It was founded in 1858 and has grown to become one of the largest general trading companies in Japan, with operations in over 90 countries around the world. Marubeni is involved in a wide range of businesses, including agriculture, chemicals, energy, metals and mineral resources, and infrastructure. The company also engages in investment activities in various sectors, including private equity and venture capital. Marubeni is committed to sustainable development and has implemented a range of environmental and social initiatives to promote responsible business practices.
Throughout its history, Marubeni has been at the forefront of global trade and commerce and has played a major role in the development of Japan's economy. In the early 1900s, the company began expanding its operations overseas, establishing offices in Asia, Europe, and North America. By the mid-20th century, Marubeni had become one of Japan's largest and most influential trading companies.
Over the years, Marubeni has weathered numerous economic and geopolitical challenges, including World War II, the oil crisis of the 1970s, the 2008 global financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Despite these obstacles, the company has continued to innovate and grow, adapting to changing market conditions and expanding into new business areas.
Today, Marubeni is a global leader in a wide range of industries, including power generation, infrastructure, and agriculture. The company operates in over 60 countries around the world, employing more than 50,000 people.
Throughout its history, Marubeni has remained committed to its core values of integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. The company has been recognized for its efforts to promote sustainable development and address global challenges such as climate change and poverty.
As Marubeni continues to evolve and expand, it remains committed to its founding principles of hard work, innovation, and a deep commitment to creating value for its customers, employees, and society as a whole.