held a demonstration in a project to export Japanese agricultural machinery and Japanese agricultural technology to the Republic of Kenya in the Ahero Irrigation Scheme in western Kenya.
（KILIMOLThe staff will demonstrate rice planting)
(Left: immediately after seeding, centre: germination, right: seedlings grown to 12-13 cm)
(Rice transplanter exported from Japan)
[MOL Group 5 ]
MOL Group will contribute to realizing a sustainable society by promoting responses to sustainability issues, which are identified as social issues that must be addressed with priority through its businesses.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Human & Community - Contributing to the growth and development of people and communities-".
[About Karasawa Agricultural Machinery Service Co., Ltd.]
The company was founded to provide agricultural machinery repair services. While its main businesses are sales, repair, and restoration of agricultural machinery, it operates internet businesses such as website production, marketing, and consulting services. In addition, it operates the agricultural machinery distribution platform "noukinavi.com," bringing together more than 300 agricultural machinery dealers all over Japan, and posting a cumulative transaction volume of more than ¥1.8 billion. The company is developing a pioneering agriculture-related business under the concept "Agriculture x IT." In February 2021, it raised ¥1.8 billion, including third-party allotments and loan agreements, from several financial institutions including The Hachijuni Bank, Ltd., Hachijuni Capital Co., Ltd., The Gunma Bank, Ltd., and SMBC Group, further accelerating its corporate growth.
· Trade name: Karasawa Agricultural Machinery Service Co., Ltd.
· President: Takeyuki Karasawa
· Address of headquarters: 846-1 Kurakake, Tomi City, Nagano Prefecture
· Business: Agricultural machinery marketplace “Kokinavi” business,
Face-to-face sales, repair, and rental business of agricultural machinery, Website production/website consulting business
Established on 25 May, 2021, through the MOL Incubation Bridge program as an agricultural machinery sales and export company using a cross-border e-commerce website. The name is derived from the Swahili word for "agriculture," and "MOL." Currently it focuses on exploring demand in Keyna, transporting agricultural machinery via MOL car carriers, and then trucking it to Kenya. KiliMOL aims to expand business domains not limited to the agricultural export business in Africa by strengthening MOL Group network activities in Kenya and other African countries.
· Trade name: KiliMOL
· President: Mikio Oyama
· Address of headquarters: 2-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
· Business: Agricultural machinery sales and exports using a cross-border e-commerce website
For further information, please contact:
Mikio Oyama (Managing Director)