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Premium prize for Asahi Kasei – German Design Award for a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow

08.11.2018

The German Design Council has honoured Asahi Kasei and its fully driveable electric vehicle AKXY™ with the German Design Award 2019 in the category 'Special Mention'. The predicate 'Special Mention' acknowledges works with a design that offers particularly successful solutions and honors the commitment of companies and designers. Asahi Kasei received the award in the category 'Excellent Product Design – Conceptional Transportation'. The award ceremony will be held in Frankfurt on February 8, 2019. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei presents concept car at electronica 2018

06.11.2018

Asahi Kasei will present its technologies and solutions in the areas of sensor technology and premium audio at this year's electronica, the renowned electronics trade fair in Munich. For the first time at a European trade fair, the electric concept vehicle "AKXY" will also be present at the booth. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei completes acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors

01.10.2018

Asahi Kasei has completed its acquisition of Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. (Sage) on September 27, 2018. ... Read more

The world’s largest scale alkaline water electrolysis system with the power of 10 Megawatt from Asahi Kasei was selected for the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field in Namie

14.08.2018

Asahi Kasei and its subsidiary Asahi Kasei Engineering Corp. have received an order from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. for an alkaline water electrolysis system of the world-leading scale of 10 MW in a single unit to be installed at the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field in Namie, Futaba, Fukushima, Japan.... Read more

Asahi Kasei wins 2018 Altair Enlighten Award for Glass Fiber Reinforced Leona™ Polyamide 66 Pedal Bracket

07.08.2018

Asahi Kasei received the Altair Enlighten Award 2018 in the Enabling Technology category for a glass fiber reinforced polyamide 66 pedal bracket developed jointly with Mazda Motor Corporation. The award ceremony was held in Michigan, the US, on July 30, 2018.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Corporation becomes official partner of the World Rally Championship

31.07.2018

Asahi Kasei has signed a contract as official partner with the organiser of the FIA World Rally Championship. In this world-leading rally series, drivers and vehicles compete against each other under the toughest and most diverse conditions. The Fédération Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA) has organised the World Rally Championship (WRC) in this form since 1973.... Read more

Asahi Kasei to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors - Strategic expansion of business in the automotive field -

19.07.2018

Asahi Kasei has decided to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. (Sage), a US-based manufacturer of automotive interior material, for a cash transaction price of approximately $700 million (¥79.1 billion*). An agreement regarding the acquisition was concluded between Asahi Kasei and Clearlake Sage Holdings, LLC, the 100% owner of Sage.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Introduces the Next-Generation Family of Glass-Reinforced PP Thermylene® P11

11.06.2018

Asahi Kasei, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastic compounds, has launched Thermylene® P11, a next-generation family of glass-reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds with unprecedented strength, expanding the performance envelope for conventional glass reinforced polypropylene design and opening opportunities for thinwall molding of interior and exterior automotive parts. ... Read more

Asahi Kasei starts green hydrogen demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima

24.05.2018

Asahi Kasei continues to strengthen its activities in the hydrogen business. Following the start of a demonstration project in Herten, Germany, in April 2018, the Japanese technology company now launched an alkaline-water electrolysis demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima, Japan. The new project aims at the development of a large-scale production system for green hydrogen by using power input from renewable energy sources.... Read more

Asahi Kasei Europe starts hydrogen demonstration project in Herten

02.05.2018

On April 27 2018, Asahi Kasei Europe started a demonstration project for the production of green hydrogen at the Hydrogen Competence Center h2herten in Herten, Germany. The project will transform simulated electric power from wind energy into hydrogen and contribute to the development of a green hydrogen production system.... Read more