Oji Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce its launch on July 1 of “Water Environment Research Laboratory” in Innovation Promotion Division, a key organization of R&D for water-related business.

1. Purpose of establishment
We, Oji Group have kept and will keep growing through the use of water resource. We have developed various technologies related to water business: cultivation and utilization of water resource through our forest management both domestic and overseas; water treatment and recycling of mill effluents through paper making process. One of our group members, Oji Engineering Co., Ltd., has also been engaged in operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities. “Water Environment Research Laboratory”, which has been established in Innovation Promotion Division, is expected to play a central role for further promoting our business both domestic and overseas by enhancing our R&D in water-related business. There are many countries without adequate water treatment systems or clean water environment in exchange for the economic development. As a leading company in innovation, we, Oji group, keep engaged in maintaining and remediating clean water, an indispensable resource for society and industry, and continue contributing to the sustainable development of not only our country but also other countries.

2. Overview of Water Environment Research Laboratory
Date of Establishment: July 1, 2014
Location: Shinonome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Business Field: Whole infrastructure for pure water and waste water
Sales Region: Japan, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, South America, North America

Manabu Yamamoto, General Manager,
Water Environment Research Laboratory, Innovation Promotion Division, Oji Holdings Corporation
Phone: +81-3-3533-7134

Motohiro Matsumura, General Manager,
Engineering Deptartment, Environment & Resources Sales & Engineering Division, Oji Engineering Co., Ltd
Phone: +81-3-6311-5450