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ABOUT KAGA ELECTRONICS

Business segments

Extensive business development supported by our four core segments and new ventures

In 1968, Kaga Electronics was established as an independent trading company which specializes in electronics. The company has continued to expand its operations to keep in line with the development of the electronics industry. The Kaga Electronics Group, as of September 30, 2014, consists of 51 group companies (23 domestic and 28 overseas entities), has 4,922 employees globally. Our capital stock, as of March 31, 2014, stood at 12.1 billion yen. And, in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, we posted parent sales of 94.5 billion yen and consolidated sales of 257.8 billion yen. Today, Kaga Electronics continues to grow globally as a general trading company specializing in electronics. Aiming to remain true to our management principle of “everything we do is for our customers,” we are continuing to diversify operations to satisfy the various needs of our customers in the electronics industry.
Moreover, to maintain our leading position in the electronics industry, which continues to witness ongoing technological advancements, we are locating the group’s technology development team at Kaga Electronics' headquarters with the aim of strengthening and enhancing the efficiency of development. We are also actively forming business and capital alliances with venture companies in Japan and abroad to expand our operations.

Business profile

  • 1General electronics parts sales
  • 2Semiconductors (memory, ASIC, etc.) sales
  • 3EMS (Electronics Design Manufacturing Services)
  • 4Information equipment (computers and peripherals) sales
  • 5New businesses, including sporting goods, amusement (game) machines, video, and anime/product character development

Strengths

Taking advantage of being an independent to execute risk management and dynamic business development

Kaga Electronics is an independent electronics trading company with no affiliations to major semiconductor and electronic parts manufacturers. The main advantage of being an independent is that we are free to development and expand our businesses as we see fit, unfettered by the restrictions of affiliations. Consequently, we choose the products we handle and implement global strategies on our own accord.
Our goal is to become the leading electronics trading company in Japan by developing a corporate structure strong enough to weather any challenge. To do so, we plan to leverage the comprehensive capabilities and expertise of our group companies, which will enable us to quickly identify and respond to trends in the electronics industry, which is constantly undergoing drastic change, and to effectively spread out risk to alleviate exposure.

Strengths of the Kaga Electronics Group

  • The 50 companies in the Kaga Electronics Group operate under the auspices of one of the four main business segments—Electronic Products and Semiconductors, EMS, Information Equipment, and New Businesses. Our group companies work together to fulfill the various electronics-related needs of our customers.
  • The Kaga Electronics Group is not readily impacted by changes in market conditions in a single specific industry thanks to the wide range of products it deals in and its broad range of customers. The group maintains 2,000 suppliers at home and abroad, 4,000 sales partners, and has 7,000 sales accounts.
  • The group also possesses manufacturing functions. This includes the EMS business, which leverages sophisticated product procurement capabilities, and also the sales of proprietary brand semiconductors and peripheral equipment.
  • The 27 overseas group companies facilitate the procurement of electronic parts globally and the development of the EMS business.
  • We attend to our clients' technical needs, which span from the design of semiconductors, circuits, mechanisms, and industrial machines, to the demand for hardware and software, thanks to our technology development team of roughly 400 employees, a number that far exceeds the norm for an electronics trading company.
  • The group is diversifying its upstream and downstream activities by utilizing our strengths as an independent. This includes the planning and development of dedicated semiconductors, various software, and information and communication systems, as well as expansion into the IT-related business.
  • Kaga Electronics is actively embarking on new businesses related to the electronics industry by gathering up-to-date information by using its global network of group companies.

Basic management policy

Emphasizing consolidated management

In the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, Kaga Electronics increased its focus on the management of consolidated performance to sustain growth by immediately responding to drastic changes in the business environment. The basic stance for group management is to become a company that is appreciated by its stakeholders, including shareholders, business partners, and employees, and which contributes to society. The Kaga Electronics Group aims to enhance its performance in the electronics industry by implementing speedier management. A number one priority for us is quick decision-making. Our group companies are able to act on their own to ensure a fast and smooth decision process.

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