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Company Name Japan Vilene Company, Ltd.
Head Office Hama-rikyu Mitsui Bldg., 6-4, Tsukiji 5-Chome, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-8423, Japan
As of March 31, 2013
Date of Establishment June 1, 1960
Number of Employees (consolidated) 1,567 , (non-consolidated) 861
Common Stock (million yen) 9,816
Number of Shares Issued 60,140,945
Stock Listing Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section #3514

Business Results
(Million yen)
Consolidated Non-Consolidated
Net Sales 48,123 Net Sales 31,068
Ordinary Income 1,959 Ordinary Income 1,563

Major Shareholders (Top 5)
(As of March 31, 2013)
Number of Shares Owned
Percentage of Total Shares(%)
Freudenberg SE 16,647 27.68
Toray Industries, Inc. 7,242 12.04
Japan Vilene Customers' Shareholding Association 1,472 2.45
Nissei Real Estate Co., Ltd. 1,000 1.66
Japan Vilene Employees' Shareholding Association 889 1.48
*As of March 31, 2013, Japan Vilene Co., Ltd. owned 10,305,513 shares of treasury stock. These shares are not included in the above list.
Board of Director and Auditors (As of June 27, 2013)
President and Representative Director Toshio Yoshida Non-executive Director Thomas Seidel
Senior Managing Director Yoshiaki Mizutani Non-executive Director Shogo Masuda *
Managing Director Masahiro Kimura Standing Auditor Keiji Abo
Director Noriyuki Aoki Standing Auditor Minoru Tamatsukuri *
Director Yasuji Nakakouji Auditor Heinrich Menkhaus *
Director Satoshi Kawamura    
Director Atsushi Shimoda    
Director Yasuhiro Esaki *Outside Director or Outside Company Auditors

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History of Japan Vilene

1960 Establishment of Japan Vilene Co., Ltd. (capital: 120 million yen)
1961 Completion of Shiga Factory
1970 Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1972 Completion of Tokyo Factory
1976 Establishment of Nouvil Co.,Ltd.
(Current Vilene Create Co., Ltd.)
1980 Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. <Hong Kong>
1983 Establishment of VIAM Manufacturing, Inc. <U.S.A.・LA>
Establishment of Hikotomi Industrial Co., Ltd.
1984 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1985 Establishment of Pacific Giken Co., Ltd.

Establishment of Viclean Co., Ltd.

1987 Establishment of Cumulass Co., Ltd.
1989 Establishment of Taiwan Vilene Nonwoven Co., Ltd. <Taiwan>
(Current Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.)
1990 Opening of Research & Development Center
(Current Central Reseach Laboratory)
1994 Establishment of Vilene Ibaraki Service Co.,Ltd.
(Current VIS Co., Ltd.)
1995 Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. <China>
Shiga Factory and Tokyo Factory each receive ISO9002 certification
1996 Shiga Factory and Tokyo Factory each receive ISO9001 certification
1997 Establishment of Freudenberg Vitech Ltd. Partnership <U.S.A.>
Acquisition of Oyama Chemical Co., Ltd.
1998 Establishment of Korea Vilene Co., Ltd. <Korea>
Establishment of VIAM (TN) Ltd. Partnership <U.S.A.>
(Current VIAM Manufacturing, Inc.)
Shiga Factory and Tokyo Factory each receive ISO14001 certification
2001 Establishment of VIAM Holding, Inc. <U.S.A.>
Establishment of Korea Filtertek Co., Ltd. <Korea>
(Current Korea Filtration Technologies Co., Ltd.)
2002 Opening of Shanghai Representative Office <China>
2004 Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Filter (Changchun) Co., Ltd. <China>
Establishment of Tianjin VIAM Automotive Products Co., Ltd. <China>
2005 Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Interlinings (Nantong) Co., Ltd. <China>
2007 Establishment of Japan VIAM Co., Ltd.
2008 Consolidation of three VIAM group companies in the US into VIAM Manufacturing Inc. <U.S.A.・TN>
Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Filter (Thailand) Co., Ltd. <Thailand>
2011 Establishment of VICAM Inc. <U.S.A.>
Acquisition of VITECH Manufacturing L.P. <U.S.A.>
2012 Establishment of Freudenberg & Vilene Filter (Chengdu) Co., Ltd .<China>
Establishment of VIAM Manufacturing Mexico S.A. de C.V. <Mexico>
2013 Establishment of VIAM Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.<Thailand>
Acquisition of Oshitari Laboratory, Inc.

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