Guardian is first non-Japanese company to receive supplier award

Date: 6 October 2004
Source: Guardian
Guardian Japan Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp., recently became the first overseas company in the 95-year history of Takenaka to receive a “Certificate of Appreciation”.

Guardian Japan was recognized for its contributions to an architecturally prestigious project in the Shiodome area, a booming redevelopment zone in Tokyo. Guardian Japan provided more than 7,000 square meters of glass for the 37-story building, which is known as the Hamarikyu Side Project.Mr.Daisuke Fukamachi, senior manager of Takenaka’s procurement department, and other senior Takenaka officials presented this award recently in Tokyo to Ralph J. Gerson, executive vice president of Guardian.

“Guardian Industries Corp. established Guardian Japan Ltd. almost fifteen years ago to grow its business in the important Japanese market and this long-term effort is beginning to pay off,” commented Gerson, after receiving the award. “We are now providing a variety of value-added flat glass products to our Japanese customers and we were very honored to participate in the Hamarikyu Side Project with Takenaka Corporation.”

“Such projects can be extremely complex,” Gerson added. “Guardian Japan spent three years addressing all of the technical and service requirements of this project before being selected by Takenaka.”

In addition, soon after finishing the Hamarikyu Side Project, Shimon Okado, director of new product development for Guardian Japan, announced that Guardian Japan had received an order from Takenaka to provide 100 percent of the coated glass to be used in Takenaka Corporation’s new headquarters building in Tokyo. “Takenaka Corporation is one of the five largest general contractors in Japan with a long history of success,” said Okado. “It is a very great honor for us to supply our Low-E1.4Dglass for their own headquarters.”

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