OSAKA SUGIMOTO Co., Ltd., was founded in 1909 as a raw-silk merchant and is a member of the group led by MASUI Co., Ltd., and today the company manufactures and sells a variety of textile products.
While our company has a short history being founded in 2004, it is the core of the umbrella organization led by Sugimoto Trading Co., Ltd., and utilizes its strong network in important raw textile materials production areas such as China, Pakistan, Indonesia, and elsewhere in Asia to actively pursue local production.
Using the assets of the corporate infrastructure and excellent domestic suppliers steadily developed to date and the synergistic effect achieved with KB TEXTILE Co., Ltd., the company plans to grow by strengthening its competitiveness and quickly meeting increasingly diversifying company needs.
OSAKA SUGIMOTO Co., Ltd.
CEO Ryuichi Noro
Giving Priority to “Customer Needs”
From the beginning our company has been strong in industrial materials, bedding, practical clothing, and other products that use cotton cloth.
Cotton cloth is a material that is the basis for a variety of textiles and it is not an exaggeration to say it is a material with unlimited possibilities. But as customer needs expand to other natural fibers, such as silk and flax, chemical fibers, such as rayon and polyester, and mixed fibers, we have grown 1.5 times over the last few years by utilizing our strength in overseas procurement.
It is important to be competitive by suppling fairly priced, high-quality goods at the optimum time that matches customer requirements.
In addition to sparing no company effort to make this possible, company growth comes from the efforts of each individual employee and the cooperation with suppliers.
It is also important to utilize our knowledge and experience as a raw materials and materials manufacturer to provide the optimum proposals to customers.
Our employees are always saying, “Keep your eye on the customer more than on the supplier,” because “Everything depends on the customer,” so we know our mission and the basis of our growth is how well we can respond to customer needs and we will continue to focus on this in the future.
Although a mature industry, there is room for growth.
As you know, the textile industry is a mature industry. But we are strong overseas and being closely positioned to the raw materials is another of our strengths.
That alone presents an opportunity to create value in a variety of ways, and for the last several years the Apparel Division has been working to plan and develop new products.
An example of this is the manufacture and sales of pet goods, and here too we utilized our knowledge and experience with textiles as the material for these goods. We will continue to actively pursue in-house development of products.
The Textile Division has been our foundational business from the beginning and it has been achieving steady growth by meeting the increasing demand for functional materials that have a variety of functions.
For example, since it has become commonplace for materials to have some kind of function, such as cool to the touch, moisture absorbing and quick drying, light shielding, antibacterial, or deodorization, growth is still possible in such practical material fields.
We think a driving force in our future growth is to further utilize and increase the assets we have developed in this manner through our alliance with KB TEXTILE, which was newly established this year.
Cheerful, happy people that proactively press forward.
The textile industry is one where people can be successful regardless of gender and we are actively recruiting new people to join us.
The people we are seeking are cheerful, happy, and good with numbers, but the most important quality is “the desire to proactively move forward.”
Further, in our company there are many opportunities for foreign business trips, so rather than thinking about “going overseas” once a year, we want our people to work to be successful overseas with the same feeling as if they are going on domestic business trips.
We also hire mid-career people with business experience in the textile industry as needed and provide the support for the right people to leverage their abilities in the right place.
Unlike the glamourous apparel fashion industry, our business is a supporting role and our mission is to properly meet the needs of our customers.
For this reason as well, we will keep moving forward and remain a company where everyone continues to take challenges.