Introducing Marubeni Group Companies

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Marubeni Aerospace Corporation

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Import and sales of aircraft, aero-engines, marine vessel engines, aircraft and ship equipment, aerospace equipment, satellite communications equipment, and related components. Aircraft flight control and aircraft charter services.

Specialized trading company in the field of aerospace defense

  • Gulfstream G650
    Gulfstream G650, the gold standard in business jets
    ©Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Marubeni Aerospace Corporation was created in 1998 when Marubeni inherited the trade rights to the aerospace division of Okura & Co. It handles and deals in business jets, engines and equipment for helicopters and aircraft, advanced materials, space equipment such as rockets and artificial satellites, as well as defense equipment. Marubeni Aerospace Corporation has established import and sales contracts with major manufacturers around the world, acting as their sales representative in the supply of cutting edge products and commodities. One of its major strengths is the provision of engines. The company has supplied the majority of the engines for large-capacity helicopters used by the SDF (Self-Defense Forces). It also deals in Gulfstream business jets, and has sold these jets to the MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), the MOD (Ministry of Defense), and companies in the private sector.

Developing professionals who are more than just experts

  • Yoji Yamashita, President & CEO
    Yoji Yamashita, President & CEO *

The projects Marubeni Aerospace Corporation undertakes are performed over an extremely long time span. This is often the case with aircraft delivered to public agencies or government authorities. Normally it takes approximately five to seven years from the initial deliberation process until an aircraft is actually purchased. It then might take up to five more years for the aircraft to be delivered, after which it is used for 20 years or more. While the aircraft is in use, Marubeni Aerospace Corporation handles maintenance and other forms of support needed to keep the aircraft running properly. Each facet of this long process requires the knowledge and constructive proposals that only true professionals can deliver.

Employees are expected to possess extensive knowledge of the products the company handles. In addition to this, they must also be experts that people can trust. Marubeni Aerospace devotes a lot of time and effort to the training of its personnel. It does not rush the development of its new employees, but works to ensure they steadily clear each individual step towards becoming a professional. Another area the company stresses to its employees is the importance of compliance in doing their work. All it takes is one single scandal to ruin a company. To prevent scandals from arising, Marubeni Aerospace constantly reminds employees to practice compliance on a daily business. It also conducts activities designed to sustain an acute awareness of this important concept.

Determined to be the best in every possible field

  • AW-101 large-capacity helicopter
    AW-101 large-capacity helicopter used to support observation studies in Antarctica
    (Photo: Japan Maritime SDF homepage)

A large number of the jobs Marubeni Aerospace works on are directly involved with national projects and operations. One example is the provision of products used by SDF helicopters that are dispatched when disasters occur. The contribution Marubeni Aerospace makes through these projects is a source of pride for employees, and they have a passion for the materials the company handles.

It has been 15 years since Marubeni Aerospace was born. The company will continue competing as a professional group determined to establish itself as the top provider of materials in every possible field. Driven by this vision, Marubeni Aerospace aims to open the path to new business opportunities.

Marubeni Aerospace Corporation

Incorporated January, 1993
Head Office 1-1-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 81-3-5157-7500
Number of Employees 86 (as of March 2016)
Paid-in Capital 650 million yen
Marubeni Group's Investment Ratio 100%

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