Investor FAQs (About KONOIKE)

Q When was KONOIKE founded?

The company was incorporated in 1945. Originally founded in the Denpo district of Osaka in 1880, we trace our history back more than 130 years. See Corporate Profile: History for more.

Q Where can I learn more about your company?

See our Corporate Profile page.

Q What are your main areas of business?

Our three main businesses are (1) Integrated Solutions, (2) Domestic Logistics, and (3) International Logistics. Our services extend much further beyond just distribution and logistics. Our expertise extends from contract production processing to sterilization services in the medical field, ground handling at airports, and other numerous contracting services. Watch a video describing our wide-ranging businesses.

Q Where can I find more about the Group and its affiliates?

The KONOIKE Group has more than 200 locations in Japan and around the world. To learn more, see Group Companies.

Q Tell me more about corporate governance at KONOIKE.

Read about KONOIKE governance on our Corporate Governance page.

Q Where can I learn about specific corporate social responsibility activities at KONOIKE?

We are involved in numerous activities to help the environment and build better communities. See our Sustainability page for more.

Q What are the competitive advantages of the KONOIKE Group?

Our business model is our competitive advantage. We offer production process services, logistics services, engineering services, and other integrated services that meet the needs of our clients in manufacturing, logistics, and other process outsourcing. What makes us unique is our ability to answer customer needs through the type of safe, high-quality standards demanded by top-class global companies. We believe the source of our success is our long-term partnerships with our customers, our expertise in solving the unique business needs of each customer, and the foundation of business strength built by working closely with our customers on their businesses.

Q Tell me more about the KONOIKE Group strategy

Expanding contract operations in the manufacturing industry is the core driver of our sustained growth. Beyond this, we are moving forward to secure more contract operations in the services sector, while driving growth and higher profits by leveraging our successes in Japan across our operations overseas. As we pursue these strategies, we will offer even higher levels of customer value across a more diverse range of businesses, growing together with our customers. These businesses include contract production processing for our core steel-related business and for the food services sector.
Stronger corporate governance is one way in which we build sustained trust with our stakeholders. We also strive to grow our corporate value through serious social responsibility initiatives, helping form a society that reflects our own KONOIKE Group business principles of the realization of safe and secure societies.

Q Your corporate name includes the word “transport.” Are you a company that specializes solely in the transport business?

KONOIKE Group services range beyond the traditional logistics services of transport and warehouse management. We also provide contracting services, which account for nearly 50 percent of net sales.
Today, we are categorized under the land transportation business sector of the 33 Tokyo Stock Exchange categories. But the fact is that 50 percent of our business is land transportation, while the other 50 percent is in the services sector. You might think that we are focused solely on the transportation business, since “Transport” is part of our name. In reality, we are much more than a transportation company. We help our customers improve productivity through our logistics and contracting services.

Q What does the future hold for KONOIKE?

We intend to continue to provide world-class contracting and logistics services to our manufacturing sector customers.

However, we will also go much further, building a customer base among services sector clients for our contract operations businesses.
This is how we plan to expand our business portfolio, increasing the ratio of contract operations sales to logistics services sales.