Responding to our customers' diverse needs with resource procurement and international trade.
Since our establishment in 2000 as a trading company handling material procurement and international trade for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Trading Corporation continued a steady growth supported by the Mitsubishi Electric Group, and by our many customers and suppliers around the world. I would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has assisted in this achievement.
We have utilized our strengths as a trading company including (1) the ability to procure resources and manage inventory, (2) the knowledge of international trade and international logistics, and how to fundamentally link these, and (3) the ability to build systems. We have applied these strengths to realize a global and diverse procurement and supply method that answers our customers' needs.
The international economy is facing increased volatility because of regional conflicts, terrorism, and great fluctuations in prices of resources. We hope to continue utilizing our superior combined functions of resource procurement and international trade, and develop businesses in new frontiers such as India as well as North and Central America.
In Japan, we are facing a serious decline in population and aging of society, and the ability to support the diversified working styles of women, the elderly and foreign nationals is vital. We are looking ahead and planning to actively address diversity management.
Mitsubishi Electric Trading Company will continue to advance and grow into a company that is trusted by all stakeholders including society, customers, stockholders, and employees. We ask for your continued patronage as we pursue this endeavor.