Four MPS Agreements Signed During Trade Mission in Japan and Korea

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DIDAM, The Netherlands (December 2nd, 2014) – MPS today announced its proud participation in a recent trade mission to Japan and South Korea, accompanying the Dutch Royal House King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. During the trade mission MPS confirmed agreements for four flexo presses (two in Japan and two in South Korea), with official signing ceremonies. In Japan orders were confirmed by Toray Industries Inc., and T&K Toka.

01Economic Mission Korea MPS Alongside Dutch Royal House King Willem Alexander Queen Máxima Dutch Minister Of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp LR

The trade mission took place from 27-31 October in Japan and from 2-4 November in South Korea in parallel with an official state visit by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, to reinforce the already strong bilateral relations between Japan/South Korea and The Netherlands. A signing ceremony was held during the trade mission in Japan, led by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp, for two MPS press orders placed by Toray Industries Inc. and T&K Toka. The orders were signed with pens in the official Dutch flag colours of red, white and blue, accompanied by a pen in the Dutch royal colour of orange to recognize a “certificate of cooperation” between the three companies.

05 Agreement MPS Signed With Pens In Official Dutch Flag Colours Red White And Blue Accompanied By One In Dutch Royal Colour Orange LR

Ordered by Toray Industries Inc. was an EF multi-substrate flexo press with the Automated Print Control (APC) advanced package for their factory in Okazaki-shi, Aichi Prefecture. Their first MPS press will be used for the development of photopolymer plates. Toray purchased the MPS press based the highly advanced Print Pressure control in combination with the stable web tension in the EF Flexo Flagship. MPS Japanese partner T&K Toka will install their new MPS press in the demo center of their factory in Saitama Prefecture.

03 Signing Ceremony In Japan With Companies Toray MPS Including Dutch Minister Henk Kamp LR

Erik Blomjous, MPS Regional Director for Asia Pacific, participated in the official delegation of the trade mission. “It was truly a privilege and memorable experience to take part in such a prestigious trade mission, alongside the Dutch Royal House and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs,” commented Erik Blomjous. “MPS is honoured to receive orders from four very reputable companies in Japan and South Korea, including Toray Industries Inc., a leading name in the Japanese industry. This successful trade mission has further strengthened our presence in the Asian market.”

04 Signing Ceremony In Japan With Company Toray Including Dutch Minister Henk Kamp LR

About Toray Industries Inc.

Toray Industries Inc. is an integrated chemical industry group developing its business in 25 countries and regions worldwide. Toray Industries Inc is based in Urayasu, Chiba in Japan and employs 45.000 people. Toray fuses nanotechnology into its operations, using organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology as its core technologies. In addition to the Foundation Businesses of fibers & textiles and plastics & chemicals, Toray likewise promotes the global development of IT-related products, carbon fiber composite materials, pharmaceuticals and medical products, environment & engineering including water treatment and progress in other pivotal business fields.

About T&K Toka Co., Ltd.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, T&K Toka has specialized in ink production for more than 60 years and is the largest UV ink specialist in the world. T&K Toka also offers various printing and synthetic resins for printing, painting and adhesives in addition to printing materials and machinery. ‘T&K’ represents Technology, which means high and stable quality, and Kindness, which means specialized customer support. The company was founded in 1947, employs over 650 employees, and is part of the T&K Toka group with offices in Korea, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Japan.

About MPS

MPS is a worldwide, well-known and high-quality brand of UV flexo and offset press solutions for label and packaging printers. We help customers excel by listening to their needs and providing extensive knowledge and world-class service to enhance the printing process. We improve the printing process and customer experience through product innovation.  In 1999 MPS introduced the first fully rotary servo-driven press in the label industry. Since then MPS has installed over 400 fully servo-driven presses, printing self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging, around the world.

MPS. Technology with Respect.

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Credits: © Netherlands Embassy, Tokyo – Naotomo Umewaka

02 Business Delegation At Signing Ceremony In Japan With Companies Toray TK Toka And MPS Incl Dutch Minister Henk Kamp LR