The Industrial Materials Group engages in product sales, business development and investments in the automotive & mobility, construction and infrastructure sectors, where we handle a wide variety of materials such as cement & ready-mix concrete, silica sand, carbon, PVC & chemical products and steel products.

We aim to maximize our business value as we adapt to change and capture new business opportunities amidst the diversifying need for materials. As we directly address the challenges facing our industry, we will concentrate our efforts in businesses where we can fully demonstrate our strengths and capabilities.

Furthermore, with the aim of reducing CO₂ emissions in the material sector, we are working on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), such as in the concrete industry.

Organizational Structure

Construction Materials Department

The Construction Materials Dept. operates a manufacturing and sales business for cement, ready-mixed concrete, etc. used in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

Main Products and services

Lumber & building materials, cement & ready-mixed concrete

Ceramic Minerals Department

The Ceramic Minerals Department handles silica sand, which is the main material for sheet glass, glass for solar power generation, and display glass, etc. Through the business operations of a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation in Australia, which owns one of the world’s largest silica sand mines, we have been supplying silica sand for more than 50 years to Asian countries, where there has been a remarkable growth in demand.

Main Products and services

Silica sand, Bentonite etc

Performance Materials Division

The Performance Materials Division handles carbon raw materials/products, PVC, and hydrogen peroxide water, etc., which are used in a wide range of sectors, including steel, automotive & mobility, construction, infrastructure, and electronics.

In addition to importing/exporting and domestic and intermediary trade of such materials, the division is developing manufacturing operations not only in Japan, but also in the United States and South Korea, providing a stable supply of high-quality materials, and creating new business models that leverage the power of materials.

Main Products and services

Needle coke, artificial graphite electrode, coal tar, petroleum coke for fuel, carbon block, anode, PVC, compound resin, resin additives, hydrogen peroxide, etc.

Organizational Structure

Carbon Materials Dept. | PVC & Functional Chemicals Dept. | Business Development Dept.

Steel Products Division

Through Metal One Corporation (Metal One), an integrated steel trading company that is 60% owned by MC, the Steel Products Division handles distribution and processing of steel products. It also develops steel-related projects by leveraging its capabilities as an integrated trading company.

With the sales network of over 140 offices and subsidiaries in Japan and overseas, Metal One builds up a value chain connecting steel manufacturers and customers by providing comprehensive services from distribution, inventory, manufacturing to processing, in addition to sales of steel products.

Main Products and services

Steel plates and sheets, structural steel, line pipes, oil country tubular goods, wire rods, specialty steel, etc.


KWAVE C&T is developing a business that helps to become a regional top trader
by utilizing various products and services, global network and infrastructure

from upstream to downstream of chemical items.

Material Parts
The trading division provides comprehensive solutions that meet customer needs in chemical, steel, energy, materials, and daily life industries based on excellent manpower, global network, and abundant business experience and expertise.
Chemical field
In the chemical field, we are actively trading various chemical products based on logistics infrastructure and networks.
Steel sector
In the steel sector, we are operating coil centers and stainless steel precision material factories overseas, expanding the value chain from processing to distribution of steel products.
Energy sector
In the energy sector, we are supplying fuel for power generation, such as LNG, to domestic and foreign countries, and we are also participating in the supply of biofuels and the development of new and renewable energy such as solar and wind power.
Also, in the field of materials, we are making efforts to develop and expand future business raw materials and industrial materials businesses such as non-ferrous metals and secondary battery materials.
Trading division
The trading division aims to grow into a global top 10 trader by nurturing representative items of trading at a global level through portfolio management through selection and concentration.