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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 

A new office, to be established as a legal entity of Desmi Ocean Guard, has been opened in Japan, and is headed by Noribumi Suganuma (pictured).

Suganuma has 18 years’ experience in the shipping and marine industries in Japan, as well as several years’ experience from the automotive industry. With this background Suganuma has knowledge of the Japanese shipping industry. The Desmi team in Japan will work alongside agents and distributors, giving access to the Japanese market. Initially, the main focus will be on the sale of Desmi’s Marine and Offshore products with special attention to ballast water management systems.

Desmi Group CEO  Henrik Sørensen said: “Japan represents a significant potential market for Desmi. Measured by GDP Japan is the third largest economy in the world, and seen from a shipowner perspective, it is the second largest in the world. Today we have a small footprint in the Japanese market, but with locals representing Desmi in Japan in the future we see great opportunities to increase our footprint considerably. We have the products and can provide the services that are requested, and by getting closer to the Japanese customers we will also be able to better build the trust and relationships, which are so important in Japan. We have great expectations for the market in Japan, and we foresee more colleagues joining within shortly the office in Japan.”

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