Since the Toshiba Machine Group was founded in 1949, it has helped Japan and the world develop by supplying the machines required by industry. Currently, we are aiming to become a "comprehensive machinery manufacturer that supports the world's 'monozukuri'" by focusing on four strategic key phrases: "energy and environment," "improving labor productivity," "IoT (Note 1) and ICT (Note 2)," and "handling new materials." These four strategic key phrases are important for the automobile, electronics, optical, and nanotechnology industries that are in the spotlight today, because we will be developing, manufacturing, selling, and providing retrofit after-sales services for injection machines, die-cast machines, extruders, microscopic transcriptional machinery, precision machinery, machine tools, electronic control devices, industrial robots, etc.
Although the economic environment has been unclear, our Group has been promoting its mid-term management plan "TM AC Plan" (Toshiba Machine Adapt to the Change Plan) since April 1, 2010. The basic concepts embedded in the TM AC Plan are "advance" and "expand." Through "advance" we are further developing our technologies and reinforcing our system engineering functions. Through "expand" we are developing our global strategy that includes expanding and improving our overseas sales and service facilities, and developing products that meet the needs of the markets.