China-based Fujisan Thermal Ribbon USA Ltd. plans to locate its thermal transfer bar code ribbon converting and distribution facility in Charlotte, North Carolina
. The company expects to hire up to 30 employees within the first three years of operation.
Due to an increase in demand from U.S. based original equipment manufacturers, FJS has decided to establish its own distribution, sales and customer service center in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte Chamber said.
FJS currently occupies a fulfillment center in Charlotte for product storage and processing orders.
Headquartered in Dalian, FJS Thermal Ribbon USA Ltd. is a top leading thermal ribbon manufacturer in China and the only approved supplier for Panasonic and Philips in the Chinese market. The firm’s product line includes a full range of high-quality thermal transfer ribbons for fax applications and barcode printing. The firm occupies a 200,000-square-foot facility over 10 acres with 200 employees.
“FJS has a tradition of being innovative and forward thinking. We believe that our U.S. operation
will help us gain market share and increase profitability as well as support the North American and global business expansion in years to come,” said Paul Wills, Vice President of U.S. Sales & Operations with FJS Thermal Ribbon USA Ltd.
“Charlotte not only provides an excellent quality of life but also a logistical delivery advantage to more than 60 percent of our customer base,” said Wills. “We are grateful for all the assistance from the Charlotte Chamber. It definitely made the process a lot easier.”
The Charlotte Chamber assisted FJS during its evaluation of Charlotte and continues to provide support to the firm.