First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to those who have been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and express my deepest respect and gratitude for the efforts of medical personnel.
YAMABIKO CORPORATION maintains three business segments, namely outdoor power equipment, agricultural machinery and industrial machinery. In addition to the Japanese domestic market, Yamabiko has global operations in the key North American market as well as Europe, Asia, Oceania and other areas.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic since last year, it is still difficult to predict the future in all of these business segments worldwide. However, amid these circumstances I have been appointed Representative Director, President & CEO of YAMABIKO CORPORATION as of January 1, 2021.
The year, 2021 also represents the second year and key mid-point of our 2022 medium-term management plan.
Roughly seven decades have passed since the establishment of Yamabiko's predecessor companies, the former KIORITZ and Shindaiwa corporations, and Yamabiko itself is observing the 13th anniversary of its establishment.
At the Yamabiko Group, our corporate philosophy is to "create the bridge that bonds people and nature with the future." Through the development of our business, we aim to be a company that creates a beautiful future for the global environment and all the people around us, and we will continue to make steady progress towards this goal.
We are committed to harnessing the collective capabilities of the Yamabiko Group so that we continue to exceed the expectations of our customers both in the domestic and global markets.
We would appreciate your continued support and understanding going forward.