Primarily a trading company, the firm is involved in the manufacture and sale of metals, machinery, chemicals, and food products.
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The business segments include Global Production Parts and Logistics, Automotive, Machinery, Energy and Project, Chemicals and Electronics, Foodstuffs, Consumer Products & Services and Materials. Established in the year 1948, the company is headquartered at Nagoya. The present CEO is Jun Karube and the company employs more than 50,000 people. The company enjoys a worldwide presence and has 900 subsidiaries globally. Although it is involved in diverse segments, the main purpose of the company is to support Toyota Motor’s automobile business. Toyota Motor Corporation is also the major shareholder in the company. Since its inception, the company has grown through acquisitions and mergers which has also helped it diversify into so many segments.