Our Business

Services & Products

Mineral & Metal Resources Business Unit

Ensuring a secure and stable supply mineral and metal resources, and promoting the recycling business for a sustainable and circular economy.

  • Develop, process and market underground resources (iron ore, metallurgical coal, ferroalloys, copper, aluminium, nickel, cobalt, lithium, etc.)
  • Promote recycling of surface resources (ferrous raw materials, aluminium, copper, petroleum coke, secondary batteries)

Energy Business Unit I

Pursuing a stable supply of energy through a value chain business spanning upstream to downstream

  • Exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other energy resources
  • Trading and marketing of oil, petroleum products, coal, uranium and other energy resources

Energy Business Unit II

A global player in the LNG/natural gas business and environmental business

  • Development of liquefied natural gas (LNG)/natural gas projects
  • Trading and marketing of LNG/natural gas

Energy Solutions Business Unit

Pursuing a unique, multifaceted, and flexible approach to develop and deliver industrial solutions for global climate change, bringing together the knowledge, business foundations, and customer and partner base of Mitsui & Co.’s diverse business fields

  • Next-generation power (distributed renewable energy (RE) generation, storage batteries, energy management services, virtual power plants)
  • Electricity wholesale, retail, trading, and aggregation
  • Next-generation mobility infrastructure (Battery as a Service, EV infrastructure, etc.)
  • Next-generation energy (biofuels, SAF, hydrogen, ammonia, carbon management such as emission credits and CO2 utilization)
  • New business that anticipates structural changes, joint initiatives with other Business Units, businesses that consider the global environment (development of low-carbon cities, hydrogen societies, smart cities, etc.)

Infrastructure Projects Business Unit

Developing infrastructure projects globally that help create better lives

Thermal power, renewable energy, cogeneration, energy storage, VPP (virtual power plants), energy management services, power wholesaling, power retailing, etc.
Natural resources infrastructure
LNG import & export terminals, gas pipelines, gas distribution, petrochemical refineries & chemical plants, FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) systems, etc.
Logistics infrastructure
Port container & non-container terminals, airport terminals, inland logistics terminals, etc.
Environment & new business
New business in which structural change is anticipated, collaboration with other business units on projects which require project development expertise, and projects with global environment consideration (low carbon smart city development, water treatment business, etc.)

Mobility Business Unit I

Leveraging Mitsui's comprehensive capabilities to strengthen business models and create new added value, anticipating and responding to changes in the mobility services area

  • Logistics, manufacturing, wholesale, retail and finance, leasing and rental of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and automotive components
  • Wholesale, retail, rental and finance of construction and mining equipment; sale of agricultural and industrial machinery (machine tools, robots, etc.)
  • Passenger and freight transportation businesses, and railway infrastructure development and railway peripheral business (ridesharing, etc.)

Mobility Business Unit II

Promoting the development of transport infrastructure in the marine, aviation, aerospace and railway fields in harmony with the global environment, utilizing new technologies and networks with global business partners

  • Trade, ownership and operation of commercial ships; intermediary services for chartering vessels, sales of secondhand ships; ship equipment, DX and environment-related business
  • Sale, purchase, leasing and financing of airplanes, helicopters and aircraft engines, and other aviation-related business
  • Space-related business
  • Leasing of locomotives and rolling stocks

Basic Materials Business Unit

Supporting the foundation of industry and the stable supply of materials, and using the power of chemistry to create value and help solve the challenges faced by society

  • Gas chemicals
    Methanol, Ammonia
  • Basic chemicals
    Olefins, EDC, VCM, Salt, HCL, Caustic Soda, Soda Ash, Aromatics, SM, PX/PTA/MEG/PET
  • Performance monomers
    Coating materials, Acetone, Phenol, Bisphenol, MMA, High-performance resin materials
  • Tank terminal business
    Storage of Petrochemicals and Petroleum products

Performance Materials Business Unit

Developing diversified businesses utilizing the functionality of materials to bring sustainable prosperity to people’s lives.

Functional Materials
Plastic polymers and synthetic rubbers, hydrogen & industrial gas, silicone and fluorocarbon polymers, titanium oxide and businesses related to circular economy, etc.
Advanced Materials
Display materials & products, semiconductor & substrate materials, battery materials, EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Service) and dental-related business, etc.
Specialty Chemicals
Beauty and personal care products, green/bio-based raw materials, raw materials for detergents, surfactants and lubricant oils, etc.
Living & Environmental Materials
Forest resources such as woodchips, afforestation and carbon credit business, pulp & paper products, tires, and housing materials, etc.

Nutrition & Agriculture Business Unit

Engaging in a wide range of businesses broadly covering the food and chemicals areas

Agrochemicals, seeds and fertilizers, fertilizer resources (phosphate rock) and raw materials (sulfur, sulfuric acid)
Animal Solution
Essential amino acid (methionine), additives for feeds such as organic minerals, enzymes and animal health products
Food Science
Food ingredients, functional food materials, pharmaceutical and flavor/fragrance raw materials
High-quality supplements, testing and data services for wellness

Iron & Steel Products Business Unit

Leveraging the power of steel and other materials to create products and services that anticipate industry challenges and potential needs of customers.

Business and trading for strategy implementation in the following domains:

Contribution to automobile weight reduction, strengthening and electrification
Comprehensive infrastructure maintenance, electric-arc-furnace, and other areas for the development of a circular economy
Initiatives to stabilize the energy supply chain and support the development of a low-carbon society.
Supply chain management
Utilization of our global group network, development of B2B digital platforms

Food Business Unit

Engaged in the production, accumulation, marketing, manufacturing, and processing of food resources and products, we are working to develop our global business base and provide safe and reliable foods to the world

Maintenance and improvement of assets at every stage of production and marketing from securing carbohydrate sources through processing and sales of finished products; Global marketing and logistics planning
Oils and fats
Investment and operation of assets, trading and logistics in the oilseed value chain of seed, oil milling and processed oils; Trading of staple foods such as rice, wheat and beans that support food culture; Specialty grains
Investment and operation of assets, trading and logistics in the feed value chain, including feed ingredients, compound feed, livestock and fishery products, plant proteins and animal proteins
Food and beverages
Investment and operation of assets, trading and logistics for fruit and vegetable processed goods, coffee, cocoa beans, tea, dairy products and other ingredients and products

Retail Business Unit

Unifying production, distribution and sales to deliver delight and convenience to consumers.

Retailing business, e-commerce business, brand business, fashion retailing business, retail solutions business, points and digital payment business, and last-mile logistics
Planning and manufacturing of foodstuffs and delicatessen products; apparel products (OEM); pet products and miscellaneous items; information and service-related items; and packaging
Logistics and Wholesaling
Sales and marketing; logistics business, including demand forecasting, inventory optimization, and DCM; importing and exporting of foodstuffs, apparel, and raw materials; DC/TC contract management

Wellness Business Unit

Developing business from a global perspective and contributing to the enrichment of people's lives through high value-added services

Healthcare: Supporting the improvement of people’s physical health through the provision of Value Based Healthcare
Healthcare provider businesses including hospitals and clinics, and healthcare-related ancillary service businesses, Pharmaceutical sales, marketing and development businesses
Wellness: Supporting the maintenance and promotion of mental and physical health through disease prevention and early detection of illness
Digital health and preventive care related business, healthcare data services, Japan-based hospital management and operation consulting business
Hospitality: Supporting richer and brighter lives through food, sports and education
Placemaking, contract food services, uniform rental, facility management, staffing, education, and human capital businesses in Japan and overseas

IT & Communication Business Unit

Creating added value unique to Mitsui & Co. in every industry and business field by capturing trends in global ICT.

Digital Solutions
ICT services, cybersecurity, industrial solutions, digital infrastructure
B2C Platform
TV shopping, broadcasting, digital media, digital ecosystem
Contact center, digital marketing
Innovative Business
Healthcare DX, fintec, cloud computing

Corporate Development Business Unit

Promoting financial business, real estate business, logistics business and strategic projects leading to the evolution of Mitsui's business

Financial business
Real estate asset management (fund management for domestic and foreign real estate), financial asset management (real asset management using digital technology, etc.), insurance, leasing, private equity (buyout investment, venture investment) and commodity derivatives (commodity futures trading), etc.
Real estate business
Real estate development and leasing, property management, real estate brokerages and solutions and real estate-related businesses.
Logistics business
Worldwide distribution center (distribution processing for consumer goods including ecommerce fulfillment), global transportation (international multimodal transportation, etc.) and operation of warehouse automation business.