METAWATER enters into a technical license agreement with TSUKISHIMA KIKAI and Suido Kiko regarding wastewater treatment technologies
- Helping to improve the water environment in developing countries with an advanced wastewater treatment process -
METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tomoyasu Kida; hereinafter referred as "METAWATER") is pleased to announce the signing of a technical license agreement with TSUKISHIMA KIKAI Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Kazuhiko Yamada; hereinafter referred as "TSUKISHIMA KIKAI") and Suido Kiko Kaisha, Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Shinri Sato; hereinafter referred as "Suido Kiko"). Based on this agreement, METAWATER will license out its "advanced energy-saving wastewater treatment process: a water treatment process equipped with a Floating Sponge Filtration system, High-rate Trickling Filtration system, and Final Solid-Liquid Separation tank" (hereinafter referred as the "Process") to the two companies.
As a comprehensive water environment engineering company, METAWATER has primarily focused on the domestic market in Japan and made efforts to increase its presence in the water/wastewater business. With the objective of achieving mid- to long-term growth, METAWATER has been accelerating its global business expansion. As part of this effort, METAWATER has developed the Process mainly for developing countries, and it received the first International Technology Certificate*1 issued by the Japan Sewage Works Agency in March 2014.
Meanwhile, TSUKISHIMA KIKAI has actively promoted global business expansion mainly in Southeast Asia. In addition, Suido Kiko has established a local subsidiary, SUIDO KIKO VIETNAM CO., LTD ("SKVN"), in Hanoi, Vietnam in March 2014 with the aim of expanding the water treatment business in Southeast Asia. As announced previously in a press release*2, METAWATER and Suido Kiko formed a business alliance in March 2013 in the areas of water/wastewater in Japan and the environment, aimed at accelerating collaboration.
Through partnering with the two companies that are operating actively outside Japan, METAWATER aims to expand the use of the Process while helping to address the deterioration of the water environment caused by rapid economic growth in developing countries.
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(*1)For details of the acquisition of the International Technology Certificate from the Japan Sewage Works Agency, please refer to the press release dated March 24, 2014.
(*2)For details of the business alliance with Suido Kiko, please refer to the press release dated March 1, 2013.