As Paris prepares to welcome the world to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, construction and rail projects are well underway.

The Japan-based Vessel Group is making a name for itself in France and across Europe. The company, with a 105-year history, manufactures high-quality screwdrivers, driving bits, railway track maintenance impact wrenches, precision fastening products, cutting tools for robotics and electrostatic discharge-related products. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Vessel Europe is strengthening its position and taking on new challenges.

Kazuko Tokuoka, Vessel Europe Managing Director | © VESSEL EUROPE
Kazuko Tokuoka, Vessel Europe Managing Director | © VESSEL EUROPE

“As a company, we are inspired by strong communication and I firmly believe true partnerships create value,” said Kazuko Tokuoka, managing director of Vessel Europe.

“We value the relationships we have built with our customers and always strive to do better business.”

Today the company’s pan-European distributor network serves customers large and small. In France the company works with railway SNCF, Renault and auto parts makers Valeo and Schneider Electric, and while industrial partners remain crucial to the company’s growth, the retail sector is a growth market for Vessel Europe.

Reaching out to retail

In France and across Europe, the pandemic, and subsequent lockdown, has led to an increase in homeowners and property developers refurbishing houses and office buildings.

“Our customers demand quality products that are able to help them get the job done and we have recognized a shift in customer demands towards retail solutions,” Tokuoka said.

Grow with people, grow with customers

“In order to realize our vision, I believe there is a strong need for constant dialogue, openness and cooperation — the value of partnerships, listening and exchanging with different cultures and customers and innovating cannot be underestimated,” Tokuoka said.

“We are passionate about continually strengthening our business ties with cooperative partners in France and across Europe. We look forward to gaining an even deeper understanding of customer requirements and establishing long-term partnerships based on professionalism and passion.”