As stated in the ‘Notice concerning completion of payment for issuance of new shares through third-party allotment and withdrawal of shelf registration’ publicized today, Sanden Holdings Corporation (Representative Director & President: Katsuya Nishi; head office: Isesaki-shi, Gunma, Japan) (hereinafter referred to as ‘Sanden’) has conducted the issuance of new shares through third-party allotment following the completion of payment from the special-purpose company, Hisense Japan Automotive Air Conditioning Systems Limited Liability Company, which was established by Hisense Home Appliances Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as ‘Hisense H.A.’)
As a result, we have acquired the necessary funds for structural reforms and investment for future growth, and as announced in the ‘Approval of Agenda Items at Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders’ on May 27, the debt forgiveness by the ADR creditors has taken effect, and all the necessary processes for the Turnaround ADR Procedures have been completed.
From now on, we will steadily implement the Business Revitalization Plan disclosed on May 7, and all of our directors and employees will work together with indomitable determination to drastically revitalize our business and achieve sustainable growth.
The automotive industry is actively working on vehicle electrification as a solution to environmental problems, and is accelerating its move toward electrification ahead of schedule, especially in China and Europe. In order to survive in this business environment, Sanden Group must further strengthen its ‘cutting-edge technology solutions’ for electric vehicles, its ‘presence in the growing markets of China and Europe’, and its ‘broad customer base’, which are the sources of its competitiveness and the prerequisites for implementing the Business Revitalization Plan.
To this end, it is essential to maximize the synergies brought by the capital and business alliance with Hisense. We will provide the integrated thermal management system with more advanced air conditioning control by utilizing the Hisense H.A.’s technologies. In the short term, we will create significant synergies through joint procurement of raw materials and electronic components, utilization of human resources, and mutual complementation of bases and technologies. In the medium and long term, we will lead the ‘change in thermal management technology’ for NEVs, and aim to further expand our market share by promoting advanced initiatives in the field of automotive electronics.
We are confident that we will be able to initiate new changes of the fusion of the automotive and electronics industries in the era of CASE by combining Sanden’s competitiveness and Hisense H.A.’s superior cutting-edge technologies, so that we will also be able to create greater values for our customers. Sanden will lead the world and contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society so that it will be able to achieve its future vision of ‘creation of an affluent society where the environment and comfort are in harmony’.