Trexel and Matsui Manufacturing form Trexel Japan

Trexel, the exclusive provider of MuCell® microcellular foam injection moulding technology has significantly increased its presence in the Japanese market by creating Trexel Japan Co. Ltd. from a joint venture with Matsui Manufacturing Co Ltd. The operation, based in Tokyo, started September 1, 2013, and is led by president Hisashi Tsugawa.

Tsugawa has over 20 years of progressive management experience in the Japanese injection moulding industry, most recently serving as General Manager of Sato Light Industrial Co. and previously in progressive management responsibilities at GE Plastics Japan.

To better service the existing and growing customer base in Japan, local process engineers and technological resources support the Trexel Japan Co. Ltd. sales organization. The newly created subsidiary allows Trexel, who has a majority stake in the venture, further penetration into the Japanese market, specifically with the automotive OEMs and Tier one suppliers who can reap the same lightweighting benefits as those in North America and Europe.

«Japan is a very promising market for our technology – said Steve Braig, President and CEO at Trexel –. The growing demand for reduced costs and sustainability allow the advantages of our MuCell process to stand apart. We see great opportunity with the Japanese automotive sector specifically as they can benefit greatly from our lightweighting process technology».