Message & Corporate Profile

Yutaka Nagaoka

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Nikke Group’s Corporate Philosophy is “As a corporate group that is gentle and warm toward people and the planet, we will continue to take on challenges with passion and pride.” Based on this philosophy, Nikke and its more than sixty group companies are working together to be a company group creating future lifestyles through diverse businesses that support people throughout their lives.

I was appointed as the 15th president of Nikke as of February 25, 2022 and I am bracing myself to shoulder the heavy responsibilities entrusted to me. My mission as the president is to lead Nikke Group towards the realization of our vision (our ideal) set out under our Renewal Nikke 130 Vision (the “RN 130 Vision”), which we have reached the halfway point of the planned term, and furthermore towards the future beyond the RN 130 Vision.

In 2021, the first year of our 2nd Medium-term Management Plan, Nikke recorded its highest net income. This result is due to the fact that each company of Nikke Group has developed creative management and pushed forward confidently towards its goals despite the ongoing impact of the spread of COVID-19. We benefitted greatly from the strong leadership of my predecessor president Tomita, who promoted and strengthened our management system of four business divisions.

Nearly thirty-eight years have passed since I joined Nikke as a technology employee. I have spent most of time in the manufacturing facilities and I felt strongly the changes occurring across Nikke Group in any workplaces. There have been big changes in the business environment both domestically and overseas, and Nikke Group has also responded flexibly. Under the COVID-19 pandemic, we didn't just endure. During it, we have become a robust business entity which can take the offensive. I feel that next stage is to step up using our solid management base to be a company group which people can expect the growth towards the future and which excites not just our customers and shareholders but also our employees.

I believe there are three investments that Nikke Group needs to make in order to grow significantly for the future: investments in infrastructure facilities, investments to increase our customer base, and investments to foster human resources. I believe it is my responsibility to create an environment to encourage our employees to take the initiative and move our business forward.

Realizing sustained business growth must involve not only thorough compliance but also sustainability initiatives. Companies are members of society and cannot get growth without sustainable growth of society. We are facing numerous challenges including urgent matters such as global environmental issues. We will not just recognize social issues for the future as risks but also solve these challenges. I believe the value of Nikke Group lies in that.

As the representative of Nikke Group, I will give it my all so that each company of Nikke Group makes concerted efforts to continue to take on new challenges towards our ideal set out not just for the RN 130 Vision, but also for ten and twenty years into the future and that Nikke Group can be a company group brimming with vitality and creating future lifestyles. Your continued patronage and support would be greatly appreciated.

Yutaka Nagaoka

Nikke Group Representative Director
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Japan Wool Textile Co., Ltd.

Corporate Overview

Company name (short form) NIKKE
Official company name The Japan Wool Textile Co., Ltd.
Date of foundation December 3, 1896
Capital 6,465 (millions of yen)
Numbers of employees 5,126 (consolidated)
501 (non-consolidated) (as of November 30, 2021)
Listed on First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Representative Director Yutaka Nagaoka
President and Chief executive officer, The Japan Wool Textile Co., Ltd.
Nikke Group Representative Director

Officers / Executive Officers

Chairman Kazuya Tomita
President and Chief Executive Officer Yutaka Nagaoka
Director and Managing Executive Officer Kuniaki Hihara
Director and Managing Executive Officer Yoshirou Kawamura
Director and Managing Executive Officer Takehiro Okamoto
External Director Yoshihiro Oonishi
External Director Yasuhiro Wakamatu
External Director Seishi Miyajima
Audit and Supervisory Board member Shougo Ueno
Audit and Supervisory Board member Junichi Komiya
External Audit and Supervisory Board member Takeshi Katayama
External Audit and Supervisory Board member Michiko Uehara
Managing Executive Officer Yoshiyasu Kaneda
Executive Officer Kazuhiro Oohashi
Executive Officer Kageo Kusumoto
Executive Officer Hiroshi Fujiwara
Executive Officer Yasushi Kurusu
Executive Officer Hiroshi Fujii
Executive Officer Kayo Yamazaki
Executive Officer Kiyoshi Shimizu
Executive Officer Hiroyuki Kondou

Business Description

Textile & Clothing Materials Development, manufacture, and sale of high-functional materials and products mainly for clothing
Industrial Machinery & Materials Development, manufacture, and sale of various materials ranging from wool through chemical synthetic fibers, and from thread through twine / felt / non-woven fabric
Design, manufacture, and sale of industrial machinery
Human & Future Development Provision of services which are community coexistence-oriented and the development of real estate, with a focus on community development
Consumer Goods & Services Provision of Goods and Services for those inside/outside the Group by leveraging our capabilities as a trading company

Major business bases

Osaka Headquarters

3-3-10, Kawara-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0048, Japan

Kobe Head Office

47, Akashi-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0037, Japan

Tokyo Branch Office

2-6-9, Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda‐ku, Tokyo, 101-0032, Japan

Liaison Offices Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka
Regional Offices Kakogawa (Hyogo Pref.), Chubu (Aichi Pref.)
Mills / Offices Innami (Hyogo Pref.), Gifu (Gifu Pref.), Ichinomiya (Aichi Pref.)
Textile design and creation center Ichinomiya (Aichi Pref.)
Shopping Centers NIKKE PARKTOWN (Hyogo Pref.), NIKKE COLTON PLAZA (Chiba Pref.)
Overseas Offices Milano


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