The key station of the Textile and Material Section is located in Osaka, with overseas offices . The Section also works closely with agents in various countries in the pursuit of its wide-ranging global business operations, from clothing to functional materials for industrial applications and fashion textiles.
Main products handled by the Textile and Material Section by office location
In addition to exporting high value-added Made-in-Japan materials and importing raw materials for industrial and fashion applications, the Osaka Headquarters also serves as the control tower that leads the trading operations of the overseas offices.
Staff members with extensive experience working overseas, together with assistants who are experienced in the administrative aspects of trade operations, work together with Kaneyo’s overseas offices and our agents in the various countries to respond promptly to the needs of the market and our customers and to boost the expansion of our global textile and material operations.
The ASEAN textile industry has flourished since olden times, and Jakarta has been an important center in that industry. Kaneyo’s Jakarta office maintains close relationships with Japanese textile manufacturers and sells clothing material not only to Japan, but also to Asian countries, Europe and the Americas, particularly South America, and to South Africa.
In light of the recent growth in Indonesia’s economy and purchasing power, the Jakarta Office is devoting efforts to direct sales to local clothing factories and apparel companies in a bid to further expand its business.
Although hampered by the rapid expansion of China’s textile industry, the Taiwanese textile industry is shifting from labor-intensive to technology-intensive production and making efforts to strengthen its export competitiveness. Within that industry, Kaneyo’s Taipei Office handles high value-added materials, such as functional materials and environmentally-friendly materials.
Leveraging the knowledge and experience it has cultivated in the course of expanding its offerings to include materials for industrial applications as well as clothing applications, we have recently started exporting exceptionally high value-added Made-in-Japan products to Taiwan. We are pursuing the further expansion of our business in industrial applications.
Raw Material Trading
We handle natural fibers, such as cotton and wool, and various types of synthetic fibers, which continue to evolve.
In natural fibers, we import wool materials, which were the founding business of our company, from leading suppliers in Australia and New Zealand, and cotton from prominent Japanese mills based in Asia and ASEAN whose quality control can be relied on.
In synthetic fibers, we procure staple fibers whose main applications are non-woven cloth, spun yarn whose main applications are industrial material applications and filament yarn whose functionality is being developed, from Taiwan, Indonesia, and a wide range of other sources for sale in Japan, Europe and USA.
In particular, we have maintained strong demand for the 66 Nylon filament yarn that we sell in Japan for both knit and woven fabric for apparel applications and have built up a long track record for this product, thanks to its characteristic texture and deep luster.
Greige Cloth Trading
We sell greige cloth made with cotton and polyester source from South Asia, to Europe.
We sell fabric made with premium Pima cotton to famous European brands for use in luxury men’s shirts. Polyester greige cloth are turned into blind cloth by European mills and sold to leading interior brands in Scandinavia.
We keep these products in inventory at our European location so we can deliver them to our customers promptly when they are needed.
We sell Made-in-Japan fashion fabrics to European, American, Hong Kong, and Chinese markets.
Until recently, our exports centered on synthetic filament textiles for women’s apparel, such as triacetate and polyester, but due to growing demand in Europe and the Americas, we have started handling premium worsted textiles and are striving to expand our target customer groups and sales channels.
We have also embarked on the expansion of autonomous offshore business between our overseas offices.