Research and Development Organization
MGC has three research laboratories that directly report to their companies.
Each plant has its own Research & Development Department that deals with improvements in production technologies and applied research of the products. The MGC Chemical Analysis Center, which directly reports to the Research & Development Division, provides the entire company with analysis and safety testing services.
*Place the mouse over each item to see the relationship between the respective research divisions.
Corporate Research aims to create new core businesses in promising areas for the future from the medium- and long-term perspective. The R&D Administration Department within the Corporate Group plans research themes and commissions the research to respective research laboratories according to specific topics of research.
On the other hand, Company R&D mainly aims to reinforce competitive businesses and develop new products based on existing products and technologies. Research is conducted in the respective Research & Development Departments of the respective companies.
The Research & Development Division deals with adjustments and administrative operations for companies to increase the R&D Administration Department, as well as the planning and promotion of Corporate Research, to generate greater Group synergy.
Research & Development Departments of each plant actively promote technical and human interaction and support the research of other companies in their areas of expertise.
In order for MGC to continue to develop as a highly differentiated, widely recognized chemicals group operating from a strong platform of proprietary technology, we make a strong effort in research and development. The number of employees engaged in R&D activities total approximately 820 (consolidated, approximately 15% of all employees), and in 2012, the R&D costs account for around 3% of sales. 。
|Rate of R&D expenditures in sales (%)||3.3||4.2||3.6||3.9||3.3|
As of May 2013