Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo
The company mainly manufactures and sells zirconium compounds, although it also handles cesium, rare-earth, and other inorganic compounds. The value chain starts with the production of iron ore, after which intermediate materials are processed into primary products. These are delivered to secondary product manufacturers, which send their products on to companies that assemble them into final consumer products. Daiichi Kigenso and its group companies produce intermediate materials from zirconium ore and also manufacture and sell primary products. This level of integration allows the company to offer a full lineup of products tailored to customer requirements.