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  • 2013/04/26
  • Taica Hosts the Opening Ceremony for Its First Factory in North America

    News Release(English Translation) 

     April 26, 2013

    To whom it may concern:

    2-18-10 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Taica Corporation

     

    Taica Hosts the Opening Ceremony for Its First Factory in North America

    Tokyo (April 26, 2013)-Taica Corporation (Taica) announced today opening of its manufacturing base for 3D decoration technology “E-CUBIC” in North America, Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky, LLC (TKY), located in Winchester, Kentucky, USA. The new factory will go into full-scale operation in September, 2013, mainly supplying to automotive industry.
    TKY’s Grand Opening Ceremony was attended by Steven Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, Ed Burtner, Mayor of Winchester, Motohiko Kato, Consul-General of Japan among other distinguished guests, hosted by Taito Suzuki, President and COO of Taica and Takashi Goto, President of TKY on April 22.

    TKY is the first manufacturing base in North America for Taica Group, and is the second overseas factory for “E-CUBIC” after China factory. Through the operation of this factory, Taica will provide enhanced procurement and transportation efficiency to the leading automakers’ manufacturing bases in North America and us, and will grow its 3D decoration business in the global market.

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    Steven Beshear, Governor of Kentucky (left)
    Taito Suzuki, President and COO of Taica (center) 

     

    ◆Overview of Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky, LLC
    (1) Name: Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky LLC
    (2) Location: Winchester, Kentucky, USA
    (3) Representative: Takashi Goto (President)
    (4) Main Business: Manufacturing of 3D decoration technology “E-CUBIC” -decorated products.
    (5) Established: April 30, 2012
    (6) Capital: US$4,000,000
    (7) Ownership: Taica North America Corporation* 100% (*Taica’s 100% subsidiary )
    (8) Number of Employees: 30(expected)

     

     *Reference

    ◆Overview of Taica Corporation
     ・Name: Taica Corporation
     ・Representative: Taito Suzuki (President and COO)
     ・Location: 2-18-10 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
     ・URL: http://www.taica.co.jp
     ・Established: June 1, 2006  (Start up: October, 1948)
     ・Main Business
         ・Manufacturing and sales of products decorated using proprietary 3D decoration technologies “CUBIC PRINTING” and “E-CUBIC”.
         ・Licensing of “CUBIC PRINTING” technologies and sales of related equipment and products
         ・Manufacturing and sales of shock absorbing material/components, vibration damping material/components called “αGEL, Alpha GEL”.
       ・Manufacturing and sales of nursing-care products called “αPLA, Alpha PLA”.
     ・Capital: 670 million yen

     

    ◆Overview of Taica North America Corporation
     ・Name: Taica North America Corporation
     ・Representative: Eiji Takano (President)
     ・Location: 36921 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150, USA
     ・URL: http://www.taica-na.com
     ・Established: May 1, 2006
     ・Main Business :
         ・Licensing of 3D decoration technology “CUBIC PRINTING” and  sales of related products
         ・Sales of “E-CUBIC”-decorated products
         ・Sales of shock absorbing material/components, vibration damping material/components called “αGEL, Alpha GEL”.
     ・Capital: US$4,350,000
     ・Ownership: Taica Corporation 100% 

     

    ◆ CUBIC PRINTING and E-CUBICCP-img.jpg

    Our CUBIC PRINTING and E-CUBIC are 3D decoration technologies, by floating special films with a diverse range of designs on top of water and applying printing to target objects using water pressure.
    These technologies can handle a wide range of materials and complex shapes. These versatilities make it possible to be used in a wide range of applications for automobiles, electric appliances, mobile phones, interior decorations and more.
     
    *CUBIC PRINTING: A pioneering 3D decoration technology developed by Taica Corporation. Through our network of approximately 80 partners processing plants in over 20 countries, we support global procurement of leading companies both in Japan and abroad.

    *E-CUBIC: A new 3D decoration technology. This brings three dimensional effects by making appearance of wood pattern more real or adding texture along the geometric patterns.

     

    ◆Contact

    ○For Press Inquiries Contact:
    PR Section, General Affairs Dept.  :TAICA_PR@taica.co.jp

    ○For Consumer Inquiries Contact:
    CUBIC Sales Division :cubic-printing.en@taica.co.jp