TOYOTA TSUSHO (THAILAND) CO.,LTD., well-known trading house in Thailand is organizing “TOYOTSU JAPAN FESTIVAL 2018 , the largest festival of food and lifestyle products from Japan with an expected revenue of over 30 million Baht. During the event, TTTC will announce details about its “Sendai” Airport operation, the latest business unit of the parent company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation which is the first time that private companies opearate Japanese airport.
Mr. Kiyoyoshi Oba, President of TOYOTA TSUSHO (THAILAND) CO.,LTD., revealed that the company has operated in Thailand for 61 years. Its Business Units comprise of Automotive (80%) such as automotive materials, parts and accessories, and Non-Automotive (20%) such as the production of uniforms for manufacturing personnel, insurance broker services, chemical additives and plastic resins, steel bars and frozen seafood. The overall performance for the first half year is satisfactory compared to the same period last year. The total revenue from January to May 2018 increased by 4% to 32.5 billion Baht.
To comply with the business strategies of the parent company in Japan, TOYOTA TSUSHO (THAILAND) CO., LTD will further expand its Non-Automotive business unit by operating as a trading house aiming at Japanese life style and food products. The company will start with retail units in shopping malls and now organizing the biggest event aimed at Japanese life style and food products, “TOYOTSU JAPAN FESTIVAL 2018.” The event will take place at Royal Paragon Hall, on Siam Paragon , from June 29th to July 1st ,2018 to stimulate the economic growth and to emphasize that the company is the leading trading house in Thailand.
This year, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the parent company in Japan is exploring new business opportunities by taking over the operations of the Sendai Airport in Japan. With an investment budget of 10 million USD, the company sees great business and tourism opportunities in Sendai city, which is 1 of the 7 biggest cities in Japan, located in the Tohoku area. It is the first time that Japanese Government allows private companies to operate an airport; the Sendai mega project is carried out by 3 big co-investors, Tokyu Group, Maeda Construction, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation with the expect revenue of 57 million USD this year and 63 million USD in 2019
Mr. Toshiyuki Azeo , Executive Vice President of Global Parts & Logistics Management Department , TOYOTA TSUSHO (THAILAND) CO.,LTD., added “Toyota Tsusho Corporation has started operating Sendai airport since July 2016. Sendai is an important city and the gateway to many other cities in the Tohoku area and tourists can visit the area the whole year round. Sendai is only 300 km from Tokyo. The transportation from Tokyo to Sendai by Shinkansen Tohoku train line in just 1 hour and 40 minutes. The Sendai Airport handles 58 flights per day, both inbound and outbound, with 12 airlines using the airport, and a total of 3,438,961 travelers per year (9,422 travelers per day). The airport offers complete services and facilities such as shops, food stores, a view platform and a multipurpose hall.
Miss Anujtha Jaovisidha, General Manager of Corporate Planning Department, TOYOTA TSUSHO (THAILAND) CO.,LTD., the event director of the “TOYOTSU JAPAN FESTIVAL 2018” talks about the success of last year’s event with more than 46,000 visitors. Most of the visitors were families, , 80% Thais and 20% foreigners and the event netted revenue of 20 million Baht.
This year, we invested 20 million Baht to organize the festival with the theme “Nice to meet you TOHOKU”, based on the Sendai Tanabata festival which is the biggest Tanabata festival in Japan. Visitors will learn interesting facts about Sendai city, the new and upcoming destination in the Tohoku area. The target customers are both families and the younger generation, who love to travel to Japan. The target number of visitors during the 3 days of the festival (June 29th -July 1st 2018) is 80,000 visitors with expected revenue of 30 million Baht 40% of the products at the exhibition will be Japanese food products and the rest will be lifestyle products. We will have more than 80 booths with famous Japanese brands and Japanese brands produced in Thailand meant for export. We offer brands such as Kimukatsu, the original brand for mille feuille katsu deep-fried pork cutlet, Nippon Tei, the authentic Japanese restaurant chain,10Mois, baby & maternity products, Nishikawa, quality bedding products, Q-Pot, jewelry and accessories from Japan, Zojirushi, vacuum insulated mugs, bottles and food jars , Wa Theater, Japanese premium fruits and a lot more.
To all Japan lovers: don’t miss these dates!! The “TOYOTSU JAPAN FESTIVAL 2018” will be held from June 29th to July 1st 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 09:00 P.M. on the 5th Floor, Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Mall,for more information https://www.facebook.com/ToyotsuJapanFestival