Central Glass at a Glance


In the 80 years since its founding in 1936, Central Glass has created numerous products and contributed significantly to society.

Our Beginnings as a Chemical Manufacturer

Central Glass started as Ube Soda Industry Co., Ltd. in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture as a manufacturer of soda ash, caustic soda, and other basic chemical products used in a wide range of industrial applications.

The first ground breaking ceremony by the first president

Hopes at the Time of Our Founding and 80 Years of Business

Nearly 80 years have passed since the founding of Central Glass. We look back to the words of the company's first president, Nobuyoshi Kuniyoshi, who said he wanted "to find ways to contribute to the homeland." He resigned his post as mayor of Ube to take on the challenge of starting a company. Central Glass has been active in a diversity of manufacturing and business fields for many years, but the origin of our hopes, dreams, and our dynamism can be traced to our earliest days.

  • Beginnings 1936
  • Businesses 7 fields
  • Global 22 group companies
  • Strengths 80 years
  • Contributing to Society
  • The Future ¥18 billion

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