Sojitz Group Enters Daycare Management Business
～ Supporting the Active Participation of Women in the Workplace ～
Dec. 15, 2016
Sojitz General Property Management Corporation
Sojitz General Property Management Corporation (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; representative director: Takeshi Umeda; “SGPM”), a Sojitz Group company, announced that they have acquired full ownership of daycare management company Angelica Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Meguro-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Yoshikazu Sudou; “Angelica”). This is SGMP’s first foray into daycare management, and the company now plans to open more day care centers, primarily in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Angelica began their daycare management business in 2004, which provides high-quality preschool education with a strong emphasis on five themes: “farm, “nutrition,” “English,” “storybook,” and “rhythm.” In this way, they aim to develop children’s self-respect, independence, creativity, and ability to cooperate. They currently have 15 day care centers within Tokyo’s 23 wards (nine authorized day care centers and six licensed day care centers).
SGPM, on the other hand, has been managing buildings and condominiums primarily in Tokyo and Osaka, and they are now planning to develop a general life solutions company which will provide a wide range of high value-added services to the people who work and live in their properties.
As a member of Sojitz Group, Angelica will aim for functional collaboration with the Group’s domestic real estate business, augmenting the services of this business and creating new day care centers in Tokyo.
As more and more women have entered the workfoce in recent years, the increasing number of children waitlisted for daycares has become a serious problem for the capital. Sojitz Group plans to utilize their functions as a general trading company to steadily constructnew day cay centers each year, in areas with high demand for day care services. Through this day care management business, Sojitz will contribute to creating a society which enables guardians to both work and raise children, as well as facilitates the healthy growth of the children who will carry the future of Japan.
Company Overview – Angelica Co., Ltd.
|Head Office||1-6-20 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Meguro Building 5F
|Representative Director||Yoshikazu Sudou|
|No. of offices||15 (authorized day care centers: 9; licensed day care centers: 6)|
|No. of Employees||362 (as of July 2016)|
|Main Business||Management of day care centers|