The environmental business is a field that is expected to grow in the future, but what were you thinking when you founded the Envipro Group?
Representative Director Tomikazu Sano (hereinafter "Sano") : I am not the founder.
This business was started by my father and I am the second generation.
My father started the ferrous scrap business after inheriting debt from his grandfather. Sano Maruka Shoten, which handled metal scrap, papermaking raw materials, used cloth, and scrap bottles, was the beginning of the Envipro Group.
Growing up surrounded by ferrous, paper, and fabric scrap from an early age, I was called Bokko (junk) shop Tomikazu-kun, and I felt inferior in my childhood, and I reproachfully asked why my family was doing this kind of work.
When I was in my third year of junior high school, an event led me to decide to take over the family business.
It was when I told my dad at dinner that I was elected student president of my junior high school.
My father suddenly burst into tears and was truly pleased that I was born and raised, saying "I'm glad that someone like me has a child like you." Even now, when I close my eyes, I can imagine my father at that time and the figure of my mother, who was sitting next to him with downcast eyes.
From that moment on, I decided to live to please my father, who cries, rejoices and even appreciates my growth and existence.
The biggest thing was that I took over the family business that my father modestly hoped that I would take over.
As a result, I decided on my profession when I was 15 years old.
However, this means that I did not choose this profession as my profession, that it was a method of pleasing my parents.
- The founder, who purchased the auctioned property of a closed foundry in bulk.
- At that age he was called Bokko (junk) shop Tomikazu-kun (third from the left)