC Epitaxial wafer. On the other hand, Showa Denko Materials (Europe) GmbH has offered mainly applicational material products for the Electronics related markets, including Semiconductor, PCB, Lithium-ion battery field, etc.
Broad business portfolio
From now on, as EMEA regional core company of the new Resonac Group, Resonac Europe GmbH is able to offer a wide range of solutions to customers in the market. In particular, they strongly believe the company can show its strength in providing combined solutions from two original companies for the semiconductor front-end and back-end packaging markets, the power device market and the mobility markets.
In addition, based on the Group’s corporate philosophy, “Change society through the power of chemistry”, Resonac Europe GmbH will contribute to the achievement of the European Green Deal by providing the technologies and products demanded in the European market and society as an advanced material partner together with their valued patners in EMEA.
Bringing on autonomous and creative people
In his New Year's address, Hidehito Takahashi, President & CEO of Resonac Holdings Corporation, said:
"Newly launched Resonac aims to be a leading functional chemical manufacturer in the world. To this end, the most important thing for Resonac is to cultivate corporate culture that brings on autonomous and creative people. I want to reform Resonac to be a company about which other companies’ people say 'We want to employ people like those working at Resonac.' I aim to accomplish this reform because bringing on talent who can execute strategy will be a decisive factor that gives competitiveness to a company."