SIGMATEK Expands Sales Network to Japan

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, a member of the Japanese Sumitomo Group, is now representing and selling SIGMATEK’s complete machine automation systems in the land of the rising sun. Together with its new partner, the Austrian manufacturer further expands its strong presence in Asia.


Among China, USA and Germany, Japan is one of the biggest OEM and machine builder markets worldwide. Our integrated, modern automation solutions fit perfectly with the demanding and growing serial machine manufacturing market in Japan. We are happy and proud to have gained Sumitomo Heavy Industries as new sales partner, as they are a very well renowned Japanese organization, employing a highly skilled technical workforce”, explains Alexander Melkus, General Manager of Sales and Development at SIGMATEK.


Technical Know-how and Trust

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, based in Tokyo – a city of 9.5 million inhabitants – has long been a well-established company in Japan active in many industries and enjoys an outstanding reputation, as well has great trust in the market.


“With Sumitomo, we have a highly competent local partner for Japanese industrial customers that has an excellent sales network and impressive access to many reputable machine manufacturing companies”, says Markus Deixler, International Sales Director at SIGMATEK, happily.


Due to the special demographic situation Japanese companies will be making above-average investments in the automation of machines and systems. Particularly in robotics and AGVs, there are significant growth figures projected for the upcoming years.  Together, SIGMATEK and Sumitomo are strongly committed to partner with Japanese machine builders to further improve their domestic and global competitiveness with high-quality, as well as space- and cost-saving automation solutions, and establish SIGMATEK as a strong brand for “Smart Machine Automation” on the Japanese market.



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