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Corporate Profile

Corporate name Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc.
Date of Establishment October 1, 2001
Capital 30 billion yen
Chairman Yutaka Shimizu
President and CEO Makoto Ishitani
Fiscal year-end March 31
Shareholders 50% owned by Marubeni Corporation 50% owned by ITOCHU Corporation
Number of Employees non-consolidated 961 (April 1, 2023) consolidated 10,463 (April 1, 2023)
Business areas Import, export and overseas trading of steel products; investment in steel-related industries; Group company management; participation in large overseas projects
Head Office
Nihonbashi 1-chome Bldg., 4-1, Nihonbashi 1-chome,16-18F Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8247, Japan Tel. 81-3-5204-3300

Corporate Officers

*April 1, 2023
Job Title Full Name
Chairman, Member of the Board Yutaka Shimizu
President and CEO, Member of the Board Makoto Ishitani
Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board (Iron & Steel Div.-Ⅰ, Iron & Steel Div. -Ⅱ, Tubular Products Div. ) Toshihiko Takahashi
Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board, Corporate Administration Div. Hajime Nakamura
Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources & General Affairs Div. Akira Takamaru
Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board (Iron & Steel Div.-Ⅲ, Automotive Steel Products Div., Business Incubation Team) Satoshi Tanaka
Member of the Board Kenji Seto, Jun Horie, Osamu Tano, Daisuke Tsuchiya
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Eisuke Sato, Toshiyuki Yamazaki, Kazuyoshi Sato, Seiji Taguchi
Managing Executive Officer, Tubular Products Div. Yasuhisa Tashiro
Managing Executive Officer, General Manager for Asia & Oceania Yasuji Nakano
Executive Officer, Iron & Steel Div.-I Kazuhiro Ishihara
Executive Officer, Iron & Steel Div.-II Toshihiro Tachibana
Executive Officer, Iron & Steel Div.-III Takumi Kotake
Executive Officer, Automotive Steel Products Div. Takeshi Inoue
Executive Officer, Osaka Div. Kenichi Abe
Executive Officer, General Manager for the Americas President & CEO of Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. Toshio Namiki
Executive Officer, General Manager for Europe & Africa President of Marubeni-Itochu Steel Europe GmbH. Eiichi Fuji
Executive Officer, General Manager for China, Chairman & President of Marubeni-Itochu Steel (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and General Manager of Marubeni-Itochu Steel (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Branch, President of Marubeni-Itochu Steel Hong Kong Ltd. Tokio Miyao


*April 1, 2023



  • ~2005
  • ~2010
  • ~2015
  • ~The Present
October, 2001 ITOCHU Corporation and Marubeni Corporation spin off and merge their respective steel divisions, launching Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. (MISI) Marubeni-Itochu Techno Steel Inc. established
October, 2002 Marubeni-Itochu Techno Steel Inc. designated a primary trading company of Nippon Steel Corporation (now NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION)
April, 2003 Executive officer system introduced
June, 2003 First medium-term management program formulated
July, 2003 Audit Department established
January, 2004 Benichu Coil Center Inc. (now Benichu Coil Center Kansai Inc.) established through a merger between Shiga Coil Center Co., Ltd. and Toyo Tekko Co., Ltd.
April, 2004 General manager system for the Americas, ASEAN and Southwest Asia, and China introduced
May, 2005 Tokyo Head Office relocates from Otemachi to Nihonbashi
April, 2005 Benichu Automotive Steel Inc. established
November, 2005 Authorization obtained to establish a Shanghai subsidiary with Chinese domestic sales rights
December, 2005 Benichu Steel (Guangzhou) Ltd. established
April, 2006 Marubeni-Itochu Steel India Pvt. Ltd. and Taiwan Marubeni-Itochu Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd. established
May, 2006 Second medium-term management program formulated
January, 2007 Marubeni-Itochu Steel (Beijing) Co., Ltd. established
2007年9月 日本格付研究所(JCR)格付けが「A-」から「A」に格上げ
September, 2007 MISI’s credit rating raised from “A-” to “A” by the Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR)
April, 2009 Personnel system revised and group system introduced
May, 2009 New core system operation begins
May, 2009 Third medium-term management program formulated
April, 2010 Nippon Steel Electrical Steel Co., Ltd. established through a merger between NITTETSU DENJI TECHNO CO.,LTD., KYUSHU ELECTRICAL STEEL SERVICES CO.,LTD, and HIROHATA DENJIKO CENTER CO.,LTD.
October, 2010 IFRS Project Department established
November, 2010 No. 3 plant completed at United Coil Center, Ltd.
January, 2011 MI-Bansei Stainless Steel Corporation established through a merger between MI Stainless Center Co., Ltd. and Banseikoki Co., Ltd.
March, 2011 ClarkDietrich Building Systems LLC established through the restructuring and consolidation of Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. businesses Equity investment completed in two Thailand companies—Thai Cold Rolled Steel Sheet Public Co., Ltd. (cold-rolled steel sheet production and sales) and Thai Coated Steel Sheet Co., Ltd. (electro-galvanized steel sheet production and sales)
May, 2011 MI Metal Processing Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (center producing coil for automotive use) established in Mexico’s Aguascalientes State
June, 2011 Marubeni-Itochu Steel Vietnam Co., Ltd. established
September, 2011 JSW MI Steel Service Center Private Limited established as a steel product processing company with JSW Steel Ltd. of India
October, 2011 MISI celebrates 10th anniversary of its founding
December, 2011 Three domestic Japanese coil centers unified as “Benichu Coil Center”
May, 2012 RSDC of Michigan, LLC (U.S.-based blanking processing business) made a wholly-owned subsidiary
May, 2012 Fourth medium-term management program formulated
July, 2012 MI BAO Metal Processing Zhengzhou Co., Ltd. (automotive steel processing center) jointly established with Baosteel Group Corporation in Henan Province, China
August, 2012 EURO-MISI Laminations (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (stator and rotor laminations for electrical rotating machines sales) jointly established with Euro Group S.p.A. of Italy in Shanghai, China
November, 2012 Anshin Precision Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysian metal press processor) made a wholly-owned subsidiary
January, 2013 Johannesburg Branch established Yangon Office established
March, 2013 Marubeni-Itochu Steel Korea Ltd. established
April, 2013 IFRS introduced MISA Creates MISA Metal Processing, Combining Three Subsidiaries
May, 2013 MI Steel Processing India Private Limited (automotive steel processing center) established in India
September, 2013 Acquisition of US largest OCTG distributor, Sooner Inc. MISI and JSW Steel to Expand Steel Processing Joint Venture into Western India
October, 2013 Benichu Steel Inc. established through a merger between Benichu Automotive Steel Inc. and Marubeni-Itochu Steel AP Corp.
April, 2014 Matsushima Tekko Co., Ltd. made a wholly-owned subsidiary; name changed to Benichu Coil Center Tohoku Inc.
June, 2014 MID Pakistan Coil Center (Private) Ltd. (steel processing center) established in Pakistan
May, 2015 Fifth medium-term management program formulated
January, 2016 Marubeni-Itochu Sumisho Techno Steel Inc. established through a merger between Marubeni-Itochu Techno Steel Inc. and Sumisho Tekko Hanbai Co., Ltd.
December, 2017 Certification as a “Sports Yell Company” and “Tokyo Sports Promotion Company”
March, 2018 Sixth medium-term management program formulated
April, 2018 Summit-Benichu Coil Center Co., Ltd. was established through a merger between Hiroshima Steel Center. and the regional (Chugoku district) business of Summit Steel Co., Ltd.
April, 2018 Benichu Coil Center Holdings Inc. established
October, 2018 Established MIZ Metal Product Wuhan Co., Ltd.—a steel sheet and aluminum coil center in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China—as a joint venture with Wuhan Zhouyue Automotive Materials Co., Ltd.
February, 2019 Acquisition of U.S. oil well pipe wholesaler CTAP
July, 2019 Queretaro Office established
May, 2020 Yamato Special Steel Co., Ltd. becomes a wholly owned MISI subsidiary
March, 2021 Benichu Coil Center Kanto Acquires KS Summit Steel Co., Ltd. MISI Acquires Suncall Corporation stock
May, 2021 Seventh medium-term management program formulated Announcing a new corporate philosophy
Ocober, 2021 MISI celebrates 20th anniversary of its founding
September, 2022 Opening of New Branch in Nairobi, Republic of Kenya
October, 2022 MISI acquires Barclay & Mathieson Limited, UK Stockholder
November, 2022 MISI acquires Worthington Specialty Processing’s Jackson plant
January, 2023 MISI establishes Benichu-Kuroda Laminations Co., Ltd. as a joint venture
with Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd. and Benichu Coil Center Kanto, Inc.
January, 2023 MISI acquires MEGASUS Co., Ltd. stock