Engineering group forges strategic partnership in Japan

Rotherham-headquartered AES Engineering Group Ltd has established a strategic partnership in Japan, joining forces with Torishima  Japan Co Ltd as part of the group’s ongoing global growth strategy. 

Under the terms of the deal, the new company, AESSEAL-Torishima Japan Co Ltd, has been formed to serve country-wide industrial customers in Japan. 

Employees from both organisations have come together to provide a product and service support network for  all industrial segments, with operations being initially based from Torishima’s headquarters in Osaka. 

The UK-based group, which owns AESSEAL®, the world’s largest homogeneous designer and manufacturer  of mechanical seals, will make the entire product and service portfolio of both AESSEAL® and AES Sealing  products available to serve the Japanese sealing market to the highest global standards.

Kotaro Harada, president of Torishima said AESSEAL’s product technology and dedication to customer  service and reliability made the decision to invest and join forces an easy one.

He added: “This coming together will  immediately improve AESSEAL’s Japanese market coverage, will open up new opportunities in other markets across Japan and meets the request of AESSEAL’s global customers to increase their presence in Japan.” 

Chris Rea, managing director of AES Engineering, said: “We have an ambition to be the world’s leading reliability business and we cannot do that without a strong presence in Japan, which is the third largest country by GDP.

“Torishima is a long-established and well-respected company with a great reputation and heritage, and there is also a business culture fit.

“Together we will bring a new and disruptive level of customer service on all AESSEAL group sealing products to a large underserved market.”