Q: Regarding the Solution Business, which is a newly added business segment, please let us know the business contents and the forecast of revenue and adjusted operating income in FY2017.
A: The Solution Business is composed of the H-E Parts group companies and Bradken group companies. H-E Parts provides service solutions related to mining, crushing, and construction machinery and equipment. It also conducts development, processing and sales of the accessory parts for these machineries, mainly in Australia and the United States. Bradken globally conducts a wide range of value chain businesses, such as manufacturing of casting parts for mining and infrastructure industry, providing mining equipment and expendable parts for mining machinery, and providing maintenance services. The revenue forecast for FY2017 is ¥89.6 billion, and the adjusted operating income ratio is forecasted to be approximately 8%.