Unicharm Corporation
Traded as TYO: 8113
Industry Chemicals
Founded February 10, 1961 (1961-02-10)
Founder Keiichiro Takahara
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Takahisa Takahara (President, CEO)
  • Adult and baby diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pet food and toiletries
Revenue Increase ¥495.77 billion (FY2013)[1]
Increase ¥59.49 billion (FY2013)[1]
Increase ¥43.12 billion (FY2013)[1]
Total assets Increase ¥535.06 billion (FY2013)[1]
Total equity Increase ¥278.35 billion (FY2013)[1]
Owner Keiichiro Takahara
Number of employees
10,287 (2012)
Website www.unicharm.co.jp/english

Unicharm Corporation (ユニ·チャーム株式会社 Yuni chāmu kabushiki kaisha) is a Japanese company that manufactures disposable hygiene products, household cleaning products, specializing in the manufacture of diapers for both babies and adult incontinence, feminine hygiene products and pet care products. In 2016, it is the leader in baby and feminine care products in Japan.[2]


Unicharm traces its roots to the Taisei Kako Co., Ltd., founded by Keiichiro Takahara in 1961, selling wood wool cement board. The company ventured to manufacture and sell sanitary napkins in 1963. The company then started selling tampons in 1974, when Unicharm Corporation was founded to separate the feminine care production from the main company.



The company has a number of prominent brands in its portfolio, including MamyPoko, Charm, Moony, BabyJoy, Babylove, Sofy and Lifree, Teemo. In December 2011, Unicharm acquired 51% ownership of pet products maker Hartz Mountain Corporation from Sumitomo Corporation.

Unicharm Group Companies


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "FY2013 Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013)" (PDF). Unicharm Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  2. "Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Unicharm Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-01.

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