Message from the President

On April 1 of this year the Nisshinbo Group marked the tenth anniversary of its switch to a holding company system. I would like to express my gratitude for the support received from our various stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, employees, business partners, the central and local governments, and local communities.

Over the last decade our business portfolio has greatly changed, and the electronics business, led by wireless communications and microdevices, has become our largest segment. In addition, our global business development has advanced, and the overseas ratios of sales and number of employees are now a majority. In the future also, we will promote the deepening of Group management and global management and continue to switch to businesses that answer social needs.

Nisshinbo aims to achieve the growth of our corporate group by means of “unity in diversity” through the manifestation of our corporate philosophy of “Change and Challenge! For the creation of the future of Earth and People.” This corporate philosophy is based on the concept of the company as a public entity, which means that contributing to human society is the company’s raison d’etre and that the driving force behind our growth comes from sustained contributions.

As an Environment and Energy Company group, Nisshinbo’s business policy is to contribute to safe and secure living. This business policy stems from our corporate philosophy. From now on also, we will contribute to the creation of the future society not only through expansion of the mobility field, which is our core business, but also through business development in the fields of infrastructure and safety and life and healthcare.

Nisshinbo is a manufacturer, so an important mission for us is to climb to the pinnacle in manufacturing. Today, however, we have entered an age in which business walls are coming down. At Nisshinbo as well, we need to broaden our business domains to embrace not only manufacturing alone but also services supplying values that utilize our excellent manufacturing technologies and products. I want us to coordinate our group’s diverse businesses, diverse employees, and diverse values and, while making up for any lack of resources through collaboration with other companies and M&As, achieve further change. You can certainly place your hopes in the future of the ever-challenging and ever-changing Nisshinbo Group.

Masahiro Murakami

Representative Director and President, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.