Message from the President

A company that is strong and distinctive

Towards a comfortable tomorrow built on trust

In January 2017, SMB Kenzai made a fresh start following the integration of Sumisho & Mitsuibussan Kenzai Co., Ltd. and Marubeni Building Materials Co., Ltd. As a member of the Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation, and Marubeni Corporation groups, it is our mission to be a building materials trading company that responds comprehensively and accurately to the needs of our customers in the building materials and construction market, based on business engineering capabilities that leverage to the full our global network and the reputation and trust we have built up in the industry over many years.

Boldly embrace changes to market circumstances

Japan today is undergoing significant changes and faces a number of challenges, including a declining birth rate, an aging population, and environmental problems. In our industry, however, these changes are giving birth to new business opportunities viewed from the perspective of the expanding silver market, the growing demand for property renovation, technological innovation in environmental products and materials, utilization of domestic lumber, and global population growth. We will value and support our stakeholders and fulfill our social mission through sound business activities based on a global perspective and global capabilities, and with the utmost priority on compliance in line with our management philosophy of striving to contribute to the wider society by providing the living-space industry with services that anticipate and respond to future changes.
At this time of great changes, we will boldly take on challenges with a brave spirit of self-transformation and strive to be a company that is strong and distinctive.

Akihiko Kakugara, Representative Director & President