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.
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.
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.