Its main business is supporting Toyota Motor’s automobile business and other Toyota Group companies, but Toyota Tsusho’s business is very diverse, spanning industrial, commercial, and consumer sectors.
Toyota Tsusho Major Business include:
- Metals: Processing, logistics and storage of various metals including steel, aluminum and rare earths. The metals business is a major supplier of materials for Toyota and also engages in the recycling of scrapped vehicles. It is the largest of the seven segments in terms of sales, assets and income.
- Global Parts & Logistics: A 23-country network for the development, production, procurement and sale of automotive and aircraft parts.
- Automotive: Export, production and distribution of Toyota and third-party automobiles, with investments in 85 countries.
- Machinery, Energy & Project: Design and implementation of automobile production plants, energy plants and other infrastructure. Recent projects include a thermal power plant in St. Charles, Maryland, a thermal power plant overhaul in Salem Harbor, Massachusetts, and construction and commissioning of the two largest geothermal power plants in Africa. In 2015, Toyota Tsusho announced a $1.5 billion investment in gas exploration and renewable energy in Egypt.
- Chemicals & Electronics: Trading in petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic components, as well as systems integration and other IT services.
- Food & Agribusiness: Trading in grains and other foodstuffs and related processing and catering businesses. In 2014, Toyota Tsusho teamed up with Sapporo Holdings to acquire U.S. fruit juice manufacturer Country Pure Foods.
- Consumer Products & Services: Includes insurance brokerage and agency businesses, apparel production and trading, health care and nursing care sales and services, and real estate development and operation. It is the smallest of the seven segments.
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