Japanese textile-specialized trading company MN Inter-Fashion Ltd. is a result of a merger between two renowned enterprises Nippon Steel Trading Corporation’s textile business and Mitsui Bussan I-Fashion Ltd. in January 2022.
Prior to this consolidation, the sales volume of Nippon Steel Trading Corporation’s textile business in March 2020 was $900 million, while Mitsui Bussan I-Fashion had sales of around $760 million, and both were part of major groups, specializing in garment trading. Through this merger, MN Inter-Fashion aims to strengthen the foundation of its core OEM business, expand its international presence, especially in high growth markets, provide new services using digital technology, seize new business opportunities with environmental sustainability as a focus, and provide more value to the client.
As a textile and fashion specialist, Mitsui Bussan I-Fashion has helped various fashion companies expand their businesses, market their brands, develop fabrics, and produce garments by leveraging its global supply chain network.
To respond quickly to the needs of diverse markets and clients, Mitsui Bussan I-Fashion began brainstorming on how to share information and improve the efficiency of communication among employees across the company and beyond.
The quality and efficiency of communication between internal staff and external merchandisers, suppliers and designers were becoming an issue, and they needed to collaborate more effectively while keeping track its tasks and their completion.