Message from the President

Being a Reliable International Trading Company, Efficiently Structured for Growth

Masaaki Masumoto, CEO 
With “Steady growth and Entrepreneurship” as our principal policy, Sanyo Trading Co., Ltd., has been actively involved in international trading with our overseas associates and partners for 70 years, since our establishment in 1947. We have been distributing to our clientele excellent products, such as a variety of industrial materials, machinery and instruments, making our share of significant contributions to growth in industries and improving standards of living both at home and abroad.
Our business groups include Rubber, Chemicals, Machinery & Environmental Business, Industrial Products and Scientific Instruments. In these sectors, we are enjoying a high level of customer appreciation for the products and services we provide.
Global Economy trends become more unforeseeable due to the policy of protectionism of the new US president and the geopolitical problems especially in Europe related to terror and refugee issues, as well as the growing political tension in East Asia. Continued monetary measures for Japan’s economy by government and Central Bank have led to a raising stock market, however, as no remarkable increase in consumption can be observed, the recovery of Japan’s economy lacks strength.
Sanyo Trading is seeing this unclear business environment as a risk, but also as a chance for developing new business. Thus, we continue to invest in human resources and strengthen the functionality of our organization structure. Further, we continue to strive for the goals we have set in our long-term business strategy “Vision 2020”, by developing new business, enhancing global expansion and engaging in M&A and other investing activities. By this, we aim to gradually increase our overall business portfolio and expand our enterprise value on the long term. Each of our business groups continues to develop and propose high value-added products along with providing speedy services in response to market needs. As a good corporate citizen and to be a reliable enterprise, we will proactively support high standards of corporate governance, to comply with laws and regulations, to realize the environmental conservation and to contribute to the society.

Masaaki Masumoto, CEO