TMCNet:  Kyodo Industry Brief (Oct. 18) -2-

[October 18, 2012]

Kyodo Industry Brief (Oct. 18) -2-

(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, Oct. 18 -- (Kyodo) _ ---------- Ube Industries to expand nylon production facility in Spain TOKYO - Chemicals company Ube Industries Ltd. said Thursday it has decided to build additional manufacturing facility at its Spanish subsidiary to meet growing demand for high added-value nylon in Europe and North America.


---------- NEC to provide Italy with energy storage system TOKYO - Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. said it has received an order from Enel Distribuzione, an affiliate of major Italian electric utility Enel SpA, for one of the largest electricity storage systems in Europe for a pilot smart grid project.

---------- Marubeni cuts Toray water-purifying deal in Ukraine TOKYO - Marubeni Corp. said it has signed a contract with Derzhekoinvest, a firm affiliated with the State Environmental Investment Agency of Ukraine, to offer Toray Industries Inc.'s groundwater-processing know-how.

---------- KLM to inaugurate 1st Fukuoka-Europe direct flights TOKYO - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines said it will inaugurate three weekly direct round-trip flights linking Fukuoka and Amsterdam on April 4, making them the first direct flight linking the Fukuoka airport and a European destination.

---------- Nitto Denko to open plant in Brazil TOKYO - Nitto Denko Corp. said it will build its first manufacturing plant in Brazil by December next year at a cost of about 1.4 billion yen to meet growing local demand for car parts.

(NOTE: Corporate press releases are available on Japan Portal, a multilingual website powered by Kyodo News providing information about a wide range of topics and events in Japan. URL: http://www.japanportal.jp/industry/) (c) 2012 Kyodo News International, Inc.

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