November 19, 2007
Lectra Receives the "2007 Investor in Japan Award" From the Invest in France Agency (IFA)
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to the soft goods industries, is proud to announce that the company has received the "2007 Investor in Japan Award" by the Invest in France Agency (IFA). This award was presented during the "France-Japan Investment Awards Ceremony" evening held on November 15, in Osaka in the presence of Gildas Le Lidec, France's Ambassador to Japan and chaired by Philippe Favre, French Ambassador for international investment, Chairman and CEO of Invest in France Agency.
The Invest in France Agency award recognizes outstanding French entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses in Japan.
Robert Agnes, President of Lectra Asia-Pacific, along with key Lectra Japanese managers, attended the ceremony and received the award on behalf of Lectra's contribution to economic development in Japan through direct investment.
Lectra Japan was established in August 1985 in Osaka as the company's first headquarters in Asia. Lectra is located in 8 offices in Japan - including sales offices and service centers - in Tokyo, Toyota, Okayama, Fukuoka, Hanamaki, Sakata, and Morioka.
Lectra Japan is one of the largest subsidiaries of Lectra. Dedicated to 400 clients, Lectra Japan has a particularly strong presence in the Japanese automotive market, serving leading car seat manufacturers such as Toyota Boshoku, which uses the new generation of Vector and a wide range of Lectra software and services. Lectra also has a long-term presence in the Japanese fashion market, and is a leading supplier of 2D/3D software solutions to footwear brands including Asics.
"This prestigious award demonstrates the strong overall dynamism Lectra has in Japan. This is a real tribute to our Japanese team and to the entire Lectra Group, which is committed to providing innovative solutions and high quality service to our customers in Japan and throughout the world," said Daniel Harari, Chief Executive Officer, Lectra. "This award acknowledges Lectra's strong investment and commitment within the Japanese industry over the past 22 years. I am deeply honored that our long-term relationship with Japan has been recognized by the IFA."
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