Japan Vilene Company, Ltd.
HOMEAbout Japan VileneProduct InformationInvestor Relations
President's MessageCorporate DataCSRManagement PlanBusinesses and ProductsOffices and FactoriesJapan Vilene Group
Corporate Data
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 September 30, 2014
Date of Establishment June 1, 1960
Number of Employees (Consolidated) 1,764 , (Non-Consolidated) 875
Common Stock (million yen) 10,680
Number of Shares Issued 52,840,945
Stock Listing Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section #3514

Business Results
(Fiscal year ended March 31, 2014)
Consolidated(Million yen) Non-Consolidated(Million yen)
Net Sales 54,563 Net Sales 32,454
Ordinary Income 3,802 Ordinary Income 2,208

Major Shareholders (Top 5)
(As of September 30, 2014)
Number of Shares Owned
Percentage of Total Shares(%)
Freudenberg SE 17,647 33.40
Toray Industries, Inc. 9,242 17.49
Japan Vilene Customers' Shareholding Association 1,521 2.88
Nissei Real Estate Co., Ltd. 1,000 1.89
Japan Vilene Employees' Shareholding Association 836 1.58

Board Members, Audit & Supervisory Board Members (As of September 30, 2014)
Representative Member of the Board
Toshio Yoshida Director Yasuhiro Esaki
Senior Managing Director Yoshiaki Mizutani Director Thomas Seidel
Managing Director Masahiro Kimura Director Shogo Masuda *1
Director Noriyuki Aoki Audit & Supervisory Board Member Keiji Abo
Director Yasuji Nakakouji Audit & Supervisory Board Member Minoru Tamatsukuri *2
Director Satoshi Kawamura Audit & Supervisory Board Member Heinrich Menkhaus *2
Director Atsushi Shimoda  
*1: Outside Director
*2: Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Page Top

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.

Page Top
Contact Us
Copyright(c) Japan Vilene Company, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.