Amid rising demand for funds for capital investment, IBJL Leasing Company, Limited (IBJL) was established in 1969 as a general leasing company under the initiative of The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (now Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) and with investment from leading companies across Japanese industry.
IBJL does more than simply provide funding to customers. We develop and propose solutions to help them solve balance sheet and business strategy issues and we contribute to industry as a whole by providing leasing and other services to customers, mainly in the manufacturing sector. From the earliest days of Japan's leasing sector, IBJL has been a pioneer in the field, offering lease financing for ships and rolling stock, vendor finance programs for construction equipment and other innovative products ahead of competitors.
We have extended our business reach into other areas by moving into overseas markets along with our customers and actively using M&A. We are also leveraging our expertise in physical business assets to develop an extensive menu of new solutions that address an even wider range of customer needs, helping to drive steady growth in the Group’s profits.
In fiscal 2019, we launched our Sixth Mid-term Management Plan. Under the Plan, we will continue our efforts from the Fifth Mid-term Management Plan, namely: jointly promoting businesses with clients and driving forward initiatives in focus areas in response to changes in social and industrial structures. Furthermore, we will combine our accumulated know-how with the business base and expertise of Mizuho Financial Group and Marubeni Group. Through our partnerships with these companies, we will greatly expand business fields and opportunities within and outside Japan, offer new solutions to clients as a business development partner, and strive for further growth by co-creating value with clients and taking on the challenge of opening new locations and rolling out new businesses outside Japan.
Going forward, we will continue to create value for all our stakeholders and increase corporate value by offering a wide choice of services that address the needs of our customers.
President and CEO
IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd.