Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH

About Us

Corporate Profile

Corporate Profile

The history of the former Mitsui & Co.* in Germany started in 1899 when Sadaichiro Takemura, the first representative of the former Mitsui & Co.*, opened an office in Hamburg.
The current Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH was formally established in 1954 and ever since has been actively promoting the business. In 1962, Mitsui Germany moved its headquarters from Hamburg to Düsseldorf. Since then, numerous, diversified fields of activity have been steered from this center. Today Mitsui Germany has four branch and representative offices in Eastern Europe.

We are particularly successful in our main business areas ranging from chemicals and plastics, steel, infrastructure projects and mobility to information technology, logistics and foodstuffs. Our annual turnover is around € 700 million and the number of our staff is 180.

Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH is a core member of the Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc group of companies. We are part of the EMEA Business Unit (covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa) headquartered in London, one of Mitsui & Co.'s three overseas business units besides America and Asia Pacific.

Mitsui & Co. is a general trading company, or sogo shosha, active in wide-ranging business development on a global scale. Headquartered in Tokyo, Mitsui maintains a global network of 136 offices in 66 countries, as well as more than 460 subsidiaries and associated companies worldwide. Our five principal functions are marketing, financing, logistics, risk management as well as IT and process development capabilities. We combine these functions to create and optimize value chains in a wide range of business fields. Maximizing our value-added content, we strive to meet the diverse needs of our customers around the world.

(*) The current Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was established through mergers of the various new companies that had been established after the disbandment of the former Mitsui by the order of GHQ in 1947, so legally speaking, there has been no continuation between the former Mitsui & Co. and the current Mitsui & Co.

Name Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH
Date of Establishment 1954
Head Office

Herzogstraße 15, 40217 Düsseldorf, Germany
(P. O. BOX 10 38 42, 40029 Düsseldorf)
Telephone: (49-211) 93860
Facsimile: (49-211) 9386-723

Office Locations

Common Stock 38,800,000 €
Sales € 684 million
(fiscal year 2018/03)
Number of Employees 180
(as of 2018/03)