Japanese technical ceramics company seeks distribution partner in Europe

OFFER from Japan, reference: BOJP20160726001, valid from 26-07-2016 untill 22-07-2018

  • Start date:
    26 juli 2016
  • End date:
    22 juli 2018
  • Summary:
    A Japanese producer of technical ceramics is looking for a partner to distribute its products in the EU. The company is offering its technical ceramic products - parts, materials,etc. - for a distribution services agreement. They can produce a wide range of products for use in a various sectors, among others the medical and electronics sector. The potential distribution partner should develop sales in the EU and preferably have experience with e-commerce.
  • Description:
    A Japanese company specialized in technical ceramics is searching a distribution partner in Europe.

    The company has been producing technical ceramics for nearly 100 years; a time during which they build up their know-how of the traditional Japanese method of “Kiyomizu-yaki”.

    Their product line-up of parts and materials has met the needs of various sectors, such as the medical and electronics sector.
    Over the past few years, the company has been looking to strengthen its business through for their global sales channels. In order to prepare for international sales, the company launched an English website and hired English-speaking employees about 5 years ago.

    For the EU market, the company is focusing especially on their zirconia products, because they received numerous inquiries for this product from Europe in the past.
    The company is ready to meet all kinds of business needs from potential partners, regardless of the size of the order envisioned. Currently, the company is mainly doing business over their website.

    They are looking to conclude a distribution services agreement with a potential partner. This partner is expected to provide distributional support as an EU regional distributor.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company is looking for a distributor in the EU.
    The partner is expected to develop the company’s sales in the European technical ceramics market. Moreover, it is preferred if the partner has knowledge and previous experience of e-commerce.

    SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

  • Development stage:
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
  • Technology keywords:
    Ceramic Materials and Powders
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of other technical ceramic products
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    The company’s production methods lead to the following:

    -Their heat radiation performance function is highly recognised, especially in the sector of power electronics.

    -The company is capable of producing ceramics by combining over 100 types of materials, which enables their products to be widely adopted in various sectors or fields. They can produce ceramic products from raw materials.

    - The company always develops their material through their own R&D, such as when small sizing of ceramic crystal. Thanks to these efforts, their ceramics have properties better than those of its competitors. For example, their transparent alumina ceramics’ properties are almost same as sapphire’s.

    - The high efficiency of their green ceramic processing method, which is made prior to sintering of ceramics, makes it possible to meet the demand for small-order or prototypes.

    - The company has four types for pressing methods which are machine pressing, cold isostatic pressing, extrusion pressing, and injection moulding.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME 11-49
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
    1 - 10M
  • Country of origin:
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • Chinese
    • Japanese