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Expanding operations in Japan

Expanding operations in Japan

News 30.05.2024

Global smart surface technology leader, TactoTek®, today announced that the company has expanded its operations in Japan and formed TactoTek KK with offices in Tokyo, from which it will serve Japan and other Asia-Pacific markets. In conjunction with expanding its presence in Japan, TactoTek has been selected to receive a Tokyo Metropolitan Government subsidy for green technology transformation.

TactoTek licenses its in-mold structural electronics (IMSE®) technology to companies that design and manufacture IMSE parts for their customers. The company has strong business relationships in Japan, including several licensees, and investors such as Cornes and Marklines. Makoto Seki, Senior Managing Director of Cornes Technologies Ltd.: “TactoTek’s IMSE technology is transformational: it enables design innovation for OEMs, offers meaningful advances in environmental performance, and supports creating advanced manufacturing jobs in Japan.” With its growing presence in Japan, TactoTek will support licensees and work directly with OEMs and brands to facilitate their adoption of IMSE technology in automotive and other industries.

Sami Hyyryläinen, TactoTek SVP Sales and Business Development, has relocated to Tokyo to expand TactoTek’s market presence: “With accelerating interest in our IMSE technology across market segments, we are investing in our long-term presence in Japan to support our licensees and help OEMs and brands realize the full range of benefits of IMSE technology, from design innovation and simplifying supply chains, to step-function improvements in sustainability.”

TactoTek’s IMSE smart surfaces combine cosmetics, mechanical structure, and electronic functions within a single injection molded part and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% relative to conventional electro-mechanical assemblies. The environmental benefits of IMSE solutions underpin TactoTek receiving an award from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for green transformation technology.

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