“With some of the world's largest fibre manufacturers based in Japan, this is a very important market for composites,” stated Thorsten Groene, managing director of Cevotec. “Already in 2017, at the launch of SAMBA production system at JEC World, strong interest from Japanese manufacturers in Fibre Patch Placement technology became apparent. After deepening existing contacts and establishing new ones during a delegation trip to Japan in 2018 by our CTO Felix Michl, we decided to serve the Japanese market structurally with Fuji Industries an established partner with excellent network in aerospace and other composite-intensive industries.”
Fuji Industries identified Fibre Patch Placement technology already in 2017.
“FPP technology has the potential to revolutionise composites industry,” stated Makoto Nitta, senior managing director at Fuji, responsible for composites products. “It immediately caught our attention.”
Now, Fuji Industries and Cevotec establish an exclusive sales and marketing partnership for the Japanese and Thai market.
“We are delighted to have found such an experienced and established partner for Japan and Thailand,” confirms Felix Michl, CTO of Cevotec. Fuji Industries draws on decades-long experience in the composites market. With more than 70 years of successful history, the company is a trusted supplier for high-tech products for the Japanese industry, in particular aerospace. “We believe that Fuji Industries' longstanding customer relationships, especially in the aviation industry, will open up new business opportunities for us.”
To sign the agreement, Junji Yamada, president of Fuji Industries, accompanied by Noboru Tsuruta, executive strategy adviser & chief business development officer, and Shoji Miki, managing director of Fuji Industries UK, came to Cevotec’s headquarter in Taufkirchen near Munich.
Yamada expressed his delight in the new partnership: “We are glad to partner with a dynamic technology leader as Cevotec. Their unique Fibre Patch Placement systems are serving exactly those automation needs we can observe specifically in the Japanese composites industry.”
Effective immediately, Fuji is exclusively licensed to represent Cevotec and offer all Cevotec products in Japan and Thailand. The partners also collaborate closely in customer service to provide turnkey solutions including after-sales services and support.
Fibre Patch Placement technology offers unparalleled flexibility and efficiency for the automated layup of high-performance composite parts. Cevotec’s SAMBA Series production cells enable the fully automated, multi-material lay-up of geometrically complex components and sandwich structures, processing up to four different materials. Self-corrective process control systems guarantee a highest-quality layup, fully documented. These benefits usually translate into baseline savings of 20% – 60% in production cost & time when switching from manual lay-up to Fibre Patch Placement.
Visitors at this year’s JEC World, held from March 3-5 in Paris can meet Cevotec and their management team in hall 5, stand Q80.