Marubeni Corp. engages in handling of products and provision of services in the areas of import and export. It also conducts business investment, development and management. It operates through the following segments: Food & Consumer Products; Chemical & Forest Products; Energy & Metals; Transportation & Industrial Machinery; Power Projects & Plant; and Others. The Food & Consumer Products segment handles the domestic and overseas manufacture and trade of all food products including feed grains, soybeans, wheat, sugar, processed foods, beverages, and their raw materials, foodstuffs for professional use, and agricultural, seafood & livestock products. It also handles clothes, footwear, tire, sporting goods, living essentials, and other consumer products. This segment also engages in system integration, data communication network, and mobile terminal sales businesses; as well as in forwarding and distribution services, insurance brokerage, reinsurance, asset and property management, fund investment, condominium development, and property redevelopment. The Chemical & Forest Products segment merchandises petrochemicals, electronic materials, and functional chemicals. It also handles agricultural materials including pesticides and fertilizers. The Energy & Metals segment covers the trade of petroleum and gas, raw materials development and gas station retail. It also handles steel, non-iron light metals, and their raw materials; as well as steel products such as steel sheets and tubes, and special steel products. The Transportation & Industrial Machinery comprises of export, import, wholesale and retail of transport equipment; as well as the navigation of cargo boats, tankers, and LNG ships. The Power Projects & Plant segment engages in the development, investment, operation, and maintenance of electricity and energy infrastructure-related businesses, seawater conversion, water and sewerage businesses, traffic infrastructure systems, and various industrial plants. The Others segment provides the group's financing services. The company was founded by Chubei Itoh in May 1858 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.