Matabushi Incorporated

Matabushi Incorporated
Corporation Profile
HeadquartersPollux (Pesht III)[1]
Manufacturing Plant(s)Fresno (Avon V)[2]


As of 3025, Matabushi Incorporated was already the most prosperous and technologically advanced corporation in the Draconis Combine, with first bid on any contracts and first civilian access to any new technology captured.[3]

Matabushi relocated its corporate headquarters from Corant City, Albiero,[3] to Pesht after the Clan Invasion.[4]

In the mid-3050s, the company expanded into the military market, building DropShips for the Draconis Combine Admiralty. Prior to that, Matabushi was best known on Pesht, where it produced computers and electronics for the civilian market. The Pesht office also served as a center for interstellar trade and finance.[5]

During the long Jihad, the facility on Avon suffered capital and personnel losses of 35%, and the operating capacity of the factory had been reduced to 80% of their main production volume in 3079,[6][7] but the plant was quickly restored to full production.[8]

Principal Divisions[edit]

Matabushi National Service

  • Division Head: Marquis Tonomahi Tahiro
  • Chief Products: Advanced Electronics and Computer

This division was the closest to being a defense contractor that any civilian Combine corporation. The company produced guidance and tracking sensor systems and manufactured other computerized equipment that might have applications in civilian transportation. In the Draconis Combine though, any equipment was subject to military requisition as only a token minimum went for civilian use.[3]

Matabushi Artificial Workforce

  • Division Head: Marquis Yasu Hanagata
  • Chief Products: Robotics

This division was also subject to military requisition, but for them there was more equipment available for civilian use as most of the products were for the benefit of other corporations serving the Combine.[3]

Matabushi Finance

  • Division Head: Marquis Nagate Tahiro
  • Chief Products: Banking and Investment

This division was the only sizable private finance firm in the Kurita sphere as most banks are government-run. One of the company's major functions was to change House Bills liberated from other Successor States into useful currency, usually C-bills.[3]

Matabushi Trade

  • Division Head: Marquis Tanji Koetsu
  • Chief Products: Shipping and Trading

This division started as a sideline to Matabushi Finance as a way to launder money throughout settled space. Most of the company's dealings were with the Bandit Kings in the shadowy world of the Periphery. The division though also operated in every Successor State.[3]


Matabushi Incorporated has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Avon:[2][9][10]
Component Type
Overlord[9][2][11][10] DropShip
Union[9][2][11] DropShip
Overlord-C[2][10] DropShip
Union-C[2][10] DropShip
Interplanetary Drive - DropShip
Star League V250 Union[9]
Star League V450 Overlord[9]



  1. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 160: "Matabushi Incorporated"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 7: "Matabushi, Inc."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 159 (PDF p. 161): "Important Corporations - [Matabushi Incorporated]"
  4. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 16: "Albiero"
  5. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 3: "Industrial Update"
  6. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 4: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  7. Objectives: The Clans, p. 24: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 89: "Pesht Military District"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Objective Raids, p. 63: "Produced Matabushi Incorporated Components on Avon"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Objectives: The Clans, p. 25: "Matabushi Incorporated"
  11. 11.0 11.1 DropShips and JumpShips: ComStar Intelligence Summary, p. 15: "JumpShip and DropShip Manufacturers"