Invest in Bavaria and the Bavarian representative office in Japan honoured eleven Japanese companies for their exemplary commitment in Bavaria

As part of the 15-year anniversary celebrations of Invest in Bavaria, the Bavarian representative office in Japan awarded the prize for the first time, which was presented to eleven Japanese companies in Tokyo on 4th November 2014. The prizewinners have displayed outstanding commitment to locations in Bavaria and represent important pillars of the Japanese business community in Bavaria.

Invest in Bavaria and the Bavarian representative office in Japan honoured eleven Japanese companies for their exemplary commitment in Bavaria
Honouring of companies at the Tokyo Prince Park Tower

Around 40 top decision-makers from various sectors were invited to attend the ceremonial presentation at the Tokyo Prince Park Tower. The certificate and prize (glass object made by the company Zwiesel) were presented by Dr. Hübschle, Head of Invest in Bavaria and Dr. Geltinger, Chief Representative of the State of Bavaria in Japan. In his keynote speech, Dr. Hübschle presented the Bavarian strategy on the subject of Industry 4.0 and emphasised the importance and appreciation of Japanese investors in Bavaria.

Bavaria hosts today the second-largest Japanese business community in Germany with over 420 Japanese companies and more than 7,000 Japanese citizens. Accompanied by Bavarian beer, brewed at the foot of Mount Fuji, Franconian wine and a Bavarian menu, prizewinners and participants exchanged experiences on living and working in Bavaria.


A portrait of the prizewinners:

AMADA CO., LTD
Founded in 1946
Headquarters: Isehara (Kanagawa Prefecture)

Business objective: Manufacture of metalworking machines
Homepage: www.amada.co.jp 
Location in Bavaria: Eching (district of Landshut) Technical Center


ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Co., LTD.
Founded in 1952
Headquarters: Tokyo

Business objective: Air traffic
Homepage: www.ana.co.jp
Location in Bavaria: Munich Airport (Flughafen München)

DENSO CORP.
Founded in 1949
Headquarters: Kariya (Aichi Prefecture)
Business objective: Manufacture of components for the automotive industry and industrial robots
Homepage: www.denso.co.jp

Location in Bavaria: Eching (wind tunnel, climate chamber, sound and vibration test chambers)

FUJITSU LIMITED

Founded in 1935
Headquarters: Tokyo

Business objective: Manufacture of products and services for the ICT, semiconductor and network sectors 
Homepage: www.fujitsu.com 

Location in Bavaria: Munich (main office) and Augsburg (production)


HOSOKAWA MICRON CORP.

Founded in 1949
Headquarters: Hirakata (Osaka Prefecture)
Business objective: Manufacturing of powders and particles
Homepage: www.hosokawamicron.co.jp 
Location in Bavaria: Augsburg (since 1987 following acquisition of Augsburg-based Alpine AG)


NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.

Founded in 1918
Headquarters: Tokyo

Business objective: Manufacture of glass for the automotive, building and technology sectors
Homepage: www.nsg.com 
Location in Bavaria: Weiherhammer (production of flat glass since 2006 following acquisition of Pilkington plc)


NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Founded in 1992
Headquarters: Tokyo
Business objective: Mobile phone products and services
Homepage: www.nttdocomo.co.jp 

Location in Bavaria: Munich (R&D centre for further development of mobile phone standards and technologies)


MURATA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Founded in 1950
Headquarters: Nagaokakyo (Kyoto Prefecture)
Business objective: Manufacture of electronic components
Homepage: www.murata.com 

Location in Bavaria: Nuremberg (sales)

RAKUTEN, INC.

Founded in 1997
Headquarters: Tokyo

Business objective: Provider of eCommerce solutions
Homepage: www.corp.rakuten.co.jp 

Location in Bavaria: Bamberg (since 2011 following acquisition of Tradoria AG)

TOYOBO CO., LTD.

Founded in 1982
Headquarters: Osaka

Business objective: Manufacture of fibres and polymers
Homepage: www.toyobo.co.jp 

Location in Bavaria: Obernburg (production since 2013)

YASKAWA CORP.
Founded in 1915
Headquarters: Kitakyushu

Business objective: Manufacture of robots and system developments
Homepage: www.yaskawa.co.jp 

Location in Bavaria: Allershausen (application, development and customer service centre)


Pictures: Japanese companies get awarded in Tokyo

Japanese post-event coverage: http://ps.nikkei.co.jp/bayern2014