prepare for the challenges of the new century, Kao has united its European
chemical production activities in a new head office, Kao Chemicals Europe, headquatered in Barcelona, Spain.
Kao Chemicals Europe has been created to unite the efforts of the different Business Units, in order to gain efficiency and strength in a market that is becoming more and more competitive and demanding.
At the same time, this new Kao organisation is in an optimum position to provide its customers with a more comprehensive response to their needs. The most advanced technology and the most exhaustive research is at their disposal to add new value to their products and production processes.
The mission of Kao Chemicals Europe, in line with Kao’s global vision, is to satisfy the needs of the market and the expectations of their customers through development, production and marketing of chemical products, while, at the same time, reaching an adequate level of profitability and continuously improving their competitive position, and also contributing to the development of the people who constitute the company, all within a framework of total respect for society and environment.
The business operations of Kao Chemicals Europe are handled by six independent Business Units, each with a distinct strategic objective :
- Personal Care
- Laundry & Cleaning
- Technical Applications
- Flavours & Fragrances
- Toner & Binder
Their common goal is to meet the specific requirements and opportunities in each market, providing customers with a more comprehensive response, adding new value to the products and production processes , and reaching and maintaining leading positions.
Our Business Unit Personal Care takes care of development, production and marketing of raw materials used in all kinds of cosmetic products.
The most important applications are :