President’s Message

We are developing our business globally
on the technological strengths of the Kawasaki Group.


Keiji Matsumura

As the core trading company of the Kawasaki Group, Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd. has been operating more than 70 years. Our core competence is to supply the equipment and materials essential to manufacturing the robots, equipment and systems that the Kawasaki Group makes for hydraulic, marine and plant applications and to sell those items that the Kawasaki group manufactured.
But, we also develop business of our own, which includes selling energy products, air conditioning systems, steel and construction materials, and manufacturing equipment of all kinds sourced from outside the Kawasaki Group, as well as importing and exporting the products we handle. We additionally continue to expand our network of overseas operating bases and provide engineering and aftercare services.

It is the mission of the Kawasaki Group to pool its technological resources “for the good of the planet”. A “Global Kawasaki” aspires to be an integral part of a greater effort to “forge a better environment and brighter future for generations to come”. At Kawasaki Trading, we are doing our share to fulfill this mission by providing products and services that create new values for customers and help steer society in the right direction.


Spinning people into yarn

Our new slogan of “Open up the future by spinning people into yarn” analogizes the way we turn customer needs into products, projects and businesses by connecting people with people to the process of twisting threads spun from cocoons into yarn and weaving that yarn into fabric. It additionally expresses our strong determination to work flexibly with customers in order to coauthor a new story that opens up the future to both them and us.

We will continue to grow into the company we aspire to be – liked and needed by our customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees and the local communities that host our operations.I hope for your continued patronage and support.

Company Profile

Company Name Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd.
Establishment June 28, 1951
Head office
Kobe Head Office 3rd Floor, 8, Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku,Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0024 Japan
Tel:+81-78-392-1131 Fax:+81-78-391-1520
Tokyo Head Office 5th Floor, 13, Kanda-nishikicho 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0054 Japan
Tel:+81-3-6744-1000 Fax:+81-3-6744-1100
President Hisashi Yamaji
Contents of Business
  • Sale, import and export of industrial equipment
  • Sale of energy and environmental products
  • Sale of steel and construction materials and products
  • Contracting of construction work
  • Aftercare services and maintenance
Sales 95,722 million yen (result for the financial year ended March 2021)
Employees 359 (as of Mar 31, 2021)
Ownership Percentage
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. 70%
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. 10%
JFE Steel Corporation 10%
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. 10%
Main Banks
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Board Members

President Hisashi Yamaji
Managing Director Tomoshige Hirose
Director Tadashi Kamihigoshi
Director Hiroshi Ishii
Director Yasuki Onishi
Director Ikuo Ogata
Director Takayuki Kanazashi
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Takashi Yamaguchi
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time) Takuji Oshiro
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time) Yasushi Tokizane
Advisor Satoru Korai

Corporate History

1951 Established as Takara Sangyo Co., Ltd. with ¥2 million in capital.
1953 Renamed the company Kawasaki Shoji Co., Ltd.
Increased capital to ¥4 million.
1957 Became affiliated with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd
1962 Increased capital to ¥20 million.
1963 Increased capital to ¥40 million
1968 Increased capital to ¥100 million.
1974 Merged with Kawasaki Bussan Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Renamed the company Kawajyu Shoji Co., Ltd.
Increased capital to ¥300 million.
1978 Increased capital to ¥600 million.
1997 Opened Kaohsiung Office, Taiwan.
1999 Opened Shanghai Office, China (now Kawasaki Trading [Shanghai] Co., Ltd.).
2004 Acquired ISO14001 certification.
2006 Opened Nantong Office, China (now Nantong Branch Company, Kawasaki Trading [Shanghai] Co., Ltd.).
2008 Opened Ho Chi Minh Office, Vietnam.
Opened Singapore Office, Singapore.
Opened Dalian Office, China (now Dalian Branch Company, Kawasaki Trading [Shanghai] Co., Ltd.).
2009 Established Kawasaki Trading do Brasil Ltda.
2010 Established Kawasaki Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Opened Bangkok Office, Thailand (now Kawasaki Trading [Thailand] Co., Ltd.).
2011 Feted 60th year in business.
2012 Opened Hong Kong Office, China.
2013 Launched business in solar power generation.
2015 Opened Manila Office, Philippines.
Launched business in power retailing.
2016 Established Kawasaki Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Opened Detroit Office, USA.
2021 Established Kawasaki Green Energy Co., Ltd.
Opened Remote Information Center (RiC)

Organization chart

Mission Statement