Founded in 2004 with the merger of Nissho Iwai American Corporation and Nichimen America, Sojitz Corporation of America exports, imports and provides market information and analyses through a global network and provides various types of trade financing options. It offers transportation, insurance, custom, international project management and financing, and marketing and distribution services. The company has more than 18,600 employees in over 100 branches and offices, as well as nearly 600 subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. Sojitz Corporation of America manages the activities of operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. Its machinery and aerospace division focuses on the automotive, transportation, aerospace, and industrial machinery and infrastructure industries. The company also operates a consumer lifestyle business division that serves the foods, general merchandise and textile industries. Sojitz Corporation of America is the U.S. subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, which is an integrated global trading company.