Message from the President
I strongly hope that 2017 will be the year that opens up a new chapter for the OPT Group. I want to make the years ahead into the seven years when the Group continues to pursue its grand vision known as BHAG.* BHAG stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal, or a bold, bet-the-company goal. BHAG was proposed by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their book titled Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. The future environment surrounding the Japanese economy is expected to be difficult, given the aging population, declining birth rate and decreasing population. While many industries will suffer low growth or even contract in the future, the digital industry will continue to enjoy high growth. The digital revolution begun by the internet is just beginning. The Industrial Revolution that occurred in the middle of the 17th century took nearly 100 years to reach every facet of society and create changes in actual services and the behavior of ordinary citizens. The real revolution followed. Various services have emerged through the internet, and society is transforming. However, the digital revolution will enter its key stage in the days to come. In these circumstances, the OPT Group has the system and structure to be able to face the forthcoming big waves, such as human resources of 1,500 employees, several thousand customers, nationwide sales channels, a strong brand and knowledge in the digital domain. In other words, the Group will be punished unless it leads the future society to prosperity by actively investing its assets and creating new value. I believe that it is time to return the power to society that has brought the Group to its present position from the support of a variety of customers, business partners and other stakeholders. While Japan is facing many future challenges, such as the aging population, declining birth rate and huge fiscal deficit, it currently has a flourishing affluent society. However, there will be no future if we become complacent. There will be no growth if we are complacent with the current state of affairs. We have set a major corporate vision of creating future prosperity by making, driving and supporting the digital industrial revolution and continuing to challenge new value creation together with a group of like-minded personnel (colleagues)! Consequently, we will achieve sales of one trillion yen and ordinary income of 100 billion yen and have a social impact of 100 people multiplied by 100 companies (businesses) multiplied by 10 billion yen!
I strongly believe that we will be able to achieve this goal by continually pursuing this vision for the OPT Group.
Seven years of struggling from the foundation in 1994 to 2000.
Seven years of rapid growth from 2001 to 2007.
Seven years of a difficult time with the building of business synergies with major shareholders from 2008 to 2014.
I would like to make the next seven years after 2015, when OPT became a holding company, the time to pursue the grand vision towards a BHAG with a concerted Group effort!
Let’s create future prosperity with our own hands by ensuring that the next seven years are productive ones!
We will continue the pursuit of new value creation with all stakeholders and employees working together. I would like to ask for your continued support and patronage.
OPT, Holding, Inc.
Representative Director, President and CEO Noboru Hachimine