Eisenmann is expanding its global sales and service network and is establishing a new presence in Japan. The local office in Yokohama will focus on cooperation with Japanese vehicle manufacturers and automotive component suppliers. Japanese OEMs account for approximately 30 percent of the global market for vehicles under six metric tons. Their capital expenditure decisions are significantly influenced by their corporate headquarters in Japan. "The new office in Yokohama puts us in close geographical proximity to our local customers, and allows us to engage more effectively with them. Japanese auto companies traditionally prefer to cooperate with locally based suppliers, but also pay close attention to quality and cost effectiveness. As a result, they are increasingly interested in innovative technologies from other countries," explains Jeffrey Bowers, General Manager Eisenmann Japan. According to Bowers, the Japanese customers are particularly interested in the company’s smart paint shop solutions. Eisenmann now has 26 sites and is active in 15 countries worldwide.