• Company Profile

    Company Name


    Places of Business

    Head Office and Yamagata Plant
    57-1 Sansha, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture 990-0898
    Tel: +81 23 684 4311 (Main) Fax: +81 23 684 4317


    Tokyo Office
    Midori Anzen Building 4th Floor, 5-4-3 Hiro-o, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8455
    Tel: +81 3 3442 2349 (Main) Fax: +81 3 3442 2369


    Yokohama Branch in Kanagawa Prefecture
    2-11-16 Shin-yokohama,Kohoku ward Yokohama city, Kanagawa Prefecture 222-0033
    Tel: +81 45 577 4405 Fax: +81 45 577 4406


    Toyota Branch in Aichi Prefecture
    1-4 Akebono-town, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture 471-0835
    Tel: +81 565 74 2800 Fax: +81 565 74 2805


    Hiroshima Branch in Hiroshima Prefecture
    2F 201 Fusao honten yokogawa 1-chome building, 1-6-7 Yokogawacho,Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture 733-0011
    Tel: +81 82 208 5622 Fax: +81 82 208 5623


    Fukuoka Branch in Fukuoka Prefecture
    503 Tabatahanabusa building, 2-14-4 Hakataekiminami,
    Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0016
    Tel: +81 92 474 1202 Fax: +81 92 483 6696


    March 28, 1946


    370 million 110 thousand yen

    Description of Business

    1. Manufacture and sale of high-quality leather for car seats
    2. Manufacture and sale of high-quality leather for furniture
    3. Manufacture and sale of cosmetics (collagen)

    Tokyo Office 2-minute walk from Exit 4 of Hiro-o Station of Tokyo Metro

    Head Office and Yamagata Plant
    Approx. 30-minute drive from JR Yamagata Station

  • Corporate Mission

    Apply Science to Natural Materials

    Midori Auto Leather truly sees us all as part of this living organism we call Earth and our overriding policy is
    to make sensible use of Earth's limited resources by creating only eco-friendly and truly life-enrichening products.
    Our mission, "Apply Science to Natural Materials", underpins every product we make,
    whether it is genuine leather that has been with us throughout human history,
    or natural collagen that is vital in food, medicine, and cosmetics today.

  • Greeting from Directors

    Times have changed since Matsuo Basho, the famous haiku poet, visited Yamagata over three hundred years ago. Yet, still the plentiful hot springs, hearty cuisine, and amiable simplicity of the local people maintain an unwavering charm.

    Natural leather brings out a sense of warmth and serenity, and the passage of time adds to its maturity. We believe that, for lovers of leather, growing old with beloved products is a joy and something to look forward to.

    Midori Auto Leather Co. Ltd., situated at the foot of Mount Zao in Yamagata prefecture, strives perpetually to reform technology and contribute to the enrichment of people's ways of life. Proudly standing by our motto, "Applying Science to Natural Materials", we have been championing specialized technology in the creation of strikingly original products, along with friendly and attentive Sales and Support teams, the collective aim of which is to ensure the satisfaction of each and every customer.

    Thanks to the support of our many clients, we proudly became the world’s third-largest genuine leather automotive seating supplier in 2020.

    As we plan future expansion of our business in the North, Central and South American markets, and European markets, Midori Auto Leather continues to uncompromisingly reform technology and ensure customer satisfaction while pursuing our corporate mission. Our aim is to become a "Great Company".

    Here's to your continued support of our products, and a bright future for all.

    Fujio Matsumura - President and Representative Director

  • History

    March 1946

    Hokuyo Leather Industries Co., Ltd. (capital of 190 thousand yen) was established at Hasedo,
    Yamagata City. Began manufacturing genuine leather primarily by tanning using tannins.

    June 1961

    Handed over all stocks to Ryou Kyowa Co., Ltd. (presently Ryogin Fudosan Co., Ltd.)

    July 1968

    Formed business alliance with Midori Anzen Industries Co., Ltd.
    Began mass production of upper leather for safety shoes for preventing workplace injuries

    November 1968

    Midori Anzen Industries Co., Ltd. took over the entire operation.
    Changed trade name to Hokuyo Kasei Industries Co., Ltd.

    April 1973

    Provided capital and began dispatching engineers to Atlantica, Brazil

    July 1980

    Changed trade name from Hokuyo Kasei Industries Co., Ltd. to Hokuyo Co., Ltd.

    November 1996

    Midori Anzen Co., Ltd. amalgamated Midori Anzen Industries Co., Ltd.

    August 2000

    Established Guangzhou Midori Hokuyo Leather Products Co., Ltd.

    June 2002

    Established Midori Auto Leather North America, Inc.

    April 2003

    Established Jiaxing Midori Hokuyo Leather Co., Ltd.

    October 2005

    Established Midori Auto Leather Mexicana S.A. de C.V.

    June 2007

    Changed company name to Midori Hokuyo Co., Ltd.

    November 2015

    Changed company name to Midori Auto Leather Co., Ltd.

    December 2016

    Established Midori Auto Leather Germany GmbH

  • Quality Policies,
    and Health and Safety Policies

    Quality Policies

    1. We develop technologies that enable us to respond to the latest demands of customers.
    2. We provide robust, high-quality products to satisfy customers.
    3. We observe laws and regulations, agreements, and other requirements set forth by the organizations we belong to,
    as well as our own company's voluntary regulations.
    4. We operate quality management systems appropriately and strive to continuously improve them.

    Health and Safety Policies

    1. Our basic principle is Safety First and all employees promote activities in regard to health and safety.
    2. We observe all laws and company rules regarding industrial health and safety.
    3. We operate industrial health and safety management systems appropriately and strive to continuously improve them.
    4. We provide opportunities for activities that preserve and enhance health, and support voluntary health maintenance by employees.
    5. We clarify the risks involved in work so as to reduce and prevent workplace injuries.
    6. We conduct thorough investigations to determine the causes of injuries and prevent recurrence.