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We will continue to tackle new challenges to achieve our mission of bringing safety, security and convenience to the world.

Yasushi Takayama
Representative Director, President
Sanwa Holdings Corporation

Globalization and the Multi-Product Sales Strategy: Our Key Themes for Value Creation

The Sanwa Group conducts business in 26countries 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. door and shutter brand, and the Novoferm Group, the number-two door and shutter manufacturer in Europe. In addition, we have expanded our business areas and product lineup to meet diverse needs and we have built up a strong presence as part of our multi-product sales strategy.
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. We are steadily and quickly implementing measures to establish the foundations for becoming a major global player.

Implementing the PDCA Cycle at a Higher Level for Lasting Value Creation

The Sanwa Group continues to emphasize “reliable business performance and reliable management” and the “promotion of the PDCA cycle.” Growing the business to increase trust in the Group’s business performance and securing a management foundation that is trusted by society ensures that we are chosen by customers and that we attract and retain talented employees. These outcomes in turn are link directly to improving our corporate value. “Promotion of the PDCA cycle” is already a firmly rooted concept among Sanwa Group employees wherever we operate. The key to success in achieving goals is to accurately implement the PDCA cycle in everything we do. In an operating environment that is likely to become increasingly challenging, we will focus our efforts on improving and accelerating the PDCA cycle.

The word “sustainable” is often used these days, but all companies start out with the intention of lasting forever. That is what they aim for. Products, people and systems all have life spans, and striving to ensure that the company prospers forever while connecting and renewing those elements is what management is all about.
I am proud that the Sanwa Group has so many companies that have continued to contribute to society for so long, and I am committed to sustainable management that will overcome the various issues we will face in the future. We will continue to tackle new challenges to achieve our mission of bringing safety, security and convenience to the world.

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