HIROSHIMA, JAPAN —Satake Thailand Co. Ltd. has made an  agreement  to hold a technical seminar in April to allow rice millers in Can Tho, Vietnam, to be introduced to the latest rice milling equipment from Satake. The initiative is expected to help stimulate further sales promotion within Vietnam in the future, Satake said.

The agreement was made following a Jan. 14 meeting of Shoichi Tanaka, president of Satake Thailand, and six delegates and Can Tho people’s committee.

Hiroshima prefecture organizes business matching projects between companies in Hiroshima and Can Tho since 2014 as part of regional industry tie-up project by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). In October 2015, Dao Anh Dung, the vice-chairman of Can Tho people's committee and his party came to Hiroshima prefecture and visited Satake, which has a presence in Vietnam. The delegation greatly appreciated Satake's technology, and subsequently, on their return, began recommending Satake products to rice millers in their city, the company said.

Satake has been exporting rice milling equipment to Vietnam since 1989, and now supplies dryers and optical sorters to that market. The seminar in April is expected to help stimulate further sales promotion to the country.