Toward a comprehensive financing service company
Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation is aiming to become a comprehensive, solutions-oriented financial service company. In addition to our core leasing business, we provide IT services built up through information equipment leasing, one of our strengths; advanced and specialized financing in real estate, ships and aircraft, and environment and energy; and international business that leverages an industry-leading overseas network.
Generally speaking, the leasing industry tends to be considered as part of the financial industry. For us, however, the leasing industry is a “service industry that contributes to customers’ business through financing.” Amid major changes in the industry environment, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to provide distinct added value such as by acting as proxy for administrative affairs and handling equipment maintenance. Against this backdrop, we are developing business while always keeping in mind the concept of “collaborating with the customer.”
Century Tokyo Leasing was established with the merger of Century Leasing System, Inc. and Tokyo Leasing Co., Ltd. in April 2009. In the four years since the merger, we have developed and entrenched a corporate structure and consolidated a foothold in the industry while implementing various measures to drive us forward to the next stage of growth. This includes a key focus on the “financing” and “international” domains, where growth is expected going forward.
Specifically, in the “financing” domain, we are taking positive steps in the aircraft financing field by expanding our scope of business through investments in Jetstar Japan, a member of the Jetstar Group, the low-cost carrier of Australia-based Qantas, and GA Telesis LLC, a leader in the aircraft parts industry in the United States. We are also active in the environment and energy field, including participation in a project related to the sale of electricity generated through solar power in collaboration with Kyocera Corporation and a mega-solar power generation project for local government. In the “international” domain, we have strengthened bases in China, entered the Indonesian market and made a foray into India in cooperation with the locally based Tata Group. We are also steadily expanding our global network such as through an alliance with a U.S.-based independent leasing company, CSI Leasing, Inc., aimed at supporting Japanese companies seeking to develop business in Central and South America.
Century Tokyo Leasing started a new medium-term management plan in April 2013. With this in mind, we are committed to growing together with our customers and contributing to society as a comprehensive financing service company by developing services that transcend the business domains of leasing, installment sales and financing, and by strengthening business foundations through alliances in Japan and overseas.
President & CEO