Tag Archives: Japan

Glass Industry Podcast – With Guest Oliver Stepe, President of YKK AP America Inc.

This month’s podcast features Oliver Stepe, president of YKK AP America Inc. who talks, among other things, about being a kid who grew up on Long Island running a company based in Japan with its main plant in rural Georgia.

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Sika Acquires Japanese Adhesives and Sealants Business

Sika has agreed to acquire Hamatite, the adhesives business of the Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. Hamatite offers adhesives and sealants to the construction and automotive industries. The acquisition will significantly strengthen Sika’s market position in Japan, increase market access to … Continue reading

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Biesse Group Announces New International Branches

Biesse Group has announced the expansion of its international network with new branches opening in Israel, Japan and Brazil to strengthen its presence in markets identified as strategic. With 39 branches in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle and … Continue reading

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NSG Group Makes Changes in an Effort to Return to Pre-COVID Levels

Nearly two months after the company reported a year-over-year revenue decrease amid the COVID pandemic, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. (NSG Group) has announced the results of its cost-savings measures including its “Voluntary Retirement Program in Japan” and the sale of certain non-current … Continue reading

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AGC to Raise Prices of Glass Products in Japan

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) announced it will raise the selling prices of its architectural glass products marketed in Japan, starting from delivery on September 1. Prices for flat glass products will increase by 15-20 percent, prices for mirror products will … Continue reading

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