- Region: Asia
- Manufacturing and Services
- Mid-tier Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises(SMEs)
- Overseas Investment Loans
March 31, 2015
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Watanabe) signed today a loan agreement totaling to JPY50 million (JBIC portion) with Yashiro Industry Co., Ltd. (Yashiro Industry; Headquarters: Hiroshima Prefecture; President: Mamoru Yashiro). The loan is cofinanced with The Hiroshima Bank Ltd., bringing the total cofinancing amount to JPY100 million.
The loan is intended to finance the manufacturing and sales business of pressed parts for automobiles by THAI YASHIRO LTD. (TYL), a Thai subsidiary of Yashiro Industry. The fund will be used for the expansion of factory and manufacturing facilities.
Yashiro Industry is a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in the processing and assembly business of pressed parts with the line-up of press equipment that accommodate small to large products, and engages in a wide range of metal stamping and assembly of parts for automobile and construction equipment and metal molds making, with the strength of technical capabilities in welding that are difficult by robots. The company established TYL and started its local manufacturing and sales business of pressed parts in Thailand in 1996, in the midst of growing overseas business deployment of automobile manufacturers.
While the business deployment of automobile manufacturers is expanding in Thailand as ASEAN's largest automobile manufacturing base, the demand for pressed parts is increasing from Japanese automobile manufacturers. Under these circumstances, the company plans to expand the market share of the metal stamping and assembly business in Thailand by expanding its factory and manufacturing facilities. The loan will support such overseas business deployment of Yashiro Industry and thereby contribute to maintaining and strengthening the international competitiveness of Japanese industries.
As Japan's policy-based financial institution, JBIC will continue to support overseas business deployment of Japanese companies, including mid-tier enterprises and SMEs, in growing markets such as Thailand and other countries, by drawing on its various financial facilities and schemes for structuring projects, and performing its risk-assuming function.