About Fujichem Sonneborn

Who we are

Fujichem Sonneborn (FCS) was founded in 1899 as a producer of French Polish for the piano industry, and has become a globally recognised manufacturer of coatings, primarily for plastics and wood.

The success of FCS over the years is attributable to the dedication of our staff and their ability to listen and respond to our customers, developing bespoke solutions that meet and surpass the engineering specifications and environmental requirements of our challenging industry.

Our Operations

Operating from the UK, we manufacture and export Thermal, UV, PVD and Dual Cure coating technologies to fulfil specific market needs in over 30 countries. Our products are used in the automotive, cosmetics packaging, kitchen and furniture markets.

With a first-class Research and Development Centre in Essex and with manufacturing facilities in Derbyshire, we also have service and distribution facilities in France and Germany.

Global Presence

We are a member of the Fujikura Kasei Global Network (FGN) of companies, working closely with our partners Fujikura Kasei (Japan) and Red Spot (USA) to support global business needs.

Our Customers

We work with a wide range of OEMs and their tier suppliers in Europe and across the world, delivering bespoke coating solutions and fully supporting the industrialisation process.

Company Profile

Company Name Fujichem Sonneborn Limited
Establishment 18 December 1899
Capital £14.8 Million
Employee 130
Chief Executive Officer
Robert Sheppard
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Hiroshi Kawai
Executive Director
Keith Mannas
Non-Executive Director
Hitoshi Kawaguchi
Non-Executive Director
Toyohiro Tsuchiya
  • SMBC Bank International plc
  • Barclays Bank
Main Shareholders Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd. 100%