Message from CEO
Since our founding in 1950, Fuji Oil has been dedicated to materials development with a particular focus on the use of southern plant-based oils and soybeans as raw materials. Over the years, we have continued to achieve technical
innovation in the field of food materials.
Today, we pursue synergy between the three segments of oils and fats, confectionery and bakery ingredients, and soybeans as we continue to expand our operations to the global stage. Our mainstay products include hard butters for chocolate and industrial-use chocolate, confectionery and bakery ingredients such as cream and margarine, and soy-based ingredients such as soy protein foods.
In FY2016, we achieved consolidated operating income of 19.7 billion yen, which represents record high income for Fuji Oil.
However, this also means that seven accounting periods have passed since we previously achieved record high income.
We must not forget that this represents having taken so long to produce these results for our stakeholders.
Last year in February 2017, we announced “Towards a Further Leap 2020”, the mid-term management plan that will serve as the platform for Fuji Oil to overcome the dramatic change and disruption we face today to achieve dynamic growth.
Amid an environment of turbulent change enveloping the entire world, it will prove vital that to our product development and technical capabilities (manufacturing) we combine superior strategic sense, the ability to confidently implement strategies, and a commitment to innovation that is not bound by existing concepts (innovation). We must engage with consumers to ensure we continue to provide the value they desire (value creation). The failure to accomplish this will leave us unable to win out against competition on the global markets.
Fuji Oil will continue to focus on our core business of hard butters for chocolate and chocolate products while further enhancing development of the soybean business and functional high value added ingredients. By continuing to provide plant-based food solutions, through our success in the business of plant-based fats, oils, and proteins, we will resolve global issues and contribute to society.
President and CEO