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Mitsui & Co. Benelux S. A./N. V.

About Us

Message from the President and CEO

Atsushi Sudo
President and Chief Executive Officer

Yuji Kawase

It was in the early 1880s when Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the leading general trading firms in Japan, established its first European offices in London and Paris, initially for the purpose of pursuing trade between Europe and Japan. Ever since, Mitsui has expanded its activities in Europe, in step with the growth of the European economy, and presently operates its business through offices in 26 cities in Europe. Mitsui & Co. Benelux N.V./S.A. (Mitsui Benelux) is one of them, having been set up in 1960 and incorporated under the laws of Belgium since 1971.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. as a whole has been expanding its roles as well as diversifying its forms of operations. These include worldwide trading of products, logistic services, financing, various types of investment, and many other types of business, which are served by its multinational network of 214 offices in 93 countries. Mitsui Benelux, likewise, plays various roles in business, mainly in areas such as chemicals, polyester and intermediates, plastics and steel.

Mitsui Benelux is located in Brussels, as are the headquarters of various multinational firms, as well as the headquarters of the European Union (EU). As the euro has become an influential currency in the world, and the EU itself is in the process of enlarging further, we also expect Europe's business frontier to continue expanding. The importance of the European economy will grow even stronger in the world economy.

Given these circumstances, we are delighted to be at your service through providing a variety of competencies and expertise that might be of some assistance in developing or strengthening your business. Accordingly, we would like to welcome you to Mitsui Benelux's website, where you can find useful information about who we are, what we do, and how we can meet your requirements in the future.