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About DOWA group

Global expansion of our unique recycling business

The DOWA Group is engaged in "Nonferrous metals business", where we extract useful metals from natural resources, "Metal Processing Business" and "Heat Processing Business" where we add value to the extracted metals. Also, our "Electronic Materials Business" we further improve the functions of metal materials and, in our "Environmental Management & Recycling Business" we detoxify waste, separate and collect metals from waste. We are committed to resolving social problems such as global issues of the environment and resources through our unique resource-recycling business—from production of non-ferrous metals, highly valueadded products and to their recycling.

Corporate Profile

Name DOWA Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Incorporated March 11, 1937
Head Office 22nd Floor, Akihabara UDX Bldg,
4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0021 JAPAN
President and Representative Director Masao Yamada
Common Stock 36,437 million yen
Employees Approximately 8,700 persons
(As of March 31, 2015)

FY2014 Financial Highlights

In FY2014, demand for automotive products remained strong worldwide. In addition, demand for smart phones and renewable energy also remained strong. Zinc prices remained strong, while precious metals and copper fell against the background of strong US dollar and cheap crude oil.
Against this backdrop, the consolidated net sales of DOWA group for the March 2015 period were 464.2 billion Yen, up 5% YOY, whereas the consolidated operating profit, consolidated ordinary profit, and consolidated net profit were 39 billion Yen, 42 billion Yen, and 26.5 billion Yen, up 23%, 20%, and 14% respectively.


Business areas of DOWA group

The DOWA group has globally developed a recycling business consisting of five core businesses.

Environmental management & Recycling business DOWA ECO-SYSTEM

Sales constituent ratio 19.6%Operating profit constituent ratio 19.4% (FY2014 ended March 31, 2015)

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  • Waste treatment business

    Integrated services from collection and transportation to intermediate and final processing of municipal and industrial waste

  • Soil remediation business

    Total support from survey to remediation and monitoring of soil contamination

  • Recycling business

    Collection of valuable metal from used products such as scrap generated from factories and production processes, electrical appliances and automobiles

Nonferrous metals business DOWA Metals & Mining

Sales constituent ratio 44.9% Operating profit constituent ratio 35.8% (FY2014 ended March 31, 2015)

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  • Precious metals and copper business

    World's leading recyce-smelting that can collect a variety of metals such as gold, silver, and copper

  • Rare metals business

    Recovery of platinum group metals such as platinum from used automobile exhaust gas catalysts

  • Zinc business

    Integrated business development from resource development to ingots production and sales of processed products, centered on Akita Zinc Co., Ltd. that boasts of largest zinc smelter of 200,000 tons in Japan

Electronic materials business DOWA Electronics Materials

Sales constituent ratio 13.9% Operating profit constituent ratio 23.3% (FY2014 ended March 31, 2015)

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  • Semiconductors business

    Leading manufacturer of high-purity gallium indium semiconductor materials, compound semiconductor wafers, and high luminance and high output LED

  • Electronic materials business

    Manufactures silver powder used in renewable energy applications, copper powder used in electronic components, zinc powder and silver oxide used in batteries etc.

  • Functional materials business

    Manufacturer boasting wWorld's dominant market shareleading manufacturer of ferrite powder used in metal powder for high-capacity recording tapes, carrier powder for copiers, printers etc.

Metal processing business DOWA Metaltech

Sales constituent ratio 16.5% Operating profit constituent ratio 15.3% (FY2014 ended March 31, 2015)

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  • Metal processing business

    Manufacturer of copper, brass, and copper alloys used in terminals and connectors for automobile and semiconductor, and brass bars and forgings

  • Plating business

    Precious metal plating processing of components such as connectors and switches of automobiles, mobile phones and consumer electronics products

  • Substrates business

    Manufacturer of metal ceramic substrates used in power control equipment such as industrial machinery, high-speed rail, wind-power generation, and solar power

Heat treatment business DOWA Thermotech

Sales constituent ratio 5.1% Operating profit constituent ratio 6.2% (FY2014 ended March 31, 2015)

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  • Industrial furnace business

    Provides total service from design and erection of furnaces to maintenance, leveraging the know-how of heat treatment processing

  • Heat treatment processing business

    Application specific surface treatment such as improvement of abrasion resistance, fatigue resistance and heat resistance

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