Dental Care, which covers both Oral and Dental Health, directly helps improve quality of life. As a type of health care that supports people's vitality and well-being, Dental Care is expected to play an even greater role in the future. GC Corporation is adapting to global changes, such as aging and the increased attention to health, by committing to contribute to the "Century of Health" realization and promoting the creation of a society focused on health and longevity.
In 2011, when we celebrated our 90th Anniversary, we established a new GC Corporate Center in Hongo, Tokyo, moving our headquarter's functions and creating several floors specifically designed for sharing information with our customers. Having designed this site to be a center for the dissemination of useful Dental Health Information, we hope that it will create new value as a space that can be used for communicating with the public regarding various issues related to Dental Care.
In September 2013, we opened a space called Kamuller, which aims to propose concepts to help people achieve the keys to health and longevity by chewing properly and enjoy eating. We also have the GC R&D Center, a research development center that serves as the starting point for our "Communications Loop", GC's space concept and the Fuji Oyama Factory. This center serves the functions of a mother plant for overseas developments (to Belgium, the United States and China) and as a manufacturing base for the GC Group. To promote the organic integration of our three major basic functions in Japan and multinationalism in the sense of strengthening our activities in the global market by adapting them to local needs and characteristics, we have established GC International AG in Switzerland as a new platform that will lead our activities in Europe, the United States and Asia.
Our worldwide colleagues at these global centers will all be working towards the shared goal of achieving Vision 2021, whose target is our upcoming 100th Anniversary, by putting GQM2021 into practice. Together, we are striving to make a company that delivers health and strong smiles to people all around the world.
We at GC Corporation are sincerely grateful to everyone who has supported this company over the 90 years since its founding. We hope you will continue to work with us in our efforts to create a dental industry that has immense future potential.