ITOCHU Corporation was established in 1858 when the Company's founder Chubei Itoh commenced linen trading operations. Since then, ITOCHU has evolved and grown over 150 years into a sogo shosha, engaging in domestic trading, import/export. Under the former mid-term management plan "Frontier-2006," ITOCHU reached its objective of "becoming a Highly Profitable Corporate Group achieving over ¥100 billion in consolidated net income in a steady and sustainable manner. "ITOCHU will now move forward with the implementation of our new mid-term management plan, "Frontier+ 2008," under which we will adopt an even more aggressive management policy and strive to enhance corporate value on the world stage, in order to become "a Global Enterprise that is highly attractive to all stakeholders."
ITOCHU Corporation is involved in overseas trading of various products such as textiles, machinery, information and communications-related products, metals, products related to oil and other energy sources, general merchandise, chemicals, and provisions and food. In addition, ITOCHU has made multifaceted investments in insurance agencies, finance, construction, and real estate trading, and warehousing as well as operations and businesses incidental or related to those fields.