Message from
the President

Message from the President Message from the President

Creating Dazzling New Value

SHOKO CO., LTD. began operating under a new management structure in 2022. In May that year we celebrated our 75th anniversary, and looked toward the future with a fresh start.

The chemical and plastic segments of our business represent one of our sources of strength. These sectors are large and stable in Japan, and continue to grow in other parts of the world, especially China and Southeast Asia. Stability is also shown in markets dealing with aluminum and other non-ferrous metals. Demand in Japan is also trending upward, propelled by growing social demand for reduced environmental load.

The global trend toward decarbonization extends across industrial sectors, and new fields are opening up, such as for bioplastics, next-generation energy, green aluminum, and more advanced recycling technologies. These markets will evolve more dynamically in the future, and our company believes that promising opportunities for business growth await. This is certainly true for us as a trading company, dealing in chemicals, plastics and non-ferrous metals, enjoying a solid customer base among manufacturers for decades.

We know we must create new value for future growth. In taking up this challenge, our company will maintain a pleasant work environment for all our employees, for whom safety and health come first, and at the same time our business activities will promote sustainable growth for all of our stakeholders, including our customers.

We count on your support as we continue our path as a reinvigorated Shoko, working with our customers to effect positive advancements and create dazzling new value.

Kentaro Watanabe

Representative Director and President of Shoko Co., Ltd.