Message from the Management

We Strive to Build a Brighter Future for the World by Uncovering the Unlimited Possibilities of Glass

Masayuki Arioka, Chairman of the Board and Motoharu Matsumoto, President

Since the establishment of our company in 1949, we have contributed to the evolution of society by developing and offering glass products in demand at each period in time. Our production began with vacuum glass tubing for radios at the time of our establishment, and has now expanded to various fields that support the society, such as automotive and transportation, information technology and semiconductors, medical care, displays, lighting, energy, social infrastructure and home appliances.

On the other hand, the environment surrounding us has changed rapidly in recent years, so have the needs for glass. Given such circumstances, under the corporate philosophy “We strive to build a brighter future for the world by uncovering the unlimited possibilities of glass for more advanced creative manufacturing”, we aim to achieve sustainable growth while contributing to the development of society by creating various social values such as the reduction of environmental impacts, innovation of information technology, advancement of medical care and improvement of the safety and comfort of living. We will achieve them through our cutting-edge core technology as well as glass products with various shapes and functions created by such technology.

Our company launched our medium-term business plan “EGP2018” from fiscal 2016. The basis of the plan lies in “growth” through the rebuilding of our portfolio, and the plan sends out a strong message that we will put the company on a new growth path. The plan sets out four basic policies: “Strengthen profitability of ‘displays’ related business,” “Expand business related to ‘performance materials, optical and electronic devices, medical care, heat-resistant and building materials,” “Reinforcement of R&D,” and “Constructive investments,” while aiming for net sales of 300 billion yen, operating income of 30 billion yen and operating profit margin of 10% in the plan’s final year of fiscal 2018. To realize sustainable growth, it is essential to enhance and revitalize human resources. We will create an environment and corporate culture in which employees can work healthily and energetically with pride, and build up the foundation for improved growth as well.

Going forward, we will continuously strive to build a brighter future for the world by uncovering the unlimited possibilities of glass. We look forward to your ongoing support.

Masayuki Arioka, Chairman of the Board
Motoharu Matsumoto, President