Basic Information about DAIFUKU

One of the World’s Top Material Handling Suppliers

Daifuku is an exceptional material handling systems manufacturer,
with a unique existence, having more than 80 years of know-how and expertise.

Company Creed & Management Philosophy

Company creed

Today we are doing better
than we were yesterday.
Tomorrow we will be growing
ahead of where we are today.

Management philosophy

Automation that Inspires

Inspire society, deliver prosperity and enhance well-being through our core competence – automated material handling technology.

We will

  • strive to realize a sustainable society that minimizes burdens on people and the environment, respects human rights and encourages responsible manufacturing.
  • work together with customers around the world to create optimal smart logistics solutions that incorporate innovative technologies.
  • ensure a fair and open corporate culture that respects diversity and allows each individual to excel. Further, we will strengthen our fundamental management practices globally to have a high level of transparency.

Our Business

Our Solutions

Our Strength

Strong presence in the material handling industry

Daifuku has provided the best solutions to customers in various fields around the world. We have been the world’s No. 1 in sales within the material handling industry for the seventh straight year. Going forward, we will continue to work with our human resources and sites globally to meet growing demand.

Top 10 Material Handling Systems Suppliers

More than 65% of sales in non-Japan markets

Daifuku strives to develop an optimal global production and supply framework, operating affiliates in 26 countries and regions. It has 66 consolidated subsidiaries and affiliates.

Non-Japan Sales, Japan Sales, Non-Japan Sales Ratio

Leading the evolution of material handling

Since 1937, Daifuku has focused on material handling – the movement of finished goods and work in progress. Our world-class systems lead the industry by combining conveying, storage, sorting, picking and controls. Our products serve customers in a range of industries and countries.

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History

One-stop support structure

Our strength lies in our in-house development of hardware and software, and our comprehensive support system for customers that includes consulting, design, production, installation, and maintenance. Daifuku boasts a wealth of manufacturing and system integration experience, quickly responding to needs that include designing systems with complex requirements and making on-site adjustments when problems occur. We will establish these strengths at a global level toward achieving further success amid fierce market competition.

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TOTAL SUPPORT

Building long-term relationships with customers through aftermarket services

Our service includes maintenance and regular inspection of products we have delivered. We provide an extensive servicing menu, which leads to stable earnings.

Service Sales

After-sales service
  • Periodic inspection
  • System maintenance contracts
  • Safety training
  • Facility services
  • Troubleshooting
  • Supply of parts/components
  • Remote maintenance
  • Prediction/Forecast system
  • On-site services
  • Upgrades, retrofits

Human resources for future growth

Along with an expansion in our global network, consolidated employee numbers increased. We invigorate our organization by employing diversified human resources.

Cultivate Human Resources

Daifuku’s Growth Strategy

Given the drastic changes in the environment surrounding the Daifuku Group, in the new business plan the Group will promote DX2 (DX Squared) = Digital Transformation × Daifuku Transformation with the goal of contributing to the realization of a sustainable society and the enhancement of corporate value through solutions that solve the challenges faced by customers and society.

Management targets

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Consolidated net sales 540 billion yen Operating margin 10.5% ROE  Secure 10% or higher (each fiscal year) Dividend payout ratio 30% or more (ona three-year average)

Themes of Value Transformation 2023

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Three-Year Business Plan

Earnings and Shareholder Return

Consolidated sales and operating income

Basic policy for dividends

Daifuku regards the return of profits to shareholders as its most important management task. We aim to achieve a consolidated dividend payout ratio of 30% or more on a three-year (FY 2021-2023) average during the ongoing three-year business plan, Value Transformation 2023.

Stock Information

Daifuku’s Value Creation

Under our company creed Hini Arata, we promote Value Transformation that helps enhance the competitiveness of our customers and, in tandem with contributing to the development of society, take up the challenge to enhance our corporate value.

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Latest Daifuku Report

Sustainability Action

“Toward realizing a sustainable society” encompasses our efforts to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. To do this, we have positioned our three-year business plan alongside our Sustainability Action Plan as the two wheels of our business strategy, working from the perspective of promoting efforts in ESG (environment, society, and governance), sustainability, and related endeavors.

Corporate Governance

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