Through this report, Daifuku communicates past, current and future efforts to provide value to society. With specific focus on the future, we use one of our currently running corporate advertisements, which highlights our stance of “we go where customer needs are headed.” We will continue to embrace and flexibly respond to changing logistic needs.
This report presents a brief summary of material information particularly relevant to the Daifuku Group’s value creation. See the Company website for more detailed information: www.daifuku.com. The report covers 57 companies, including 53 consolidated subsidiaries and two equity-method affiliates (as of March 31, 2018).
Fiscal 2017 (April 2017 to March 2018)
However, whenever it is appropriate to include historical background information and data or recent examples, reporting may include matters outside this time period.
Cautionary statement with respect to forward-looking statements
The strategies, beliefs, and plans related to future business performance as described in this annual report are not established facts. They are business prospects based on the assumptions and beliefs of the management team judging from the most current information at the time this report was prepared, and, therefore, these prospects are subject to potential risks and uncertainties. Due to various crucial factors, actual results may differ substantially from these forward-looking statements. These crucial factors that may adversely affect performance include:
1) consumer trends and economic conditions in the Daifuku Group's operating environment; 2) the effect of yen exchange rates on sales, assets and liabilities denominated in U.S. dollars and other currencies; 3) the tightening of laws and regulations regarding safety and other matters that may lead to higher costs or sales restrictions; and 4) the impact of natural disasters and intentional threats, war, acts of terrorism, strikes, and/or plagues. Moreover, there are other factors that may adversely affect the Group's performance.