Sacco System expanding in Japan

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

Nanako Oikawa has been appointed CEO of the newly-formed Sacco System Japan. Pic: Sacco System
Nanako Oikawa has been appointed CEO of the newly-formed Sacco System Japan. Pic: Sacco System

Related tags: Cheese, Dairy, Biotechnology, Japan

Italian biotech company Sacco System, which works in the food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industry, is opening a subsidiary, Sacco System Japan.

It was founded in May 2020 and has the focus of developing a tailored, profitable, and high growth dairy and probiotic business in the Japanese markets.

Sacco System Japan will be based in Tokyo and will offer a range of products and technical service in promoting dairy cultures, cheese coagulants, and nutritional supplements (probiotic cultures).

To further strengthen its presence in Japan, the company has appointed Nanako Oikawa as CEO.

Oikawa has experience in large Japanese and multinational trading companies, and has worked for Sacco System for nine years.

“I saw many customers become fans of their products,”​ Oikawa said.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to work for familiarizing Sacco System brand more and more in Japan. Sacco System’s high-level technical information helps our customers to develop and improve products a lot and we will focus on providing technical support which I believe our customers expects of us.”

Iris Verga, member of the board of directors of Sacco System Japan said the creation of the subsidiary is a welcome addition to the Sacco System Group of companies.

“By having a permanent presence in this country, we will be able to give our partners strong support and increase our business development activities in the dairy cultures and probiotic market. This is an exciting step for our 145-year family company and we look forward to supporting our Japanese clients with our high quality products and services,”​ Verga said.

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