The machinery division comprises three units: the Automotive Unit, Infrastructure Project & Infrastructure Machinery Unit, Marine & Aerospace Unit, and IT Business Department. The division trades diverse products ranging from social infrastructure including steel and fertilizer plants, and transportation system to machinery and equipment in the automotive, marine, aerospace, communication and IT fields.
Energy & Metal Division
The Energy & Metal Division comprises three units: the Energy Unit, Coal & Nuclear Unit, and Ferrous Materials & Steel Products Unit. The division’s major business activities range from investment and trading in energy fields such as oil and gas, and metal resource fields such as coal and rare metals, to projects in the environmental and new energy field including bioethanol production.
The Chemicals Division comprises two units: the Chemicals Unit and the Ecological Materials & Resources Unit. The Chemicals Unit handles mainly organic and functional chemicals including methanol, petrochemicals, and solvents and also handles synthetic resins. The Ecological Materials & Resources Unit handles resources such as rare earths, lithium and industrial salts as well as advanced materials and Kansai-based business. In addition, the Life Science Business Development Office was established under the direct authority of the Chemicals Division to rapidly start up development projects.
Consumer Lifestyle Business Division
Ordinary Income by Segment
*To facilitate timely performance management and prompt execution of management initiatives and division-based strategies on a Group-wide basis, the Sojitz Group has newly adopted a uniform fiscal year-end for its major overseas consolidated subsidiaries that hitherto had a fiscal year-end different from that of the Sojitz parent company.
Consequently, Sojitz has implemented a 15-month accounting period for major overseas consolidated subsidiaries' fiscal 2011 results.
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