Proudly we announce that we came third in the Publishing Prize and also wish to congratulate the winners in the same category as we competed in, KF and Volvo Car Group.
In September we announced that our Annual Report had been nominated for The Publishing Prize, an annual juried contest for films, websites, newspapers, magazines, books and other printed matter in English, Norwegian or Swedish. We have particiated before and been nominated 3 times, winner 2 times as well as been rewarded with an extraordinary prize for the design and visual content.
Over the years, we have collaborated with the art director Andrew Cowie, who has been our loyal companion and guide in having the work of various artists decorate our financial result. Andrew has, and are still, challenging us with ideas and we are greatly impressed by his versatility and design creativity. This year, we believe that Andrew has done something really extraordinary – we are featuring a very characteristic French entrepreneur in art, named Jean-Claude Floch.
In 1967, after the post-war reconstruction period, the company was originally established in Tokyo to introduce industrial products of French origin into Japan. Over the years, the company has managed to navigate and quickly adapt to the prevailing circumstances and the challenges of the surrounding world and has constructively evolved with oil crisis, Plaza accord, and Asian currency crisis among others. Today, CellMark Japan has establish a stable position and strive to earn and maintain the market’s confidence and respect. We value our relationships highly and proudly celebrate our 50 years anniversary this year. It has been achievable entirely thanks to continuous support from all our valuable customers over the years.
In the words of Japanese classical literature, “Hojoki”, it is said “The flow of the river is ceaseless and its water is never the same.” I believe, from long experience, that people know that life never stay the same and everything will change. Sometimes change brings you hard test and sometimes change trains you to be stronger. Even after 50 years, CellMark Japan promise we will keep growing powerfully.
We are developing new business fields in paper related products, food ingredients, bio-energy, and medical devices, utilizing various experiences we learnt over long time working with industrial products in the areas of Metals and Chemicals. We look forward to working with new and existing partners and are highly grateful for and appreciate your continuous support.
Representative Director of CellMark Japan