Sunstar Group Business Results
Business Performance Fiscal Year 2017
(as of December 31, 2017)
The Sunstar Group achieved a significant increase in sales in the growth markets in Asia and Europe. Our successful growth was driven mainly by the active promotion of Oral Care and Chemical products.
Our Oral Care business accounts for approximately half of the total Group net sales, and achieved steady growth through our acquisition of a company in the Netherlands, rising sales throughout Europe, active efforts to promote inter-dental cleaning products in the Americas, and expansion of contact points with customers in Asia. In our Chemical business, which makes up 26% of the total Group net sales, our automotive interior adhesives performed well, with growth driven particularly by increased sales in Asia.
Net Sales by Business Sector
Net Sales by Region
The above figures represent the consolidated financial results of each Group company based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). All inter-company sales have been eliminated.