- Region: Asia
- Manufacturing and Services
- Mid-tier Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises(SMEs)
- Overseas Investment Loans
December 21, 2012
- The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Okuda) signed today, a loan agreement amounting up to 71.8 million yen (JBIC portion) with Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery Co., Ltd. (JCEM; Head Office: Osaka; Representative Director: Masakazu Takahashi). The loan is cofinanced with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which brings the overall cofinancing amount to about 102.6 million yen.
- The loan is intended to finance NIKKAKI (THAILAND) CO., LTD. (NTCL), a subsidiary of JCEM in Thailand, for its engineering business regarding chemical, food and drink, and energy plant machineries and equipment.
- JCEM has been expanding its businesses from manufacturing and construction of various types of chemical industrial machinery, such as distillation, evaporation, drying and filtration equipment, to the engineering business for environment- conscious plants, such as bio-ethanol production systems utilizing technologies acquired from successful development of an alcohol distillation plant, which first occurred in Japan. Under these conditions, NTCL plans to expand the environment-conscious engineering plant business and sell machinery and equipment to both local and Japanese companies in Thailand, where vigorous capital spending is expected from the growing component and parts-supply industry backed by strong economic growth. This loan will support JCEM in its overseas business deployment, thereby contributing to maintaining and improving the international competitiveness of Japanese industries.
- JBIC will continue to support the overseas business deployment of Japanese companies, including mid-tier enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (collectively "SMEs"), in growth markets, such as Thailand, by drawing on its various financial facilities and schemes for structuring projects and by performing its risk-assuming function.