Expand our businesses and solve the societal challenges within the growing market of healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure.
Topcon embraces strives to expand our business by applying our solutions towards solving societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure.
Topcon conducts business in fields including the Ophthalmological field (healthcare), IT Agriculture field (agriculture), and the fields of IT Construction and infrastructure development (infrastructure).
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Mid-term Business Plan (FY2016-FY2018)
We outlined our second mid-term business plan set to end in FY 2018. This plan adopts "Acceleration growth strategy a new stage" as corporate vision with a goal of achieving an ROE of 20%. As part of this plan, Topcon is implementing the following strategies.
1. Strengthening the Management Structure
We reorganized Smart Infrastructure Company and Eye Care Company from company structures to business divisions to establish function-based systems for technology, production, and sales to achieve total optimization in order to improve management efficiency. As part of our initiatives to improve management efficiency, we will consolidate and eliminate offices that increased as a result of M&A. Furthermore, we will implement COGS Reduction for products on the market to improve operating income and cash flows from operations.
2. Advancement of the Growing Business
Positioning Company will expand IT Construction and IT Agriculture as growth businesses.
The Smart Infrastructure Business will strengthen core businesses such as Total Station, for which we have a large market share, and focus on developing growth businesses.
Eye Care business will expand EMR for ophthalmology and remote diagnosis as new business domain.
3. Creation of a Subscription Business Model
In addition to our one-time purchase sales business model, we will develop subscription businesses in the IT Construction, IT Agriculture, and Eye Care Business as well as businesses in all domains of healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure.
Strengths of Topcon
Topcon applies the optical technology we have cultivated since our founding with the various technologies we have acquired through M&A to offer innovative and creative world firsts and world No.1 products. As a result, we have earned a global reputation as "Topcon for Technology."
2. Expanding business in growing fields
Topcon opened a satellite office in New York in 1958 and in 1970 we established subsidiaries in the USA (currently located in New Jersey) and Europe (The Netherlands), as we were one of the pioneers among Japanese companies in terms of global business expansion.
Topcon has developed a global network of production, development, and sales locations. Furthermore, with a group workforce consisting of 65% non-Japanese employees and 90% non-Japanese company presidents at our overseas consolidated subsidiaries, we have established a system that enables us to select optimal regions for production and sales. This system helped us achieve a high overseas sales ratio of 77% in FY 2016.
Sales by Region: FY2016
3. The expansion of business
Topcon has produced surveying equipment since our founding in 1932 and advanced into the field of ophthalmological equipment after the war. In 1994, we developed construction machinery control technology, followed by precision GPS receivers in 2000, precision agriculture in 2006, and mobile control technology in 2007. From our core business, we have continued to expand operations through M&A and alliances. Presently, the world is facing an increase in eye disease due to global population aging, food shortages caused by global population increase, global infrastructure demands and a shortage of engineering personnel to meet that demand, and continued infrastructure deterioration. In the domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure, we are working to expand our business by applying Topcon solutions towards resolving societal challenges.