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Makoto Kohno
Representative Executive Officer and President

Makoto Kohno

KITZ Corporation was founded in 1951 as Kitazawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd. KITZ founder Toshio Kitazawa believed that the mission of a manufacturer is to mass produce products and supply them at low cost based on unified standards and quality control. He was quick to establish a full-scale mass production system with the latest manufacturing facilities, and the company has grown as an all-round valve manufacturer to this day.

On the occasion of our 70th anniversary in 2021, we decided to revise our Corporate Philosophy, the KITZ’ Statement of Corporate Mission. The new KITZ’ Statement of Corporate Mission incorporates our strong desire to continue supporting social infrastructure by further refining the fluid control technologies and materials development that we have cultivated since our founding.

In February 2022, we unveiled our Long-term Management Vision “Beyond New Heights 2030 – Change the Flow”. While strengthening the foundations of core businesses, we have identified “digitalization” as an essential element in improving the efficiency of energy usage and “decarbonization” as the key to achieving carbon neutrality. Embracing these keywords, we aim to accelerate our entry into growth businesses without fear of the risks, and shift the business domains in which we operate.

We are committed to enhancing our corporate value through continuous growth and contributing to the creation of a sustainable society by creating social value as a valve manufacturer.

KITZ Corporation fulfills its accountability by disclosing corporate information, including non-financial information such as ESG, in a fair, timely, and appropriate manner, in addition to our management strategy and financial condition. I would like to ask our shareholders and investors for their continued support.

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