MAUMEE, Ohio (Jan. 6, 2010)—Sanyu USA Inc. has become the representative of rubber processing machinery maker Moriyama in North America.
The sales and service subsidiary of Japanese rubber injection press manufacturer Sanyu Industries said the agreement follows Moriyama's decision to close its U.S. office in Canton, Ohio, in October 2009. Moriyama also is based in Japan.
Sanyu USA will provide sales and service support for Moriyama's full product line, which includes tilt-body type dispersion mixers, extruders and related equipment.
“We are very excited by this opportunity” said Tsuyoshi Takahashi, President of Sanyu USA. “Sanyu USA already has an established support system for our injection presses in North America and we are looking forward to providing quality service to Moriyama's customers.”
The two companies have had regular contact over the years, but formal discussions over the agreement began in August 2009, Sanyu said. The initial contract duration is for one year, but the companies intend the arrangement to be long term.
Sanyu technicians already have been to Moriyama's head office to receive service training.
Sanyu USA President Tsuyoshi Takahashi said the Moriyama products are an excellent fit for the firm, and there is no conflict between the two lines because Moriyama is concentrated on mixing and Sanyu on molding. As far as service is concerned, there are many similarities in the firms' mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems, so Sanyu technicians will be up to speed very quickly, he said.