We are developing our business globally
on the technological strengths of the Kawasaki Group.
As the core trading company of the Kawasaki Group, Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd. has been operating more than 60 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 Name||Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd.|
|Establishment||June 28, 1951|
Kobe Head Office 3th Floor, 8, Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku,Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0024 Japan
Tokyo Head Office 5th Floor, 13, Kanda-nishikicho 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0054 Japan
|Contents of Business||
|Sales||110,922 million yen (result for the financial year ended march 2020)|
|Employees||350 (as of Mar 31, 2020)|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.||70%|
|Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.||10%|
|JFE Steel Corporation||10%|
|Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.||10%|
|Mizuho Bank, Ltd.|
|Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation|
|MUFG Bank, Ltd.|
|Executive Vice President||Tatsuo Shigeto|
|Managing Director||Tomoshige Hirose|
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member|
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member||Yoshiaki Miyamoto|
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time)||Kazuhiro Kawamoto|
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time)||Takuji Oshiro|
|1951||Established as Takara Sangyo Co., Ltd. with ¥2 million in capital.|
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.|
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.).|
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.|
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.|
Opened Manila Office, Philippines.
Launched business in power retailing.
Established Kawasaki Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Opened Detroit Office, USA.