President & Chief Executive OfficerKazuhiro Hori
Our company was established through an alliance between JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation and Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., and—following our reorganization in April of 2020—we started operating as a supplier of nonferrous materials, covering areas from raw materials procurement to smelting/processing outsourcing and product marketing of nonferrous metals including copper as the main material.
As a result of our reorganization, we will outsource smelting and processing operation to JX Metals Smelting Co., Ltd. and Hibi Smelting Co., Ltd., companies in which our two parent companies have invested, but we will continue to cooperate closely with these two companies to maintain an efficient, stable supply system.
Demand for copper is expected to continue rising in China and other parts of Asia as the economies in these regions continue to grow. By taking full advantage of our Group's competitiveness, including our contractors, we are building up the capacity to stably supply copper and other nonferrous products to Asian markets, including Japan.