Createc has launched a new business, Createc East-Asia GK, based in Tokyo, Japan. Createc East-Asia GK will begin trading from October 2021, offering enhanced support to Createc’s customers and partners in Japan, as well as expansion opportunities throughout East Asia.
Createc has been developing smart radiation detection and 3D gamma radiation mapping technology over the last few years. Its ‘N-Visage®’ sensor has been deployed worldwide, including at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Createc has taken this decision following ten years of successful operation in the region.
Createc CEO, Matt Mellor, said; “As one of the first UK companies to respond to the crisis at Fukushima, we’re incredibly proud to have developed our relationships in Japan to this point. It’s exciting to see these innovative companies leveraging our cutting-edge capabilities in imaging, sensing and robotics to solve some of the most challenging problems both within the nuclear industry, and beyond. At Createc, we succeed when our technologies go out into the world and make things better. The launch of Createc East-Asia GK is another sign that this is happening.”
The new business, located in Tokyo’s thriving Chiyoda district, will be led locally by Managing Director, Katsunori Koarai, and from the UK by Sales Director, Mark Sharpe. Koarai San, who brings with him a wealth of international sales experience, said; “The new business will radically transform the level of local support and partnership we provide to our existing customers and remove many of the barriers of international trade, making things more efficient and providing a better overall experience. Having worked alongside both Matt and Mark for many years on projects at Fukushima Daiichi, I’m very excited to be leading this new venture from Japan.”
Mark Sharpe will provide the vital link to UK relationships, leveraging his 15 years’ experience in leadership roles within the nuclear industry to support the further growth of the business. “This is just the beginning for Createc East Asia. We want to work closely with customers across the region to understand the problems we can help solve using our specialist technical capabilities, in both the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors. We also want to help UK businesses supplying innovative technology solutions overcome the challenges of international trade with Japan, becoming a trade partner for businesses we believe in.”