OHARA INC.

Message from the President

At OHARA, all employees contribute to society by delivering products created with our proprietary technologies and to our efforts to attain continued growth.

At OHARA, all employees contribute to society by delivering products created with our proprietary technologies and to our efforts to attain continued growth.

Eighty years of history as an optical glass pioneer

Eighty years of history as an optical glass pioneer

OHARA, a pioneer in optical glass in Japan, was established in 1935. Since then, we have continuously developed and provided cutting-edge materials that satisfy the needs of the times. Involved in countless technological innovations, we have contributed to industrial advancement, cultural creation and the realization of fulfilling lifestyles. In parallel, we have positively expanded our business globally and earned praise, especially for quality.
Meanwhile, advancements in science and technology have triggered a global wave of innovation that has allowed new players to emerge successively in the industrial arena, quickly remapping the landscape of industrial power that had remained intact for a long time. Today, business growth and even business survival is difficult if companies adhere to conventional mindsets and approaches.

Establishing the OHARA brand with an eye towards our 100th anniversary

Establishing the OHARA brand with an eye towards our 100th anniversary

In 2019, we set up a brand platform. In view of the reality we face as discussed above, we established it to be a signpost for the future. How should we take on the upcoming era? What should we define as our mission or values to ensure we continuously build the trust and confidence stakeholders and society have in us? What corporate culture should we build to enable employees to work with excitement? These were created with a view toward our 100th anniversary in 15 years, and our future beyond it.
The future of OHARA is synonymous with the future of every one of us. We all share every single word and the philosophy behind them, endeavoring for a bright future.

Management Philosophy

The OHARA Group is honored to keep on creating unique and new values in order to establish a strong company structure for its employees’ happiness and for the prosperity of the society.

OHARA’s Vision of the Future and Society / Mission / Value / Culture

  • OHARA’s Vision of the Future and Society
  • OHARA’s Mission
  • OHARA’s Value
  • OHARA’s Culture
  • OHARA’s Vision of the Future and Society

    Life with comfort and reassurance, society filled with creation and hope and a healthy Earth

  • OHARA’s Mission

    We continuously seek the potential of new materials and make them tangible, together with our partners. Through this, we elevate lifestyles and cultures, promote innovation, and contribute to advancement of new frontiers and improvement of the global environment

  • OHARA’s Value

    We propose brilliant materials that break through the obstacles faced by our customers.

  • OHARA’s Culture

    • Proceed with integrity

      We work on everything sincerely to address the heart of the question to develop substantial solutions.

    • Craftsmanship without compromise

      When we identify something necessary for the future and society, we work persistently to realize and refine it until we are satisfied.

    • Initiate a continuous cycle of challenge

      Failures are assets. We will try anything. We support the people who step forward, and we will join them in their efforts.

    • Work together as ‘All OHARA’

      In this era of drastic change, we make use of our diverse staff, and the power of their combined efforts.

    • Respect, transformation & growth

      We respect job satisfaction and celebrate one another’s growth.

Create brilliant materials under the slogan, “The Future Made Clear.” Create brilliant materials under the slogan, “The Future Made Clear.”

Create brilliant materials under the slogan, “The Future Made Clear.”

OHARA’s initial optical glass business emerged from humans’ intellectual desires and frontier spirit. OHARA will contribute to the future as long as these human qualities do not change. OHARA’s long-nurtured technologies and knowledge will be utilized to improve the environment globally, an issue that we humans need to work seriously on. There are great business opportunities ahead. We will put all of our efforts toward our vision “a secure and healthy life,” “a society that cultivates creativity and aspirations,” and “sustainable well-being of our planet.” We appreciate our stakeholders’ continued support and guidance.

President Chief Executive Officer
Hirokazu Saito

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