Tsuneishi and Sojitz Pursue Proper Auto Disposal without Producing Shredder Residue
Tokyo, Japan— Tsuneishi Corporation and Sojitz Corporation will commence an automobile recycling business through Tsuneishi CRS Corporation, which was founded through joint capital investment.
Tsuneishi CRS obtained permission from the Hiroshima prefectural government to conduct the dismantling and shredding operations required for an automobile recycling business, and its recycling facility commenced operations in earnest in November. The plan is for the recycling facility, with a processing capacity of 14,400 vehicles per year, to recycle 10,800 vehicles in the second year, which is equivalent to 75 percent of its processing capacity. The company aims at sales of approximately 500 million yen.
Working together with automobile dealers, sheet metal plants/repair shops and nonlife insurance companies, Tsuneishi CRS will facilitate receipt of end-of-life vehicles, mainly in the Chugoku and Shikoku region. In addition, with the aid of the marine transportation system of the Tsuneishi Group, the company will be aggressive in accepting abandoned end-of-life vehicles, which are becoming a major social issue in remote islands in the Setouchi region. Through its automobile recycling business, Tsuneishi CRS will also cooperate in solving the issue of automobiles abandoned on remote islands.
Loading of automobiles
onto an offshore barge
Tsuneishi Corporation pursues new businesses that are in accordance with the times, utilizing human resources and technologies cultivated through its shipbuilding business. While trying to build a liaison with automobile service and recycle businesses, on which the Tsuneishi Group works, Tsuneishi Corporation will build an automobile recycling business that makes use of the collective strengths as its effort into which the group’s consensus has been put.
On the other hand, Sojitz focuses its efforts on environment-related businesses, in a move toward realization of the recycling of resources and a recycling-based society system. For its recycling business, the company has established CRS SAITAMA Co., Ltd., a company engaged in consistent ELV processing in Saitama prefecture. Further, jointly with NIPPONKOA Insurance Co., Ltd., the company provides the ‘NK Recycle Net’ service, which assists auto mechanical service providers and automobile dealers in appropriately treating end-of-life vehicles. With Tsuneishi CRS as a strategic base in western Japan, the business of appropriate ELV treatment will be continuously promoted throughout the nation.