“Nowadays, our company is often called the leading company but fundamentally, it is an entrepreneurial company. We move instantly with a sense of speed,” says Masahiko Kamata, who established SBS in 1987 and still steers its success today.
Kamata started working after leaving high school to bring and became a truck driver for a large transportation company. Once he understood the world of logistics, he went on to build his own business: SBS Holdings. Throughout its development, Katama gained a reputation as a president who worked his way up by taking a gemba-oriented approach – a way of working that UD Trucks shares dearly. Today, he still is very hands on and can sometimes be seen giving instructions to workers on how to load cargo.