As the packaging markets in Asia and the surrounding region continue to expand, Agr has recognized a significant growth in the demand for its quality management and process control equipment for plastic and glass containers. This is evidenced by an ever expanding customer base in this region. The establishment of an office in Japan, headed by Mr. Satoshi Okura, is intended to meet this growing demand with a direct sales and service operation centrally located in the region, utilizing factory-trained Agr personnel. This office will primarily focus on the needs of the growing plastic container industry but will also lend support to the glass container and filling industry within the region.
Mr. Satoshi Okura holds a graduate degree in Business Management from Canadian International College. He is a veteran within the Glass and Plastic industry and has extensive business experience in South-East Asia. Mr. Okura brings with him experience with Agr equipment that extends over sixteen years. Before accepting this opportunity, he held positions with Agr distributors servicing the Japanese market handling Agr and TopWave equipment for the plastic industry as well as Agr’s glass equipment in the container industry.
Agr Japan, under Mr. Okura’s direction, will provide sales and service support for Agr’s complete line of products. The new office is part of the Agr Bangkok Ltd. Territory and the overall Management will be provided by Mr. Martin Küestner.
Agr International Inc. develops and manufactures a full line of laboratory and on-line testing/quality and process management devices for glass and plastic containers and similar products. American Glass Research, a division of Agr International provides a wide range of testing, training and consultative services to the worldwide glass industry. The Agr headquarters and main manufacturing facility is located in Butler, PA, USA.