Yoshinobu Takeda receives the 2019 Ulf Engström Award

September 4, 2019

Yoshinobu Takeda receives the 2019 Ulf Engström Award
From left to right: Mark Braithwaite, President Continent APAC, Carl Eklund, President Höganäs Japan, Yoshinobu Takeda, Technical Support Engineer at Höganäs Japan, Shashi Shukla, President Product Area Electro & Mechanical Technologies (Courtesy Höganäs)

This year’s Ulf Engström Award has been presented to Yoshinobu Takeda, Technical Support Engineer at Höganäs in Japan. The annual award is given to an employee of Höganäs who is said to have laid ground for a commercially successful development of the PM industry. The jury cited Yoshinibu’s “life-long devotion to and development of PM technology” in their motivation. 

The award was presented to Takeda during a ceremony at Höganäs’ tech centre in Shanghai, China. “I’m very surprised to have such an honourable award and I am happy to be seen as a person who contributed to Höganäs,” stated Takeda. 

“Reviewing my eighteen years in Höganäs, this award brings not only a feeling of surprise or happiness; it is much more than that. I recognise that I am a lucky person, and have been given many excellent opportunities. I hope the award will inspire colleagues to work hard for more business opportunities for Höganäs and expand the market, not only for Höganäs, but for PM as a technology.”

During his career, Takeda has contributed to building Höganäs’ technical support function in Japan, participated in several global development projects, and developed the company’s local Metallography schools.

“I have known Takeda-san for more than 30 years and think he really deserves this award for his outstanding support to the PM industry, not only in Japan but worldwide,” added Ulf Engström.

Carl Eklund, who heads up the Höganäs team in Japan, presented the award to Takeda. “What is most remarkable about Takeda-san is that he is always willing to learn and explore new technologies. As of late, he has shown a keen interest to promote 3D printing. He is a true believer in the many opportunities for metal powders, promoting them as smart solutions and sustainable technology. He is a true role model, Mr PM.”


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