Ube Industries Ltd. engages in the chemical, pharmaceutical, construction material, machinery and metal, and energy and environment businesses. It operates through the following business segments: Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Cement and Construction Materials, Machinery, Energy and Environment, and Others. The Chemicals segment offers caprolactam, industrial chemicals, synthetic rubbers, battery materials, fine chemicals, and polyimide. 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, limestone, calcium magnesia, building materials, functional inorganic materials, and resource recycling. The Machinery segment manages the manufacture and sale of molding machinery, industrial machinery, bridge and iron structure, and steel products. The Energy and Environment segment handles the sale and import of coal, call center operation, and wholesale power supply business (IPP). 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 Ube, Japan.