Foundation to 1970s
New Mitsubishi Shoji was newly founded and listed on both the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges.
Announced its first management plan.
Made its first large-scale investment by committing to a large LNG (liquefied natural gas) development project in Brunei.
Made "Mitsubishi Corporation" its official English name.
MC has a long history of rising to the challenge. Here, we highlight the origins of our pioneering spirit through accounts of Mitsubishi founder Yataro Iwasaki and other members of the Iwasaki family, while also taking a look back over history starting from 1954, when today's MC was first established.
The 1980s to 1990s
Drew up a management plan and new policy that shifted the company’s focus from operating transactions to profits.
Announced a management policy to reinvent the company as a "Sound, Global Enterprise." Began placing greater focus on its consolidated operations and increasing the value of its assets.
Announced "MC2000" which introduced a "Select & Focus" approach to business, strengthened strategic fields, and emphasized customer-oriented policies. The new plan was instrumental in shoring up the company’s foundations and paving the way to a prosperous future.
Introduced an aggressive blueprint for growth titled "MC2003" which involved expanding the company’s value chains, strengthening its profitability, and focusing strategies to create new businesses.
Unveiled "INNOVATION 2007" which sought to establish MC as a "New Industry Innovator" by accelerating the company’s research and development activities to respond to future strategic fields.
Announced "Midterm Corporate Strategy 2012" which sought to strengthen the company’s management platform based on the diversification of business models.
Released "Midterm Corporate Strategy 2018" with a corporate vision to leverage MC’s ingenuity to create new business models and generate value for societies, thereby developing the highest level of management expertise.
Announced "Midterm Corporate Strategy 2021."
Established "Roadmap to a Carbon Neutral Society."
MC announced its new three-year management plan entitled, "Midterm Corporate Strategy 2024 - Creating MC Shared Value." This plan sets the goal of continuously creating significant shared value by enhancing the MC Group’s collective capabilities to address societal challenges.