LIXIL is the most comprehensive and connected global company in the housing and building industry, delivering human-centric innovation that enhances people's living spaces.
Our vision is to be the world's most valued, innovative and trusted living technology company by 2020.
To achieve this, in April 2015, LIXIL Group Corporation took the landmark step of commencing operations through our LIXIL Corporation operating subsidiary as four core technology businesses: LIXIL Water technology, LIXIL Housing Technology, LIXIL Building Technology and LIXIL Kitchen Technology. LIXIL Japan Company is the fifth business of LIXIL Corporation, bringing together the products and services of the four technology companies to offer total solutions to customers in Japan.
At the LIXIL Group level, we have two distinctive Japanese businesses related to our products and services; the Distribution and Retail Business that includes home centers and building material stores, and the Housing Services Business, which covers nursing homes businesses, financial services and other housing solutions such as inspection.
With this operating structure now in place, we are taking the next steps in our growth as the most comprehensive and connected company in the global housing and building industry.
By aligning our comprehensive range of global businesses by industry segment - water technology, housing technology, building technology, and kitchen technology – we are able to capitalize on strong domain expertise in each of the verticals, as well as enhance governance, accountability and risk management.
In addition, the model enhances authority within each business, allowing us to secure growth through innovation in new products, scale merits, cost synergies, higher capital efficiency and faster decision-making.
We see tremendous synergy opportunities, particularly within each of the four technology businesses. In recent years, LIXIL has pursued growth by carrying out a succession of acquisitions. The focus now is on integrating the acquired businesses and securing stable organic growth. The technology businesses operating model represents a transformational step that facilitates synergies and capitalizes on our expertise within each segment. It expands the scale of our customer base and allows us to serve those customers in ways we never could before.
LIXIL's global platform is underpinned by experts in core corporate functions such as human resources, finance, legal, corporate audit, public affairs and IT, driving best practice and corporate governance across all businesses. Our experienced global management team oversees the businesses with a strong focus on diversity and meritocracy.