Q: Under the circumstances where the Chinese construction machinery market and global mining machinery market indicate a severe outlook, what kind of initiatives would you have in mind to increase profit in and after FY2015 (ending March 31, 2016)?
A: Regarding sales, we are making efforts to increase sales of mining dump trucks by expanding the AC-3 series line-up and setting the regional focus on Central and South America for our sales growth. Also, as for general construction machineries, we are committed to expanding the sales of the parts and service business by the global implementation of the new service menu called “ConSite,” which provides comprehensive support to customers for their machines. In addition, despite the sluggish mining machinery market where resource companies have cut back their investments due to a downturn in resource prices, we would steadily undertake the parts supply and repair service of the operating machineries. Regarding cost, we would continue to implement material cost reduction initiatives globally and strive to reduce overhead costs as well.