Transportation, Industrial Machinery & Information Business Unit
TheTransportation, Industrial Machinery & Information Business Unit is extremely broad. Transportation Machin- ery includes automobiles, commercial trucks, construction machinery, mining equipment, agricultural machinery and aircraft, as well as their spare parts. Industrial Machinery consists of machine tools and parts for automotive and in- dustrial manufacturers. Information is involved in develop- ing and exporting digital products and medical equipment.
Marubeni America’s functions relative to the machin- ery products are as follows: import and export of digital products, medical equipment and industrial machine tools for manufacturers; import, export and wholesale of agricul- tural and construction machinery, mining equipment, cars, commercial trucks and other industrial vehicles and equip- ment; investment in and operation of a wholesale distribu- tor of machine tools, a wholesale distributor of cars, and retail car dealerships; and, finally, investment in and export of military defense products for Japan, along with leasing and sales of aircraft and specialized commercial vehicles.
TheTransportation, Industrial Machinery & Information Business Unit is now developing new business with auto- motive parts manufacturers.
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Plant, Utility & Infrastructure Unit The Plant Department within the Plant, Utility & Infrastruc- ture Unit is responsible for the development, coordination, logistics, insurance, management, investment in, and fi- nancing of plant-related business; for plant and equipment financing; and for import, export and third-country plant and equipment transactions. Notably, it invests in industrial projects on a build-own-operate basis (“BOO”) in North America, including with PEMEX, the Mexican state-run oil company. The Plant Department is also involved in operat- ing several industrial companies in various fields and in distributing machinery for the textile industry through Marubeni America’s (MAC’s) subsidiary,Tekmatex, Inc.
The Utility & Infrastructure Department does business development related to the power industry in North Amer- ica. It explores new areas of power generation, transmis- sion, and delivery of utility-scale and distributed genera- tion, including Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), development, financing, ownership, and operation and maintenance.
The Utility & Infrastructure Department also partners with North American companies to develop and com- mercialize new energy technologies and business models in Asia together with MAC’s parent company in Japan, Marubeni Corporation. Through its parent, MAC is able to act as a conduit between North America and Japan for new technologies, products, and business models in the power and energy industries. To that end, the Department has established a new line of business focused on distributed power generation (<50 MWs), employing clean, efficient fuel cell technology developed by FuelCell Energy, Inc. It continues to support ongoing GE gas turbine component sales to Hitachi, Ltd. through Marubeni Corporation. It is also developing business for Hitachi H25 gas turbine gen- erators in North America.
For new business development, MAC is aggressively seeking power generation assets for acquisition. Our aim is to add value to the acquired assets using our global experience of EPC and operation and maintenance.