TOKYO — Moldflow Corp. of Lexington, Mass., which supplies plastics simulation software, has opened an office in Tokyo.
``Japan is a very important market to Moldflow due to the size of its economy and significance as a world player in the plastics manufacturing market,'' said Paul Bordonaro, Moldflow's director of Asia Pacific operations.
Asia represents more than 25 percent of the company's sales. The firm has sold simulation software products in Japan since the late 1970s.
The company established a primary distributor, ISI-Dentsu, in 1985. Today Moldflow is working with ISI-Dentsu, Kusco and other local distributors.
This summer, Moldflow released Part Adviser in both English and Japanese. The software helps verify the manufacturability of plastic part design in the early stages of product development.
Moldflow now operates offices in nine countries, including, in the Asia-Pacific region, locations in Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.