Although the global economy showed signs of recovery
due to the easing of behavioral restrictions that followed
the rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19, the outlook
remains uncertain due to prolonged supply chain disruptions
and other factors. In addition, there are also concerns about
the effects of global climate change, with natural disasters
becoming more severe and more frequent in recent years. If
we are to stop further deterioration, we cannot afford to halt
our progress toward a carbon-free society. In addition, as
society becomes more diverse, companies are now strongly
expected to contribute to the realization of a society where
all people are respected and can lead their lives in peace.
The TOKYO KEIKI Vision 2030 – Defining our Aspirations for 2030
At the beginning of fiscal 2021, the TOKYO KEIKI Group anticipated the society of 2030 and defined five business areas as social issues to be solved through our business:
“Protect the global environment,” “Ensure a secure society and people’s health,” “Overcome the problems of the low birth rate and population aging,” “Build the future by serving as a key player in the AI/ICT revolution,” and “Advance the mobilitybased society.” Furthermore, to address these social issues,
we have formulated TOKYO KEIKI Vision 2030, identifying candidates for growth drivers by comparing our current businesses and technologies to areas of business we wish to enhance. With this vision as a foundation, we aim to shift to a stage of medium- to long-term corporate value enhancement and sustainable growth by responding to rapidly changing social needs and taking the SDGs as a starting point for creating new global niche-leading businesses.
As an example of new projects currently underway, in the area of “protecting the global environment,” we are working on projects involving reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions under the theme of solving environmental issues to achieve carbon neutrality. Currently, as part of our hydrogenrelated business, we provide hydraulic-drive hydrogen compressors for hydrogen filling stations, and going forward, we will pursue further research and development of hydrogenrelated equipment to broaden the scope of our business.
Another example, in the area of “Ensure a secure society and people’s health,” is our contributions to disaster preparedness through our aerospace business. The first step in this direction
is the small synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites for which we provide microwave amplifiers. Synthetic Aperture Radar is a radar that emits microwaves onto the earth’s surface and receives the reflected waves to produce an image. Analysis of satellite image data acquired from the reaches of space is expected to be useful in responding to earthquakes, floods, and other disasters. Our microwave amplifiers are installed in the core of the satellite, and we are currently constructing a new facility at our Nasu Plant to further expand our involvement to include assembly of the satellite as a whole.
Meanwhile, in the areas of “Overcome the challenges of the low birth rate and population aging” and “Build the future by serving as a key player in the AI/ICT revolution,” our railway business is developing a new railway maintenance inspection system incorporating AI to support rail maintenance personnel, a workforce that is suffering severe labor shortages, thereby achieving further safety and efficiency in railway maintenance.