The Osaka Division sells varieties of sheets, stainless steel, wire rods, plates, and pipe to major appliance, automobile, and steel furniture manufacturers, coil centers, and distributors, mainly in the Kansai region. In addition, the Osaka Division handles bearing steel for automotive, construction machinery, and structural steel, steel plate for shipbuilders in Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu region. The division strives to optimize material procurement by managing supply chains that link manufacturers and users.
Manufacturing in the Chubu region—especially the automotive industry—has long contributed to the growth of Japan’s economy as well as the demand for steel. The area has a number of growth engines that will lead to an increasingly vigorous flow of people and things. This includes the construction of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, the rapid transformation of Nagoya Station and redevelopment projects in the surrounding area, the possibility of expanding Chubu Centrair International Airport and more. The expectation is that related steel demand will expand, and the Nagoya Branch aims to strengthen its functionality as a trading company.
Responding to the needs of manufacturers in the Chugoku region from a variety of fields such as auto manufacturing, parts manufacturing, construction and can manufacturing, the Chugoku Branch has established a supply chain management system jointly with Hiroshima Steel Center Co., Ltd., Mazda Steel Co., Ltd. (both located in the region) and other group companies. We are working hard to improve customer satisfaction and grow sales. The branch provides a diverse range of information and proposals for optimal supply chain management systems to customers expanding overseas for the countries in question so they can advance their business.
Prominent MISI subsidiaries have established bases in the prefectures of Kyushu and Okinawa—which account for 10 percent of Japan’s economy—and provide stellar customer service. The Kyushu Branch coordinates between these subsidiaries, supports their sales operations and negotiates purchases with suppliers, demonstrating the strong presence of the MISI Group in both areas.