ET Packaging Summit 2020

ET Packaging Summit 2020
September 17, 2020

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Four MPS agreements signed during trade mission in Japan and Korea

MPS announced its proud participation in a recent trade mission to Japan and South Korea, accompanying the Dutch Royal House King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. During the trade mission MPS confirmed agreements for four flexo presses (two in Japan and two in South Korea), with official signing ceremonies. In Japan orders were confirmed by Toray Industries Inc., and T&K Toka.

The trade mission took place from 27-31 October in Japan and from 2-4 November in South Korea in parallel with an official state visit by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, to reinforce the already strong bilateral relations between Japan/South Korea and The Netherlands.

A signing ceremony was held during the trade mission in Japan, led by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp, for two MPS press orders placed by Toray Industries Inc. and T&K Toka. The orders were signed with pens in the official Dutch flag colours of red, white and blue, accompanied by a pen in the Dutch royal colour of orange to recognize a “certificate of cooperation” between the three companies.

Ordered by Toray Industries Inc. was an EF multi-substrate flexo press with the Automated Print Control (APC) advanced package for their factory in Okazaki-shi, Aichi Prefecture. Their first MPS press will be used for the development of photopolymer plates. Toray purchased the MPS press based the highly advanced Print Pressure control in combination with the stable web tension in the EF Flexo Flagship. MPS Japanese partner T&K Toka will install their new MPS press in the demo center of their factory in Saitama Prefecture.

Erik Blomjous, MPS Regional Director for Asia Pacific, participated in the official delegation of the trade mission. “It was truly a privilege and memorable experience to take part in such a prestigious trade mission, alongside the Dutch Royal House and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs,” commented Erik Blomjous. “MPS is honoured to receive orders from four very reputable companies in Japan and South Korea, including Toray Industries Inc., a leading name in the Japanese industry. This successful trade mission has further strengthened our presence in the Asian market.”