In 1858, it was founded by Chubei Itoh, the famous merchant who traded linen. Adopting the sampo Yoshi management philosophy that aims to be good for the seller, the buyer and the society, Mr. Itoh’s business culture has evolved over 150 years and today stands as the ITOCHU-style sustainability.
The Itochu Corporation is a global group that now employs more than 100,000 people in over 120 different locations in 63 countries. The company has investments in a variety of sectors such as textiles, metals, machinery, energy, chemicals, mining, forest products, information technologies and finance. The Itochu Corporation, which has more than 200 subsidiaries and over 100 associates, serves with its branch in Istanbul in addition to its Ankara office, which entered operation in 1963.
Providing support as a solution partner to mega projects around the world, the Itochu Corporation is specialized in creating financial resources. Contributing to the progress of developing countries, the Company has played a role in implementation of mega projects in Turkey such as the Golden Horn (Haliç) Bridge, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Bursa Thermal Power Plant. The Itochu Corporation reinforces its presence with experience going back a century and a half, its international perspective and strength. The company undertakes infrastructure projects in developing countries under its mission of respecting the individual, the society and the future with the commitment of global benefit. It undertakes important tasks in the continuous development of societies and individuals through social responsibility projects.