Our group has played an important role in post-war recovery and the modernization of Japan as the largest coal-mining enterprise, including by operating Miike Coal Mine, which is included among the “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution” designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2015. Our business encountered a management crisis in 2003, as the transformation of Japan’s coal-mining industry led to the closure of our coal mines, and with other issues also affecting our business. However, with the generous support of various parties, our group was able to evolve, and now the core mainstay of our business is the manufacture and sale of coke, which is indispensable in iron making and metal refining.
We see it as our mission to provide a stable supply of high-grade coke. Thus far, we have been investing actively in energy-saving and other upgrades such as coke dry quenching (CDQ) equipment and waste plastic coke additive equipment, seeking to reduce environmental impact and enhance profitability by ensuring efficient production while always being mindful of safety and disaster prevention. In addition, we have been working to diversify our profit structure by developing businesses in non-coke areas such as sales of fuel, resource recycling, sales of machinery and equipment including the most advanced powder and granular machines in the industry, real estate, logistics, IT services, and more.
In the current business environment, companies are being questioned about their capacity to practice sustainability management, including the pursuit of carbon neutrality. As a corporate group that handles coal as its main raw material, we recognize that we are required to pay greater consideration to the global environment and reduce environmental impact. In all of its businesses, our group will fulfill the responsibilities required of it as a trusted member of society working to build a sustainable world.
In all of our endeavors, we hope to increase our corporate value. With the collective efforts of all of employees of our group, we will strive to earn even greater trust from all stakeholders, including our local communities, customers, shareholders, and employees. We look forward to your continued support and encouragement.
Representative Director, President