Croda Japan Limited Company was formed with a 50:50 partnership with Croda International in 1966. In 1989, Croda Japan became a Japanese subsidiary wholly owned by Croda International. 

We are one of the pioneering foreign companies to establish its own manufacturing facility in Japan. Our manufacturing plant in Shiga has developed a proprietary flash chromatography process called Super Refining® which produces products of extremely high levels of purity. 

We cater to a wide range of natural based specialities including lanolin and other cosmetic and health care ingredients. We also manufacture and supply a range of industrial applications ranging from lubricants and coatings, to polymer additives and ceramics.

Our ISO certified plant enables us to provide the highest quality products to cater to the latest trends in the end market. In 2013, we were the 2nd manufacturing site in Japan to be awarded the EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) GMP certification.

The working environment of Croda Japan is a good balance of Japanese culture and the dynamism of a global company, and employees appreciate and enjoy it. There are some events to encourage the active interactions of people such as company outings, Japanese BBQ dinner and the year end “Bo-Nen-Kai” party. All employees also have a chance to contribute to the local community through the “1% Club” activities.


Croda Japan KK
Tokyo Head Office
4-3 Hitotsubashi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo Japan 101-0003
Tel +81(0) 33 263 8270
Fax +82(0) 33 263 8277

Shiga Manufacturing Site
377 Gokashohiyoshi-cho
Shiga Japan 529-1403
Tel  +81 (0) 74 848 3701/3756
Fax +81 (0) 74 848 4307