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Performance for the Previous Period
- Can you give us an overview of TOA’s business performance during the previous period through March 2018?
In fiscal 2017, in Japan we released new products in both the security and disaster reduction and prevention markets. Overseas we’ve not only accelerated the promotion of “local production and local consumption,” but also made efforts to expand sales networks in growing markets. As a result, we’ve increased year-on-year sales and profits for the fiscal year ending March 2018.
The present term is the first year of our current mid-term management plan (hereinafter "mid-term plan"). Toward achieving our corporate value of “Smiles for the Public,” this mid-term plan aims to establish us as a “one and only” company among our customers. We’re strengthening marketing functions among our five world regions, and by accelerating the development of new products to meet specific needs in each market, and also by expanding sales channels, we aim to cultivate operational independence among our “5 TOAs in the world.” We also continue our efforts to “become a company with strong brand power,” in other words, a company that customers can continuously put reliance on. Regarding the consolidated performance forecast for the year ending March 2019, we expect we will record increased sales and profits.