OHGITANI has grown to establish a highly systematic way of collecting and reusing non-ferrous metal scraps
Company celebrates its 70th anniversary with reputation among Asian vehicle and semiconductor manufacturers for just-in-time deliveries and best prices for copper strips, zinc ingots and other non-ferrous raw material inputs
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When Sohji Ogitani started trading non-ferrous metals in Japan, he was actually laying the foundation for one of Asia’s most efficient recycling platforms for the commodity.
From a modest local trader of copper, zinc, lead, tin and other non-steel metals, OHGITANI has grown to establish a highly systematic way of collecting and reusing non-ferrous metal scraps. The company celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with a reputation among Asian vehicle and semiconductor manufacturers for just-in-time deliveries and best prices for copper strips, zinc ingots and other non-ferrous raw material inputs.
“We are always attuned to market conditions and are able to satisfy specific customer requirements given our expansive supply network,” says Michihiro Ogitani, company CEO. “We go to great lengths in segregating the scraps according to variety, purpose and ideal market destination so we can provide suppliers and end-users with the best prices the market can offer.”
To achieve this, OHGITANI leverages one liaison office and 11 subsidiaries, including those in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. But more importantly, OHGITANI has a proprietary supply chain management system and a streamlined web-based ordering and delivery platform that uses its bonded warehouse in Thailand as its centre of operations.
Looking forward, the company would like to explore new verticals such as aerospace and medical. OHGITANI is also eager to expand its footprint beyond Asia and into markets such as the Middle East, Europe and the United States, where it is already generating some business.
“We will be focusing on the overseas market, looking out for fresh possibilities and new types of customers,” Michihiro Ogitani says. “We would like to create new value by working with partners who can complement our strengths and provide us with the necessary local management resources.”