Ube Industries Ltd. engages in the chemical, pharmaceutical, construction material, machinery and metal, and energy and environment businesses. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Cement and Construction Materials, Machinery, Energy and Environment, and Others. The Chemicals segment handles the manufacture and sale of caprolactam, nylon plastics, ammonia, industrial chemicals, and synthetic rubbers. The Pharmaceuticals segment deals with the manufacture and sale of proprietary drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and intermediates. The Cement and Construction Materials segment includes cement, ready-mix concrete, building materials, and resource recycling. The Machinery segment manages the manufacture and sale of molding machinery and industrial machinery. The Energy and Environment segment handles the sale and import of coal, call center operation, and power supply business. The Others segment consists of the development, sale, and brokerage of real estate properties as well as the sale of products overseas. The company was founded by Sukesaku Watanabe in June 1897 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.