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Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has announced that it is acquiring the two companies that form Switzerland-based engineering plastics recyclers Minger Group: Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Japan's Sumitomo Heavy Industries has made an investment of €42.4-million in Highview Power, a London-based startup that is developing batteries that use liquid air to store energy. The Japanese machinery firm said that it aims to expand... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Japanese giant Toshiba Carrier Corporation has announced the establishment of a new manufacturing subsidiary in Gniezno, mid-western, Poland. The heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) joint venture represents an investment of around 3.0 bi Read more

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Senior executives at Japanese carmaker Nissan have accelerated contingency planning for a possible split from Renault in the wake of the downfall of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn... Read more

AUTOMOTIVE, MARITIME & TRANSPORT

On the occasion of their joint anniversary Mitsubishi Electric and Yamazaki Mazak looked back on their cooperation, which has now lasted for 40 years: a success story of two companies with Japanese roots in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany... Read more

Japanese electrical manufacturer Yaskawa will invest between €20 and 30-million in an electric motors and electronic components factory in Slovenia... Read more

The Dutch energy firm Eneco, which is owned by 44 of the country's municipalities, has agreed to be acquired by a consortium headed up Japan's Mitsubishi Corp which beat off rival bids from Shell and KKR. The deal has been valued at €4.1-billion... Read more

Toyota wants to increase the production of components for hybrid cars at its plants in Wałbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice in Lower Silesia, Poland with local media reporting the decision was motivated by continued uncertainty over Brexit... Read more

The effect of automation on global manufacturing continues to grow as a new report has shown that sales of industrial robots hit a record high of $16.5-billion (€14.9-billion) in 2018... Read more

France and Japan said this week that they have made an agreement to share information and look at deeper collaboration in next-generation automotive technology. The move has been touted by some as a means of repairing the tense alliance... Read more

Japanese auto parts manufacturer Toyo Tires has announced that it will open a new facility ion Indjija, Serbia. The total investment is over €390-million... Read more

Macnica Inc., a Yokohama, Japan-based IP developer has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of ATD Electronique. Based in Chatou, France, ATD specialises in distribution of electronic components, in particular image sensors, optics... Read more

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, announces today a long-term agreement with leading industrial gas company Nippon Gases Europe to import CO2 to the Thames port. The agreement will see weekly shipments arriving at the port, with Nippon... Read more

The European Union has set up a new mechanism in order to monitor implementation of China's agreed commitments, with an eye to using it as a template for monitoring other bilateral agreements... Read more

Economic analysts in the EU are forecasting a Japanese "spending spree" off the back of a historic trade deal. Businesses in Japan are sitting on over €800-billion combined and it is expected that the European Union will be the most likely target... Read more

Following two years of construction, Japanese technology group Yaskawa has now opened its new €25-million robot production facility with European robotics development centre in Kočevje, Slovenia. The plant is intended to supplement the existing... Read more

A cooperation agreement has been signed between E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy for the joint development of Japanese fixed-bottom offshore wind projects.The cooperation will begin with a study to choose a project for development, construction and... Read more

One of Japan's largest industrial drone companies, Terra Drone, has announced the acquisition of a stake in the Slovenian aerospace solutions provider C-Astral Aerospace. Read more

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Government of Japan to supply and deliveries of Joint Missile Strike (JSM) for their F-35 fighter aircraft fleet. Japan began the JSM project in 2008 and it was completed mid-2018... Read more

Japanese car manufacturing giant Honda confirmed today the reports that it will be closing its factory plant in Swindon in what is being seen as a further blow to the UK's car industry following the decision by Nissan not to produce its X-Trail Read more

  • Highview and Sumitomo

  • Toshiba Carrier Poland

  • Yaskawa

  • Hiroshige Seko & Bruno La Maire

  • Toyo Tires

  • Macnica