We are specialized in the area of worker dispatching business with high added value. Specifically, we are engaged in the technical personnel dispatching business for the construction and plant industry, the machine design and development service, and SES (System Engineering Service). We have continued to increase our revenue for 16 consecutive period since our foundation. We have achieved this by providing the solution of technical personnel dispatch to Japanese companies facing structural labor shortages starting with those in the construction industry.
The driving force of this growth is the everlasting value of “working with a sense of purpose” as we state in our corporate philosophy. We have managed our business based on it with a great sense of responsibility and mission, since our foundation, as our business gives great impact on the lifestyle of our employees through worker dispatching business. By “working with a sense of purpose,” each of the employees can commit to work with pride and they could achieve targets set by themselves.
We will continue to develop sustainable corporate value by contributing to solve social issues through the technical personnel dispatching business.
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Specialized in the area of dispatching
technical personnel with high added value
Construction Technician Dispatching
We dispatch construction management technicians (referred to as site supervisors) to construction, civil engineering and facility work sites. They take a place between the on-site head and various tradesmen of the client company to promote smooth and steady construction.
Plant Technician Dispatching
We dispatch engineers to companies with special production lines for steel, chemicals and foods. They undertake construction management operations in maintenance and repair work in addition to newly establishing plant facilities.
Machine Design and Development Engineer Dispatching
We dispatch engineers in areas from design and development to production technology and after-sales services in the manufacturing industry (e.g., automobiles, aircraft and consumer electronics).
SES(System Engineering Service)
We mainly match freelance system engineers with IT-related projects. System engineers are involved in system development such as web and application development, software development built into home appliances, etc. (embedded engineers), etc.
Job of Construction Management TechnicianHandling four main forms of management at construction and plant sites.
Dispatch of tradesmen is prohibited under the Act on Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Businesses and Protecting Dispatched Workers.
Cost ManagementMake adjustments so that work costs come within budget to generate profit.
Quality ManagementInspect whether construction standards are cleared.
Process ManagementConsider the order of work, the type and number of units required of heavy machinery, and the usage plan of that. Put all that into a process chart. In addition, check progress is as in the process plan and then make adjustments.
Safety ManagementDevelop the work environment and give guidance so it is possible to finish work without accidents at work sites where danger is always present.
Jobs of Mechanical Design and Development EngineerIn charge of development, design, and other upstream processes
in the manufacturing process.
Machine design and development engineers take charge of upstream processes (e.g., advance development, component development, structural design and electrical design) in the product development process. In addition, they are involved in mass production operations after development and design is completed and production operations of maintenance manuals for products launched onto the market.
Jobs of SESIn charge of system development such as web and application development, software development built into home appliances, etc. (embedded engineers), etc.
In the software development field, they create program specifications and software designs, manage projects, and perform testing. They are involved in a variety of projects, such as new development or service updates, depending on the client's requirements.
Since the company was founded, COPRO has opposed the conventional wisdom of the personnel dispatch industry of “being done with our job once we have hired and dispatched personnel.” COPRO has seized that the engineer dispatch business as an opportunity for human development and has aimed to find, develop, and dispatch human assets who add high value, and make sure they are retained. As a result, COPRO has a relatively high rate of retention in the industry as expressed by the satisfaction of engineers, and receives support from the major general contractors and other client companies.
Market Size of Worker Dispatching Business
(Unit: billions of yen)
Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Employee Dispatch Business Report Aggregated Results and the Japan Staffing Services Association
Market Growth Potential of the Core Business
As for the market size of construction and plant technician temporary staff dispatching, our core business, we estimate an average annual growth rate of 8.8%. The construction industry has a significant shortage of human resources compared to other industries. On the other hand, against the background of urban redevelopment, the construction market itself is expected to grow, albeit moderately. Therefore, outsourcing progresses at the general contractors, our clients, the temporary staffing usage ratio will continue to increase.
* Our estimate
Growth Trajectory・Medium-Term Growth Targets
Since our founding in 2006, we have grown by specializing in the dispatch of technician in the construction business area, mainly by dispatching experienced technical employees to job sites immediately. Currently, by focusing on recruiting, training, and supporting both experienced and inexperienced workers, we are steadily increasing the number of technical employees and the number of client companies to which we dispatch them so that we can expand our business performance. Going forward, along with the growth of our core construction technician dispatching business, we aim to achieve our medium- and long-term goals by growing mechanical design and development and SES businesses, which we acquired though M&A in FYE2021, as one of the business foundations of our group.
Medium-Term Financial Performance Targets
Through the realization of the ‘Technician Support Platform’, we aim for sales of ¥40 billion and non-GAAP operating profit of ¥5 billion with 6,200 engineers and technicians by FYE2027. As a run-up period for major growth from the next fiscal year onward, for FYE2023, we expect an increase in sales and a decrease in profits as we work on strengthening recruitment by an aggressive cost outlay.
※Non-GAAP operating profit is calculated by adding depreciation, amortization of goodwill and share-based remuneration expenses back to operating profit.
Medium-term Management Plan