Development of business relationship in Japan - part I.

Shinjuku Tokio, zdroj WikipediaBased on experience of small European companies (SMEs) doing business in Japan, a company presence in Japan, either in the form of branch office or representative office, is the best investment from long term perspective. Your direct presence in Japan will give you the most up to date direct feedback from the Japanese customers and you can adjust your product accordingly. This cannot be achieved through distributors who in fact resell your product in Japan. Questions regarding long term business perspective as well as customer support and after sales services must be clearly addressed. Such commitment to Japanese customers can be made only by the manufacturer, not by the local distributor. In general, the Japanese cannot deal with uncertainty.

Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCCIJ) opened Czech Branch Office in Prague

Czech Branch of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in JapanIn October 2015 Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCCIJ) opened Czech Branch Office in Prague. For details please see here. Our main goal is to support Czech - Japanese business activities in Japan as well as in Czech Republic. We provide professional services for companies doing business with Japanese partners in Japan, Czech Republic and also in other European countries. In case of interest, please contact us at tomaskova (at) or visit 

 Alice Tomášková, director of Czech branch of CCCIJ


Japanese Tsuchiya expanding their manufacturing plant in České Budějovice (CzechTrade, 2.6.2014)

In May 2014, a Czech subsidiary of Tsuchiya “BBH Tsuchiya s.r.o.” invested additional half a billion CZK for the expansion of their facility. The firm expects to hire further 45 employees as production grows. The additional investment was made under the expectation of supply increase towards Japanese companies in Europe, and they are planning to hire dozens more people in the near future.

FUKOKU established a new plant for automotive components in the Czech Republic, starting operation in 2015 (Reuters, 24.12.2013)

A Japanese company Fukoku, a producer of automotive rubber components, announced an establishment of its first European production site in the Czech Republic. (Fukoku Czech s.r.o.) Fukoku will produce resin products used in steering and supply to the Czech plants of Japanese automotive components manufacturers. Total investment amount will be 0.3 billion JPY, and operation is set to be started in autumn 2015. The Czech entity is to be established in March 2014.

The new plant locates in Usti region close to German border. Fukoku will start production only with 10 employees on the first stage – in the future plan, however, this Czech plant will be the main hub for their business in Europe, producing not only the resign products but also seal components which prevent oil leak of piston and rubber components which reduce vibration and noise of cars.

For more info, please visit FUKOKU CO., LTD.

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