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Mitsubishi Corporation has had a presence in London since 1955, when a branch office was established. The modern subsidiary, Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc ("MCIE”), was incorporated in 1988. Located at Mid City Place in Holborn, the company trades in a wide variety of commodities and holds investments in companies across diverse business sectors.

MCIE is primarily a knowledge-based company. Our main businesses are international trade of commodities, consumer and industrial products; project management; and strategic finance and investment. Other important services include marketing and distribution, sourcing and transfer of technology, as well as product sourcing and supply chain management.

Products & Business Strategy

MCIE's business divisions are specialists in their respective fields:

  • Food and Consumer Industry Division- agricultural products, food and beverages, apparel and functional materials
  • Mineral Resources Division - ferrous and nonferrous metals
  • Industrial Infrastructure Division - power generation equipment and electrical systems
  • Natural Gas and Petroleum Division - liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude oil

Our key business strategy involves leveraging our knowledge of industries and markets around the world to create new, sustainable businesses. We transform opportunities into businesses by providing services to various industries at different stages of the product or project life cycle. We add value through our ability to finance and invest in the development of companies and projects, as well as through our expertise in developing the upstream and downstream activities needed for businesses to succeed.

Strategically investing across crucial touch points across value chains, MCIE helps create dynamic new ventures that benefit both our business partners and society as a whole.

Mitsubishi Corporation and the Mitsubishi Companies

Mitsubishi Corporation's scope of business is often difficult to grasp. The company is often confused with other companies such as Mitsubishi Motors or Mitsubishi Electric. Although sharing the well-known three diamond mark in their logos, these businesses are actually separate, independent companies that share the "Mitsubishi" name.

So what is Mitsubishi Corporation?

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group companies. MC has long been engaged in business with customers around the world in virtually every industry. The company seeks to contribute to the enrichment of society through business firmly rooted in the principles of fairness and integrity.

Although MC's activities encompass everything from trading to business investment, the essence of the company can best be described as focusing on the needs of customers and society, innovating business models, and reliably providing functions and services to propel these businesses forward.

MC 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 several independent companies, many of which still bear the Mitsubishi name and carry on its tradition of leadership and corporate principles.