Japan Country Report

Presented by

Discovery Reports

Tokyo Boeki Machinery supports Southeast Asia’s rising energy demand

Japanese company manufactures fluid loading equipment and related devices for the power, oil, gas and petrochemistry industries

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2016, 4:54pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 April, 2016, 9:53am

Country Business Reports interviews and articles by Discovery Reports

Energy demand in Southeast Asia is forecast to rise steadily over the next few years, driven by increasing industrialisation, urbanisation and high GDP growth across developing countries.

With oil and gas still fuelling the engine of industry amid today’s global transition to a post-hydrocarbon economy, the future looks bright for Tokyo Boeki Machinery – the Japanese market leader in specialised energy equipment best known for its high-calibre loading arms.

“Energy may not be the growing industry it once was, but we feel that demand in overseas markets is promising,” says president Hideshige Tsubouchi. “Energy brought into Japan other than coal or nuclear is done through loading arms, and our products are considered a very important part of the Japanese energy industry.”

Established in 1947, Tokyo Boeki Machinery has almost 70 years of technical expertise in the manufacturing of fluid loading equipment and related devices for the power, oil, gas and petrochemistry industries.

Formerly Niigata Loading Systems – the company’s licensed loading arms and swivel joints contract manufacturer since 1961 acquired and renamed accordingly in 2003 – Tokyo Boeki Machinery rebranded its manufacturing arm as Tokyo Boeki Engineering last year.

The move was in line with company efforts to streamline business and refocus on energy machinery as a core segment.

Made in Japan according to the highest industrial product quality standards, the company’s world-class loading arms are trusted by major oil players such as Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil and China National Offshore Oil Corp to transfer oil and liquefied natural gas from one tank to another.

Additionally, Tokyo Boeki Machinery’s oil tankage facilities – such as roof drain and tank seal systems – fulfil the strict requirements for safety and reliability that major energy companies demand. The company values its after-sales customer service as a key differentiator from the competition.

“As a Japanese company, we prioritise high technology and high quality in our products,” Tsubouchi says. “The lifetime cost of our equipment is very competitive, which makes us the cheaper option in the long term.”

Present on the mainland through offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, and in Southeast Asia through its Malaysia office, Tokyo Boeki Machinery looks towards Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam as priority growth markets in the region. The company seeks to expand its sales and marketing network, and welcomes partners with a distinct business edge and strong local market knowledge.

“We have a customer-first mindset that allows us to uphold our commitment for high product quality and innovation,” Tsubouchi says. “We are happy to contribute to stable energy distribution through our business, and improve people’s lives in the process around the world.”


Tokyo Boeki Machinery