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Japanese company picks West Michigan for North American office

June 2, 2016
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Sakae Seiko Co. Ltd. worker
Sakae Seiko International America Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Sakae Seiko Co. Ltd. Photo via

A Japanese tool and die maker has chosen West Michigan as the location for its North American office.

Sakae Seiko Co. Ltd. has leased 400 square feet of space in Battle Creek, at 4950 W. Dickman Rd., to house its North American sales operations, Sakae Seiko International America Inc., according to Battle Creek Unlimited, or BCU, an economic development nonprofit.

Site selection

BCU said the company signed the lease last month, following a nearly year-long process of working with BCU to secure a location.

BCU also helped connect Sakae Seiko officials with resources in the U.S. to help it establish a presence in Michigan.

The new office will allow Sakae Seiko to better serve automotive suppliers in Battle Creek, the state and North America.

“BCU has worked diligently to establish this relationship and earn the trust of Sakae Seiko, which has led to their selection of Battle Creek,” said Marie Briganti, president and CEO, Battle Creek Unlimited.

“This team effort is a terrific example of how collaboration works. We are hopeful that we can strengthen this relationship and provide suitable opportunities locally for Sakae Seiko to grow.”

Sakae Seiko

Founded in Japan in 1965, Sakae Seiko Co. Ltd. works with the specialized tool and die, die set, jig and fixture manufacturing industries.

The company has global sales of nearly $10 million.

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