Message from the President
From our beginnings as a shipbuilder in 1878, the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group has forged an extensive global presence that today spans a growing number of fields, encompassing transportation equipment such as rolling stock, aircraft, Kawasaki-brand motorcycles and more. Continually moving forward to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace, we have branched out into the energy and environmental sector to provide gas turbines, gas engines and a wide array of related plants and facilities. We have also broken new ground in the field of industrial equipment, where we have introduced state-of-the-art industrial plants, hydraulic equipment and robots.
Today the Kawasaki Group is leveraging the strengths of its advanced technologies to provide superior products and services designed to fulfill our customers' needs and help create a better tomorrow. "Working as One for the Good of the Planet" is the message at the heart of the Kawasaki Group Mission Statement which we set forth 2007. It is the driving force behind everything we do as a responsible corporate citizen.
As rampant growth in emerging markets across the globe tips the ecological scale, we are finding ways to bring balance between people and the environment through conservation and sustainable development. We are constantly working to provide products and services that will meet the needs of our customers and make a lasting difference in all our lives. You'll find a full spectrum of environmentally friendly features, including low-carbon, energy- and resource-efficient technologies, at work throughout the entire range of our business operations, which includes transportation equipment and systems, energy and environmental equipment, as well as industrial equipment.
We will continue expanding by making contributions to our customers and society through the development of innovative products, as well as by constant evolutions corresponding to changes in the business environment. The Kawasaki Group is committed to maintaining the trust of our stakeholders and communities wherever we operate, and to inspiring hopes and dreams in all of our employees. We look forward to sharing those hopes and dreams with you as we move forward together.