Ask IR Officers!
Here is a real-time report of the frequently asked questions during IR activities.
What are Kito's shares of major world markets?
We enjoy high market share around the world due to the reliable quality of our products, established over our 85-year history. We hold 60% of the market in Japan, 40% in the US and 25% in China, according to our own survey.
Tell us about the overseas bases.
Let me frame that with our four product groups. For our core products, namely manual and electric chain hoists and lever hoists, the Yamanashi Plant is in full charge, from parts production to assembly of final products. We have production bases abroad as well, making wire-rope hoists in China, crane systems in Thailand, South Korea and Finland, and chain slings and other accessories in the US, Italy and Australia.
To which industries do your users mainly belong? Which industries will drive Kito growth in the future?
Kito products provide solutions to the universal and never-ending human need to lift, transfer and hold heavy loads. They are used in a multitude of industries. Our user base is expanding from heavy industry related to infrastructure to entertainment and clean energy, which are recent additions. So Kito operations are not driven by any specific group of industries, and will continue growing by catering to a broad range of industrial needs.