President’s Message

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


Satoru Korai

Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd., as a trading company of Kawasaki Group, is engaged in the sale of robots, hydraulic products, marine equipment, and equipment for electric generation, steelmaking, and other plants, as well as the supply of equipment and materials essential for the production of these products.

In addition, we sell energy products, air-conditioning equipment, steel materials, construction materials, and various industrial equipment and facilities of all kinds sourced from outside Kawasaki Group, import and export products, expand our network of overseas bases, and provide engineering services and after-sales services, all in line with our philosophy of responding to diverse customer needs, and we have been operating more than 70 years.

Kawasaki Group has a group mission of “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet” through advanced comprehensive technologies, and Kawasaki group is striving to achieve “carbon neutrality by 2030”. Through these efforts, Kawasaki Trading will strive to contribute to society and fulfill our group mission by creating new value for our customers and providing products and services that satisfy them.


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:+81-78-333-4390
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 Satoru Korai
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 82,514 million yen (result for the financial year ended March 2023)
Transaction Volume 128,781 million yen
Employees 380 (as of Mar 31, 2023)
Main Shareholders
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Main Banks
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Board Members

President Satoru Korai
Managing Director Yasuki Onishi
Managing Director Ikuo Ogata
Director Hiroshi Ishi
Director Hirofumi Kawamura
Director Akio Minami
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Takashi Yamaguchi
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time) Takuji Oshiro
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time) Noriyuki Miyamae

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 Renamed the company Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd.
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