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23 October 2007
Lotus Engineering opens dedicated office in Japan
Lotus Engineering, the world-renowned automotive consultancy division
of Group Lotus plc, has opened a representative office in Tokyo and
has appointed Mr Hiroyuki Hori as Business Development Manager for
Lotus Engineering anticipates a threefold increase in work from the Japanese market this year compared to 2006/7.
Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc said: “With Japanese companies at the forefront of the automotive industry, we foresee increasing opportunities for our world-class engineering and technologies in that market. The new representative office is a very positive commitment to delivering the very best service to our clients in Japan as our work there grows. I would like to welcome Mr Hori to the Lotus family and look forward to his contribution in building on Lotus Engineering’s extensive history of client consultancy work in Japan.”
Mr Hori (44) is a Japanese national and has spent his career to date in automotive engineering in his home country. He began his career as a project engineer with ESTECH Corporation, an engineering services provider in Yokohama, and then with AVL Japan as a senior engineer.
Fluent in English as a second language, Mr Hori holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in Tokyo. He is married with a daughter.
Mr Hori is looking forward to his new challenges: “I am excited about the opportunities for me to drive forward the Lotus Engineering business in Japan, where the company is very well respected for its core strengths in the development of efficient performance, exciting niche vehicles and driving dynamics.
“I am very grateful for the warm welcome my colleagues have given me, and I look forward to building on past successes and contributing to an even more successful future for the Lotus Engineering business.”
Hiroyuki Hori joined Lotus on 1 May 2007.
Contact details for Lotus Engineering’s representative office in Tokyo, Japan:
Lotus Cars in Japan