Toyota Tsusho's ability to extend its functions widely across a business field provides a unique added value. While traditional trading companies simply supply materials and products, we form collaborative ventures with affiliated companies and make capital investments to develop resources for raw materials, plan and establish efficient supply structures, and reuse and recycle waste products. The linking of value from upstream activities through downstream activities is called the "value chain."
We have special organizations within our company to promote cost reductions and kaizen (continuous improvement) using the Toyota Production System (TPS). Our sites implement comprehensive kaizen activities in logistics, production, and administrative operations, and we also promote these activities among our partners and customers.