DESMI has set up a new office in Tokyo, Japan.

The new office, which is a legal entity of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, is headed up by Noribumi Suganuma. He comes to DESMI with 18 years of experience in the Japanese shipping and marine industries, as well as several years in the automotive industry.

Initially, the main focus of the new office will be on the sale of DESMI’s marine and offshore products particularly ballast water management systems.

Henrik Sørensen, CEO of DESMI, sees Japan as a significant potential market for the company.

“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,” said Sørensen. “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.”