Calsonic Kansei was founded in 1938. Cultivating the spirit of Monozukuri, we have continued to provide products that play critical roles in automobiles across the world. Although we are a Japanese company, we boast a global workforce that numbers in excess of 20,000 people. Regardless of their nationality, each of our employees works towards the same, shared goal. We are a truly global company. 2018 is a milestone year for Calsonic Kansei, marking as it does the 80th anniversary of our founding. It is for me both a great honor and a privilege to be part of this company. With the advent of innovative technologies and the arrival of new competitors from other industries, the automotive industry currently stands at a major crossroads. At Calsonic Kansei, however, we understand these crossroads to be a chance. As a truly independent company, we aim to cooperate with our suppliers, third parties, partners and customers to use our advanced, top-level Monozukuri to open up new, diverse customer bases and expand our business. At the same time, we intend to boldly execute our growth strategies. I believe my personal mission is to take advantage of the prevailing opportunities and guide Calsonic Kansei to achieving the goals laid out in Compass 2021-the mid-term business plan that ends in fiscal 2021; and, if possible, to exceed these goals. Calsonic Kansei seeks through inspiration and innovation to become a system solution provider at the vanguard of the global automotive industry, and thereby contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. Calsonic Kansei looks forward to your continued support as we undertake these challenges.
Calsonic Kansei Corporation
President and CEO