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Kao completes construction of new production building for beauty care products in Taiwan plant

Today, Kao Corporation's Taiwan subsidiary, Kao (Taiwan) Corporation, completed the construction of a new production building for manufacturing beauty care products in its Hsinchu Plant (Hsinchu County, Taiwan). Initial investment was approx. 3.3 billion JPY.


In recent years, Kao has been reinforcing its production capacity in Japan and abroad, building new plants and adding more production lines.
The newly completed production building was constructed to reinforce the supply capacity of Kao's rapidly growing Taiwanese beauty care business. Combined with existing facilities, the Hsinchu Plant's production capacity of beauty care products is now twice higher than before.
The Hsinchu Plant of Kao (Taiwan) Corporation became the first Taiwanese beauty care product manufacturing facility to obtain GMP* certification in March 2009. In order to produce higher performance, higher quality products, Kao (Taiwan) Corporation installed the new production building with more sophisticated equipment and clean rooms to establish top-level manufacturing environment standards in the Taiwanese beauty care business.
The new production building will start with manufacturing skin care brand products, Bioré and Men's Bioré, and hair care brand products, Essential, Liese. More products will be added as the business grows going forward.

  • * Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
    Manufacturing process control standards for ensuring products are made safely and a certain level of quality is maintained throughout the manufacturing process, from receipt of raw materials to production and shipping.

In the Kao Group Mid-term Plan 2020 (K20), which kicked off in 2017, one of the growth strategies up to 2020 is to "expand the Consumer Products Business in Asia and increase its profit margin." The newly completed production facility is an important move toward the attainment of K20 goals and further development of the company's global business in the future.

The Kao Group remains committed to leveraging its assets to the fullest relating to human resources, research, facilities, and other areas on a global scale while building new assets to achieve profitable growth and to "make Kao a company with a global presence."

Overview: Kao (Taiwan) Hsinchu Plant

Company name: Kao (Taiwan) Corporation
Address: No.6, Chung Hua Rd., Hsinchu Industrial Areas
Hukou Hsiang, Hsinchu Hsien,30352 Taiwan, R.O.C
Operation: 1981
Representative: Liu Chien Hsien, Plant Manager
Capital ontribution: Kao Corporation 92%, individual investors 8%
Site area: Approx. 58,000 sq. m
(New beauty care production facility: Four-story building, site area approx. 2,800 sq. m, total floor area approx. 8,600 sq. m)
Nature of business: Production of skincare, hair care, laundry detergent, and sanitary products

About Kao

Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world. Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. Combined with its chemical division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,500 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 35,000 people worldwide and has more than 120 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.

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Corporate Communications Department
Kao Corporation

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