Mitsubishi Corporation Group Companies have had a presence in the United States since 1954, when Mitsubishi International Corporation ("MIC") was incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. In 2012, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) (“MCA”) was established as the US holding company for MIC and certain other MC Group companies in North America.
Strategy and Business Groups
Mitsubishi International Corporation offers high-value-added services in a broad range of business fields. MIC's primary businesses are related to global trading of industrial and consumer products, complex project management, and strategic finance and investment. Other important functions of MIC include marketing, distribution, materials procurement, technology transfer, product sourcing, and supply chain management.
Our business groups and divisional companies include:
Mitsubishi Corporation and Other "Mitsubishi" Companies
Mitsubishi Corporation's scope of business is often difficult to grasp. We are often confused with Mitsubishi Motors or Mitsubishi Electric. These businesses are actually owned by separate, independent companies who share the "Mitsubishi" name.
What is Mitsubishi Corporation?
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is Japan's largest general trading company (sogo shosha) with over 200 bases of operations in approximately 90 countries worldwide. With over 600 group companies, MC employs a multinational workforce of approximately 65,000 people. MC has long been engaged in business with customers around the world in virtually every industry, including energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, food and general merchandise. MC seeks to contribute to the enrichment of society through business firmly rooted in principles of fairness and integrity.
MC's activities encompass everything from trading to business investment, the essence of what MC does can best be described as focusing on the needs of customers and society, conceiving business models that meet these needs, and reliably providing functions and services to propel these businesses forward.
Mitsubishi Corporation is just one of many independent companies that bear the Mitsubishi name. Founded in the early 1870s as a steamship company by Yataro Iwasaki, the original "Mitsubishi" grew into a collection of companies engaged in most sectors of the Japanese economy. After World War II, the Mitsubishi holdings were broken up into over 40 independent companies, many of which still bear the Mitsubishi name and carry on its tradition of leadership and corporate principles.