Message From General Manager
Dear Customers and Partners,
Mitsubishi Corporation is Japan's largest and most diverse general trading and investment company with over 200 bases of operations in approximately 90 countries worldwide. Together with our network of about 1,300 group companies, we employ a multinational workforce of about 70,000 people. We have long been engaged in business with customers around the world in virtually every industry, including energy, metals, machinery, industrial finance, logistics & development, chemicals and living essentials.
Having started our activities as general trading house, our operations have since expanded far beyond traditional trading activities to include investments and business management in diverse fields including natural resources development, manufacturing of industrial goods, retail, new energy, infrastructure and new technology-related businesses. Here in Singapore, which is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia Pacific region and a gateway to the regional as well as international market, we have embraced bigger & important roles & functions having been evolved from a representative office to establishing our foothold here in Singapore and celebrating our 60th year anniversary in year 2015.
A wide spectrum of our activities have grown in tandem with the rapid development of Singapore, we have been fortunate to have been a part of various infrastructure projects undertaken by the government or government-owned corporations, such as power generation plants, incineration plant and LRT lines.
Capitalizing on our extensive global network, we are also forging partnerships with government and Singapore-based companies to identify new business opportunities in Singapore and as well as emerging markets in the region, as both the government and private sector companies of Singapore increasingly take initiative to build their presence in overseas.
Singapore's importance as a location for MC have grown more significantly with the establishment of the Corporate Center for Asia & Oceania in Singapore in Apr 2013 to manage MC & our MC’s group of companies’ activities in the region. With the increasing number of our subsidiary companies setting up their operations in Singapore and taking up regional roles, and becoming the hub of various businesses in Singapore, our Singapore Branch has an even greater role to play in connecting and supporting our Corporate Center for Asia & Oceania as well as our subsidiaries, and to contribute to MC's strategic business development in the region.
Moving forward, based on our new Midterm Corporate Strategy 2018, we shall leverage on our core capabilities & strengths to create or innovate new businesses & generate value for societies, and focus on developing the expertise of our employees. With this in mind, we would also develop & gear the business directions for our Singapore Branch towards the achievement of sustainable business value & growth. While we continue to expand our business here, we also strive to fulfill our social responsibilities as a good corporate citizen and have actively participated in various CSR activities contributing to the fields of education, environment, arts & culture and sports in Singapore with our sponsorship to the Singapore’s National Gallery, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Gardens by the Bay etc. In line with our Corporate Philosophy of "Corporate Responsibility to Society", our goal is to contribute to the continuous advancement of society while raising consolidated corporate value as a global business enterprise.
Our staff is always on the move, visiting customers and seeking new potential partners in Singapore and around the globe, in order to identify the needs of customers and to create new business opportunities.
In the years ahead, the force of rapid technological change and globalisation will bring new challenges for the economy. I, together with our staff look forward to taking on new challenges in the future with the continued support and blessings of our customers and business partners.
April 1st, 2017