The IST METZ Group is further expanding its presence in Asia. Following the successful establishment of subsidiaries in China in 2010 and Thailand in 2011, the company is set to further explore the East Asian market. “Demand in Asia continues to grow and we thus came to the decision to further expand our presence here,” explains Dirk Jägers, Managing Director of IST METZ GmbH.
The main focus of the new IST METZ East Asia K.K. will be to attract new clientele from outside the graphics industry. “We will have access to both the Japanese and Korean markets from our Tokyo base, whose close technological and economic ties go beyond the print sector,” says Markus Thinnes, who will be taking over as head of the new company. The experienced salesman has been working in the Japanese printing sector for the past 17 years, five of which were spent at IST METZ. He is thus more than familiar with the local market. At the office in Tokyo, Thinnes will initially be joined by one colleague who will be responsible for technical services.
IST East Asia K.K. also represents the tenth international subsidiary of IST METZ since it was established. Six subsidiaries in Western Europe, a company in the US, as well as the subsidiaries in China and Thailand, make up the international sales offices managed by IST METZ. This portfolio is supported by an international network of sales partners and trade representatives.