Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.  

December 18, 2013
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. Wins
Deshima Netherlands Awards 2013

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (or KCME), a European subsidiary of Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., has won the Deshima Netherlands Awards 2013* hosted by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and the Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation (Dujat).

The awards are presented once every two years to Japanese corporations doing business in the Netherlands. This was the fourth time the awards were held. The awards consist of two categories, ‘well-established’ and ‘new investment.’ KCME, which was established in June this year, won the award in the ‘new investment’ category because it was highly evaluated for its aggressive investment including the expansion of business, increasing employment and other areas.

The award ceremony was held on December 12 in the presence of many relevant Dutch and Japanese business, investment, and government officials. Major attendees included Almere Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands Masaru Tsuji, member corporations of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (about 300 corporations including both Japanese and Dutch), and the Alderman for Economic Affairs from Amstelveen.

Kobelco Construction Machinery and KCME aim to continue contributing to the Netherlands and other areas, as well as steadily carry their global business forward.

Photo 1. Award ceremony Photo 2. Major Attendees
Mayor of Almere Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink
(second from left)
Managing Director of KCME Makoto Kato
(third from left)
Ambassador to the Netherlands Masaru Tsuji
(fourth from left)

<<Reference>> Press Release from the Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation (Dujat)

* The Deshima Netherlands Awards 2013 were formerly known as the Deshima Awards, founded by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan in 2000. Due to the expansion of the scale of the Deshima Awards with the participation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands and Dujat from 2007, the Deshima Netherlands Awards were newly established to give awards to Japanese corporations that are doing business in the Netherlands. The awards are given every other year in rotation with the Deshima Japan Awards which are given to Dutch corporations that are doing business in Japan. The awards were named after the 400 years of history of trade between the Netherlands and Japan that started in Deshima, Nagasaki.