Message from the Chairman & CEO

The entire Sanwa Group is committed to achieving even greater heights as a

The Sanwa Group conducts business in 24 countries around the world; in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. In each country, our mission is to contribute to society by offering safety, security and convenience.

We have been at the forefront of the industry in Japan in pursuing globalization with initiatives including the acquisitions of Overhead Door Corporation, the leading U.S. garage door and shutter brand, and the Novoferm Group, the number-two door and shutter manufacturer in Europe. In addition, we have built a powerful presence by diversifying our product range. In fiscal 2013, we launched Sanwa Global Vision 2020, our new long-term vision, with the aim of further enhancing our corporate value. Our central objective in Sanwa Global Vision 2020 is to supply customers worldwide with products and services that provide safety, security and convenience as a major global player in the access systems industry. The First Three-Year Plan for achieving that objective has ended, and the Second Three-Year Plan, which covers the period from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2018, started in April this year. We are steadily and quickly implementing measures to establish the foundations for becoming a major global player.

The days when the building materials industry was strictly domestic are gone; companies are now competing amid increasing globalization. We will continue to push toward becoming a major global player by solidifying the business foundation the Sanwa Group has built worldwide and globalizing ahead of our competitors. To offer products and services that provide safety, security and convenience to customers around the world, we will work to strengthen cooperation globally and recruit and develop the necessary talent as the entire Sanwa Group implements a new strategy on a global scale to achieve further growth.

In addition to reinforcing compliance and enhancing corporate governance, we will also step up our CSR initiatives, which include environmental protection and social contribution activities, to maintain and strengthen a corporate culture that is trusted by society.

We look forward to your continued support.

April 1, 2018

Toshitaka Takayama
Representative Director, Chairman & CEO
Sanwa Holdings Corporation