Our Business

Sojitz JECT trades carbon materials and products around the world and by doing so supports the manufacturing industries that are essential to society. The Sojitz Group’s uses its network and expertise in the carbon business to meet the expectations of a wide variety of clients.

Contributions to the Environment and Society

Contributions to the Environment and Society

Doing business on a global scale, we contribute to society through development of the carbon industry.

Our company handles products that are rarely seen in our daily lives. However, we are all proud of our contribution to the production of steel, automobiles, aluminum, and semiconductors, essential products for society. We will continue to keep the importance of nature firmly in mind in our handling of products that make use of our environments precious natural resources, and consider it a special joy to be able to contribute to society.

Message from President

Since our foundation in March 2002, we at Sojitz JECT Corporation have branched out our carbon-related products business, the “rice of the industry,”, into all types of transactions; including export, import, and intermediary trade, while staying faithful to our commitment of providing services through the development of new products and markets, fulfilling inventory operations and achieving the most suitable arrangement of logistics, with our customers in mind.
In addition, with the huge supply chain of carbon-related products, we have continuously expanded our business by functioning both as manufacturer and trader, while also participating in a joint venture involving coal chemicals in China.
We have strived in enhancing functions not only in the fundamental industries, such as the steel, nonferrous, automobile and chemical industry, but also in highly-specialized areas, such as the supply of raw materials and products to alternative energy-related industries.
From a global point of view, will continue to exert our ability to enhance distribution functions and provide solutions to our customer’s problems, 。
As a company, we at Sojitz JECT Corporation, aim to work in unity with other members of the Sojitz group network in meeting our customer’s expectations and contribute to the society.

President & CEO Yoshihiro Tamura

Corporate Philosophy

Foster progress through our carbon business and seek prosperity for our employees.

Corporate Philosophy of Sojitz JECT CorporationCorporate Philosophy of Sojitz JECT Corporation
  • The Three Commitments:
      Commitment to Passion,
      Commitment to Integrity,
      Commitment to Innovation
    Bring deep satisfaction and inspiration to people as we contribute to society through a work ethic backed by these three commitments.
  • Strength through solidarity,
  • Grace through gratitude,
  • Evolution through innovation.
  • Band together, always keeping respect and gratitude at heart.
Management Policy of Sojitz JECT CorporationManagement Policy of Sojitz JECT Corporation
  • Aim to be a multifaceted company equipped with functions similar to manufacturers.
  • Pursue high functional quality and value-added to maximize our competitive edge.
  • Fully analyze customer needs and provide solutions.
  • Be a free and open organization
  • Foresee coming changes and be an industry forerunner.
  • Become an inspiring company.

Company Profile

Company Name
Sojitz JECT Corporation
7th floor, 8-6, Nishi-Shimbashi 2-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003, Japan
President & CEO
Yoshihiro Tamura
Vice President
Jiro Idota
Directors and Auditor
Director, In charge of Administrative Affairs / Shigeru Ozawa
External Director / Masaaki Bito
External Director / Tsutomu Toshio
External Director / Akira Mitsuda
Auditor / Kazuhisa Kawamura
Cokes; carbon material; carbon products; carbon specialties; graphite electrode; tar products; various minerals
Export (50%), Import (40%), Offshore trade (5%), Domestic sales (5%)
March 2002
Capital stock
460,600,000 Yen
Sojitz Corporation (100%)
Annual sales
20billion yen
Number of employees
financial backers
MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank, Shinwa Bank, Yachiyo Bank, Yamaguchi Bank, and others

Corporate History

25 Mar 2002
Nichimen Corp. transferred its petroleum and carbon business to Sojitz JECT Corporation.
26 Mar 2002
Nichimen transferred all issued shares of Sojitz JECT to Nissho Iwai and Sojitz JECT became a subsidiary of Nissho Iwai
Aug 2002
Beijing Representative Office (China) was established
Oct 2002
Moscow Representative Office (Russia) was established
Jan 2003
Düsseldorf Branch (Germany) was established
24 May 2003
Head office was relocated to current location
Dec 2003
Coal tar distillation plant was jointly established in Shandong, China
Feb 2004
100% subsidiaries were established in U.S.A. and China
Apr 2004
Nichimen and Nissho Iwai were merged to form a new single entity, Sojitz Corporation
Oct 2006
Two carbon departments were reorganized to create the third carbon department. Business Planning Development Dept. and Finance&Accounts Dept.
were integrated to form a new Dept of Administration Dept.
Mar 2009
Changed the company name from JECT Corporation to Sojitz JECT Corporation
Apr 2014
Establishment of Corporate Planning Office
Jan 2015
Dissolved the joint venture with Coal tar distillation plant in Shandong, China.
Dec 2017
Liquidation of US corporation
Apr 2018
Establishment of Business Strategy Office
Sep 2018
Reorganized Beijing representative office into a corporation in China (Qingdao)
Apr 2019
Headquarters carbon business reorganized into a four-part system
Jul 2019
Established a joint venture to take ownership of a graphic electrode production plant in Dezhou, China

Location Map

7F, Sumitomo Fudosan-Hibiya Bldg,8-6, Nishi-Shimbashi 2-Chome, Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-0003, Japan
  • 3 minutes walk from A3 exit of Uchisaiwaicho Station on the Toei Mita Line
  • A 6-minute walk from the Karasmori Exit of Shimbashi Station on the JR Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and Toei Asakusa Line
  • 8 minutes walk from Exit A1 of Toranomon Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
  • 10 minutes walk from Exit B1 of Toranomon Hills Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Organization Chart

Organization Chart