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TactoTek expands presence in Japanese market

TactoTek expands presence in Japanese market

News 04.04.2019

TactoTek® has recently announced that Nagase has signed an agreement to market and sell injection molded structural electronics (IMSE™) solutions in Japan. Nagase is one of Japan’s largest trading firms with a long history of introducing industry-leading products and technologies to Japan’s commercial markets.

“TactoTek has a strong commitment to building relationships in Japan that enable OEMs and their suppliers to evaluate IMSE solutions and integrate them into mass production products,” noted Sami Hyyrylainen, TactoTek SVP, Field Operations. “Nagase brings specific expertise and knowledge of manufacturing, along with deep relationships in market segments asking for IMSE solutions.”

Nagase is a materials and parts supplier for automotive OEMs and their suppliers who are among the company’s targets for IMSE parts. The partnership with TactoTek builds enables Nagase to bring complete IMSE solutions to their established customer base.

“Our customers are asking for smart molded structures — parts that integrate electronics within 3D injection molded plastics — because with those solutions they can achieve multiple design objectives, including styling and weight reduction in thin parts with shapes that conform with their design aesthetics,” stated Koichi Kawahito, Division Manager, Nagase Automotive Electronics Division. “We evaluated several companies and technologies to deliver what our customers are requesting, and TactoTek with its IMSE technology is the clear choice.”

About TactoTek
TactoTek is a leading provider of solutions for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) that integrate printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics. Leading use cases include in-vehicle applications, home/industrial appliances, and wearable technology. TactoTek adapts customer designs to IMSE technology, develops mass production ready prototypes, and mass produces or licenses the technology for 3rd party mass production. TactoTek is funded by Conor Venture Partners, Ascend Capital Partners, Faurecia Ventures, Plastic Omnium, Nanogate, VTT Ventures and Leaguer VC.

About Nagase
Nagase & Co., Ltd. is a chemical trading firm, founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1832. The Nagase Group began as a specialized sales agent securing exclusive contracts to sell industry-leading products from around the world in Japan. Over the years, the company has leveraged its technology and information gathering expertise — as well as its global network—to transform its business into a hybrid model offering superior manufacturing, processing and R&D functions as well as trading company services.

The Mobility Solutions department has been providing high functional material and parts into the automotive industry for a long time and is now focusing on delivering state-of-the-art technologies into the market to realize a safer and more comfortable mobility society.

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