Plansee Japan celebrates forty-year anniversary

July 19, 2018

Peter Aldrian, Managing Director, Plansee Japan, addressed 170 guests during the company’s 40th anniversary celebration (Courtesy Plansee Japan Ltd)


Plansee Japan Ltd, Tokyo, recently celebrated its forty-year anniversary in a ceremony attended by 170 guests. During the event, Peter Aldrian, Plansee Japan’s Managing Director, offered guests an insight into the Japanese subsidiary’s origins and development since its founding.

Austrian-based Plansee Group founded Nippon Plansee K.K. with the opening of offices in Tokyo and Osaka in 1978, followed shortly after by an office in Fukuoka. In 1991, Plansee began local production in order to safeguard its future growth, and Japan Vacs Precision was established as a joint venture of Metallwerk Plansee GmbH and Japan Vacs Metals.

Japan Vacs Precision established itself as a reliable supplier to Japan’s high-tech enterprises and, in 2009, Nippon Plansee, Japan Vacs Metals and Japan Vacs Precision consolidated to form Plansee Japan. The company currently employs 130, and produces precision components for the electronics, medical engineering, automotive, lighting and semiconductor industries in Esashi, Japan, which it markets through its sales offices in Tokyo and in Osaka.

According to Plansee, 30% of the products manufactured at its Japanese site are exported to customers internationally. In addition, the company purchases materials, products and components from other Plansee Group companies for sale to the Japanese market. According to Aldrian, Plansee Japan continues to invest in modern manufacturing equipment, staff development and the ongoing development of its service offering in order to ensure that it remains an innovative and reliable business partner for the region.

Recent issue of Powder Metallurgy review - your go-to resource to stay updated on the world of powder metallurgy and metal powders

In the latest issue of PM Review…

PM Review Spring 2023

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy: A strategic vision for the future of permanent magnets for EVs
  • Building trust in the Powder Metallurgy industry: The role of standardisation and an update on recent work by ISO/TC 119
  • High-volume powder production for Additive Manufacturing: SMS group’s continuous metal powder production process
  • Development of enhanced-performance PM brake pads for high-speed trains by Beijing Tianyishangjia New Material Corp., Ltd.
  • The START project: Creating a sustainable supply chain for green energy harvesting products by Powder Metallurgy
  • World PM2022: Reviewing three innovative methods for metal powder production

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link