GREATER NAGOYA INITIATIVE e-Newsletter   Issue No.41 (October 2009)
2. Report: Greater Nagoya Cluster Forum 2009
3. Event: Agretechnica 2009 in Hanover, Germany (Nov 8-14)
4. GNI Activity: The International Trade Fair, MESSE NAGOYA 2008 (Sep 11-14)
5. News: Mitsubishi aircraft Ltd.
6. News: Piemonte Agency for Investments, Export and Tourism


Greater Nagoya based exhibition, MECHATRONICS TECHNOLOGY JAPAN 2009 (MECT 2009) will take place on Oct 14 – 17, and introduce advanced machine tools and related products at the center of Japan’s manufacturing industry for upgrading of manufacturing technologies and further expansion of domestic and international businesses.
Event Info:
Date: Oct 14 (Wed) – Oct 17 (Sat), 2009 (4 days)
Open hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (10:00 – 20:00 on Oct 16)
Organized by Nagoya International Trade Fair Commission
Admission fee: 1,000 yen per person (including tax) (500 yen per person for groups of more than 30 persons)
Free for oversea visitors and students
Further Information, please visit official site:
2. Report: Greater Nagoya Cluster Forum 2009
Mexican Aerospace Industrial Mission visit Local Company in Greater Nagoya.
Greater Nagoya Initiative (GNI) held a business event, Cluster Forum 2009 on Sept. 29 at ANA Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, to provide a global business opportunity in Aerospace industry in Greater Nagoya.
A theme, this year, was to enhance international business communication among Aerospace business associates. GNI invited the Mexican Aerospace Industrial Mission and a major European aerospace parts manufacturer
They gave presentations starting with an opening speech by Ambassador Miguel Ruiz-Cabañas, of the Mexican Embassy in Tokyo, and there were five other speakers from international aerospace organizations such as Société Nationale d’Étude et de Construction de Moteurs d’Aviation in Tokyo, La Federación Mexicana de la Industria Aeroespacial, A.C. (FEMIA), Bombardier Mexico will give a presentation. On Sept 30, they did onsite visit at Aerospace related companies in Greater Nagoya such as Mitsubishi aircraft Ltd. and Nabtesco.
Cluster Forum 2009: (Japanese Only)
3. Event: Agretechnica 2009 in Hanover, Germany (Nov 8-14)
Greater Nagoya Initiative will participate in the Agretechnica 2009 trade fair of Messe Hanover at Hanover, Germany from November 8 to 16. At this time, 7 people from local governments in Greater Nagoya and an expart in Agrecluture Industries and representatives from private companies are scheduled to participate, including Tetsuo Hirayama, the General Manager of Greater Nagoya Initiative Center. One of the main activities will be mini-seminar taken place at the GNI booth, and representatives from the companies will explain their products and to promote globally. what there will be promoting the Greater Nagoya region for global investment. Target organizations will be mostly exhibitors at the show who are certain to be interested in international cooperation or looking for new markets and business partners in Japan, particularly in Greater Nagoya.
We will explore the business market around Europe and try to find the companies interested in finding suppliers, subcontractors or cooperation partners, expanding their already existing contacts, and needing reliable backup on entering new markets in Japan. For nearly 5 years, Greater Nagoya Initiative has supported various companies, mostly manufacturing firms, on their way to the global markets in Greater Nagoya. If you want to find away to start developing your business in Asian continent – we have a great market, many opportunities, and excellent leading companies in the region. Our mission is to provide you with an individual one-stop solution.
Greater Nagoya Initiative Booth at Agritechnica 2009 is Hall A6 Booth 166. Please stop by for more information about your potential business market.
Agritechnica 2009 official website:
4. GNI Event: The International Trade Fair, MESSE NAGOYA 2009 (November 11-14)
The international trade fair, “MESSE NAGOYA” will take place at Port MESSE NAGOYA from November 11-14. This fair will aim at creating a gathering place or a business trading center for local SMEs in Greater Nagoya region. Greater Nagoya Initiative will set a booth to promote its activity and attract more partners to local companies to join the GNI partners club. The GNI Partners Club is for local companies to find a business alliance with an oversea company. The Messe Nagoya is also to serve as a place to make lively business exchanges for local vibrant companies and organizations that are proud of their competitive products, technologies and services. It was also great opportunity to show how Greater Nagoya is full of active Monozukuri technologies.
Many international organizations attended the fair such as UBI FRANCE, NRW Japan K.K., the Economic Development Agency of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Germany. They will conduct their business-exchange activities in their own booths along with local companies in Greater Nagoya.
MESSE NAGOYA is an international trade fair that provides exhibitors with an opportunity to disseminate the latest information on their top technologies, products, services and research achievements to as wide an audience as possible. It is also a gathering place for companies and organizations that are promoting their businesses with creative ingenuity and expanding business exchanges.
In this year, the theme of the trade fair was “Safety Security and Trust.” 45,530 people attended the fair in last year . The Messe Nagoya made its debut in 2006, carrying on the philosophy of “Nature’s Wisdom”, the theme of the”2005 World Exposition, Aichi Japan” Reflecting needs of changing society and economy, Many SMEs with outstanding technologies will be gathering and conducting business exchanges at MESSE NAGOYA..
5. News: Mitsubishi aircraft Ltd. Gets 100 Plane Order from Trans States
Japan‘s first ever passenger jet, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), received a 100-plane order from U.S. regional airline Trans States. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a outsourced supplier for the Boeing 787, is still continuing development on the 70-90 seat airliner. The company declined to say how much the order was worth, but the catalogue price for the order is valued around $2 billion – $4 billion total if the 50 options go through.
In 2008, the MRJ received an order from launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways) for up to 25 planes. Deliveries for the new airliner are expected to begin in early 2014.
Compared to jets in the same seat category, the plane is expected to cut fuel burn by 20-30 percent per hour. Trans States said that fuel costs are “very important.”
The aircraft uses a geared turbofan engine developed by Pratt & Whitney. The new technology is referred to as a fuel sipper, as the engine’s fans can operate at a different speed to the turbine. This same type engine is also used on Bombardier regional aircraft.
This is only the second Japanese made plane since the end of World War II the first was the YS-11, but had very limited success.
Mitsubishi plans to build the aircraft at Mitsubishi Heavy’s factory in central Nagoya. They plan on producing 24 aircraft per year initially, but expect to increase the amount of 72.
Mitsubishi recently delayed the delivery date to revamp the design by increasing cabin / cargo space. Additionally, they switched from carbon-fiber to aluminum wings. Mitsubishi is advised by Boeing.
The Chubu area is one of the important production areas in Japan, where advanced industries such as the aerospace industry are centered. The concept of “the chubu aerospace technology park ” is to form an integrated aerospace industry area, ranging from research to production, by taking advantage of this centralization. In this park with the integrated laboratory as the core, there will be various institutions where aerospace related activities such as research and development, production,, education, medical care, and so on, will be conducted. Ultimately, vitalization of local communities and industries, including leisure areas, has been planned. C-ASTEC examines each of the above mentioned institution, conducts
investigations and studies for there realization, and makes related proposals.
Chubu Aerospace Industry and Technology Center” (C-ASTEC):
6. Advanced Company: Samtech Japan Co., Ltd.
September 16, 2009 SAMTECH (Head Office in Liege, Belgium), the European specialist in Computer Aided Engineering software announced that the expansion of its presence in Asia by opening SAMTECH Japan in Greater Nagoya. At the press conference in JETRO Nagoya office, Chief sales officer, Serge Van Den Heuvel said that this expansion is due to growing business activities in Market in Japan, especially in the areas of automotive and aerospace.
Established           September 2009
Office Location      Nagoya-city, Aichi prefecture
Business field        Application software development (Simulation analysis)
Target customers of the company in Greater Nagoya will be industry of Aerospace, automobile, transportation equipment, energy, machinery, etc. The reason they chose Greater Nagoya is that Toyota related companies have been one of our customers and Greater Nagoya has our potential customers especially in aerospace industry.
SAMTECH Japan will be located at 10F, 47KT bldg., 3-20-3 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0002 Japan
News on Samtech Japan on the official site:
7. News: Piemonte Agency for Investments, Export and Tourism
Piemonte Agency for Investments, Export and Tourism is the first Italian agency dedicated to internationalisation, focusing chiefly on attracting foreign investment, increasing the presence of local companies and their competitiveness on international markets, promoting the region tourist offer and agrifood products worldwide, training local and foreign managers and officers on key subjects related to international trade.
Piemonte Agency was created in 2006 by Piemonte Region and Unioncamere Piemonte, in agreement with business associations and the academic world. It gathers projects and competences of several bodies that played roles in inward and outward internationalisation: Centro Estero Camere Commercio Piemontesi (founded in 1976 to support the international business relations of local SMEs); ITP, Invest in Torino and Piemonte (the first Italian regional agency dedicated to inward investment); Consorzio Piemontese di Formazione (created in 1982 to organize managerial training programmes on international trade for both Italians and foreigners); MKTP (planning and implementing location marketing strategies since 2001); all international activities run by IMA (Agroalimentary Marketing Institute) and by ATR (Regional Agency for Tourist Promotion).
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