About Ramboll Japan
During the last years, the offshore wind business in Ramboll has grown by several hundred percent on the Asian market and today, the Danish company is one of the largest global players within consulting engineering companies on the Japanese market for offshore wind energy. With the new office established in the capital of Japan, Ramboll seeks to leverage its position on the local market and be closer to the clients tapping the offshore wind business.
Shinichiro Abe has been appointed Country Director and his main responsibility will be to expand Ramboll’s capabilities and reach in the area. Shinichiro Abe has more than 20 years of global renewable energy industry experience including the latest position in a leading offshore wind company in Denmark. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and learned policy management at Keio University.
“Ramboll has a strong reputation worldwide and I am very happy to start on this exciting journey of growing our business in the region. By adding a local layer of knowledge to Ramboll’s existing capabilities we are arming ourselves with a powerful framework for delivering top consultancy services that not only cover technical capabilities, but also the cultural understanding of how business is done, which is crucial for a European company that intends to strive on the Japanese market”, says Shinichiro Abe, Country Director for Japan.
The Japanese market for offshore wind is in full expansion and the Asian country plans to install 45 GW of wind energy by 2040 as part of its target to become net-zero by 2050. Ramboll has been present on the Japanese offshore wind market since 2013 and last year has achieved a major contract for performing the detailed foundation design of a new offshore wind farm, which will be one of the largest in Japan.
About Rockwool Japan
ROCKWOOL Japan LLC acquired the stonewool manufacturing plant of Bansyo Holdings, completed in Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture in November 2017 to expand its business into the manufacturing field and support the areas affected by the earthquake/tsunami. As a company that "creates the future with the people of Japan," we will continue to move toward the reconstruction of Tomioka Town.
Our acquisition of BANSYO will bring us one step closer to accomplishing our goal to become a leader in insulation solutions that brings fire protection, energy efficiency, acoustic and thermal comfort to Japan by expanding our distribution network and product offerings across the various Industrial & Building sectors.
We look forward to your continued support and encouragement.
ROCKWOOL Japan makes and supplies a full range of smart and sustainable insulation products for the construction and process industries based on innovative stone wool technology. Our sister companies deliver specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors. Our products are in demand across the world.
The ROCKWOOL Group operates 45 manufacturing facilities in three continents (Europe, North America and Asia) and have a global network of sales offices, distributors and partners. Our head office is located close to Copenhagen, Denmark, and the parent company ROCKWOOL International A/S is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
Unique product benefits stone wool insulation is made from one of nature’s most abundant resources –volcanic rock. Not only is it a naturally renewable and sustainable material, it also boasts a unique combination of benefits and lays the foundation for our business.
All our insulation products possess outstanding fire, acoustic and thermal insulation properties as well as a lifelong durability, making it the sustainable and cost-effective choice. Saving the environment, buildings and people ROCKWOOL insulation saves more than the energy used for its production. Its use helps conserve scarce energy resources and thereby helps alleviate severe environmental problems.
Over the years, the excellent fire protection properties of stone wool have helped save many lives and its unique thermal properties have improved the indoor climate of many buildings and homes. Our products have been installed in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings of all types, from prestige projects including Marina Bay Sands, Petronas Twin Towers and MahaNakhon Bangkok, to family homes, local hospitals and schools in many countries.