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JSMEA attends SMM 2016

Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) made its presence at SMM Hamburg 2016 on Sept. 6-9 in Hamburg, Germany. With financial support from The Nippon Foundation, JSMEA was joined by 26 member companies at the four-day (Tuesday through Friday) international exhibition.

JSMEA held an opening reception from 19:00 on Monday, Sept. 5, the eve of the start of SMM Hamburg 2016. At the beginning of the “Japan Night” party, a traditional Japanese ceremony (kagamiwari) was performed, at which the lids of wooden sake casks were broken open with wooden mallets. During the ceremony, the JSMEA members prayed for the strengthening of relations between the Japanese ship machinery and equipment industry and maritime related parties in Europe. At the reception, more than 120 attendees, who included representatives from the 26 JSMEA-affiliated enterprises, German ship owners and other parties from neighboring countries, conducted successful interchanges.

When SMM Hamburg 2016 rang up the curtain on Tuesday, Sept. 6, JSMEA, which occupied an area of 405 square meters in Hall B7, encouraged its 26 companions to unveil for visitors their respective new products, technologies and other features. It promoted other member companies as well by distributing catalogs of energy-saving, eco-friendly and other products they manufacture and other publications.

While SMM Hamburg 2016 was in session, JSMEA strived to build up relations with local parties. For example, JSMEA executives visited the booth of the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM). In return, Mr. Takao Anzawa, Japan’s consul general in Hamburg, paid a courtesy visit to the booths of the exhibitors from Japan.

At 10:00 on Thursday, Sept. 8, JSMEA’s Smart Ship Application Platform 2 Project (SSAP2) revealed study results at a seminar room in the SMM Hamburg 2016 venue. During the seminar, which was attended by more than 90 people, Mr. Hideyuki Ando, senior general manager of Mohohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) and leader of the project, delivered a presentation on the recent efforts that it has made to obtain a certificate from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). A question and answer period was held after the presentation.

Accompanied by six employees from affiliated firms, JSMEA visited MTU Friedrichshafen, a local engine maker, the following Monday, Sept. 12. The delegation inspected manufacturing facilities after hearing a lecture on an outline of the company that included its history. The six delegation members asked MTU staff members many questions during what was deemed a very meaningful opportunity.


At SMM Hamburg 2016, the Japan pavilion boasted more members than at the previous SMM Hamburg exhibition, at which there were 20 companies. JSMEA vowed to continue to work hard to foster more developments in the relations between its member companies and government bodies and organizations in Europe that are engaged in maritime affairs. To this end, it intends to actively promote its members by participating in international maritime trade fairs and other events.

Outline of SMM Hamburg 2016
Dates: Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 6-9, 2016
Venue: Hamburg Messe und Congress
Number of exhibitors: more than 2,200 companies and organizations from 66 countries and regions (according to the organizer)
Number of visitors: approximately 50,000 (according to the organizer)

Outline of JSMEA mission
Those with exhibitions (23 members): Akasaka Diesels Ltd.; Azuma Kako Co., Ltd.; Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd.; Fuji Trading Co., Ltd.; Hisaka Works., Ltd; Hitachi Zosen Corporation; HSK-Kikai Kogyo Co., Ltd.; Ibuki Kogyo Co, Ltd.; JFE Engineering Corporation; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd.; Musasino Co., Ltd.; Nabtesco Corporation; Naniwa Pump Mfg. Co., Ltd.; NICO Precision Co., Inc.; Nishishiba Electric Co., Ltd.; Riken Corporation; Sunflame Co., Ltd.; Taiyo Electric Co., Ltd.; Tanabe Pneumatic Machinery Co., Ltd.; Uzushio Electric Co., Ltd.; Volcano Co., Ltd.; and Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Those displaying panels (3 members): Nitto Kako Co., Ltd.; Shinko Ind. Ltd.; and Tobu Jukogyo Co., Ltd.

Outline of Japan Night reception
Time and date: 19:00-21:00, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
Venue: InterCityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe
Number of attendees: 124

Outline of SSAP2 seminar
Title: Ship Application Platform 2 Project Seminar
Presenter: Mr. Hideyuki Ando, MTI
Time and date: 10:00-10:45, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Venue: Room St. Petersburg, 2nd floor, Hall A4, Hamburg Messe und Congress
Number of attendees: 94

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