What strategic motivations have SECOM shown when investing as multinationals?
SECOM is an example of a dynamic Japanese company, engaged in the service sector, and expanding as a multinational, a new type of company different in character from the traditional conglomerates associated with its country of origin.
SECOM is the largest security company in Japan, and provides customised and state-of the-art security solutions to homes, businesses and public sector organisations worldwide.
SECOM was established, in 1962, and was Japan's first private security company. In 1964, it pioneered the man-machine philosophy which combines highly trained personnel and high technology security equipment. Since that breakthrough, SECOM has expanded its business globally and is currently present in 13 countries: Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
The SECOM Group employs over 48,000 people in nearly 1,500 locations worldwide, with assets exceeding £8 billion, and an annual turnover of £5 billion from nearly two million customers. The company emphasizes technological innovation and customer service in order to supply the high-quality, cost-conscious, reliable security solutions and a rapid response service to protect the assets of customers.