The R&D division is the engine behind Kao's efforts to constantly produce innovative and high value-added products to achieve Yoki-Monozukuri.
Through the integration of science and technology spanning a wide variety of fields, Kao conducts product development research and fundamental research with the goal of creating innovative products.
Within an open corporate culture which respects the autonomy of researchers, we employ matrix management that encourages the dynamic sharing of knowledge from many different fields.
With the expansion of global business, Kao has been actively promoting R&D efforts based on Yoki-Monozukuri in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Here is an introduction to our major activities and global network.