|The first Mitsubishi company was established in 1870. It moved beyond its origins in shipping into coal mining, shipbuilding, banking, insurance, warehousing, and trade. Later diversification saw it venture into sectors such as paper, steel, glass, electrical equipment, aircraft, oil, and real estate. |
In 1946 Mitsubishi split into independent companies under the postwar government policy of decentralizing industry.
Today the companies are involved in areas including marine transport, aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding, automotives, nuclear power engineering, waste treatment plants, satellites, defence contracting, glass, petrochemicals, oil products, beer, property and casualty insurance, and warehousing.