Online Annual Report | 2017

Business Overview

The Daifuku Group has a long track record in material handling across a wide variety of sectors, and is the world’s leading material handling systems manufacturer and integrator.

Daifuku by the numbers

  • Global Sales
    No. 1*

  • Consolidated Sales
    ¥320.8 billion

  • Operating Income
    ¥23.0 billion

  • ROE
    12.6 %

  • Service Sales Ratio
    28 %

  • D/E Ratio

* Source: Modern Materials Handling - May 2017

Core businesses

Manufacturing and
Distribution Systems FA&DA
Factory & Distribution Automation

Provides systems to distributors and manufacturers in wide-ranging sectors. This business is actively developing into global markets and is focusing on capturing growth opportunities in Asia. Sales were also enhanced in North America.

Cleanroom Production Line Systems eFA
e-Factory Automation

Provides systems to semiconductor and flat-panel display factories. About 90% of sales are recorded outside of Japan, including Asia and North America. With the core factory in Japan, local production has been growing in South Korea, China, and Taiwan. This business boasts a large market share with its advanced technologies.

Automobile Production Line Systems AFA
Automotive Factory Automation

Provides systems for automobile production processes worldwide, mainly for Japanese, U.S., Chinese, and South Korean automakers. The system conveys car bodies between each manufacturing process at automobile factories, including press, weld, paint, and assembly shops. Also, this business is expanding into the parts logistics sector. In particular, sales of the service business, including upgrades of existing factories, are strong.

Airport Technologies ATec

Provides a broad range of automated systems for airports, including baggage handling systems, automated baggage check-in systems, baggage screening systems, and software and controls. This business responds to demand for building new airports in emerging countries, as well as upgrades, services, and operations for airport facilities in the West.

Car Wash Machines AWT
Auto Washing Technologies

Provides mainly car wash machines to filling stations and automobile dealers. The business enhances eco-friendly features, including water saving and plant-based liquid detergent use. This business boasts top shares in Japan and South Korea.

Electronics Contec

Provides high-end industrial personal computers, IoT-related systems, controllers used in medical devices, computers for digital signage, and measuring/control systems for solar facilities through Daifuku’s subsidiary Contec Co., Ltd.

Consolidated sales by business (FY2016)Consolidated sales by industry (FY2016)