Message from President

Aiming for positive change with an eye on the future, meeting the challenges facing society as a group

Our products have generally been called, “synthetic leather,” but we are not developing and manufacturing products that merely approach genuine leather. Our customers demand design and function with a look and feel that cannot be obtained with genuine leather and our products encompass new materials in accordance with such needs. In our company group, U.S. based Ultrafabrics will continue to collect and meet various needs across a wide range of industries, including office furniture, automobiles and aircraft, and deliver more than 1,000 products commercialized and manufactured by Daiichi Kasei in Japan with Japanese technology, under brands, including ULTRALEATHER® and BRISA®, our flagship brands, to customers all over the world.

 

In May 2018, we opened our first group showroom in Clerkenwell, London, a center of design. While actively collecting information on the diverse needs and styles of customers, we are actively promoting the dissemination of information, aiming at establishment of a global brand. In September 2018, we completed two production lines by expanding domestic production facilities that will enable a stable supply of products in terms of quantity in addition to high quality. As a result, we have established a system that actively promotes business opportunities with customers in the automobile and aircraft industries on a global scale, that is positioned as our pillar of growth strategies.

 

At present, there are various sustainability issues around the world, from climate change and the effects of global warming and depletion of global resources to the creation of more diversified and upwardly mobile societies. We recognize that coping with these issues will become increasingly more important in the future and for our medium and long-term growth strategies in each area of “Product,” “Planet” and “People,” the framework of our sustainability, that is why we aim to parallel business growth with environmental preservation and local community development. By delivering more innovative and sustainable products to customers, we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

 

Noboru Yoshimura
Representative Director & President
Ultrafabrics Holdings Co., Ltd.