I was appointed as president and CEO effective April 1, 2013.
As I assume the heavy responsibilities, I will fulfill my duties to meet everyone's expectations.
This year is closing of the medium-term management plan, Spiral Up "FINAL."
We have worked on this Spiral Up "FINAL" as a completion of total medium-term management plans.
Consumer tastes and preferences became more diverse and circumstances surrounding us have been changing everyday in recent years. In order to flexibly respond to these changing environments, we will build a framework for developing products fast and research consumer's needs, providing high value-added products. On the other hand, regarding international markets, we will strive to expand business positively by business models successfully built in the domestic market, while enhancing the relationship with current distributors. And also, we will develop the business based on Flame Bond, which was released last year, in order to pioneer a new field, in addition to conventional pros-products business that was expanded by our "functional thin coating layer technology" for long periods.
Regarding the Porous Material business, which is another main business in the group, we will built an exclusive framework with exploring new use of conventional products, while expanding business by developing new products with SOFT99 R&D team.
This May, our new office will open in Koto-ku, Tokyo. Regarding the Auto Service business, we expand the Greater Tokyo Area business based on the new factory. We also expand the business with "A Fusion of Products and Service" as theme, while seeking the synergy with SOFT99 Corporation business.
SOFT99 and our affiliated companies will keep providing long-cherished products and services, and accomplish the goal of the final medium-term management plan.
We hope you will continue to support and cooperate with us.