A Japan-based firm that manufactures electrical equipment, Morio Denki, plans to open its first U.S. operation in Lincoln, Nebraska by the end of this year.
The company operates four business divisions: railway, automotive, shipping and real estate. The company has sold train component parts to Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing in Lincoln. Locating this facility near Kawasaki is a strategic move for Morio Denki, said Lt. Gov. Levon Heidemann.
“The opportunity to showcase the state of Nebraska, its economic development programs and its business friendly environment is necessary for further business development between Nebraska and Japan,” said Heidemann.
Tamio Takano will become president of the new company and will be joined by Koichi Tagawa in moving to Lincoln, where they will hire additional staff. “Japan is Nebraska's 3rd largest trade partner and the Japan Midwest U.S. Association Conference is an efficient way to strengthen our business relationships,” said Catherine Lang, Director of Nebraska Economic Development.