Management Vision

Medium-term Management Plan

Gunze’s medium-term management plan, called “CAN 20,” targets the seven years leading up to fiscal 2020. That year will mark the 125th anniversary of Gunze’s founding.

Name of the Plan CAN 20
Key Concept Focus and Concentration
Period Seven years from Fiscal 2014 (119th term) to Fiscal 2020 (125th term)

Gunze Group Management Vision

2020 Management Vision
Gunze contributes to society as a global company that provides customers with a special type of “comfort” which only Gunze can offer.
2020 Management Objective
Set the health and medical-related fields that help improve the quality of life of people as the core source of growth, and have each business establish a “one-of-a-kind” position in the industry in its respective field through focus and concentration.

CAN 20 Pivotal Strategies

  • Portfolio Strategy

    We divide three existing business segments into 75 Strategic Business Units (SBUs) and evaluate each SBU in terms of market potential and core competencies. Based on this evaluation, SBUs are reclassified into five strategic investment categories to effectively allocate and concentrate corporate resources in high-growth areas.

  • Cross-Functional Approach (CFA) Project

    To efficiently create new businesses using currently available technologies and equipment, we are promoting the “Nightingale Project” designed to expand the health and medical care business, and the “Edison Project” intended to develop new businesses.

  • Reinforcement of the Management Foundation

    We strive to reinforce our core technologies, expand our operations globally, strengthen our intangible assets, and reduce fixed assets.