We sell, design and install kitchen & bath products and storage unit equipment, and develop and sell our subsidiary's original INTENZA brand products.
As a trading company, we can procure and propose to customers products from a wide range of trading partners without being partial to any specific manufacturer. As a manufacturer, we can develop and produce products including our own original brands. Our air conditioning installation business and partnerships with outside companies allow us to offer comfortable living environments including everything from kitchen & bath to air conditioning equipment. Our business strength is the collaboration ability that comes with being a trading company and a manufacturer and from close partnerships both inside and outside the company.
Using our natural development and technical prowess, we manufacture and renovate, and also explore BtoC and BtoBtoC businesses through which we provide products directly to the end user. We will continue making a range of proposals to make customers' lives more abundant.
Manufacturers of kitchen & bath products deal with many companies including national brands. We can procure a wide range of products and make flexible proposals that respond to customers' needs. We are also developing original brands, primarily our subsidiary's INTENZA brand. INTENZA products have been installed in large condominium projects and in senior citizen rehabilitation facilities, and we have gotten high marks for our ability to design taking into consideration user experience while embodying our concepts. As a manufacturer with expertise in development, production and raw materials and as a trading company that deeply understands and responds to customers' needs, we agilely combine those strengths to make proposals that offer customers both abundance and comfort.
In collaboration with our air conditioning installation business, we offer kitchen & bath products and air conditioning equipment that meet diverse needs including those of buildings, apartment buildings and senior citizen rehabilitation facilities. We have also built trust with product manufacturers through long years of doing business together. Mitani Sangyo coordinates by asking various companies to manufacture products that are their forte. Because we are an independent trading company that can handle any product we choose, we can buy products from various manufacturers and freely combine them, allowing us to hold down costs and make highly satisfying proposals. In addition, we are part of a cooperative with between 60 and 70 subcontractors large and small. Even as our industry faces severe labor shortages, we have secured an organization more than sufficient to do our installation work. By putting on training including product explanations and installation and safety guidance, we are working to create safe work sites and improve installation quality.
ACSD Inc., our Vietnam group company with a 400-person design and estimation team, creates blueprints and gives estimates inside the Mitani Sangyo Group, of course, but also for large housing equipment manufacturers in Japan. It possesses technical prowess that delivers both quality and quantity. It does 3D CAD designs and is leading the housing-equipment industry as a pioneer of building information modeling (BIM), which is not yet widespread in the field. ACSD supports BIM in its air conditioning installation business as well, and has accumulated plenty of actual results and expertise. When BIM becomes standard in the housing equipment field, ACSD will have a structure in place for a smooth expansion.