Case Studies

DefiniGEN: Leading the Way in Drug Discovery

: Leading the Way in Drug Discovery - Export to Japan

The use of DefiniGEN’s technologies in drug discovery provides pharmaceutical companies with more predictive in vitro cell products enabling the development of safer and more effective treatments. Read on to learn their tactic for entering the Japanese market. 

CABINZERO: British Innovation at Work

CABINZERO: British Innovation at Work - Export to Japan

CabinZero is a “Proudly British” company, and is the quintessence of innovation born out of necessity - Cabin Sized = Zero Hassles. Read about this company's exciting journey now. 

Tangle Teezer: Untangling the Japanese Market

Tangle Teezer: Untangling the Japanese Market - Export to Japan

Few products can actually claim to change the lives of those who use them, but Tangle Teezer is one such brand. Read on to find out about the latest worldwide revolution in the beauty industry and how it took Japan by storm. 

 

Mizutani Bicycle's Successful Partnering Strategy

Read about how Brompton and Mizutani they came together and why the 'Made in Britain' factor has brought great rewards.

The successful partnering of the Brompton and Mizutani bicycle companies demontrates how UKTI in conjunction with the British Embassy can help UK companies expand to the Japanese market. Read about how they came together and why the 'Made in Britain' factor has brought great rewards.

Luxury Heritage Brand Big In Japan

Having only began in 2001, London Tradition has quicky grown a reputation around the world, with Japan being one of the first overseas markets they ventured into. Today, Japan is the company's biggest overseas market - accounting for fully 50% of exports. Read the full story here of how they broke in to this highly lucrative fashion market.

Having only began in 2001, London Tradition has quicky grown a reputation around the world, with Japan being one of the first overseas markets they ventured into. Today, Japan is the company's biggest overseas market - accounting for fully 50% of exports. Read the full story here of how they broke in to this highly lucrative fashion market.

MD Golf Swings Into Japan

Read about MD Golf's entry to Japan and their hunger to go further in the world's second largest golf market.

MD Golf is the UK's No. 1 mid-priced golfing brand and has entered Japan, the world's second largest golf market. Read about their steps to growth in this huge market and their hunger to go further with UKTI Japan's support.

Design & Innovation Impress Japanese Clients

Seymourpowell's designs and innovation win big Japanese clients

Seymourpowell has always had a base of overseas clients, in particular in the Far East, North America and Europe. In 2007, the company commissioned an OMIS from UKTI, with a view to attracting more business from Japan. Read the full story to hear about their success and the steps they took in attracting big Japanese clients.

E-Learning Firm Brings Online MBAs To Japan

A Japanese e-learning provider, NetLearning, successfully collaborated with The Open University by setting up an Open Univeristy office in Japan.

A Japanese e-learning provider, NetLearning, successfully collaborated with The Open University by setting up an Open Univeristy office in Japan. NetLearning has allied itself with the British institution to provide MBA programmes online and meet the growing demands of global human resource development in Japan. 

Full Steam Ahead for Digital Ship

Digital Ship Ltd. plans to expand their impact following the success of their first Japan event which was attended by more than 250 people from around the world as well as all the major companies in the Japanese shipping community.

Rising from no presence or reputation in the market, publishing and events firm Digital Ship Ltd. plans to expand their impact following the success of their first Japan event which was attended by more than 250 people from around the world as well as all the major companies in the Japanese shipping community.

Tangerine's Sharp Design Wins Big Clients

More than 50 international design awards winning company – Tangerine – broke into the Japanese Market with help from UKTI in 2006 attracting Japanese giants Toyota and Nikon as clients.

Tangerine broke into the Japanese Market with help from UKTI in 2006 attracting Japanese giants Toyota and Nikon as clients. Following a protocol of edgy, efficient and innovative ideas to tackle the complex puzzles of design, the London-based company has had its products described as a “Profit Engine” by major clients and works hard to bridge cultural differences through sharing common goals with Japanese clients. 

'Bag It Don't Bin It': A Hit In Japan

Julia Gash and her colourful bags

From a converted factory in the heart of Sheffield, BIDBI has found success in fashion-conscious Japan thanks to the assistance of the British Embassy’s UK Trade & Investment team in Tokyo.

Roberts Supports Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Buoyed by the flawless performance of its services and staff at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Roberts Support Services Ltd. has set its targets even higher and is looking to provide the full range of its security skills and know-how when Tokyo hosts the biggest sporting event in the world in 2020.

Arup Designs Influencing Olympic Stadium

Arup designs influence new Olympic stadium for Tokyo 2020

When the new Japan national stadium opens to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games the following year, a design that exists only on paper and as scale models at present will stun everyone who sees it.

Torque Tool Firm Tightens its Grip on the Market

Export to Japan - Norbar Torque Tools Tightens its Grip on the Tooling Market

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd. is a Banbury-based world leader in torque tightening equipment. The company has been expanding overseas. With operations on four continents Norbar wanted to increase their market share of the Japanese market last year and turned to UKTI Japan for help.

ICON's Japanese Strategy Clicks into Place

Export to Japan - ICON's Japanese Strategy Clicks into Place

World-class computational fluids dynamics (CFD) services and technology provider ICON, established in 1992, has credited UKTI Japan with invaluable help and assistance when attempting to break into the Japanese Market. 

Whisky Firm Brings UK Spirit to Japan

Export to Japan - Whisky Tasting Company Brings Spirit of UK to Japan

UK Trade & Investment Japan helps Whisky Tasting Company reach a deal with a leading Japanese travel agency to place a new selection of whisky products in catalogues all over Japan.