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About Oji Group

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Printing and Communications Media Business

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In response to the changing demand structure in Japan and integration with Asian markets, we are advancing with our business structure reforms while maximizing our cash flow.

Fumio Shindo
President, Forest Resources and Environment Marketing COMPANY
President, Printing and Communications Media COMPANY

Changes in Net Sales and Operating Profit

In FY2019, the Printing and Communications Media Business had net sales of 292.7 billion yen (down 10.2 billion yen from FY2018) and operating profit of 11.3 billion yen (up 16.1 billion yen from FY2018). Net sales decreased due to a decline in demand for newsprint, printing / publication paper, and communication paper in the domestic business and due to an impact of a softening of the market in the overseas business. Operating profit increased primarily owing to an effect of correction of product prices. In FY2020, net sales of 243.0 billion yen (down 49.7 billion yen from FY2019) and operating profit of 12.0 billion yen (up 0.7 billion yen from FY2019) are planned.
Impact of COVID-19
A decrease in sales volume of newsprint, printing / publication paper, and communication paper is forecast due to restraint in holding events and cancellation of events.

Business Overview

Newsprint Business

We hold approximately 30% share of the Japanese market for newsprint. We make ongoing efforts to enhance quality, such as strength and printability, in response to the needs of newspaper companies throughout the country.

Printing and Publication Paper Business

We have various types of printing paper used for books, magazines, catalogs, leaflets, etc. We constantly meet the needs of the times and continue to supply high-quality products.

印刷・出版用紙事業

Communications Paper Business

In addition to forms and copier paper (PPC), we have various output media for information processing system, including printing paper for print on-demand.

情報用紙事業

Business Strategies

Profitability Improvement of Domestic Business

Printing and Communications Media COMPANY is taking various measures including concentration of production facilities through shutdown and transfer of operations in order to improve profitability and increase international competitiveness, thereby eliminating urgent issues.

<Overview of Equipment Shutdown and Retrofitting>
  • [Tomioka Mill]
    Shutdown of the #9 machine and the #9 coater (FY2019)
  • [Tomakomai Mill]
    ・ Shutdown of the #N-1 machine (FY2020)
    ・ Retrofitting of the #N-5 machine (Manufacture of containerboard and kraft paper will start in FY2021.)
    ・ Relocation of the #2 machine at the Oji Materia Nayoro Mill (Manufacture of specialty linerboard and specialty paperboard will start in FY2022.)
<Production and sales cooperation with Mitsubishi Paper Mills>
  • Cost cutting by eliminating mixed transportation
  • Improvement of production efficiency and reduction of cost through sharing of operating technologies
  • Reciprocal use of sales channels

The #N-5 machine at the Tomakomai Mill

Expansion of Overseas Business

At Jiangsu Oji Paper Co., Ltd., a newly installed household paper base paper machine started operation in July 2020. By adding the household paper business to the existing printing paper and pulp businesses to achieve considerable synergy among these businesses, the Printing and Communications Media Business will further enhance our overall competitiveness and flexibly respond to the increasingly severe business environment due to the advancement in information and communications technologies in recent years as well as the impact of COVID-19.


Household paper base paper machine (TM2)

Promotion of Innovation

In the Japanese markets for newsprint and printing paper, a shift has been made over the past several years from gravure printing suitable for large-lot printing to general offset printing in conjunction with declines in the numbers of copies of newspapers, books, and magazines issued, and it is expected that the introduction of inkjet printing suitable for extremely small lots will also be explored. To flexibly respond to these emerging needs, the Printing and Communications Media Business is developing papers with unique characteristics such as offset printing paper that has strong gloss approaching that of gravure printing and paper suitable for inkjet printing.