The Metals Division views steel and non-ferrous metals as products with unique properties and functions rather than simple materials. This approach allows us to provide optimal products and logistics matching the needs of both suppliers and users. Furthermore, through restructuring our SBUs* into four—Automotive Metal Sheet Products, Metal Products, Non-ferrous Metals, and Resources Recycling—we have made possible swift and specialized responses to a broad range of customer needs from both the "arteries" and the "veins," with such responses being suited to each industry and product.
Specifically, to respond to the drastic changes in the world, the division continues to create and offer new business values in both automotive and non-automotive industries, synergizing functions, technologies, and markets, as well as procurement capabilities with the global network we have developed and our diverse processing and logistics functions available on a global basis.
In its mainstay automotive-related field, the division is developing its existing functionalities in response to the changing needs of this era of profound transformation in the automotive industry, and it is striving to create new functions and businesses to lead the revolution in vehicle weight reduction and electrification. Armed with these functionalities, the division is also taking an expansive view of the mobility society of the future and actively addressing the new needs of customers and tomorrow's society to further grow business.
In its non-automotive businesses, the division is generating synergies with its automotive-related businesses. At the same time, because of the breadth of the non-automotive business field, the division is developing new markets and businesses in areas in which Toyota Tsusho is strong, such as recycling and materials development, focused on areas that lead to the solution of social issues, including the transition to a carbon neutral society and recycling resources.
Furthermore, initiatives targeting the division's management base include more than just the introduction of digital tools in the DX field. We are also focusing on measures that lead to new value creation through the leveraging of digital technologies. The division has been significantly advancing its efforts to implement work-style reforms in this era of coexistence with COVID-19 pandemic and is striving to create work environments receptive to flexible work modes and diverse ways of thinking.
Through these wide-ranging initiatives, the division is developing existing businesses while exploring new businesses and has established a well-balanced business structure that is resilient to change to achieve its mid- to long-term goals.
- *SBU: Strategic Business Unit
|Main Products & Services|
|Automotive Metal Sheet Products||Processing and distribution of metal sheets for automobile production (automotive steel sheets and non-ferrous metals)|
|Metal Products||Processing and distribution of metal products used for automobile production and other purposes, and energy and infrastructure-related metal businesses|
|Non-ferrous Metals||Processing and distribution of non-ferrous metal ingots, materials and products, price hedging, and development of rare metal and rare earth resources|
|Resources Recycling||Molten aluminum supply and compliant collection and recycling of waste metal from factories and markets, ELVs, and other materials|
Value Creation Business
Metals Division's Business Portfolio
As a multi-materials organization, the division now has a total of 84 highly functional business sites in 17 nations and plans to continue to expand its scope of operations.
Access a Wide Range of Markets by Leveraging Businesses and Functionalities, from Both the "Arteries" and the "Veins"
- 1We are developing our businesses in response to comprehensive logistics needs, including the processing of each product globally in the automotive and other fields. In addition, we support our customers' day-to-day production activities through the handling of multi-materials. Furthermore, we are also advancing efforts in the resource development business (lithium, rare earth resources), which supports the future electrified society.
- 2We are accelerating collaboration with strategic partners in each region around the globe while expanding our company's unique businesses and simultaneously reducing our environmental burden, as called for by society. We are also advancing our contribution to the future of society through the construction of a sustainable resources recycling business.
Fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
With the aim of reducing unlawful dumping of end-of-life vehicles and promoting their appropriate disposal in India, Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (a vehicle dismantling and recycling joint venture established in October 2019) commenced commercial operations in November 2021. This joint venture will aim to contribute to the goal of carbon neutrality and help establish a circular economy in India.