This marks the fourth person from AGC to be recognized with the same award, beginning with Hiromichi Seya (then Chairman) and Shinya Ishizu (then President) in 2001, and followed by Masahiro Kadomatsu (then Chairman) in 2010.
The Commander of the Order of the Crown is awarded to those who have rendered meritorious services to the Belgian state. This latest award was given in recognition of AGC's contribution to Belgium's economy and industry through active investment in the country. Namely by establishing the head office of AGC Glass Europe, one of AGC Group’s core companies, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
AGC Inc.(Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Takuya Shimamura) is the parent company of the AGC Group, a world-leading glass solution provider and supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals, ceramics and other high-tech materials and components. Based on more than a century of technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed a wide range of cutting-edge products. The AGC Group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and generates annual sales of approximately 1.5 trillion Japanese yen through business in about 30 countries. For more information, please visit