Hikari Shoes Co., Ltd. of the Kuraray Group (Headquarters: Kashiwa-city, Chiba Prefecture; President: Michiya Nagahama) and Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasuaki Wakui) have developed the SIMCA line of men's shoes with six different styles all made of PARCASSIO NP luxury man-made leather. Sales of the SIMCA line will commence on March 20th at Kintetsu Ikoma (Nara Pref.), Hankyu Kobe (Hyogo Pref.), and Takashimaya Senboku (Osaka Pref.) department stores. Marketing of the line in the Tokyo area and other markets is planned.
The SIMCA line was designed for men in their thirties or older who want stylish footwear. Suitable for office and casual wear, the shoes offer maximum comfort together with high fashion sensibility.
Kuraray's original, high-grade PARCASSIO NP man-made leather was chosen for these shoes. New PARCASSIO NP offers an up-market sensibility on a par with premium natural leather, and its air and moisture permeability make for extreme comfort. In addition, it is 30% lighter than natural leather and very easy to care for. PARCASSIO NP represents a significant advance in comfort and convenience.
|Capital||¥34 million (at March 31, 2004)|
|Headquarters||313-180 Toyofuta, Kashiwa-city, Chiba Prefecture|
|Business activities||Manufacturing and sale of men's and women's shoes made of Kuraray's CLARINO.|
|Capital||¥89 billion (at March 31, 2004)|
|Headquarters||1-1-3 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Business activities||Manufacturing and sale of synthetic resins, chemicals, synthetic fibers and textiles.|