JACKSON, MICH. — Expanding its geographic presence, LeMatic, Inc. is opening its first Asia-Pacific office in Tokyo. The company’s new office will be a central sales and service location for growing the base of its customers in the area.

Two industry veterans with more than 50 years of combined experience will join the Asia-Pacific office. Michihiko Tanaka will act as director and Shinji Iijima will provide field engineering expertise.

“This is an exciting time for LeMatic,” said Richard Kirkland, president, LeMatic. “We’ve been fortunate to have had increasing interest in our equipment across Asia in recent years. Now, with permanent resources dedicated to region, not only is LeMatic more competitive, we are able to reach a broader customer base on a much more personal level. Industrial, mid-size and small bakery operations in the Asia-Pacific theater can now expect faster and better support from LeMatic for sales, installation and service, whether it’s new equipment or after-market parts.”

LeMatic, Inc. supplies slicing, packaging and automated systems to the international baking industry.