OULU, FINLAND/TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, TactoTek® 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 Hyyryläinen, 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.”
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.
More information is accessible at www.nagase.co.jp/english