The ALCONIX Group is an expert in non-ferrous metals and has a unique mix of businesses. Its traditional business covers aluminum and copper and offers stable growth, and its newer business covers electronic and advanced materials, rare metals, rare earths, and non-ferrous materials and offers high growth. The Group has worked, since its management buyout in 2001, to expand its range of business by proactively engaging in M&A and business investment, and building a proprietary overseas network through the establishment of local subsidiaries. The Group has also moved beyond the traditional boundaries of a non-ferrous metals trading firm by making a manufacturing company a consolidated subsidiary and investing in a joint venture overseas with a company that manufactures non-ferrous products. These efforts have won the Group the trust of customers both at home and aboard.
The business environment of non-ferrous metals has changed dramatically in the 21st century. Japan’s major industries of autos, consumer electronics, and IT use non-ferrous metals as a matter of course. In particular, rare metals and rare earths, a major pillar of our electronic materials segment, have become so vital for the manufacture of end-products in Japan’s major industries these days that they are called the “vitamins of industry.” Developing stable sources of supply of rare metals and rare earths is a significant challenge these days because the rareness of these materials, the sophisticated technologies required to extract them, and the export policies of resource nations have heightened uncertainty about the prospects for stable supplies in the future.
ALCONIX Group is one of leading companies in the non-ferrous metals trading. It has accumulated tremendous know-how in the trade of electronic materials and rare metals and rare earths, and employs many specialists. It is our mission to provide stable supplies of these materials in the current environment, and we will pull the strengths of the entire Group together to meet the sophisticated needs of Japanese industry. We also aim to provide our customers with a wide range of services as a business model organizer, and to help solve the many challenges of our rapidly changing world.