Toyo Jidoki in Düsseldorf
The German city of Düsseldorf reportedly boasts one of the world’s highest concentrations of Japanese residents outside of Japan and has been home to hundreds of Japanese companies since the 1950s.
This number increased by one at the end of last year, when the Japanese company Toyo Jidoki Co. Ltd. celebrated the foundation of its new subsidiary Toyo Jidoki Europe GmbH, from which it will manage its European operations.
Toyo Jidoki develops and manufactures a wide range of filling, weighing and packaging machines. It is a member of the Nabtesco Group, a Tokyo-based engineering company that specializes in gearboxes, rotors, motors and robotics used in the aerospace and packaging industries, among others, and that has had operations in Düsseldorf since 1992.
(from left to right) Christoph Dammermann, State Secretary of the Ministry for Economics, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of the State North Rhine-Westphalia; Akiyoshi Kitamura, CEO Toyo Jidoki; Katsuhiro Teramoto, President of the Nabtesco Group; Petra Wassner, Managing Director NRW.INVEST; Masato Iso, General Konsul of Japan in Düsseldorf © NRW.INVEST